Voluntary Sector: The week in charities

Save The Children has teamed up with children's author Melvin Burgess to create the first charity-run blogging conference. The conference on 26 February will include workshops and multimedia training sessions and a talk from Burgess about the power of the written word.

National Family Week on 30 May to 5 June is seeking charitable partners to raise its profile, following the appointment of head of not-for-profit partnerships Ann Brookes. The website (nationalfamilyweek.co.uk) features downloadable 'idea sheets', to help charities plan for activities.

WWF raised more funds than any other charity participating in the 2010 Big Give Christmas Challenge. The project encouraged the public to donate to more than 300 charities taking part in the challenge, by offering the incentive that donations would be doubled by the Big Give, a philanthropic organisation. The WWF Year of the Tiger campaign raised £466,324.

Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, the education assessment and services provider and a registered charity, has appointed Sadie Visick as director of corporate comms. She joins from Tribal Group, where she was group comms director, and was previously head of strategic comms at the Legal Services Commission.

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