ClaireSmith
Claire Smith
May 22, 2024, 9:30 AM
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Legacy fundraising: now or never?

“We know we need to do legacy fundraising, but we don’t know where to start.”…
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Kate Nicholas
May 22, 2024, 9:15 AM
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Lessons on what we leave behind

The concept of personal legacy is deeply embedded in not-for-profit…
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LauraTreneer
Laura Treneer
May 22, 2024, 9:00 AM
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Taking the long view on Christian charity leadership

We are all aware of the pitfalls and minefields of leading a Christian charity.…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
May 16, 2024, 9:00 AM
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Get that grant! How to add some bang to your bids

Funders receive tens, if not hundreds, of applications – how can you make yours…
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EmmaGoulds
Emma Goulds
May 16, 2024, 9:00 AM
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Big Give Christmas campaign – now is the time to start planning

Funders receive tens, if not hundreds, of applications – how can you make yours…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
Apr 16, 2024, 9:00 AM
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Scrabble without the rules – It all spells creativity

Some individuals – and perhaps even more so some groups – find it difficult to…
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TracyMadgwick
Tracy Madgwick
Apr 16, 2024, 8:00 AM
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How to handle Flexible Working requests

How should you handle requests for flexible working? What are your employees’…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Apr 9, 2024, 8:00 AM
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Action Planning and the Stephen Lloyd Awards – incubating brilliant ideas

Now in its 10th year, the Stephen Lloyd Awards is an invaluable catalyst for…
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LauraTreneer
Laura Treneer
Mar 20, 2024, 10:00 AM
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Christian conferences - to go or not to go?

With Easter falling so early this year (fun fact – there will be another…
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KateNicholasVilkaitis
Kate Nicholas
Mar 20, 2024, 9:00 AM
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Charity boards that are short on women are missing out

How many women do you have on your board or senior leadership team? The answer…
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ShelleyPoole
Shelley Poole
Mar 13, 2024, 8:00 AM
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How to stop repeating your recruitment mistakes?

In case you missed it, Friday 2nd of February was Groundhog Day, a date that has…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Mar 12, 2024, 8:00 AM
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International Women’s Day – What does it mean to you?

On International Women’s Day, we asked Action Planning Associate Consultants how…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Feb 15, 2024, 8:00 AM
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February freebie – what will you do with the extra day?

Get organised, Do that one thing, Learn something new, Ask questions, Take a day…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Feb 14, 2024, 8:00 AM
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One from the heart – How to add some love to your fundraising campaigns

Is there any real advantage in pinning your fundraising on special days like…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jan 24, 2024, 10:00 AM
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Top tips to set you on the road to net zero

It is becoming increasingly incumbent upon all organisations to have a net zero…
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LauraTreneer
Laura Treneer
Jan 23, 2024, 10:00 AM
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Telling research for reaching young people

This month Youthscape has published the first part of its ambitious ‘Translating…
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ClaireSmith
Claire Smith
Jan 23, 2024, 8:00 AM
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Five ways to improve your fundraising copy

You have an incredible opportunity this Easter – an opportunity to love your…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jan 18, 2024, 9:00 AM
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Building on COP28 – next steps for the charity sector

And how can charities build on the outcomes of COP28 to continue driving forward…
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KateNicholasVilkaitis
Kate Nicholas
Jan 18, 2024, 9:00 AM
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Planet friendly New Year’s resolutions

And how can charities build on the outcomes of COP28 to continue driving forward…
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AStrajnic
Andy Strajnic
Dec 19, 2023, 9:00 AM
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Good Governance

Discover the most important parts of what makes for good governance in a…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
Dec 18, 2023, 10:00 AM
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12 priorities for 2024

As you begin the new year, don’t forget to prioritise…”
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LauraTreneer
Laura Treneer
Nov 16, 2023, 10:00 AM
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Compelling findings from recent donor research

Compelling findings from recent donor research
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KateNicholasVilkaitis
Kate Nicholas
Nov 16, 2023, 9:00 AM
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What does the Bible say about being a charity trustee?

