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.
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.
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.
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
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.
One of the themes in my recent conversations with the sector, is the desire to engage better with businesses. There are two opportunities: income and mission, but one is far greater than the other.
Some of the most debilitating constraints faced by the charity sector have a common root cause. Which implies there could be a common solution if we are collectively willing to take it on.
Innovation capability is patchy in most organisations, but taking a more strategic approach to innovation can increase margins, accelerate growth, and open up new ways to have a greater positive impact.