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Maintaining a tidy donor database and getting the tone right in communications can keep first-time fundraisers interested in a charity, writes Mark Roy
The organisation's Dumb Animals campaign made wearing fur socially unacceptable and was an early example of consumer-driven campaigning
The senior photography officer at Water Aid talks about how great images can make a charity stand out from the crowd
The charity enlisted volunteers from its target audience to help develop the new website, which is designed to be more user-friendly
Latest Communications News
- Sector disappointed by Guardian decision to end free online volunteering adverts
- Half of charities say they have improved transparency, says report
- Third sector workers are happier with their bosses than last year, survey finds
- Alcohol Concern criticises David Beckham for link with whisky brand
- Refugee Action wins judicial review against Home Secretary
- Girlguiding's Julie Bentley on BBC list of influential women
- British Heart Foundation's director of policy and communications to retire
- Last chance to take part in Charity Pulse survey
- Charities 'not confident' they understand rules set out in the lobbying act
Parkinson's UK More than three-quarters of people in the UK know little or nothing about Parkinson's, so the charity has launched an online video to help them recognise and support those with the condition
Girlguiding Miniature girl guides made from Lego staged a 'takeover' of the youth charity's head office, website and social media feeds for April Fools Day
Art Against Knives and the British Red Cross The knife crime prevention charity and the international aid organisation have created a video that shows young people how to provide life-saving first aid to someone with a knife wound
Friends of the Earth The environmental charity's Big Picture campaign lets people see their photographs on a big screen at Waterloo station in London in exchange for donations
The Scout Association With 38,000 children on the waiting list, the youth charity hopes a video made up of drawings by a six-year-old Beaver Scout will encourage people to volunteer
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Latest Communications Comment
- It was Tuesday afternoon in New Palace Yard, under the shadow of Big Ben, and the education secretary, Michael Gove, was in a hurry for his next appointment. As he strode towards his limo, he spotted Labour's shadow charities minister, Lisa Nandy, ...
Changing the world is an urgent task - sometimes you just have to get on with it or you'll miss the moment, writes Matthew Sherrington
- Cast your mind back to the pre-election, downturn days of 2009, when the then health secretary, Labour's Andy Burnham, caused dismay in the sector with his rejection of the "any willing provider" formula for the health service. The NHS itself wou...
- The Liberal/National Australian government says it is still determined to abolish the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission , set up as a federal regulator by the Labor administration that was defeated last September. But 53 organisa...
The winners: Help for Heroes, Chance UK, Sir Terry Pratchett and Prison Reform Trust's Juliet Lyon.
Expert advice & case studies on using digital media to campaign for change and communicate with supporters.
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The lobbying act was passed in January, but the sector's concerns about its effects on charity campaigning have not abated. Sam Burne James looks at the new rules as they take effect
For charities that seek changes in public policy, the gathering and presentation of evidence is crucial to their work - but it's not the whole story, as Mathew Little finds out
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in campaigning. Patrick McCurry finds out how four not-for-profit groups are using it to reach out to supporters and bring about change
The co-founder of Intern Aware tells Andy Hillier how the campaign group expanded from his bedroom to the mainstream and put unpaid internships firmly on the political agenda
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- Debra Allcock Tyler questions experience of new Charity Commission chief executive
- Charity Commission appoints Paula Sussex as its next chief executive
- Police in England and Wales record 270 charity fraud allegations in the final quarter of 2013
- London Marathon runner's death prompts surge in donations to the National Osteoporosis Society
- Big Lottery Fund board feared 'sustained drop in income' after Lotto ticket price doubled
- Charity Commission board member will lead Birmingham schools investigation
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Third Sector Insight
Predicting Future Donor Behaviour to Maximise Funds (Document)
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A Digital Face-to-Face Revolution (Document)
Face-to-face fundraising is without doubt the m...
UK Corporate Citizenship In The 21st Century (Document)
This expert report asks 'What role should ...