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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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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Dear Tony

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dear Tony, Today I found out that you died. It was almost a year to the day that you were diagnosed with cancer. Where does time go? Did…

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Four tips to manage your approach to risk

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

When you stop to think about it, working for a charity is a really bold move. A charity is set up because there is an unmet and often…

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Innovation, instigation and irritation

Friday, December 4, 2015

A guest blog by Iain McAndrew. In a recent conversation, Lucy Gower, called me out and challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and put fingers…

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