What does the Bible say about being a charity trustee?
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FaithChrisp
Faith Chrisp
Nov 16, 2023, 8:00 AM
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Unlocking the power of customer experience (CX) for non-profit leadership

Unlocking the power of customer experience (CX) for non-profit leadership
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Oct 19, 2023, 9:00 AM
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How charities can bridge the gap in Black and Asian representation on trustee boards

How charities can bridge the gap in Black and Asian representation on trustee…
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LauraTreneer
Laura Treneer
Sep 14, 2023, 12:00 PM
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Christmas planning: plan like a church leader if you want to reach churches

If you’re a charity wanting to speak to churches, take into account their…
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DrDiego
Dr Diego Arenas and Nicole Holgate
Sep 14, 2023, 9:00 AM
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Putting your charity on the map

For charities, mapping is a way to look at your services with a bird's eye view,…
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TimJeffery
Sep 14, 2023, 9:00 AM
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The key to harmonious strategy development

Healthy, effective organisations have one vital thing in common: clarity of…
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KateNicholasVilkaitis
Kate Nicholas
Sep 13, 2023, 9:00 AM
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A time for thanksgiving

There are so many reasons for organisations to celebrate their own ‘Harvest…
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AndrewMiddleton
Andrew Middleton
Aug 16, 2023, 9:00 AM
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Navigating strategic change: Striking the balance in nonprofit organisations

Change, an undeniable force, shapes the journey of nonprofit organisations.…
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SeanTully
Sean Tully
Jul 20, 2023, 9:00 AM
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Practical steps for keeping your capital appeal spirits high

It’s funny how a fundraising target can so quickly draw focus from success to a…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Jul 20, 2023, 7:00 AM
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Charity partner – how to make the most of other people’s events

I thought it might be useful to share my insights as a festival organiser to…
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EleanorMitchell
Eleanor Mitchell
Jul 12, 2023, 12:00 PM
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Strategic planning as a foundation for success

The core of a charity is made up of essential components: governance,…
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KateNicholasVilkaitis
Kate Nicholas
Jul 4, 2023, 8:30 AM
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Leadership and the dangers of hubris

Hubris is a puffed up and excessive version of the sin of pride that our creator…
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LauraTreneer
Laura Treneer
Jun 21, 2023, 8:50 AM
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Analysing digital performance – tips for small charities

Small charities tend to have a healthy respect for digital communications. If…
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ShelleyPoole
Shelley Poole
Jun 14, 2023, 8:30 AM
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The lonely HR - Who’s looking after the person who looks after everyone else?

Workplace isolation is a hot topic in HR circles. As I write, it is Loneliness…
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KateNicholasVilkaitis
Kate Nicholas
May 19, 2023, 8:30 AM
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Kingdom KPIs – What the Bible tells us about measuring success

One of the most important parts of strategy development is the identification of…
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AndrewMiddleton
Andrew Middleton
May 18, 2023, 12:12 PM
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The art of attracting a Royal patron: tips and strategies for success

Gaining royal patronage can be a game-changer for a charity, bringing attention…
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LauraTreneer
Laura Treneer
May 17, 2023, 8:50 AM
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New personas for UK evangelical Christians

Anyone who works in communications will know that before you can really connect…
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LauraTreneer
Laura Treneer
May 16, 2023, 2:19 PM
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The AI debate – Could ChatGPT be the extra resource your charity needs?

So how can AI platforms like ChatGPT be useful in the charity sector? Who better…
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JeanCollingwood
Jean Collingwood
May 15, 2023, 10:25 AM
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The ultimate guide to working with Royal Patrons – Top tips for maximising the benefits, navigating the protocols and avoiding common pitfalls

Having a Royal Patron can bring huge benefits to a charity. It can help to raise…
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CarolWard
Carol Ward
Apr 19, 2023, 7:15 AM
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Fundraising from the Marathon? How to make sure your runners cross the line

For small charities, especially those that had the foresight to invest in a…
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EmmaGoulds
Emma Goulds
Apr 13, 2023, 7:15 AM
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Fundraising review - is it time well spent?

