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Don't hurl misleading statistics about like a drunk under a lamppost

Author: Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive of DSC Recent reports from the Fundraising Regulator have misused numbers to paint a picture of the sector that is bleaker than the reality. “Politicians use statistics like drunks use a lamppost, for support rather than illumination.” I have a degree in psychology and got part way through a…
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Criticise the policies but lay off the personal attacks

Author: Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive of DSC If you ever said ‘they’re all the same’, you are a reason you don’t get the politicians you want. If you have been rude about a politician on social media, you are a reason you don’t get the politicians you want. Well, I managed, through some miraculous…
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Charities with no clear link to Scotland could be taken off the country’s register In a consultation, the Scottish government suggested that charities registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator should ‘have and retain a connection to Scotland’, and the regulator should have the power to remove them if they do not. The…
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Writing for impact: five top tips

Gillian Barker, DSC Associate, provides five top tips ahead of her upcoming training course – Writing for Impact. As the not-for-profit marketplace becomes ever noisier, the quality of our writing matters more than ever. Gillian Barker, who runs DSC’s popular Writing for Impact course, offers five top tips to help you get your message across. Good writing…
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