Fifth Estate is an integral - and increasingly influential -part of the Institute, and has supported PR and communications professionals in the charity and not-for-profit sector for 17 years.
Members sign a code of conduct, binding them to the highest levels of professionalism and integrity.
Many charities welcome CIPR recognition, and I would hate to see the charity sector's opportunities to showcase its work in a wider arena diluted.
It would not be in its interest to have this professionalism and expertise marginalised in a charities-only enclave.
Gill Dandy, chair, CIPR Fifth Estate