I’m a fundraiser. Crowdfunding. How hard can it be?

Friday, July 13, 2018

Earlier this year I launched a crowdfund to get an idea off the ground. I’ve called it the Lucidity Network. I thought it might be helpful to share…

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If we are all the same how will we ever innovate?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recently I was interviewed about innovation in the charity sector, and I’m sorry to say that when asked, I struggled to name any campaigns or services that I’d…

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Because learning to solve problems is more useful than having a right answer

Sunday, February 4, 2018

When I was 8 years old I knew all the flags of the world. When I was 16 I knew about Pythagoras theorem and when I was 21…

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Innovation – it’s all in your perspective

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. Casting my mind back to late 2016, one of the names on my induction programme when I first arrived at CHAS (Children’s…

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What is the secret to fundraising happiness?

Monday, August 21, 2017

A guest blog by Paul Nott. Don’t celebrate the cheques coming in. Or at least, don’t only celebrate that. I believe one secret to fundraising happiness is to…

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If you are a fundraiser then you are a change maker

Friday, June 30, 2017

Right now the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. And you have a choice: You can choose to stick your head in the sand, pretend nothing is…

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Keep the Joy Alive, As easy as A B C …

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. Last week I met Ian Scott for lunch and a catch up in Edinburgh. Ian had recently supported us in a project…

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How mobile technology can lead to more loyal and engaged employees

Monday, June 5, 2017

A guest blog by Geraldine Osman. The world around us is changing, with most of us wanting access to information and constant communication from wherever we are and…

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Is big data leveling the playing field for charities?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A guest blog by Alize Cyril. Most companies and private organisations in the world have made significant advances thanks to technology. However, according to Lloyd’s Bank UK Digital…

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Hospice fundraising – we can’t just keep doing more of the same

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A guest blog by Andy Goldsmith. Three years ago, our friend and neighbour Claire House Children’s Hospice came back from a fundraising masterclass at the Inch Lodge in…

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