The idea of not putting service users at the centre of strategy feels like heresy. But more often than not, it’s the right call to look beyond them.
Why setting goals that you can’t achieve is the key to population-level social change
Quick wins are attractive because the team knows how to do them; you’ll have something to show for it and they’ll feel they’ve made progress. But there will always be more where they came from…
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.
Our twice-yearly, invitation-only seminars are the only place where CEOs of the UK’s largest charities come together to share their insights and experiences around the sector’s greatest challenges and opportunities.
In April 2019 the Charities Aid Foundation, in association with ACEVO, published the outcome of its research on the greatest challenges charities face.
A unique opportunity for facilitated, in-depth, open and honest discussion with a high-level group of peers.
My guest speaker will be James Blake, CEO of YHA, who will share his insights from YHA’s journey, from mission to money and back again.
Having the agility to rapidly shift focus and resources is invaluable, not just for disaster response charities, but for any organisation that wants to increase its impact.
Most charities’ strategy development is dominated by current challenges, and so the bigger questions don’t ever get a look-in.
Being a professional means knowing that you can’t please all the people all the time, and experience means that you have those conversations up front.