3 tips for creative leaders

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I interviewed Kirstin Kaszubowska, innovation and creativity expert about her thoughts and experiences helping individuals and teams to think creatively. One of the questions…

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Building fundraising success: the importance of leadership

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A guest blog by Caroline Underwood. Time and time again we see the critical role that leaders and trustees have on their charity’s major gift fundraising success. I…

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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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Let’s put the fear back in fundraising

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As fundraisers we know rationally that people make decisions based on emotions, but how often do we acknowledge when this happens to us? Last week I had a…

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Anyone can write a good direct mail pack – right?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Unless you have been living in a hole for the last month you will have heard something about the latest campaign ‘proud to be a fundraiser’from the Institute…

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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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Pillows, helmets and hygiene

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dave Brailsford, Team GB Cycling Performance Director attributes much of his teams’ recent Olympic success to incremental improvements. The principle of incremental improvements across the cycling team came…

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Are you still useful?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

This week I went to ‘Overturn’ the MA in Innovation Management Degree Show at Central Saint Martins. Who even knew you could do a MA in Innovation? Innovation…

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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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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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