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.
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.
Chris Wright, CEO of Catch 22 talks about Social Enterprise projects, his “mixed” experience of the outsourcing of the Probation Service, and the future of public sector services.
Mark Lever, CEO of The National Autistic Society talks about the sector’s most pressing challenges, and how business thinking is becoming increasingly important to its future survival
According to New Philanthropy Capital, private companies are three times more successful at winning CCG contracts than non-profit organisations. So why are non-profits consistently losing out to commercial organisations when it comes to winning contracts?
Richard Hawkes, until recently the CEO of Scope, Chair of the Care and Support Alliance and trustee of VODG, talks candidly and compellingly about Scope, public service provision, and the big choices the sector urgently needs to make.