How business thinking can help non-profits grow impact and income. Everything you need to know about earning income and using business techniques to deliver social change.
These programmes will commence formally in April 2020. For those who wish to begin early, a 20% discount and two free months of programme membership will be offered to those who signup prior to 31st January 2020.
Our twice-yearly, invitation-only seminars are the only place where CEOs of the UK’s largest charities come together to share their insights and experiences around the sector’s greatest challenges and opportunities.
Anyone reading the press over the last year could be forgiven for thinking that working in the charity sector is like living through The Blitz. It feels like the sector’s […]
There’s an old story about a Persian farmer that a lot of struggling charities might find extremely relevant. It was popularised by the 19th century Baptist minister Russell Conwell and it goes like this…
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 […]
These are not normal circumstances. This is a one-off. A defining point in time. This is the moment of transition between the pre-Covid world and the post-Covid world. This is the time for impossible dreams.
19th January 5pm to 6pm. I will share what we can learn about our own potential from the pandemic, and how we can harness the best that our people have shown us, to dramatically improve our pace, agility and impact for the future.
Across the sector we’ve witnessed new level of agility, responsiveness, decisive confidence, pace and problem solving. The worst thing any of us could do is to put that down to “crisis response”.
In every organisation, in some way, shape or form, most people are attached to what the organisation currently does, and they will all have sensible and measured reasons for diluting any ambitions for change.
If we want our organisations to rapidly recover from the battering of 2020, we need to fundamentally rethink our attitudes to investment, ambition, and talent.
A lot of the organisations I’ve been talking with have adopted a bunker mentality trying to get through these dark days. But it doesn’t need to feel like you’re under siege. There is a far better, more positive choice.
This year has been incredibly difficult for people who are used to working in an office environment. In my recent conversations, wellbeing and burnout have become resident features. So, here are my top seven things that can make a positive difference…
Many of us are facing huge choices about the immediate futures of our organisations. Scary choices, with big, long-term implications. There’s more than the typical burden of responsibility in these decisions. There’s the profound weight of legacy.
Tuesday 8th December 08:00-10:00: The Future of Volunteering. Join me, along with Catherine Johnstone, CEO of Royal Voluntary Service and a select group of other leading CEOs, in a highly interactive and insightful discussion on re-imagining volunteering in these turbulent and chalenging times
This detour back towards lockdown will be tough for business and especially for charities, but it will be even tougher for some of the people around us and those we serve.