Every day, charities and social enterprises are doing incredible things, endlessly innovating and making a transformational difference to people’s lives. It just doesn’t make it into the media.
The biggest lessons that charities can take from businesses are not the models or the mechanics of money-making – their roots are just as deep in the sector as they are anywhere else.
How business thinking can help non-profits grow impact and income. Everything you need to know about earning income and using business techniques to deliver social change.
The ripple effect is a powerful concept: the idea that an organisation can create impact far beyond its own footprint. And there’s plenty of evidence that it works.
Earned income has been the single biggest driver of the growth in charity income for most of the last twenty years, and it currently represents over 50% of all charity revenue. Growing it is a priority for many charities, but it’s not easy…
For centuries we’ve lived in a capitalist world shaped largely by commercial and economic interests, and that’s not changing any time soon, but commercial markets can be a powerful force for good.
A few weeks ago, I was honoured to anchor a morning of keynotes and panel discussions on the new models of funding that are emerging into the mainstream for charities. Here are the five big insights I took away…
The purpose of the seminar is to help you to understand how your charity can work with social investors to raise new capital and diversify your funding…
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.
Social investment is gaining significant traction and offers genuine opportunities for organisations who are prepared to grasp the nettle. And don’t worry if you’re unsure what it’s all about… help is at hand.