TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Dec 13, 2019, 11:32 AM
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Grants of up to £30,000 for war memorial conservation

The War Memorials Trust is offering grants of up to £30,000 towards the…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Dec 6, 2019, 10:06 AM
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Veolia grants for environmental projects

Not-for-profit organisations in England raising funds for environmental or…
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TracyMadgwick
Tracy Madgwick
Nov 29, 2019, 3:42 PM
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How to overcome the recruitment challenge for faith-based organisations

Good directors are hard to find in any circumstances, but for a Christian…
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EmilyPetty
Emily Petty
Nov 29, 2019, 2:56 PM
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Meet the Associate: Emily Petty

We are all working towards the same goal and it is only by working together that…
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andrewmiddleton
Andrew Middleton
Nov 29, 2019, 2:26 PM
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Reflections on Conference Season

November saw Action Planning set up its stand at both the NVCO Trustees…
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EmilyPetty
Emily Petty
Nov 20, 2019, 9:14 AM
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Week 4 - Re-energise: Sometimes we all need to switch off and start again

In the last of her four-part series on overcoming the cultural barriers to…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Nov 15, 2019, 12:00 PM
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New vision fund for London’s blind

The Vision Foundation has launched a new fund to address the most pressing…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Nov 15, 2019, 11:40 AM
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Toyota funding for disabled sport and activities

Organisations running clubs, activities or events for disabled people can apply…
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EmilyPetty
Emily Petty
Nov 13, 2019, 9:20 AM
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Week 3 - Grow: Give your team the confidence to tap into their talents

In the third of four articles on overcoming the cultural barriers to…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Nov 8, 2019, 12:40 PM
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Match funding for reviving green spaces

Community groups working to develop public green spaces in their local area are…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Nov 8, 2019, 12:25 PM
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New funds for cultural protection in Libya, Syria and Yemen

New grants worth up to £100,000 are being made available to organisations…
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EmilyPetty
Emily Petty
Nov 6, 2019, 12:28 PM
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Week 2 - Reconnect: Overcoming cultural barriers to fundraising

In the second of four articles on overcoming the cultural barriers to…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Nov 1, 2019, 10:06 AM
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Grants of £50,000 available for church conservation projects

The National Churches Trust (NCT) Cornerstone Grants programme provides grants…
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EmilyPetty
Emily Petty
Oct 30, 2019, 12:28 PM
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Week 1 - Reboot: Overcoming cultural barriers to fundraising

In the first of four articles on overcoming the cultural barriers to…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Oct 25, 2019, 9:28 AM
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Windrush Day grants of up to £25,000

The Government has set up a Windrush Day Grant Scheme, with a fund worth…
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FeliciaWillow
Felicia Willow
Oct 22, 2019, 9:28 AM
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Is it worth investing in an interim CEO?

Interim CEO posts can be a high-impact and effective use of resources for…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Oct 18, 2019, 3:00 PM
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£5.75m tech fund to tackle unemployment

A new fund has been launched to support charities that are helping to reskill…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Oct 18, 2019, 2:00 PM
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£2m fund for organisations tackling loneliness

One year after the publication of the Government’s landmark Loneliness Strategy,…
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SeanTully
Sean Tully
Oct 10, 2019, 4:17 PM
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Reflections from a church capital appeals workshop

Saturday 5th October saw Action Planning deliver the second of three workshops…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Oct 4, 2019, 12:17 PM
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Match Funding for outer London community projects

The second round of funding from Trust for London and Crowdfunder’s Connected…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Oct 4, 2019, 12:05 PM
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Children in Need Small Grants round open for spring 2020

Charities and not-for-profit organisations that work with disadvantaged…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Sep 27, 2019, 12:05 PM
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£40,000 grants available for healthcare charities

Charities working to provide healthcare to disadvantaged adults and children in…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Sep 27, 2019, 11:44 AM
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Join us at NCVO/Bates Wells Trustee Conference 2019

NCVO/Bates Wells Trustee Conference 2019 is taking place on Monday 4th November…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Sep 27, 2019, 11:38 AM
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We’ve teamed up with Digi-Board™ to solve the governance review conundrum

Action Planning has developed an innovative and effective approach to governance…
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andrewrainsford
Andrew Rainsford
Sep 27, 2019, 9:48 AM
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Places of worship VAT grants extended to 2021

