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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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