40 before 40

Monday, February 25, 2013

Somehow I’ve managed to be on the planet for almost 40 years. It feels a bit significant. To me anyway. So I’ve had a bit of a think…

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Are you passionate about your job?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

On Tuesday I went to listen to wildlife film producers Patrick Morris and Huw Cordey tell their stories about the making of the BBC series Life and Planet…

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For Sale: baby shoes, never worn

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fundraisers, think about your most successful fundraising campaign, mailing, event, individual gift, trust application or corporate pitch. I bet that they all have something in common. In some…

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Has anyone else cried a lot this week?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I have spent a lot of time in the last week crying at the telly. Who knew that the achievements and disappointments of the Olympic athletes could have…

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I’ve never cried in a hardware store before. Although perhaps you have.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I was in E Hayes & Sons in Invercargill in New Zealand. A strange place to hang out on holiday amidst the natural beauty of New Zealand’s South…

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Focus on where you want to go

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Over the last few weeks I have been travelling in Australia and New Zealand. Sometimes I have been travelling with friends and sometimes on my own. I’ve learnt…

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Same challenges different time zone

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Last week fundraisers from across Queensland gathered on the Australian Gold Coast for the Fundraising Institute Australia Dare to be Different conference. Many people asked me what I…

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You can’t get romantic about baseball

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I’m currently on route to the FIA conference in Australia. On the flight yesterday in between being fed like a Christmas goose I managed to get a spot…

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Will you donate just £1 for my birthday?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

So its my birthday, I’m another year older. 38. How has this happened? Seems like only yesterday I was hanging out at Virginia Water Lakes with Stan Gower…

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A story of fish and focus

Monday, June 20, 2011

Imagine the scene, a small Mediterranean island, miles of beautiful beaches, warm sunshine, fragrant olive groves and a scattering of tavernas serving local, fresh food and wine. A…

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