If a wealthy philanthropist offered to fund a 30% increase in the salary budget for your corporate centre indefinitely, how would you use that extra capacity?
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.
Scale brings enormous benefits if it’s done in the right way. It dramatically increases the reach and potential impact you can have in the world. But it’s rare that charities put in the time, money and focus to actually bring it about.
Your organisation’s knowledge is probably the biggest lever you have for increasing income and impact, but all too often it’s an invisible and untapped asset, because most of us are like Canada…
Apparently, public trust is at an all-time low. Since the advent of the digital age, our general level of trust in governments and politicians, corporations, charities and the media has […]
The Agile Organisation: Charity CEO breakfast seminar 25th May 2017, London. As the landscape in which charities operate continues to change, many of us recognise the need for our organisations […]
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…
One of Michael Porter’s most under-used quotes is this: “the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” And it’s particularly relevant to charities right now when growing new income streams is at the top of most agendas…
I will be hosting a small, select group of Chairs from major Charities for breakfast from 8:30am to 10:30am on the 4th of April 2017 in London. In an informal, stimulating and highly collaborative discussion, we will talk about the unique challenges facing Chairs in relation to mergers, acquisitions and sector consolidation.