If you’re in the throws of leading a charity or social enterprise, it can feel…
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KateGriffiths
Kathryn Griffiths
Apr 13, 2023, 7:00 AM
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How can small charities create bigger impact?

Impact can be a little Marmite: some embrace it as the core of everything they…
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EleanorMitchell
Eleanor Mitchell
Apr 12, 2023, 12:00 PM
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Consultancy – When and how to make it work for your small charity

Navigating consultancy options is a potential minefield for any sized charity.…
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JoyGascoigne
Joy Gascoigne
Mar 24, 2023, 8:30 AM
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Leading for the long haul – valuable lessons learned in life

Leadership expert John C Maxwell defines leadership as “influence, nothing more,…
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KateNicholasVilkaitis
Kate Nicholas
Mar 15, 2023, 8:30 AM
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Storytelling: Lessons from the parables

What does Biblical fundraising look like and can asking for funds ever be…
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LindaTrew
Linda Trew
Mar 15, 2023, 8:00 AM
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A.R.K. – three little letters that can make a big difference

As you go about your day today and the rest of your week, look out for the…
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ShelleyPoole
Shelley Poole
Feb 15, 2023, 9:30 AM
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How to help your people through the cost of living crisis

The cost of living crisis isn’t showing any immediate signs of improving, with…
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AndrewRainsford
Andrew Rainsford
Feb 15, 2023, 9:00 AM
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Unspent budget? Four dynamic ways to make it pay

We’re approaching the end the financial year, which may come as a relief if your…
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KateNicholasVilkaitis
Kate Nicholas
Jan 16, 2023, 12:00 PM
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Investing in the Kingdom; Biblical fundraising

What does Biblical fundraising look like and can asking for funds ever be…
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SimonClaridge
Simon Claridge
Dec 15, 2022, 12:00 PM
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Appreciative Inquiry: a positive approach to problem solving

Problem solving is an important attribute for any charity leader, or indeed…
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EleanorMitchell
Eleanor Mitchell
Dec 8, 2022, 12:00 PM
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Getting in shape for 2023 – three focus areas to add to your planning

Three focus areas to add to your planning. Where we cannot change difficult…
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FeliciaWillow
Felicia Willow
Dec 5, 2022, 12:00 PM
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Charity reviews – how to spot a good one

A good review isn’t as simple as pointing out the differences between best…
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AndrewBarton
Andrew Barton
Nov 16, 2022, 12:00 PM
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Five fundraising priorities during the cost of living crisis

Look after yourself and your team. Stay positive. And celebrate every success…
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LindaTrew
Linda Trew
Nov 16, 2022, 10:00 AM
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Theos Think Tank reveals depth of economic insecurity among people of faith

Hannah Rich from Theos Think Tank has revealed the findings of new research on…
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LindaTrew
Linda Trew
Nov 16, 2022, 10:00 AM
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An update from the Charity Commission for England and Wales

Colette Bennett from the Charity Commission recently presented at Faith…
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AndrewRainsford
Andrew Rainsford
Nov 9, 2022, 2:00 PM
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Warm Hubs; Warm Banks; Warm Welcome – is it the right thing for you?

One of the exciting things about the freelance world is the scope to challenge…
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ClaireMathys
Claire Mathys
Oct 3, 2022, 2:00 PM
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Meeting an MP? The one question you must be ready for

If you want to succeed in influencing policy, you need to put in the leg work.…
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KateNicholasVilkaitis
Kate Nicholas
Sep 22, 2022, 9:00 AM
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Having a God-sized vision: What the Bible tells us about strategy

How do you feel about strategy as a Christian? There are some within the Church…
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SimonClaridge
Simon Claridge
Aug 17, 2022, 9:00 AM
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What we really need are bicycles

This was the beautifully simple reply from the coordinator of a medium-sized…
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LindaTrew
Linda Trew
Jul 29, 2022, 9:00 AM
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Charities spend £900m a year applying for grant funding, new report reveals

Action Planning provides a trusts bid writing service for many charity clients,…
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ShelleyPoole
Shelley Poole
Jul 9, 2022, 10:00 AM
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Values in recruitment – How can charities find the ‘right’ employees?

