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A weekly podcast from Third Sector, the UK’s leading publication for everyone who needs to know what’s going on in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector.
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A weekly podcast from Third Sector, the UK’s leading publication for everyone who needs to know what’s going on in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector.
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    Conspiracy theories and misinformation

    Conspiracy theories and misinformation

    This week, Rebecca and Emily discuss the impact that misinformation and conspiracy theories can have on charities. They speak to Will Moy, the chief executive of the fact-checking charity Full Fact, about what charities can do to tackle misinformation.
    And as ever, there's a Good News Bulletin of positive or quirky news stories from the past week.
    Links to the organisations and research referred to in the episode are available here.

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    • 35 min
    Scams and Fraud

    Scams and Fraud

    This week Rebecca and Emily discuss the broad range of fraudulent activity that affects the charity sector - and what charities can do to protect themselves.


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    • 35 min
    The Civil Society Group

    The Civil Society Group

    This week, Emily is joined by Kathy Evans, chief executive of Children England and James Watson O'Neill, chief executive of SignHealth, to talk about the objectives of the Civil Society Group. 
    Plus, Emily and Andy reflect on the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, and swap stories in this week's Good News Bulletin. 


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    • 40 min
    Charity Lotteries

    Charity Lotteries

    This week, Rebecca and Emily discuss charity lotteries, which were one of the top 10 most complained-about fundraising methods last year, according to the Fundraising Regulator.
    They are joined by Gerald Oppenheim, the chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator and Carmel Hudson, lottery manager at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, to talk about the benefits of lotteries, the nature of the complaints, and how charities can avoid them.
    And in this week's good news bulletin, they chat about the rise of donations in lieu of Christmas cards.


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    • 32 min
    Two years of the National Emergencies Trust

    Two years of the National Emergencies Trust

    This week Rebecca and Emily chat to Mhairi Sharp, chief executive of that National Emergencies Trust, about the charity's eventful first two years in operation.
    And as ever, they bring you their Good News Bulletin of positive or quirky news stories from the past week.

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    • 28 min
    Fundraising and the environment

    Fundraising and the environment

    This week, Rebecca and Emily discuss the upcoming COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, and chat about the cover article from the latest edition of Third Sector which explores how fundraising can be more environmentally friendly. Check out the full article on the Third Sector website.


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    • 26 min

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