September 13, 2017

Best laid plans?

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It might sound corny, but I have found the saying “fail to plan and plan to fail” to be absolutely true! I have worked in the voluntary sector at a senior level for more than 12 years now – and I cannot stress enough how vital it is to apply adequate resources to planning and […]

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August 18, 2017

Just say thank you

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This week I received some lovely feedback from a busy Charity Manager that attended my leadership and management workshop: “I really appreciated the workshop and feel that it gave me confidence, a new perspective and a bit of a boost in my role. I am really looking forward to our 121 session”. I hadn’t asked for […]

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June 29, 2017

Ask me! Ask me! Ask me!

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Ask me I won’t say no, how could I? (The Smiths)                   I have a few questions for you – and be honest, because only you will know the responses (unless you choose to share them with me). Are your staff and volunteers happy? And do they really […]

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May 16, 2017

Fund, fund, fund in the sun, sun, sun!

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The sun is shining, everyone has optimistically donned their flip-flops and sunglasses and all are feeling good about the world after a drizzly winter. But….   Are you making the most of the good mood and good weather? Do you have a summer event plan? What can you do? Be realistic about the resources you […]

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March 29, 2017

What the *bleep* is raising awareness?

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I hear the term ‘raising awareness’ time and time again – but what are you really doing? If you’re being honest, is it an excuse? If you’re being really honest, is it a term you use to feel better when you realise resources have been inefficiently applied? In my experience, raising awareness is often used […]

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