Socks can make ‘wow moments’

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Are you inundated with new autumn season catalogues in the post from clothes companies you’ve never even heard of? Or is it just me? There is nothing eye-catching…

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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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Six tips for being more productive

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Do you ever have weeks when you are learning so much you feel like you are flying by the seat of your pants? It’s not a bad thing…

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Creativity. What is it good for?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A guest blog by Becky Slack. Creativity. When you say that word, what type of person or job role do you think of? Artist? Writer? Designer? Many people…

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We’re all on the same team, we just speak different languages

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Three years ago, at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) in the Netherlands, myself and a colleague were running a session on creativity and innovation. The last 15 minutes…

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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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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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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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Are you running fast just to stay still?

Monday, March 20, 2017

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as…

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‘Crafternoon’: How Mind is crafting its way to fundraising success

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A guest blog by Maria Healy. Over the past few years the race for charities to produce the ‘next big thing’ in terms of a mass participation fundraising…

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