Recruiting the ‘right’ people is an important part of managing a successful…
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markbillage
Mark Billage
Jul 8, 2022, 2:00 PM
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Trust crisis – are you meeting the fundamental needs of your team?

As I reflect on where we are as organisations, hopefully having weathered the…
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KateNicholasVilkaitis
Kate Nicholas
Jul 8, 2022, 9:00 AM
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Christian nervousness? How to bear witness authentically

Do you suffer from a level of nervousness when it comes to talking about your…
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MichelleLawrence
Michelle Lawrence
May 18, 2022, 2:00 PM
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A passion for collaboration – it’s just a case of joining the dots

I love the voluntary sector in this country. I’ve worked for and alongside…
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EmmaInsley
Emma Insley
May 5, 2022, 9:00 AM
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Developing a culture of monitoring, evaluation and learning

The benefits of building a culture that values monitoring, evaluation and…
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ShelleyPoole
Shelley Poole
Apr 11, 2022, 1:00 PM
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Key HR trends for 2022 and how to prepare for them

Over two years after the start of the pandemic, we still find ourselves in…
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AndrewHumphreys
Andrew Humphreys
Apr 8, 2022, 1:00 PM
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Long-term planning: lessons for charity leaders from the pandemic

It’s that time again, to produce the next long-term plan for your organisation.…
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LindaTrew
Linda Trew
Mar 16, 2022, 3:00 PM
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Planning a capital project? Where is the money coming from?

Do you need to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds – or perhaps millions – for…
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AndrewRainsford
Andrew Rainsford
Mar 16, 2022, 1:30 PM
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How to look after everyone’s interests in the post peak-COVID future

There is a feeling in some places that the COVID Crisis has now passed and that…
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EmmaInsley
Emma Insley
Mar 16, 2022, 1:00 PM
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Giving responsibly to Ukraine – and what charities can learn

Sending your stuff or making an AirBnB booking isn’t the best way to make your…
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EleanorMitchell
Eleanor Mitchell
Mar 15, 2022, 1:00 PM
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Managing a hybrid workforce – how are your people coping?

When the world locked down in 2020, we were forced to abandon working practices…
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clarebamberger
Clare Bamberger
Mar 15, 2022, 10:00 AM
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Catching up? Pivoting? Radically rethinking? Why it’s worth getting advice on your organisation’s future

Your charity has survived the last two years. You have shown enormous…
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SeanTully
Sean Tully
Feb 9, 2022, 1:00 PM
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High Value Grants fundraising: five big challenges in 2022

We identified five of the big challenges facing charities in 2022 – issues that…
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PrimaveraMoretti
Primavera Moretti
Feb 1, 2022, 10:00 AM
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Adding clout to your fundraising – Six ways in which a consultant can help you get the most out of trusts and foundations?

Charity leaders often question the value of consultants. “We need to raise more…
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clarebamberger
Clare Bamberger
Jan 20, 2022, 1:00 PM
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Structure your strategic ambition in a well-monitored action plan

An organisational strategy sets the direction and ambition for the future N…
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MauriceAdams
Maurice Adams
Jan 11, 2022, 10:00 AM
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Will our organisation survive a(nother) crisis?

During the early stages of Covid disruption, there was a sense of “it will be…
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FeliciaWillow
Felicia Willow
Jan 11, 2022, 10:00 AM
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Crucial planning opportunity or annual waste of time? Five top tips for successful away days

Do an away day badly and you risk your efforts backfiring. You risk making the…
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admin
Jan 5, 2022, 1:00 PM
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Leading from the emerging future – Choosing a strategic planning process that is fit for purpose

After 25 years working in NGOs, and for the past 13 as Executive Director of…
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clarebamberger
Clare Bamberger
Dec 20, 2021, 1:00 PM
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Inclusion – a liberating watchword for 2022

Trustees are there to guide, not take the day-to-day decisions. The last two…
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AndrewBarton
Andrew Barton
Dec 8, 2021, 10:00 AM
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Fuelling the engine – End-of-year fundraising questions for CEOs

