There’s no such thing as a bad idea

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I’ve got some news. There is. There are simply loads of bad ideas. Chocolate teapots, a donut eating competition to fundraise for a diabetes charity and voice activated…

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The next big thing is human beings

Friday, November 7, 2014

Today I was reminded that there are only 47 days until Christmas. Where has 2014 gone? It seems only a few weeks ago that the world and his…

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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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‘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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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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What do you remember about your journey to work today?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Street Art East London

Do you go about your day-to-day routines on autopilot? Do you ever arrive somewhere not quite sure how you got there? What can you remember about your journey…

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What’s the point of it?

Monday, August 19, 2013

  Ages ago I spotted this list written on a piece of A5 paper on the wall of my (then) Directors office. It inspired me  – so I…

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Your feedback is really really important. Really.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Is it just me or is there a new wave of popularity for places asking you for your feedback?  Because ‘your views are very important’. I seem to…

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Science and creativity

Sunday, March 17, 2013

This week I watched the BBC programme Horizon about creative thinking. Scientists are trying to understand what happens in our brains before and during what they call ‘creative…

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Because not all the smart people work for you…

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Last week I went to an event about Open Innovation in Public Services at The British Library. Open innovation involves collaboration with partners and networks to share the…

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