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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Why do you fundraise?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Last week I attended the third ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ event in London and listened to 19 fundraisers each speaking for 7 minutes about the fundraising…

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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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‘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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Make someone’s day – every day

Monday, September 2, 2013

A guest blog by Matthew Sherrington…. A little girl was walking along the beach hand in hand with her grandfather. The beach was littered with stranded starfish that…

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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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The Fundraisers Riddle

Monday, July 22, 2013

According to legend, when Albert Einstein was a small child he devised a riddle. The common belief is that only 2% of the population can work out the…

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