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The self-censorship of charity leaders

By Andrew Purkis, DSC Trustee It was in the 1990s that, passing a Church of England vicarage on my daily route to the London Underground, I noticed that the vicar – who subsequently became a well-known public figure – had Conservative Party election posters in every window facing the street. Possibly as a premonition of…
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How to write a successful grant application

By Layla Masoovi Rivers, Associate Trainer, DSC Are you grant-proposal ready? If not, what do you need to do to get there? As fundraisers, we are all faced with two main constraints:  our budget and time. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed and the need to rush and churn out proposals. However, the art of…
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Let's know better and do better in 2024

By Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO, DSC I recently watched Mr Bates v the Post Office and shortly afterwards a programme with the interviewer Michael Parkinson. Both told me something important about the character of the men involved.    Apparently, the real Mr Bates was offered a higher honour but turned it down on principle.    Quite apart from saying…
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Networking in a virtual world

By Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO, DSC My capacity for networking has been revolutionised by the pandemic – because our world is now so virtual. So many of the anxieties and embarrassment I used to feel networking at, for example, conferences, simply don’t exist for me in the virtual world.   Whilst at an in-real-life conference you…
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November Policy Update

Here’s a roundup of policy news from around the sector, including more information about the Code of Practice for non-party campaigners, the Autumn Statement and the King’s Speech. By Gabriella Poznansky, Senior Digital Content and Communications Officer, DSC. New Code of Practice for non-party campaigners now in force The Electoral Commission has published the new Code…
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