In late September we had a lovely week on holiday in Falmouth. But a couple of…
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AndrewRainsford
Andrew Rainsford
Dec 2, 2021, 8:00 AM
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2021 – the year that relevance re-emerged

The word “challenging” keeps coming up. If challenging means “different” then it…
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ruthmulryne
Ruth Mulryne
Nov 23, 2021, 10:00 AM
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How to succeed as an interim CEO

Talented interim leaders will have a role to play in a range of organisations as…
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FeliciaWillow
Felicia Willow
Nov 23, 2021, 10:00 AM
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The pros and cons of being an interim CEO

I’ve led six charities through periods of crisis, change and transition – and…
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DavidBull
David Bull
Nov 17, 2021, 10:00 AM
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10 key challenges for not-for-profit sector CEOs (and how to solve them)

Being the CEO of a charitable organisation is exceptionally rewarding, but also…
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AndrewMiddleton
Andrew Middleton
Nov 10, 2021, 1:00 PM
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3 reasons why charity CEOs need mentors

It is lonely and tough at the top. A charity CEO’s role requires tremendous…
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PrimaveraMoretti
Primavera Moretti
Nov 9, 2021, 1:00 PM
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8 water cooler comments CEOs shouldn’t overhear about themselves

Although you’re a leader, you’re also a member of a team, so walk with your…
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MauriceAdams
Maurice Adams
Nov 4, 2021, 9:00 AM
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Thinking of becoming a charity CEO? Beware your own shadow!

Even though our individual situation is our situation and there is no ‘one size…
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AndrewMiddleton
Andrew Middleton
Oct 29, 2021, 1:00 PM
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80% of charities are neglecting governance. Are you one of them?

Good Governance is not just a tick box exercise, it’s a way to show that you are…
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FrankBennett
Frank Bennett
Oct 25, 2021, 9:00 AM
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The key to good governance in times of change

The past two years of disruption have caused much reflection on the way things…
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AndrewRainsford
Andrew Rainsford
Oct 20, 2021, 11:00 AM
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Great minds and all that – How to create a shared vision for your charity

The relationship between the Chair and the CEO is crucial. Equally crucial is…
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TracyMadgwick
Tracy Madgwick
Sep 29, 2021, 9:00 AM
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Attracting top talent to your organisation – why employer brand matters even more than ever

Due to the impact of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s job market is…
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HalDavidson
Hal Davidson
Sep 8, 2021, 1:00 PM
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Recruiting volunteers for charities – How to make sure it works for everybody?

Whenever you’re considering recruiting a volunteer or multiple volunteers, it’s…
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ShaliniJain
Shalini Jain
Aug 16, 2021, 9:30 AM
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Charity marketing: two tools to help maximise your appeal

Before the word “pandemic” was a part of everyday conversation, you might have…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Aug 13, 2021, 10:00 AM
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7 Good Reasons for Hiring a Copywriter

How many times have you told yourself you’d write that piece of copy to…
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LindaTrew
Linda Trew
Jul 29, 2021, 1:00 PM
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The Christian recruitment challenge

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? – wanting the very best people for our…
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ShaliniJain
Shalini Jain
Jul 28, 2021, 1:00 PM
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The art and science of fundraising

Fundraising for a project is both an art and a science – an articulation of the…
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SeanTully
Sean Tully
Jul 28, 2021, 1:00 PM
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Trusts Fundraising Strategy – learning from the funders

Early in 2021, Action Planning helped a national charity to rethink its grants…
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kathrynkendall
Kathryn Kendall
Jul 13, 2021, 4:00 PM
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Five reasons why your grant application was unsuccessful

Kathryn Kendall explores five reasons why your grant application for your…
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LindaTrew
Linda Trew
Jun 30, 2021, 1:00 PM
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Can you really pray in the money?

