The biggest mistake I ever made, and what I wish I’d done instead

Monday, September 30, 2013
Photograph by jurvetson

Or, how to reduce risk in innovation, a guest blog by Rachel Collinson. I’m blushing as I write this. Recounting stories of your mistakes is never pleasant. Especially when…

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Are you proud to be a fundraiser?

Monday, September 23, 2013

In my experience, when you tell people that you work for a charity, or that you are a fundraiser you get one of two reactions. The first is that…

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Make someone’s day – every day

Monday, September 2, 2013

A guest blog by Matthew Sherrington…. A little girl was walking along the beach hand in hand with her grandfather. The beach was littered with stranded starfish that…

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What do you remember about your journey to work today?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Street Art East London

Do you go about your day-to-day routines on autopilot? Do you ever arrive somewhere not quite sure how you got there? What can you remember about your journey…

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What’s the point of it?

Monday, August 19, 2013

  Ages ago I spotted this list written on a piece of A5 paper on the wall of my (then) Directors office. It inspired me  – so I…

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Have you ever donated your foreign change to charity?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I’m always mystery shopping and collecting stuff that charities are doing, with a view to stealing ideas, or copying them – and with any luck making the idea…

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7 tips to being a brilliant fundraiser

Monday, August 5, 2013

First Thursday is a great event for fundraisers. You hear from a fundraising expert for 20 minutes, followed by opportunities to meet other fundraisers over food and drink….

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Your feedback is really really important. Really.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Is it just me or is there a new wave of popularity for places asking you for your feedback?  Because ‘your views are very important’. I seem to…

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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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Why do inflight safety videos have to be so very boring?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Inflight safety videos are so boring. Has anyone ever watched one? Objectively they are important. If something goes wrong on the flight, the information in the video could…

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