Rebecca Cooney

Christmas fundraising series: The gift of positive change

Christmas fundraising series: The gift of positive change

Rebecca Cooney explores how the Injustice Advent Calendar is asking for small acts of activism, rather than money, in the run-up to Christmas

Friends of the Earth appoints joint chief executives

Friends of the Earth appoints joint chief executives

Miriam Turner and Hugh Knowles have been job-sharing the top role since the departure of Craig Bennett

Christmas fundraising series: How Bowel Cancer UK has difficult conversations

Christmas fundraising series: How Bowel Cancer UK has difficult conversations

Bowel Cancer UK is no stranger to making fundraising asks of people in difficult circumstances. With so many potential supporters struggling financially this year, Rebecca Cooney asks how charities should handle these conversations

Cost of Fundraising Preference Service should be 'significantly reduced', review recommends

Cost of Fundraising Preference Service should be 'significantly reduced', review recommends

The number of people who use the service has declined since it was launched in 2017

How harnessing assets can put what your charity already has to work

How harnessing assets can put what your charity already has to work

Rebecca Cooney looks at three organisations that have harnessed unlikely assets to bring in extra money, and lessons other charities can learn from them

Christmas fundraising series: Is a Covid-19 Christmas still a time for giving?

Christmas fundraising series: Is a Covid-19 Christmas still a time for giving?

Leesa Harwood shares her thoughts with Rebecca Cooney on whether it will be a season of goodwill for charities in the first of our Christmas 2020 fundraising series

Money held by £500m National Fund charity could be released, High Court rules

Money held by £500m National Fund charity could be released, High Court rules

The question of what the funds should be used for will be decided at a subsequent hearing, the judgment says

Charity shops will lose £28m a month during second lockdown, Charity Retail Association warns

Charity shops will lose £28m a month during second lockdown, Charity Retail Association warns

But despite the impact of the restrictions, shops will find it easier to reopen because coronavirus safety measures are already in place, the umbrella body says

'We are left feeling bewildered’: Manchester charities react to tier 3 restrictions

'We are left feeling bewildered’: Manchester charities react to tier 3 restrictions

Rebecca Cooney talks to two Manchester-based charities about what tier 3 lockdown means for them and their service users

Food poverty charity removes MPs from board after trustee votes against extending free school meals

Food poverty charity removes MPs from board after trustee votes against extending free school meals

Feeding Britain plans to split governance structure with creation of new ‘parliamentary council’

Chartered Institute of Fundraising unveils new branding

Chartered Institute of Fundraising unveils new branding

New logo and status will help to champion standards of professional competence, the membership organisation says

Charity Commission chair will not seek a second term

Charity Commission chair will not seek a second term

Baroness Stowell has announced she will not chair the regulator for a second term

Rebecca Cooney: The National Trust deserves better than Baroness Stowell

Rebecca Cooney: The National Trust deserves better than Baroness Stowell

Baroness Stowell’s comments about the National Trust may not have been as extreme as the Telegraph made them out to be, but they were still unhelpful and politically motivated

From Blair to Boris: Has the insider track reached the end of the line?

From Blair to Boris: Has the insider track reached the end of the line?

Following lacklustre government support for the sector during the pandemic, Rebecca Cooney asks whether it’s time for charities to stop relying on insider influence to drive change

Charities' failure to update funeral materials could lead to lost donations

Charities' failure to update funeral materials could lead to lost donations

The legacy fundraising consortium Legacy Foresight says too many charities have not updated their funeral support to reflect current circumstances

How the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal has adapted to the coronavirus crisis

How the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal has adapted to the coronavirus crisis

The Poppy Appeal has been running since 1921 and is a cornerstone of the legion’s income. Rebecca Cooney finds out how the charity plans to tackle its 2020 appeal

Saranel Benjamin: "We can’t just say we’re ‘doing decolonisation’ and think we’ve done a good job"

Saranel Benjamin: "We can’t just say we’re ‘doing decolonisation’ and think we’ve done a good job"

Former anti-apartheid and anti-poverty campaigner Saranel Benjamin tells Rebecca Cooney why tackling the sector’s colonial history is the best kind of existential crisis for Oxfam

Employment minister urges charities to take advantage of youth jobs scheme

Employment minister urges charities to take advantage of youth jobs scheme

Mims Davies issued a 'call to action' for charities to participate in the Kickstart initiative