How charities can gather images ethically?

How charities can gather images ethically?

by Rachel Erskine Amref Health Africa might be the biggest NGO you’ve never heard of. Headquartered in Nairobi, we’ve been around since 1957 and work in 35 African countries. When… Read more

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Don’t run alone – useful advice for women or a continuation of victim blaming?

Don’t run alone – useful advice for women or a continuation of victim blaming?

As a society we need to stop putting the onus on women to change their behaviour – behaviours that we all exhibit and should be free to, without having to worry whether we may or may not get attacked.  Instead we need to turn our attention to the crimes taking place on a daily basis and reject any notion of this being acceptable behaviour.

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Fostering a feedback-friendly culture could save your charity from extinction

Fostering a feedback-friendly culture could save your charity from extinction

The third sector already knows transparency is important, particularly for building donor confidence. Organisations can use transparency to improve trust with staff. They can also use it to create more inclusive organisations. But this only works with a commitment to openness.

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So…they hired another white man.

So…they hired another white man.

Karl Wilding has been appointed as the new CEO of NCVO. The sector’s largest infrastructure body has chosen another white man as its leader.

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My thoughts on a white, male diversity manager

My thoughts on a white, male diversity manager

I have lived experience of some of the protected characteristics other than race. I know that diversity is not all about race and that true inclusion is, and should be, much wider than that conversation. But having laid all that out I still can’t help but wonder about the message being sent that what we need to drive the diversity agenda is another white male.

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Charity leadership in the age of populism

Charity leadership in the age of populism

Whether we work in human rights, poverty alleviation, climate change, refugee support, humanitarian relief, we all know that it’s those people already living precarious existences or already facing discrimination who will suffer most from the policies implemented by the Trumps and Bolsanaros of this world.

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9 top tips on making Facebook ads work for fundraising

9 top tips on making Facebook ads work for fundraising

I started using Facebook advertising nearly three years ago and we now recruit over 10,000 new regular giving donors a year at a positive ROI, plus many more event participants, legacy pledgers and other supporters. So here’s some top tips that apply whatever your budget or cause.

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What I’ve Learned about being a Female Leader

What I’ve Learned about being a Female Leader

In the early years of my career I wore navy pinstriped trouser suits to my job working in a City law firm, worrying a lot about whether I fitted in. The rules have changed now, and so have I. I’ve always loved colourful clothes, bold prints and dresses and high heels. That’s just who I am. If it makes you feel confident and comfortable, wear it.

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Inclusion in the charity sector: why do we need it?

Inclusion in the charity sector: why do we need it?

We are the charity sector. Surely our values and principles are sound, and we can sleep tight at night. Well, the sector may think its values and principles are sound, but what about its behaviour?

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