The end (and a new beginning)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

I’m not a big one for New Year resolutions. However, January is a good time to reflect on where you’re at and think about what you’d like to…

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Not knowing might just be the next innovation in fundraising

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Fundraising is not just about getting money in the door this financial year. Research by Professor Adrian Sargeant shows that if fundraisers spend effort providing an excellent experience…

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Successful innovators might have ‘toddler syndrome’

Monday, December 17, 2018

If you have ever spent more than three minutes with a toddler it is extremely likely that they will have asked you the short and sweet question, ‘Why?’…

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Top tips to innovate with confidence

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Recently I had the pleasure of recording a webinar with Roland Harwood, co-founder of global innovation agency 100%Open, about his experiences and insights on innovation. I first met…

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Do you know what your old classmates are up to?

Friday, July 20, 2018

Think back to when you were at school. What do you remember? The smell of the school hall (kind of musty gym kits and disinfectant) cross-country in the…

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Radical or incremental when it comes to innovation the key word is confidence

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Innovation is an old-fashioned term these days. It seems that to keep it sexy you’ve got to use a prefix. Disruptive or radical, marginal or incremental. We can’t…

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5 tips to boost your creativity

Friday, February 23, 2018

Have you ever been to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green in London? To be honest it’s more like a museum of nostalgia as the core audience…

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Because learning to solve problems is more useful than having a right answer

Sunday, February 4, 2018

When I was 8 years old I knew all the flags of the world. When I was 16 I knew about Pythagoras theorem and when I was 21…

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Do you want to know why I’m out of my comfort zone right now?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In my quest to help others succeed at innovation, I often challenge people to get out of their comfort zones, expand their knowledge and try something new. Diversity…

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Innovation – it’s all in your perspective

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. Casting my mind back to late 2016, one of the names on my induction programme when I first arrived at CHAS (Children’s…

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