The recent Spending Review contained news that the Listed Places of Worship…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Sep 20, 2019, 10:00 AM
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£120,000 in new funding for road safety initiatives

Charities working towards the reduction of casualties on the road can join…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Sep 20, 2019, 9:30 AM
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High value prizes for healthy ageing projects

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is running a competition for…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Sep 13, 2019, 9:30 AM
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New funding for small international development charities

Small UK not-for-profit organisations working on international development…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Sep 13, 2019, 9:30 AM
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Leeds community fund invites applications

Charities in the North of England can apply for a share of a £100,000 fund pot…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Sep 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
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Applications for £3 million Dream Fund now open

Applications for the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund opened this week.
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OndineUpton
Ondine Upton
Aug 30, 2019, 9:30 AM
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Whose eyes are we looking through? Top tips for developing organisational success with major donors

One of the most powerful game-changers for an organisation serious about major…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Aug 30, 2019, 9:30 AM
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Government puts up £30m for 5G projects

The Government’s pledge to roll out 5G to the UK’s rural communities has been…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
Aug 30, 2019, 9:30 AM
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Christian distinctiveness: an aid to fundraising, or a hindrance?

Action Planning has worked with hundreds of Christian charities and churches…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Aug 23, 2019, 9:30 AM
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New round of community funding from Power to Change

A grant fund worth £60,000 has been made available to charities across the South…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Aug 16, 2019, 11:00 AM
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New grant fund for community projects across the South

A grant fund worth £60,000 has been made available to charities across the South…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Aug 2, 2019, 9:29 AM
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The Times 2019 Christmas Appeal opens for applications

Charities can now apply to be part of The Times’ 2019 Christmas Appeal. The…
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DavidLoxton
David Loxton
Jul 25, 2019, 8:00 AM
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New Fundraising Code of Practice – Good news, and a helpful reminder

The Fundraising Regulator has released a new Code of Practice that takes effect…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jul 25, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Climate change initiatives to receive £100m National Lottery funding

Organisations involved in tackling climate change will soon be able to apply for…
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SeanTully
Sean Tully
Jul 25, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Church capital appeals - how to improve your chances

One of Action Planning’s regular training seminars, the event focussed on how…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jul 19, 2019, 9:30 AM
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Extra time to apply for The Big Give Christmas Challenge

The UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, The Christmas Challenge from The…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jul 19, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Connected Communities to match fund London projects

Local community projects in London are being offered the opportunity to apply…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jul 5, 2019, 8:00 AM
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GSK IMPACT Awards supporting health and wellbeing charities in 2020

Nesta Challenges is inviting charities and social enterprises to bid for grants…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jun 27, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Nesta Challenges puts up £1m to tackle social isolation through technology

Nesta Challenges is inviting charities and social enterprises to bid for grants…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jun 27, 2019, 8:00 AM
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National Heritage fund to hand out £100m over three years

UK heritage organisations are being invited to apply for grants worth £5million…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jun 20, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Nationwide offers housing project grants in Northern Ireland

The Nationwide Building Society is awarding grants of between £10,000 and…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jun 20, 2019, 8:00 AM
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New funding available for community green energy projects

The Government’s Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is inviting new community…
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DavidBull
David Bull
Jun 18, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Leadership teams: you can’t do it all by yourself!

If you are a charity CEO, you know you can’t do it all by yourself. Which is why…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jun 18, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Futures for Women: The Next Episode

Back in January we published a case study on our work with Futures For Women,…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jun 13, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Discounted housing grant scheme unveiled

Getting together to give is not new. People have acted collectively to donate…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jun 13, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Co-op Foundation invites funding applications from Welsh community groups

Community groups in Wales have two more weeks to apply for funding from the new…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jun 13, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Government opens fund to reduce food waste

Organisations that help to cut food waste by redistributing surplus food to…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jun 13, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Lloyds open last round of Enable grants

Lloyds Bank Foundation has announced its last round of Enable grants, offering…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jun 13, 2019, 8:00 AM
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£5 million fund launched for supporting unpaid carers

A new Carers Innovation Fund has been launched to help finance innovative ways…
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RobJohn
Rob John
May 24, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Virtuous Circles: collective giving is a powerful way to develop better donors

Getting together to give is not new. People have acted collectively to donate…
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LaylaMoosavi
Layla Moosavi
May 24, 2019, 8:00 AM
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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP: PREPARE TO SUCCEED

As fundraisers, we all know how difficult it is to get through the door of a…
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EleanorMitchell
Eleanor Mitchell
Apr 16, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Management: what, why, and how to do it

While management is often described as the coordination and organisation of…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
Apr 16, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Action Planning Associates: introducing Mark Goldring

Action Planning has an extensive team of outstanding and highly-experienced…
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SallyDenbigh
Sally Denbigh
Mar 14, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Why would anyone be a charity trustee?!

