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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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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Why we have our best ideas in the shower

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This evening I watched the live stream of a RSA talk by Jonah Lehrer about new research that is deepening our understanding of the human imagination. Not actually…

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Vinny the Pug Champion Rock Climber

Monday, January 2, 2012

Last year I met a lot of exciting and wonderful folk making a difference in the worlds of both fundraising and innovation. However, one character in particular grabbed…

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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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Having ideas isn’t the problem. The hard part is making them happen.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I’ve just finished reading Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky; an inspirational book full of practical advice based on real experiences of the challenges and joys of making…

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You can just tick along. That’s fine. Your choice.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

I was recently talking to Jonathon Grapsas, Director of flat earth direct about innovation and some of the challenges for the charity sector. He asked me six key…

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Better to aim too high and miss

Sunday, July 24, 2011

For me customer service is really important. Often I’m criticised for having too high expectations of people. I don’t think I do. I just think most people have…

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Gotta Share

Sunday, July 17, 2011

There is no doubt that social media enables us all to share what we are doing, thinking and feeling like never before. There are great opportunities for organisations…

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Deep sea creatures and volcanic vents…

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Did you know that at least half the planet is covered in water that is more than 2 miles deep?  And that there are volcanic vents of the…

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