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Caroline Mallan - Charities Aid Foundation. London, , GB

Caroline Mallan Caroline Mallan

Head of External Affairs | Charities Aid Foundation


As Head of External Affairs, Caroline Mallan leads the Charities Aid Foundation's political, media and wider charitable sector outreach.





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The great Covid bounce back for Charities? Building better relationships between PRs and journalists




Caroline Mallan is a communications and public affairs professional with high-level political experience in international diplomacy and philanthropy. Frequently called upon to speak to the current challenges and many successes of the UK’s not-for-profit sector, Caroline draws upon the Charities Aid Foundation’s unique research and policy work to help inform the media, political leaders and industry colleagues about the state of the sector. Caroline works to increase awareness of the contribution of charities and social enterprises to the wider public discourse and collaborates with international partners to ensure their work is reflected in CAF’s sector-leading research. Caroline spent several years working as a journalist in London with the BBC and as a political reporter at newspapers in her native Canada. Outside of work, Caroline volunteers offering career support for young women and with a local neighbourhood safety programme.

Industry Expertise (1)


Areas of Expertise (5)

Charitable Giving


Corporate Social Responsibility

Global Giving Intentions


Education (1)

Carlton University: B.A., Journalism

Volunteer Experience (2)

Young Women's Trust

Volunteer: Young Women's Trust.

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Charity Film Awards

Volunteer Judge: Charity Film Awards, 2019-Present.

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Media Appearances (6)

Covid financial crisis leaves charities having to ration services

The Telegraph  online


Charities Aid Foundation has warned that the shuttering of smaller charities will impact larger ones...

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How To Give It In 2020

Financial Times  online


In the UK, donations increased, totalling £5.4bn – £800m more than during the same period in 2019. “That’s a giving level that we would usually see around Christmas,” says Caroline Mallan, head of external affairs at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), which commissioned the research from YouGov...

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How you can help cash-strapped charities keep up and running

The Guardian  online


“During the lockdown, giving levels by individuals resembled levels that we would normally see in November and December – peak giving months. Those who could give, did so – that’s welcome good news,” says Caroline Mallan of CAF...

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Tetra Pak couple pledge £10million 'lifeline' to bailout charities during the coronavirus crisis

Daily Mail  online


Caroline Mallan, of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: ‘We have seen first-hand just how many charities are at risk of closing their doors and not being there for the people and causes that they support...

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How to support good causes this Christmas with little effort - including a nifty tool that donates percentage of your online shop to charity...

This Is Money  online


According to Caroline Mallan, of the Charities Aid Foundation, shoppers looking to make sure that their purchases also give charities a much-needed boost at this time of year are spoilt for choice....

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How To Give It in 2020

Financial Times  online


“That’s a giving level that we would usually see around Christmas,” says Caroline Mallan, head of external affairs at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), which commissioned the research from YouGov...

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