SallyDenbigh
Sally Denbigh
5 Jul 2018, 10:41
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Legacy fundraising: don’t leave it to luck!

Legacies are an important source of funding, yet more than half of charitable…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
21 Mar 2018, 10:41
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Where are the Visionaries?

Charities pride themselves on making a difference, yet so often we seem to get…
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LucindaShaw
Lucinda Shaw
14 Mar 2018, 10:41
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Focussing on People rather than Performance will get you to Excellence

Almost every organisation will say that its people are its greatest asset. And…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
14 Mar 2018, 10:41
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The answer’s Yes. What’s the question?

Action Planning gets asked to help with an extraordinarily diverse range of…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
8 Feb 2018, 10:41
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Procurement Obscurement?

Does your Procurement Department always get you the best deal? We share some…
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FeliciaWillow
Felicia Willow
8 Feb 2018, 10:41
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Five Indications of Failing Trustee Boards

Poor trustees – always being bashed these days! But these observations, from an…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
8 Feb 2018, 10:41
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Recruiting your first fundraiser

If your organisation is planning to employ a fundraiser for the first time, here…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
8 Feb 2018, 10:41
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Use it or lose it policy? Plan now, to spend wisely

Don’t get caught up in the end-of-budget-year buying frenzy. Think ahead, and…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
8 Feb 2018, 10:41
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Awards for Innovation - the fourth annual Stephen Lloyd Awards

The fourth annual Stephen Lloyd Awards are now open for entries, inviting…
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RobinHamilton
Robin Hamilton
8 Feb 2018, 10:41
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Learning lessons from Oxfam - To disclose or not to disclose? That is the question.

It is sad to see so many media outlets and commentators jumping on the…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
8 Feb 2018, 10:41
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How to diversify income

Any organisation that is dependent on one source for more than 30% of its income…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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'Preference Diversity' The Essential Team Ingredient

First, what is diversity? Diversity is ‘the fact of many different types of…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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E-cards? Bah humbug!

A big “thank you” to everyone who sent me an actual Christmas card in 2017 – and…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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Downloadable policies – just papering over the cracks?

In our increasingly complex society, we now need an astonishing array of…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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How to recruit a Fundraising Director

In recent issues we have considered the best approach for recruiting trustees,…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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Good Merger Index Just Launched

Our partners Eastside Primetimers have published their latest Good Merger Index,…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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Governance – what could possibly go wrong?

The Charity Commission recently reviewed their ‘problem cases’, and came up with…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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How to recruit trustees

Perhaps we should start with ‘how not to recruit trustees’ – because frankly the…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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‘Taken on Trust’ research into trustees, and the Charity Commission’s response

Taken on Trust is a new report into awareness and the effectiveness of charity…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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Support for accessing Resilient Heritage grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund is now offering Resilient Heritage grants to…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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Simple Governance Review – here’s one I prepared earlier!

Andrew Betts, Director of Advantage Africa was very quick off the mark, by…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
5 Dec 2017, 10:41
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How to Recruit a Chief Executive

We turn our attention to the recruitment of a Chief Executive. But surely…
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KateNicholas
Kate
3 Oct 2017, 09:41
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Managing Reputation - Inoculating Against Crisis

It was Warren Buffet who once said “It takes twenty years to build a reputation…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
3 Oct 2017, 09:41
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Insights from Italy – a pay cap formula for the Third Sector?

The annual conference of EUConsult (the European network of consultant to the…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
3 Oct 2017, 09:41
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Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities: New priorities for The Henry Smith Charity

I felt privileged to be invited to the recent launch of The Henry Smith…
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CorinnaLoges
Corinna Loges
3 Oct 2017, 09:41
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GDPR implementation: Feeling Overwhelmed?

I recently attended the Third Sector Briefing on GDPR and was quite surprised by…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
3 Oct 2017, 09:41
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The £1.19m answer: Einstein’s Theory of Happiness

I was fascinated to read recently that Einstein’s ‘Theory of Happiness’ had been…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
30 Aug 2017, 10:41
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When the problem is having too much money

This may seem an extraordinary topic to explore in a charity sector newsletter,…
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DaveTyler
Dave Tyler
30 Aug 2017, 10:41
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Project management? Never heard of it…

I’ve been a professional project manager for over 20 years and freelance for…
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IanOReilly
Ian
30 Aug 2017, 10:41
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The Value of a Mentor

The most honest feedback I receive in life is after the final whistle is blown…
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GavinSpencer
Gavin
30 Aug 2017, 10:41
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Challenge Events – An Antidote to GDPR - The Great Depression of People Raising (money)

Over the last few years I feel we have been in a ‘great depression’ within the…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
30 Aug 2017, 10:41
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CV Tips – From The Recruiter’s Perspective

Having recently read 79 applications for one role, and 6 for another, I have…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
30 Aug 2017, 10:41
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Website woes? Here’s a solution

When it comes to publicising the work of your charity, a good website is…
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CorinnaLoges
Corinna Loges
30 Aug 2017, 10:41
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Worried about GDPR? Keep calm and embrace the opportunity

As a former CEO of a smaller sized charity relying heavily on individual giving,…
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ClareBaker
Clare Baker
30 Aug 2017, 10:41
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Postcard from Peru

Do you remember having to do homework for your first day of the new school year:…
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FeliciaWillow
Felicia Willow
12 Jul 2017, 10:41
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Trustee appraisals – have you got yours in place?

The Charity Governance Code recommends that the Boards of all charities – large…
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FeliciaWillow
Felicia Willow
12 Jul 2017, 10:41
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Charity crisis: Do you know what to do when something goes wrong?

All of us, obviously, want things to go smoothly at our charity; but what to do…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
12 Jul 2017, 10:41
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When is it the right time to do a capital appeal feasibility study?

An appeal for a major capital project is not an everyday occurrence for most…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
12 Jul 2017, 10:41
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How To Plan A Capital Appeal

For most organisations, major capital projects are not common occurrences – they…
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