One simple secret for success in 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

How has this year been for you? What did you achieve? Often we forget to look back at our achievements because we are so busy getting on with…

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How to tell stories and inspire your supporters

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Whatever your fundraising role or level, you will need to be able to influence; whether it is your manager or colleagues about your new ideas, funders to invest…

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Did you get the fax about the Internet?

Monday, November 9, 2015

It was generally agreed that the Earth was flat until Pythagoras shook things up when he first proposed that it was round sometime around 500 B.C. This rumor…

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How to help your supporters feel the warm glow

Monday, September 28, 2015

I am always on the lookout (and mystery shopping) charities and companies for examples of good (and bad) supporter or customer care. A couple of weeks ago I…

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Are you an accidental fundraiser?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

How did you become a fundraiser? Did you make a decision that you wanted to work for a specific charity or cause? Did you study fundraising? Or perhaps…

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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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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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Dennis the piranha

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Last week I went out on the Southbank in London with my dad. His proper name is Stan Gower.  As we walked past the London Aquarium his eyes…

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When people meet each other things happen

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ideas are a series of connections put together in new ways. Successful organisations consider their working environments carefully in order to optimise ‘water cooler’ moments where colleagues can…

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