Is it okay to have fun at work…or is “fun” a dirty word?

Is it okay to have fun at work…or is “fun” a dirty word?

by Katie Duckworth So, politics has gone mad. Injustices are multiplying. Poverty is on the rise and the funds to fight it are tighter than ever. And to cap it… Read more

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Has fundraising become too “professional”?

Has fundraising become too “professional”?

I’m worried that we have lost authenticity at the core of what we do and who we are. We must then ask the question:

“In our quest to become more professional we are becoming less human?”

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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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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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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 thoughts on a white, male diversity manager

My thoughts on a white, male diversity manager

I have lived experience of some of the protected characteristics other than race. I know that diversity is not all about race and that true inclusion is, and should be, much wider than that conversation. But having laid all that out I still can’t help but wonder about the message being sent that what we need to drive the diversity agenda is another white male.

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Charity leadership in the age of populism

Charity leadership in the age of populism

Whether we work in human rights, poverty alleviation, climate change, refugee support, humanitarian relief, we all know that it’s those people already living precarious existences or already facing discrimination who will suffer most from the policies implemented by the Trumps and Bolsanaros of this world.

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Three challenges every charity faces

Three challenges every charity faces

Big ones. Small ones. Local ones. International ones. Health, community, aid & arts ones. Ones with loads of Boards, and ones with no paid staff. In all my experiences of working with charities of all shapes & sizes – from MSF to SSF – there are three challenges I’ve come across that each of them faces in one way or another…

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