Richard Hawkes, until recently the CEO of Scope, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance and trustee of VODG, talks candidly and compellingly about Scope, public service provision, and the big choices the sector urgently needs to make.
Between 2001 and 2011 the charity sector’s income grew from £31bn to £41bn a year. Not through fundraising or grants, or legacies or investments, but through commercial trading. Public donations […]
It’s a tough time to be providing services to the public sector. Budgets are vanishing, framework agreements are pushing risk and cost down the supply chain, services are being commoditised […]
I recently hosted a breakfast seminar for Third Sector CEOs on getting their top teams “fit for the future”. We heard a wealth of examples of how people had built […]
The biggest challenge when leading any kind of transformation is in overcoming peoples’ natural resistance to change. It’s the most common barrier to business turnarounds and the single reason that […]
Being in my line of work is a bit like being a doctor. Tell people what you do and some will immediately start sharing their intimate medical details – or […]
UPDATE 8th September: this event is now sold out.
On Wednesday November 11th, over a highly interactive breakfast, we will explore Empowerment and Leadership, specifically we will look at:
How can charities develop a more commercial and professional culture without selling out? The third sector generates over half of its income from selling goods and services, but as markets […]
What would you do with an extra million pounds in surplus? With tightening funding environments, more and more charities are looking at how commercial activity can provide profitable, sustainable income […]
In this “new economic reality” Charities need, more than ever, to be highly efficient, effective and fully aligned behind the impacts and outcomes they want to achieve. An ambitious strategy […]