Lords debate charity campaigning

In ‘Charities and lobbying – what do the Lords think?‘, NCVO’s web pages take a look at what has come out of recent significant discussion in the House of Lords on the role of lobbying, and in particular the role that charities play.

One discussion was around a private member’s bill (unlikely to get anywhere) to repeal the existing register of lobbyists, and replace it with a much more comprehensive bill covering in-house lobbyists, including those who work for charities. » Continue reading news item ... “Lords debate charity campaigning”

Encouraging trustee involvement in charity communications

The group for charity communications professionals CharityComms has published a best practice guide on ‘How to talk to your trustees about comms’. It aims to help comms professionals understand how to speak to the board and urges trustees to be more involved.

The CharityComms article on the guide starts with:

While many charity board duties relate closely to core comms responsibilities, most trustees appear to have little understanding of the role and remit of communications.

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The latest charity social media guide

A Charity Social Media Toolkit has been produced by Skills Platform and Zoe Amar Communications. It features case studies and insights from Breast Cancer Care, Fawcett Society, NCVO, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and others.

Civil Society News coverage says:

It aims to “provide a grounding not just in fundamentals and tactics but also to share inspirational case studies from across the not for profit sector – without mentioning the Ice Bucket Challenge…”

There are eight chapters covering topics such as strategy, implanting social campaigns, growing networks, analytics and guidance encouraging employees to get behind campaigns.

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Plans for this year’s #GivingTuesday

The annual #GivingTuesday, which aims to encourage people to give to good causes following the sale events on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will be on Tuesday 29th November this year.

Led in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation, the campaign has unveiled a new logo and launched its call to action in a promotional video asking people to Do Good Stuff for charity. » Continue reading news item ... “Plans for this year’s #GivingTuesday”

Official ideas on tackling low trust in charities

Following its report which found a reduction in public trust and confidence in charities, the Charity Commission (England and Wales) has published four blogs with its thoughts on what can be done to re-build this trust.

A Commission news item gives a quick run down of what each blog covers, saying that the last three “collectively … create an action plan for charities and the public on trust”. » Continue reading news item ... “Official ideas on tackling low trust in charities”

Preliminary community radio survey

The regulatory body Ofcom will be running a public consultation on its licensing and technical policy around community radio later this year. As a first step Ofcom is collecting views from the community radio sector on current challenges and how these might be addressed. Community Media Association has a short survey to contribute to this (running 4 weeks from 8th August?).