Scaling up a service to reach all of those who may need it can be a slow, expensive, often impractical route for charities. Here are six alternatives.
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.
Commentators have described Scope’s new strategy as radical, brave and showing the fundamental difference between charity and corporate sectors. None of those are true, but it should still be an example to us all.
What could you do with five times the number of volunteers, members, donors, campaigners or paying customers?
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 […]
Forget the old maxim “you can’t put a price on quality”. You can. In a commissioning environment that’s under increasing pressure to cut costs, it’s more important than ever that you do, and you’ll need three ingredients to do it…
There’s a huge amount of pressure in the sector right now to be more competitive, more customer focused, and more compliant to a funder’s processes, specifications and conditions. And there’s a real danger that you start to forget that you are the experts in your field…
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…
May’s Charity CEO Breakfast Seminar will take place on Thursday May 19th. Over a highly interactive breakfast, we will explore how to build strong and effective commercial and business capabilities within non-profit organisations.