Why we need to learn from the progress we’ve made in this crisis; build on the change it has catalysed; and drive forward, with as much urgency and commitment, those huge strategic moves that we’ve put off for years.
To mark the launch of Martyn’s new book, The Commercial Charity, we will be celebrating the rich history and huge potential of social business, on 5th May 2020, kindly hosted by Coram, one of the world’s oldest commercial charities.
Thinking differently about income generation:
On April 20th 2020 Martyn will be speaking at the annual conference for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Get your tickets via the NCVO website.
April’s exclusive CEO breakfast will focus on collaboration and consolidation for the sector. My guest speakers will be Carol Homden, CEO of the Coram Group of charities and Chris White, CEO of the social business Catch22.
Much of the new UK Government’s agenda is, as yet, unclear, but there are two observations and several early signs from which we can draw two scenarios: one conventional, one much more radical.
Repetition is comforting and familiar, but the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result
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.