I’m a fundraiser. Crowdfunding. How hard can it be?

Friday, July 13, 2018

Earlier this year I launched a crowdfund to get an idea off the ground. I’ve called it the Lucidity Network. I thought it might be helpful to share…

Read More

If we are all the same how will we ever innovate?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recently I was interviewed about innovation in the charity sector, and I’m sorry to say that when asked, I struggled to name any campaigns or services that I’d…

Read More

Creativity. What is it good for?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A guest blog by Becky Slack. Creativity. When you say that word, what type of person or job role do you think of? Artist? Writer? Designer? Many people…

Read More

We’re all on the same team, we just speak different languages

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Three years ago, at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) in the Netherlands, myself and a colleague were running a session on creativity and innovation. The last 15 minutes…

Read More

Innovation – it’s all in your perspective

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. Casting my mind back to late 2016, one of the names on my induction programme when I first arrived at CHAS (Children’s…

Read More

The turtle that blogged about innovation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I’m Anastasia and I’m a turtle. This may sound strange, but knowing that I’m a turtle is actually relevant for my job supporting local Minds with their organisational…

Read More

What fundraising teams can learn from improvisors

Thursday, August 31, 2017

In my quest to help others succeed at innovation, I often challenge people to get out of their comfort zones, expand their knowledge and try something new. I…

Read More

What is the secret to fundraising happiness?

Monday, August 21, 2017

A guest blog by Paul Nott. Don’t celebrate the cheques coming in. Or at least, don’t only celebrate that. I believe one secret to fundraising happiness is to…

Read More

If you are a fundraiser then you are a change maker

Friday, June 30, 2017

Right now the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. And you have a choice: You can choose to stick your head in the sand, pretend nothing is…

Read More

Keep the Joy Alive, As easy as A B C …

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. Last week I met Ian Scott for lunch and a catch up in Edinburgh. Ian had recently supported us in a project…

Read More