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…

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The Power of Unity: Fundraising Teams

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A guest blog by Sally Collins. Fundraising projects, and their success or failure, often depend on the ability of the team to function as a coherent unit.  The…

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Is big data leveling the playing field for charities?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A guest blog by Alize Cyril. Most companies and private organisations in the world have made significant advances thanks to technology. However, according to Lloyd’s Bank UK Digital…

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This squirrel shares its nuts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This squirrel shares its nuts because it’s an innovation squirrel. Over the years, we’ve worked with many organisations, teams and individuals (and squirrels) to help them develop better…

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Hospice fundraising – we can’t just keep doing more of the same

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A guest blog by Andy Goldsmith. Three years ago, our friend and neighbour Claire House Children’s Hospice came back from a fundraising masterclass at the Inch Lodge in…

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Are you running fast just to stay still?

Monday, March 20, 2017

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as…

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Networking: how the weakest link could be your competitive advantage

Saturday, March 4, 2017

In my experience the people who are the most successful at getting the work done are the ones that get on well with others. When we have good…

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‘Crafternoon’: How Mind is crafting its way to fundraising success

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A guest blog by Maria Healy. Over the past few years the race for charities to produce the ‘next big thing’ in terms of a mass participation fundraising…

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How to minimise the risk of innovation

Monday, February 13, 2017

Trying something new can be nerve-wracking at the best of times; nobody knows what the outcome will be. But don’t let the risks prevent you from innovating. The…

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A fundraising fairytale…

Friday, February 3, 2017

A guest blog by Rachel Hunnybun. Two women walk down a busy street in London, deep in conversation. Amongst the swathes of people, they are approached by an…

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