Our founders were disrupters – have we lost that disruptive spirit?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A guest blog from Iain McAndrew. Innovation is based on the core principle that the present solution may not be the best or only way to approach a…

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Raising more to do more is fundamentally broken

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. In my last blog, I expressed my view that raising more to do more is fundamentally broken. If trustees (and I am…

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I’ve been Revolutionised!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

A guest blog from Esther Preston about her learning at the recent hospice fundraising masterclass. If Alan Clayton were a preacher his church would be full. Having spent…

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Business as usual is no longer an agenda item

Monday, April 18, 2016

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. No one would dispute that the charity sector has found itself under intense scrutiny over the last 12 months. I have no…

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Trying to leave an email list – the good, the bad and the downright ugly

Monday, March 21, 2016

Recently I’ve done more virtual de-cluttering than ever before. Like you, I get a lot of emails. I’m sorry to say that I just don’t have the capacity…

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1947 days later. A story of stewardship

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Depending on what research you believe, it’s somewhere between 7 and 24 times more economical to invest in your current supporters than it is to recruit new ones. Research…

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7 tips to improve your fundraising

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Charities do not operate in a vacuum, consumer trends will impact on your fundraising techniques and in a rapidly changing world charities must be responsive to these trends…

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January was a bad month

Friday, February 12, 2016

We lost Bowie, Rickman, Elischer and Wogan. Frankly I was glad to see the back of it. I grew up listening to and watching Sir Terry Wogan –…

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Focus your energy on the things you can change

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stephen Covey in his habits of highly successful people talked about spheres of influence. To paraphrase, his point was, to focus your energy on the things you can…

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Brian, I’ve got good news about your road traffic accident

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Every day I get a call from someone about either PPI insurance or the recent road traffic accident I’ve had. I have never asked for these calls and…

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