We can often find ourselves in tricky positions within the workplace, whether…
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NedWells
Ned Wells
Jun 21, 2021, 2:00 PM
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How to select the right web development partner for your charity

This article offers a process to help you select a development partner that’s…
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kathrynkendall
Kathryn Kendall
Jun 15, 2021, 1:00 PM
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Safeguarding in digital delivery

Before the word “pandemic” was a part of everyday conversation, you might have…
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KarenMorton
Karen Morton
Jun 9, 2021, 9:00 AM
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Virtual away days – making best use of digital tech in the hybrid workplace

I work as a facilitator (amongst other things). When we were first locked down,…
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LindaTrew
Linda Trew
Jun 1, 2021, 12:00 PM
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Faithful fundraising

Fundraising can feel alien in a Christian environment. It feels a lot easier to…
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SusieMullen
Susie Mullen
May 26, 2021, 1:00 PM
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The future of work in a post-COVID world – what the research tells us

Those in the business of spotting trends are predicting a summer of fun in 2021.…
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TracyMadgwick
Tracy Madgwick
May 24, 2021, 1:00 PM
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Welcoming furloughed employees back into the workplace

Eighteen months is a significant period of time to be away from the workplace –…
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LucindaShaw
Lucinda Shaw
May 11, 2021, 4:00 PM
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What is coaching? And how can it help your charity work?

The term ‘coaching’ is used a lot, often incorrectly when people mean mentoring,…
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EleanorMitchell
Eleanor Mitchell
Apr 26, 2021, 1:00 PM
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Is it possible to innovate within a standard charity model?

To innovate is to make changes within an established structure by introducing…
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AndrewHumphreys
Andrew Humphreys
Apr 16, 2021, 1:00 PM
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How a logic model can help you develop your strategy

Setting organisational strategy is often complex and can seem like an…
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VanessaSwann
Vanessa Swann
Apr 16, 2021, 1:00 PM
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Too busy to look at the big picture?

Unsurprisingly at the moment, many charities are finding it hard to devote time…
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MauriceAdams
Maurice Adams
Apr 7, 2021, 10:00 AM
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The crucial role of leadership in the capacity development process

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Maurice Adams
Apr 6, 2021, 1:00 PM
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Capacity Development: what it really means and how to make if effective

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Maurice Adams
Apr 6, 2021, 1:00 PM
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The value of faith-based organisations

A common narrative is that our society is becoming less religious. Fewer people…
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AmyShepherd
Amy Shepherd
Mar 24, 2021, 1:00 PM
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5 ways to build resilience as your people return to the office

Over the past year I’ve noticed that charities are starting to see the real…
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mateason
Mat Eason
Mar 22, 2021, 9:30 AM
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Solidarity – building employee resilience

The difference between just coping and thriving is determined by how healthy our…
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admin
Mar 17, 2021, 2:30 PM
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Don’t rush head first into the future

The impact of the pandemic on your staff may be yet to kick in. Prepare now for…
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markbillage
Mark Billage
Mar 15, 2021, 4:30 PM
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Realistic Optimism

How do we act as leaders so that we keep our heads up and maintain our…
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MikeTaylor
Mike Taylor
Feb 24, 2021, 4:30 PM
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Changes to the Charity Governance Code: Diversity

“We need to continue the journey from seeing diversity as a ‘hygiene factor’ to…
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AndrewRainsford
Andrew Rainsford
Feb 24, 2021, 4:00 PM
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The future of the office and workspace

There is increasing recognition that the social interaction of the workplace is…
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AndrewBarton
Andrew Barton
Jan 27, 2021, 1:00 PM
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Response, recovery and reconstruction: 8 insights on adaptive fundraising during coronavirus

Andrew Barton is used to thinking about the three phases of humanitarian…
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AndrewBarton
Andrew Barton
Jan 27, 2021, 12:00 PM
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Fundraising resolutions: coronavirus and beyond

Andrew Barton's six actionable fundraising resolutions that could pay dividends…
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DavidSaint
David Saint
Dec 16, 2020, 10:43 AM
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The post of Christmas past

This year, as families and friends are forced to rethink Christmas, I’m pleased…
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TimGlynneJones
Tim Glynne-Jones
Nov 25, 2020, 3:42 PM
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Action Planning’s Three Minute Survey for Charity CEOs

