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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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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The case against the case against innovation

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I’m a big fan of Jeff Brooks and the Future Fundraising Now blog. I love that Jeff is a straight talker and is brutal in his views on…

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Have we amazed you?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The zip on my very very favourite pair of winter boots broke this week. It was devastating, partly because I had to walk round with one cold foot…

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I love infographics

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I love infographics. I love infographics so much that I’ve written a blog about them. An infographic is short for ‘information graphic’ and is a visual representation of…

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It’s all about you

Sunday, September 11, 2011

There is often debate about how much contact charities should be making with donors. In a recent blog by Jeff Brooks he highlights that there is no proof that…

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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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