A New Year Reflection:

There's a time to give and a time to receive: • a time to breathe in and a time to breathe out• a time to wake up and a time to go to sleep• a time to speed up and a time to stop• a time to speak and a time to listen• a time... Continue Reading →

Simplicity Through Subtraction

My job in these fast changing times is to come up with solutions to the many and varied problems our clients face. Most weeks, someone desperate for help writes in with a long and detailed description of the crisis currently being faced. In my insecurity my first response is usually to panic; ‘how on earth... Continue Reading →

The future of fundraising

A subject every charity needs to be giving some thought to right now. The latest treasury forecast is that household giving may drop by up to 25% next year. You can read more about that HERE. Charity treasurers I am talking to are saying that giving is down. One church treasurer said that giving is down by a quarter... Continue Reading →

The opportunities ahead

I like to keep an eye on what Mary Portas is sharing these days; a beacon of optimism amidst the encircling media gloom. Goodbye, she says to boring chains of shops and hotels. Hello, spaces and places of creativity that feed the soul rather than sell us more stuff. This is important – the rekindling of creativity.... Continue Reading →

GDPR

It’s a while since I thought about this subject, but a couple of issues have surfaced in the current state of play. First, with some millions of us now working from home, a culture shift which is clearly here to stay in some form or other, you need to give some thought to security of... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

Please enter your email below and I'll let you know when new items arrive. This year has been full of unexpected events, and it started for me with a pretty big one! After 25yrs of running my charity finance and advice business I have taken a back seat. That was March, what a different world... Continue Reading →

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