1. The undisputed winner on Twitter for Third Sector was our cover stars story. We celebrated the new generation of women who are in charge of sector organisations, including the likes of Adeela Warley, Sue Tibballs and Vicky Browning. The feature aroused plenty of debate as well as shining a light on these leaders.
Strong, intelligent, strategic -— ThirdSector (@ThirdSector) July 19, 2018
a new generation of female leaders is standing up for the charity sector and @RebeccaKCooney has been talking to them https://t.co/fKBGlV6z5v #TScoverstars pic.twitter.com/ov1TwA904t
2. Runner-up to our cover stars was one of the most impressive charity campaigns of 2018, with a bittersweet festive feel for December. Refuge launched a series of reversible poems that appeared to revel in the joys of family Christmas until you read them from back to front. A hard-hitting campaign that also featured in Kirsty Marrins’ top digital campaigns of the year.
3. Following very closely behind in third we remember the freezing temperatures of March when the Beast from the East struck the UK. We asked charities how they were coping with the snow and they responded in their droves.
Picture special: The Beast from the East - how charities are managing in the snow. Thanks to all the charities who answered the call and sent photos, incl @trinityhospice @YorkRoadProject@RedwingsHS @Dog_Cat_NCLE @DogsForGoodUK @DogsTrust https://t.co/wcD7eWs6nv pic.twitter.com/xcYDdmN6Ez— ThirdSector (@ThirdSector) March 1, 2018
4. In fourth spot is a topic always at the forefront of charities’ minds: funding. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation's new Backbone Fund would award grants totalling £1.5m to seven organisations.
5. We go right back to the beginning of the year for fifth spot with Prince William entering the sector debate, telling the Charity Commission that charities should collaborate more, sharing expertise and resources.
The rest of the top 10 included:
6. Third Sector’s Charity of the Year awards winner.
7. Legacy donors over 40 on the rise.
8. The Dogs Trust is one of the most active charities on social media. Head of marketing Jacqui Darlow told us why during Third Sector's Fundraising Week conference.
Currently @DogsTrust is one of the most active charities on social media. Head of digital marketing, Jacqui Darlow, talks about the charity's work and her tips for social media campaigns. #TSFRW18 pic.twitter.com/gzPo4dOM76— ThirdSector (@ThirdSector) May 23, 2018
9. Sajda Mughal, chief executive of the JAN Trust, wrote a powerful opinion piece on funding for unpopular causes.
10. Deborah Alsina, chief executive of Bowel Cancer UK, discusses why a merger with Beating Bowel Cancer made sense for both organisations.
'The merger will allow us to have a far greater impact': Deborah Alsina of @Bowel_Cancer_UK discusses why the merger with Beating Bowel Cancer, was the best way forward https://t.co/1hLFZnp7LW pic.twitter.com/Sxfv7GRfaH— ThirdSector (@ThirdSector) June 4, 2018