Most of the charities I work with are having to change, but the thing that most often slows them down, is persuading their passionate long-standing people to embrace those changes
What could you do with five times the number of volunteers, members, donors, campaigners or paying customers?
A Theory of Change can be a powerful tool for all kinds of strategy decisions, whether the outcome you want is an end to tropical deforestation or a million highly-engaged volunteers…
What do you do when one of your key players is struggling to perform? How do you decide, as quickly as possible, whether they can turn things around or whether you need to make a change?
Here are the four questions that will help you quickly make that call:
Diversifying into more commercial income is not without its consequences. There are two in particular that you should be aware of, and plan for…
Finding new strategies to deal with the changes that are hitting the sector is a challenge, but with the right support you can find all the ideas you’ll need. But that’s the easy part. The biggest challenge is what happens once you’ve got those ideas.
Amanda Batten, CEO of Contact a Family, talks about her first year as CEO. In a candid and honest interview, she shares her learning from the year, including how she […]
Ed Archer of the SENDirect consortium (nine of the UK’s most prominent disability charities) shares her experience and learning on Social Enterprise, innovation, risk aversion and collaborative design.
Structures and processes, appraisals and basic training programmes, will always have a role in tackling poor performance and raising standards to a basic level. But they won’t help you develop great leaders.
Need is growing, funding is contracting, grants are turning into contracts, and the people who are giving them out are looking for ever more things in return. For charities on the receiving end, it seems that ‘doing good’ is no longer enough.