One of the interesting aspects of what I’ll call “the charity mindset”, is that we do things on a shoestring and if we can cover our costs, we’re good to go. That mindset leads to some very dangerous assumptions indeed.
The best way to develop high value commercial income with genuine impact, is to find unmet need and to create new markets around it, but that means a lot of people inside your charity need to change their expectations.
In this three minute video, Martyn demonstrates and explains a simple tool that you can use with the executive team in your charity and social enterprise, to quickly prioritise the big initiatives
2018 could be a challenging year for charities that provide services. But your assets, insights and expertise can be extremely valuable when offered to the right people, and there are often many routes to finding and helping your beneficiaries.
Most charities, particularly when dealing with the public sector, tend to focus on just two elements of business development. Which means they’re missing a huge opportunity.
Making good money from providing commercial services isn’t easy for anyone, but it sounds like the folks at RNIB have made some fairly basic errors.
Your organisation’s knowledge is probably the biggest lever you have for increasing income and impact, but all too often it’s an invisible and untapped asset, because most of us are like Canada…
This event is now fully booked. If you would like to go onto the reserve list, please drop me a line. May’s CEO breakfast seminar on commercial capabilities, was clearly […]
Income diversification, social enterprise, and business model development, are now integral to the strategies of most charities, but the twin challenges of culture and capability continue to hold back our progress. To understand how to overcome these challenges, I’d like to invite you to join us at our Charity CEO Breakfast…
I’ve been challenged quite a lot about this in charity Boards and Executive sessions because, as we all know, “charities don’t make profit”. The word itself can be enough to make a lot of people in the sector feel uncomfortable. But it’s not a word I’m going to shy away from, or soften to “surplus”, and here’s why.