Posts by: Emily Clarke

100 Years Later: A Celebration of Inspiring Women

‘Once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible’ – Emmeline Pankhurst One hundred years ago, in a country ravaged by the First World War, a reformation began. On the 6th February 1918, after a campaign spanning 85 years, women over 30 were included on […]

Build back trust in charities? Presidents Club antics can be no more

In an era of #MeToo, #TimesUp and a second anniversary Women’s March taking place only this weekend, it seems rather unbelievable that a ‘Men Only’ charity gala took place in 2018, exactly 100 years after some women won suffrage. Yet with the world’s ears pricked up to institutional sexual harassment, this week’s Financial Times exposé […]

No Place Like Home: how to help those who have fled theirs

  ‘When there is nowhere to go, nowhere is home’ – Human Flow In the forecourt of London Liverpool Street Station stands a sculpture. Bronze against the grey London light, the five children of Kindertransport are witness to the anonymous mass of commuters who rush past them each morning on their journey to work. But […]

Bah Humbug! Why helping the homeless is for life, not just for Christmas

With a chill in the air, and frost biting at our toes, the festive season is fast approaching – and alongside it, woolly jumpers, warm mulled wine, and increased charitable giving. This year’s UK Giving Report from the Charities Aid Foundation showed that, like other years, the winter months of November and December 2016 saw […]

Deeds AND Words: telling stories to promote women’s charities

On a chilly day in January 2017, millions of people took to the streets across the world in an international day of solidarity for the protection of women’s rights. As stories of this mass movement took the global media by storm, one thing stood out from the narratives of the Women’s March: the power of […]

Capitalise on youth turnout to create social change

Can the changing face of politics shake up charitable involvement? As in 2016, this year has been no stranger to a political shake-up. With young people having discovered the power of the ballot box and contributing to June’s unexpected General Election result – their participation in the snap election was the highest for 25 years […]