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.
Between 2001 and 2011 the charity sector’s income grew from £31bn to £41bn a year. Not through fundraising or grants, or legacies or investments, but through commercial trading. Public donations […]
It’s a tough time to be providing services to the public sector. Budgets are vanishing, framework agreements are pushing risk and cost down the supply chain, services are being commoditised […]