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 […]
Much of the new UK Government’s agenda is, as yet, unclear, but there are two observations and several early signs from which we can draw two scenarios: one conventional, one much more radical.
Repetition is comforting and familiar, but the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result
Too many people still think charities should be the domain of the well-meaning amateur, but purpose and professionalism are not mutually exclusive.
The idea of not putting service users at the centre of strategy feels like heresy. But more often than not, it’s the right call to look beyond them.
Why setting goals that you can’t achieve is the key to population-level social change
Quick wins are attractive because the team knows how to do them; you’ll have something to show for it and they’ll feel they’ve made progress. But there will always be more where they came from…
In April 2019 the Charities Aid Foundation, in association with ACEVO, published the outcome of its research on the greatest challenges charities face.