The 4 Step Freddie Guide to Fundraising

The 4 Step Freddie Guide to Fundraising

What can we learn from Freddie Mercury? I recently went to see the film Bohemian Rhapsody. Although I’m not a huge Queen fan, growing in the 80’s in the UK, Queen were a big part of the soundtrack to my childhood. I thought the film was great, whether you like the...
Make a Life Not a Living

Make a Life Not a Living

As the autumn season approaches my inbox is littered with invitations and applications for funding, which is all great and exciting. One application for start-up funding particularly stood out when it said ‘Make a Life Not a Living’. That got me thinking, not only...
There is life Beyond Profit – Write Your Own Chapte

There is life Beyond Profit – Write Your Own Chapte

We’re taking some holiday time to decorate my kid’s bedroom. Whilst endlessly painting, it struck me this is the end of a chapter. Gone are the cool calming creams and here are the bright bold blues and reds of a little boy’s bedroom. It’s the end of the baby era, the...
Carpe Diem People!

Carpe Diem People!

Yesterday I attended the funeral of my wonderful great Aunt. She was 97 and great in every sense of the word. At the ceremony, the Rabbi spoke of Balaam – the ancient prophet who, for all intensive purposes was a wicked man. He set traps for the Israelites which they...
Acquiring New Donors

Acquiring New Donors

Something we all struggle with. Getting new people to sign up and become a donor is a tricky business, no question about it. One key player which is increasingly being pushed aside and should be the mainstay of any good acquisition strategy – Direct Mail. Sending a...