Charity innovation takes many forms

Monday, December 16, 2013

A guest blog from Zoe Amar. Lucy’s recent blog about the 7 myths of innovation has inspired me to challenge my preconceptions in this area. As Lucy says,…

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‘Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour’ Truman Capote

Monday, December 9, 2013

Last week I went to an event run by The Crowd, and hosted by Ed Gillespie co-founder of Futerra on celebrating failure. Innovation and failure are close friends….

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7 myths of innovation

Monday, December 2, 2013

Innovation is not just about green bean bags and whacky idea sessions. Lets blow some myths about innovation out of the water and hear what some of the…

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Successful fundraisers know their supporters

Monday, November 25, 2013

Last week I went to The Ideas Lab: Innovation in Insight and Analytics conference run by the Institute of Fundraising’s Insight in Fundraising Special Interest Group. The conference…

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Underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants

Monday, November 18, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book David and Goliath highlights that power is not always what it might seem and how the ability of the underdog to succeed should not…

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I want to be a guinea pig defender

Monday, November 11, 2013

The world is changing. If charities are to survive they must be able to respond quickly to the changing needs of their supporters and stand out in a…

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Poppycock!

Monday, November 4, 2013

How donor relationships are built on trust but broken by careless communications – a guest blog by Andrew Tilling. I’m a peaceful kind of guy, so as a…

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Don’t expect anyone else to get enthusiastic

Sunday, October 27, 2013

If your idea is genuinely new, don’t expect anyone else to get enthusiastic about it. Helping others understand the potential and possibilities of your idea is an important…

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Do you want to be just the charity of the year?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Last night I went to an event organised by The Chartered Institute of Marketing Charity Marketing Group about the Barclays and UNICEF partnership. When Paulette Cohen from Barclays…

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How to get people to say ‘yes’

Monday, October 7, 2013
saying yes

In 1984 Dr Robert B. Cialdini wrote a book called Influence.  It explains the psychology of why people say yes and helps you apply the theory through six…

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