The role carries a lot of responsibility, has legal and financial liabilities,…
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TracyMadgwick
Tracy Madgwick
Feb 14, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Managing Underperformance

Managing people’s performance is one of the key issues facing any charity. After…
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KarenMorton
Karen Morton
Jan 17, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Awaydays: Holding the Space

New Year is the perfect time to ‘health check’ not just ourselves, but our…
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DavidKirby
David Kirby
Jan 17, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Trading Subsidiaries: Using one, or think you should be?

Recent developments have affected the way in which payments from a trading…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
Dec 13, 2018, 8:00 AM
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You Can't Tickle Yourself!

Interviewed at the recent Christian Resources Exhibition, Chairman David Saint…
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SallyDenbigh
Sally Denbigh
Dec 13, 2018, 8:00 AM
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Charity at Christmas

Working in the voluntary sector, we spend most of our time thinking about and…
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DavidBull
David Bull
Nov 8, 2018, 8:00 AM
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Protective Organisational Culture

In the wake of the recent crisis in the International Development sector…
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FionaLewis
Fiona Lewis
Nov 8, 2018, 8:00 AM
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What Is A Content Strategy, And Do You Need One?

Online content is the most cost-effective way to reach large numbers of people.…
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FeliciaWillow
Felicia Willow
Oct 9, 2018, 8:00 AM
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Employing Trustees: Navigating The Minefield

One of your charity Trustees (or ex-Trustees) may seem like the perfect…
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SallyDenbigh
Sally Denbigh
Oct 9, 2018, 8:00 AM
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Salaries and Benchmarking

Determining the appropriate salary for a job is not always easy, and also of…
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admin
Oct 9, 2018, 8:00 AM
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Are you a Charity That Helps Women Enter the Workplace?

Are you a charity that helps women enter the workplace? If so, you may wish to…
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LaylaMoosavi
Layla Moosavi
Sep 13, 2018, 8:00 AM
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Marketing And Communications In Small Charities

Marketing and Communications in small charities has its own particular…
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SallyDenbigh
Sally Denbigh
Aug 9, 2018, 8:00 AM
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Finding and Recruiting the Hottest New Candidates

It’s August, it’s Summer and it’s too hot to be thinking about recruitment.…
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EmilyPetty
Emily Petty
Aug 9, 2018, 8:00 AM
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Building Meaningful Lifelong Relationships with Supporters

What does relationship fundraising look like in today’s world? And how should…
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SallyDenbigh
Sally Denbigh
Jul 5, 2018, 10:41 AM
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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
Mar 21, 2018, 10:41 AM
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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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DavidSaint
David Saint
Mar 14, 2018, 10:41 AM
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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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LucindaShaw
Lucinda Shaw
Mar 14, 2018, 10:41 AM
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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
Feb 8, 2018, 10:41 AM
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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
Feb 8, 2018, 10:41 AM
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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
Feb 8, 2018, 10:41 AM
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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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RobinHamilton
Robin Hamilton
Feb 8, 2018, 10:41 AM
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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
Feb 8, 2018, 10:41 AM
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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
Dec 5, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Dec 5, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Dec 5, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Dec 5, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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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DavidSaint
David Saint
Dec 5, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Dec 5, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Dec 5, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Oct 3, 2017, 9:41 AM
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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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KateNicholas
Kate
Oct 3, 2017, 9:41 AM
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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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GavinSpencer
Gavin
Aug 30, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Aug 30, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Aug 30, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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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DavidSaint
David Saint
Aug 30, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Aug 30, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Aug 30, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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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DavidSaint
David Saint
Jul 12, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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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FeliciaWillow
Felicia Willow
Jul 12, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Jul 12, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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
Jul 12, 2017, 10:41 AM
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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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