See the results here for Action Planning’s Three Minute Survey for Charity CEOs
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Karen Morton
Oct 29, 2020, 11:09 AM
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Karen Morton – Future Gazing

"Karen Morton – Future Gazing" Seminar Video from Action Planning's 30th…
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CarolAkiwumi
Carol Akiwumi
Oct 29, 2020, 11:08 AM
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Carol Akiwumi – Challenge Your Most Cherished Fundraising Ideas

"Carol Akiwumi– Challenge Your Most Cherished Fundraising Ideas" Seminar Video…
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NickWilkie
Nick Wilkie
Oct 29, 2020, 11:07 AM
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Nick Wilkie – This Much I Think: Musings on Organisational Leadership and Life

"Nick Wilkie – This Much I Think: Musings on Organisational Leadership and Life"…
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Tracy Madgwick
Oct 29, 2020, 11:06 AM
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Tracy Madgwick –Finding and Keeping Talent Remotely

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Linda Turton – Making Your Finance Funder Friendly

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David Bull CBE – Top 5 Questions Trustees Should Ask Staff

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Emma Insley – Impact Accelerating Your Fundraising

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Kate Nicholas – Communicating for Recovery

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Oct 29, 2020, 11:01 AM
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Andrew Johnson – Using Campaigns to Drive Engagement

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Felicia Willow – Managing Crisis Using an Interim CEO's Approach

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Oct 28, 2020, 2:26 PM
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Cancel the Christmas Party?! No Way!

At the end of what has been a tough year for most charities and an existential…
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Oct 21, 2020, 5:00 PM
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Action Planning celebrates Pearl Anniversary with 10 seminars in 60 minutes

On Tuesday 20th October, 2020, we celebrated 30 years of service to the third…
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Felicia Willow
Aug 28, 2020, 2:26 PM
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Managing remotely with a team you’ve never met in an interim role

Felicia Willow is an experienced interim CEO but the lockdown has thrown up…
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Aug 27, 2020, 3:21 PM
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Capital appeals – an online catalyst

Churches looking to rekindle a capital appeal project in the wake of lockdown…
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Jul 30, 2020, 12:00 PM
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10 Top Tips for remaining professional and sane in the post-COVID remote working world

With polls showing a general reluctance among UK workers to return to their old…
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Jun 30, 2020, 1:00 PM
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10 tips for a successful review of giving?

The lockdown and absence from buildings will have hit some churches harder than…
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May 27, 2020, 3:00 PM
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Fundraising Strategy during the twists and turns of the Coronavirus crisis – and beyond

There are many principles from the INGO world that can be helpful as you respond…
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May 27, 2020, 3:00 PM
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Motivating your remote team

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May 27, 2020, 10:30 AM
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Creating the space to open up – why it’s important to really ask

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May 26, 2020, 10:00 AM
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The Times They Are a-Changing, but will they change us?

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May 26, 2020, 10:00 AM
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Church development project? Why it pays to call for help at the start.

Action Planning recently had the privilege of working with three churches across…
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May 7, 2020, 9:30 AM
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You're on mute, John...

I have picked up a few practical points from facilitating some Zoom-based…
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Apr 21, 2020, 11:00 AM
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How are you feeling today? The choice is yours

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Apr 20, 2020, 11:00 AM
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Impact of supporter experience on fundraising

Part 2: Why we should be focusing on supporter experience more than ever. In the…
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Apr 15, 2020, 10:15 AM
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Communicating in a crisis: remember your ABCs

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Apr 15, 2020, 10:00 AM
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Releasing funds in an emergency: what are your options?

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Apr 8, 2020, 1:00 PM
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Worried about long-term finances? Three actions you need to take

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Apr 6, 2020, 11:30 AM
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Stay connected with your team – 3 simple tips

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Apr 2, 2020, 11:00 AM
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Leading through crisis: look at it through three lenses

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Mar 31, 2020, 3:00 PM
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Coronavirus - How can Boards best support their charities through this crisis?

