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Legi-slated; is the Lobbying Act a waste of time and resources?

A huge amount of time and energy have gone into the Lobbying Act. Debates in parliament; debates within the sector; individuals within charities interpreting the Act; individuals within charities discussing it with their colleagues, trustees and senior management; reviews by Commissions into its impact; seminars and tutorials provided by consultants. The list goes on.

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One in four parents are persuaded to give to charity by their children

A quarter of parents give to charity because their children ask them to, new research suggests. The poll, out today, also shows that the same number are talked into fundraising by their offspring and one in ten are inspired to live a healthier lifestyle.

The survey, carried out by nfpSynergy among 240 parents in Britain, shows that 23% were asked by their children to give to good causes and did so as a result. The same number were talked into taking part in a fundraising event, while 9% became volunteers at their children’s suggestion. Kids are also persuasive when it comes to living better, with 22% of parents saying they became more environmentally friendly and 18% stopping smoking, eating more healthily or doing more exercise.

nfpSynergy also surveyed 550 11-16 year olds to see what they thought. 60% said they had talked their parents into donating, while 38% said their parents had fundraised and 24% thought their parents had become volunteers because they’d asked them.

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Lobby Act could stop us speaking out for our beneficiaries, say charity workers

There has been a lot of debate over the past 18 months about the ramifications of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (Lobbying Act) for the third sector. But what impact has this legislation actually had on charities?

nfpSynergy has been exploring this question in a number of ways over the past six months. Our full findings will be released in a free report next month, but here are a few tasters:

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Charity Awareness Monitor

The Charity Awareness Monitor (CAM) enables charities to find out how they are perceived by the most vital of audiences; the general public. It also gives an insight into what the public think about volunteering, campaigning and donating to charity, whilst providing an accurate

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Charity Awareness Monitor

The Charity Awareness Monitor (CAM) enables charities to find out how they are perceived by the most vital of audiences; the general public. It also gives an insight into what the public think about volunteering, campaigning and donating to charity, whilst providing an accurate

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The Thievery of Everything; is stealing really more common in the charity sector?

I clicked onto Third Sector’s website last week to read the charity news. It’s a sad sign of the times that two of the first three stories were damaging for the sector. Even sadder was that they were both about fraud. It’s not unusual. I began to think, is the charity sector just more vulnerable to theft? Possibly, possibly not. I really don’t think it matters whether it is or not. And here’s why.

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