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…
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.
In April 2019 the Charities Aid Foundation, in association with ACEVO, published the outcome of its research on the greatest challenges charities face.
Having the agility to rapidly shift focus and resources is invaluable, not just for disaster response charities, but for any organisation that wants to increase its impact.
Most charities’ strategy development is dominated by current challenges, and so the bigger questions don’t ever get a look-in.
The ripple effect is a powerful concept: the idea that an organisation can create impact far beyond its own footprint. And there’s plenty of evidence that it works.