Has anyone else cried a lot this week?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I have spent a lot of time in the last week crying at the telly. Who knew that the achievements and disappointments of the Olympic athletes could have…

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The London Olympics flash mob at Wimbledon

Sunday, July 29, 2012

In the Olympic ticket fiasco I somehow managed to get Centre Court tickets for the first day at Wimbledon. Warned about airport style security and long queues we…

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Do you check your mobile when you are on the toilet?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

At the Institute of Fundraising Convention last week there was a lot of talk around technology enabled giving (or TEG, yes, we have a delightful new technology enabled…

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‘If the best thing we can say about our organisation is how much it costs to raise a pound then that’s a bit sad’

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today I was reading Kevin Baughen’s Penguin Blog, ‘Which charity brand will be the first to jump on admin costs? And it reminded me of couple of sessions that…

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It was much easier before the internet came along and wrecked everything

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I’ve gone a bit techy this week. On Tuesday I went to the launch of ‘More than shaking an online tin – How can we take technology-enabled giving…

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Creativity, Innovation and Quality of Life

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Innovation is a buzzword topic. You can even do a Masters Degree in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership at City University in London. It has its own acronym; it…

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Same challenges different time zone

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Last week fundraisers from across Queensland gathered on the Australian Gold Coast for the Fundraising Institute Australia Dare to be Different conference. Many people asked me what I…

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Vinny the Pug Champion Rock Climber

Monday, January 2, 2012

Last year I met a lot of exciting and wonderful folk making a difference in the worlds of both fundraising and innovation. However, one character in particular grabbed…

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The 2012 un-bucket list experiment

Saturday, December 31, 2011

It is officially reflect and round-up season as we all ponder over the events of 2011 and make pledges to be better in 2012. I’m giddy with the…

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The case against the case against innovation

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I’m a big fan of Jeff Brooks and the Future Fundraising Now blog. I love that Jeff is a straight talker and is brutal in his views on…

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