July-Aug 07

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Full contents of the July-Aug 2007 issue

With the birth of two new organisations focusing on charity PR, the importance of effective communications has returned to the fore. Peter Davy examines PR strategy, and how charities can make the media work for them

The Charities Act 2006 has made charity mergers a simpler, more attractive prospect. As competition for funding continues to bite, will smaller charities merge in order to create a level playing field with third sector dominants? Hannah Fearn finds out

Though climate change is arguably the most pressing concern of the 21st Century, grant funding for environmental projects has been experiencing a downward trend. Peter Davy finds out why


Representing the latest in environmentally friendly technologies, green office buildings have been designed to significantly reduce waste and carbon emissions, while providing potentially massive savings in energy costs. David Adams examines the workings of three such buildings, and the benefits they are providing



The top 100 charities got their reports and accounts in on time this year, but the sector’s track record hasn’t been great. Christopher Andrews looks at the Charity Commission’s File Early campaign, and asks what charities can do to get it right


Supplement : Fundraising


Counting the cash

Supporter relationship maintenance must be imbedded at a strategic level, and can no longer simply be an afterthought. Emily Cubit investigates how donor care is evolving in an increasingly competitive environment

Today’s record city bonuses may attract a hostile reaction from the more modestly paid, but they present exciting new fundraising opportunities for the third sector. Hannah Fearn finds out how charities are competing for a share of the pockets of the UK’s richest people.

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Focus on: Insurance


Stephen Lloyd rounds up the major insurance issues facing the third sector, and says that charities are just as likely to be targets for claims as any other organisation

Charities depend heavily on volunteer workers, but are they afforded second-class treatment compared to paid employees when it comes to insurance cover? Graham Buck finds out


Insurance survey


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