Feel the fear and tell it like it is

Monday, May 19, 2014

On one Sunday in April, the streets of London overflow with determination and kindness. This year 36,000 people took part in the London Marathon and many more came…

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We can make the impossible possible

Monday, April 14, 2014

Last week I attended the eCampaigning Forum (ecf2014).  It was a completely different event to anything I had ever been to before. There was a mix of presentations,…

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Sexy buzzword or a survival strategy. What does innovation mean to you?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Is innovation just another passing fad, a buzzword that will be gone tomorrow, replaced by the next sexy-sounding jargon? Or is it an essential part of your job…

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It’s not them. It’s you!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Thank you John Lepp for this guest blog rant.  “Our direct mail program is dead.” “Our email open rates are horrible.” “Our donors don’t care about monthly giving.”…

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Four reasons why you buy your regular morning coffee

Monday, February 24, 2014
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Have you ever wondered what goes on in your brain when you buy something? Why did you choose the leading brand mayonnaise over the supermarket own brand? Why…

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Two years and twenty-eight days

Thursday, January 30, 2014

It is two years and twenty-eight days since I left the relative security of a full-time permanent job to be a free range human. It is only now…

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Connecting with the benefactor inside us

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A guest blog by Anne McCrossan. Writing puts a spotlight on how very incomplete the communication process can be. In committing words to a page and trying to…

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How we are hardwired to learn and think through storytelling

Monday, January 6, 2014

I recently discovered the Aspen Ideas Festival and a session by Kendall Haven about why we are hardwired to think and learn through storytelling.* Given that human beings…

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32 things I have learnt this year

Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 is almost over. Now is the time for quiet reflection on our achievements, beating ourselves up about the things we didn’t do and planning what we must…

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We’ve got your back

Monday, December 23, 2013

Back in February I wrote this list of 40 things. I’ve done quite a few things on the list. But there is still more to do. Recently I…

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