Every charity situation is different; every individual responds to crisis in…
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Mar 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
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Arts Council England funding for organisations and individuals

Arts Council England has set up a fund worth £160million to ensure the people…
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Mar 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
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London Funders set up Covid-19 fund

A new fund coordinated by London Funders has been set up to support London’s…
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Mar 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
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Calor puts up £85,000 for rural community projects

To celebrate its 85th birthday, gas company Calor has increased the value of its…
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Mar 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
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Leadership in the time of corona – 5 things to think about

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Mar 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
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Feeling helpless? Time to dig into those creative reserves

I have just passed the one year anniversary of leaving a permanent role to…
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Mar 24, 2020, 10:05 AM
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Leading in a crisis: some lessons from personal experience

We might never have seen anything like this; I’ve certainly never lived through…
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Andrew Middleton
Mar 3, 2020, 4:00 PM
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How can virtual meetings help your charity remain effective?

We live in very challenging times. Right now, coronavirus is forcing individuals…
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Ian O'Reilly
Feb 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
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Impact of supporter experience on fundraising

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Ruth Dwight
Feb 20, 2020, 10:00 AM
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Growing a sales mindset in a not-for-profit organisation

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Tim Glynne-Jones
Feb 14, 2020, 12:00 PM
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London Marathon fund for physical activity

Can you believe the London Marathon has been running for 40 years? Over that…
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Feb 14, 2020, 10:15 AM
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Funding up to £250,000 for museums and galleries

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund is offering grants worth up to £250,000 to…
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Tim Glynne-Jones
Jan 31, 2020, 12:08 PM
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Ouseley Trust grants for choral music

If you’re a parish church, choir school, choral foundation or cathedral that…
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Tim Glynne-Jones
Jan 24, 2020, 2:00 PM
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£50k Aviva grants for small charity community projects

Charities with a turnover of under £1m are invited to apply for funding from the…
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Jan 24, 2020, 10:00 AM
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Co-op funding for youth peer-to-peer support

Co-op Foundation, the charity arm of the grocery chain, is partnering with the…
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Jan 10, 2020, 10:37 AM
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Heritage grants for historic buildings

Transforming Places Through Heritage is a £15million grant programme from the…
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Tim Glynne-Jones
Dec 20, 2019, 10:37 AM
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NCT funding for church building projects

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Dec 20, 2019, 9:00 AM
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Big Society depending on church social action – but where will the money come from?

This past decade of austerity and cuts in publicly funded services has seen…
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Dec 19, 2019, 9:43 AM
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It's all about the people! – How can you nurture your human resources in 2020?

Looking back over 2019 as an HR consultant working with a range of different…
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Dec 18, 2019, 1:00 PM
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Has insight helped your decision-making this year?

Over the past year I’ve noticed that charities are starting to see the real…
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Andrew Middleton
Dec 17, 2019, 9:00 AM
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Review is the word – how did your Governance look in 2019?

One of the great things about being an Action Planning consultant is that I get…
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Dec 16, 2019, 10:18 AM
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An exciting time but still big challenges ahead – so how was your fundraising year?

2019 has been a really exciting year for fundraising. Despite the challenges…
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Dec 16, 2019, 10:18 AM
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What chance of 2020 vision in 2020? And then what?

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Dec 13, 2019, 11:32 AM
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Grants of up to £30,000 for war memorial conservation

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oct 30, 2019, 12:28 PM
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Week 1 - Reboot: Overcoming cultural barriers to fundraising

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sep 27, 2019, 12:05 PM
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£40,000 grants available for healthcare charities

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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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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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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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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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Sep 20, 2019, 9:30 AM
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High value prizes for healthy ageing projects

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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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Sep 13, 2019, 9:30 AM
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Leeds community fund invites applications

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Sep 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
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Applications for £3 million Dream Fund now open

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apr 16, 2019, 8:00 AM
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Action Planning Consultants: introducing Mark Goldring

Action Planning has an extensive team of outstanding and highly-experienced…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kate Nicholas
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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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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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 O'Reilly
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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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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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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