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Don’t run alone – useful advice for women or a continuation of victim blaming?

Don’t run alone – useful advice for women or a continuation of victim blaming?

As a society we need to stop putting the onus on women to change their behaviour – behaviours that we all exhibit and should be free to, without having to worry whether we may or may not get attacked.  Instead we need to turn our attention to the crimes taking place on a daily basis and reject any notion of this being acceptable behaviour.

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WHAT IS SPEAKING AT THE LARGEST CONFERENCE FOR FUNDRAISERS IN EUROPE REALLY LIKE?

WHAT IS SPEAKING AT THE LARGEST CONFERENCE FOR FUNDRAISERS IN EUROPE REALLY LIKE?

I have had lots of experience of public speaking. From media interviews to golf days to black tie galas, I have no fear of getting up in front of people and talking. But I’ve always had a bit of impostor syndrome about speaking somewhere as prestigious as the National Convention, thinking I didn’t have a big enough project to speak about or didn’t have that undefinable “guru” factor.

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Fostering a feedback-friendly culture could save your charity from extinction

Fostering a feedback-friendly culture could save your charity from extinction

The third sector already knows transparency is important, particularly for building donor confidence. Organisations can use transparency to improve trust with staff. They can also use it to create more inclusive organisations. But this only works with a commitment to openness.

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Should white men step aside?

Should white men step aside?

There was a section at the end of  this response to the recent NCVO appointment that really hit home.  “Should white men be stepping aside?” It is a question that needs… Read more

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What does fundraising ethically even mean?

What does fundraising ethically even mean?

by Ruby Bayley-Pratt The recent Game of Thrones petition to have a disappointing ending re-written by “competent writers” is a beautiful, if frivolous, example of how our relationship with the… Read more

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It’s time to re-connect

It’s time to re-connect

by Emily Petty Humans have a basic need to connect – to be loved. Maslow’s hierarchy of need places love and belonging as the third human need after basic physiological… Read more

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So…they hired another white man.

So…they hired another white man.

Karl Wilding has been appointed as the new CEO of NCVO. The sector’s largest infrastructure body has chosen another white man as its leader.

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Goals Gone Wild – Women Strategically Helping Women Succeed

Goals Gone Wild – Women Strategically Helping Women Succeed

You’re strategic about your fundraising. You’re committed to your cause. But are you deeply invested in your career advancement? If you answered yes, we applaud your dedication. But if the… Read more

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An anonymous letter from a charity CEO to the Board…

An anonymous letter from a charity CEO to the Board…

Foreword written by Mandy Johnson I was recently contacted by the CEO of a small charity. Like so many other small charities, her organisation has been struggling financially – they… Read more

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My sister, my anxiety

My sister, my anxiety

On Monday 13th May, Day 1 of Mental Health Awareness Week, my friend Deb Broddle and I launched Nisa’s week-long programme of activities to mark the week and to fundraise for the local Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) inpatient unit being built in Hull to support families in the wider Hull area.

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