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About Aidan Warner

Aidan Warner is NCVO’s communications manager. He writes about charity communications. He has previously worked at the BBC, the General Medical Council and Mind, the mental health charity.


Find out about #YouMadeItHappen, the campaign that gives charities a hook to talk about the difference their supporters have made, taking place on Monday 19 November 2018. Continue reading

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Trust in charities hasn’t improved – what can we do?

New research shows public trust in charities is still in the doldrums. What might turn it around? Continue reading

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When your charity faces a cyber attack

Nearly one in five charities reported a cyber security attack in the last year. Here are some practical steps you can take to protect your organisation. Continue reading

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Should charities keep the Presidents Club donations? What the public say

Most people say charities should keep the donations, but what should charities bear in mind about Presidents Club donations? Continue reading

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Telling a better story about charities

NCVO's new guide will help charity communicators use language that resonates with the public when discussing tricky issues such as fundraising or pay. Continue reading

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Hairdressers: a cut above charities?

What does it mean if 'charities are half as trusted as hairdressers'? Continue reading

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Have charities misled the public about how they work?

Do we need to do something to narrow the gap between public perceptions about how charities work, and how they do? Continue reading

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What does the case of Olive Cooke tell us about charities?

Attention was focused on charity fundraising last week when direct marketing was said to have contributed to the apparent suicide of a 92-year-old woman. Continue reading

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General election 2015 manifestos – what they would mean for charities

How have voluntary sector priorities fared among the parties’ proposals for government? Continue reading

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A view from Liberal Democrat Party Conference

The last of our blogs on the 2014 party conferences. Campaigners shouldn't disregard the Lib Dems. Continue reading

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