In this episode of the Third Sector Podcast, features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney and editor Emily Burt discuss where the sector is on the road to recovery.
Clearly the pandemic is not over and there’s every chance another lockdown or at least more restrictions could be in the UK's future. But, as the world tentatively begins to open up again, there has been a number of intriguing news stories about how the sector is doing.
Rebecca and Emily look at the new guidance from the Fundraising Regulator and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising on how to fundraise responsibly now that restrictions have been lifted and the Wood For Trees State of the Sector report, which gave a positive assessment of fundraising income and recruitment over the past year.
And they discuss how small charities have coped over the past 18 months, based on Emily's feature in the latest edition of Third Sector magazine, out now.
This week's good news bulletin includes:
Thistle, the Northern Luzon giant cloud rat who was born at Edinburgh Zoo and named by members of the public.
(This leads to a comparison with Badger from the cult 90s children's TV show Bodger & Badger and a discussion of the Horniman Museum's endearingly badly taxidermied walrus)
- The news that Britons spent more money on charity, dating and their pets as Covid restrictions continued to ease, according to data from Nationwide.
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