The end (and a new beginning)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

I’m not a big one for New Year resolutions. However, January is a good time to reflect on where you’re at and think about what you’d like to…

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Not knowing might just be the next innovation in fundraising

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Fundraising is not just about getting money in the door this financial year. Research by Professor Adrian Sargeant shows that if fundraisers spend effort providing an excellent experience…

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Who you know is how you get stuff done

Friday, December 21, 2018

Think about how you usually get stuff done. I mean the important stuff, how you will get your next job, find your next exciting holiday destination or make…

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Successful innovators might have ‘toddler syndrome’

Monday, December 17, 2018

If you have ever spent more than three minutes with a toddler it is extremely likely that they will have asked you the short and sweet question, ‘Why?’…

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How cryptocurrency could change fundraising

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A guest contribution by Fred Moreira. UNICEF changed the game in May of this year. The Independent reported on UNICEF’s innovative form of cashless fundraising, in which the agency…

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3 tips for creative leaders

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I interviewed Kirstin Kaszubowska, innovation and creativity expert about her thoughts and experiences helping individuals and teams to think creatively. One of the questions…

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Let’s sleep on it some more… How sleep and creative thinking are connected. Part one.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A guest blog by Vanessa Longley. Last year, as part of my MSc in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership studies I wanted to understand more about the connection between sleep and…

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Getting into our supporters shoes

Monday, July 30, 2018

A guest blog by Claire Leslie. Today the housing crisis is getting worse, with more than 98 households being evicted every day. Shelter must raise significantly more income…

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Do you know what your old classmates are up to?

Friday, July 20, 2018

Think back to when you were at school. What do you remember? The smell of the school hall (kind of musty gym kits and disinfectant) cross-country in the…

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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…

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