My most recent podcast is with Jennifer McCanna, a leadership coach working with charities including CAF and Action Aid, as well as various clients from the private sector. Jen and I are running a session at the Institute of Fundraising’s Yorkshire Conference on Friday 24 May around emotional intelligence, resilience and leadership and thought it’d be nice […]Read More Cracking Charity Chat: Ep. 9 Jennifer McCanna, Leadership Coach
I recently caught up with Karl Wilding, Director of Policy and Volunteering at NCVO, We covered a lot so this episode of the podcast is a little longer than the others. You’re probably already following Karl on Twitter so you know the deal – he knows a ridiculous amount about the sector. We talk about: NCVO: […]Read More Cracking Charity Chat: Ep. 8. Karl Wilding on The Voluntary Sector
A couple of weeks ago I met with Joe Jenkins at The Children’s Society to talk all things supporter relationships for the second episode of my podcast, Cracking Charity Chat. The podcast offers some great insight into fundraising from individuals over the past 20 years and where we are now. It tackles some of the […]Read More Cracking Charity Chat Podcast: Ep. 2. Supporter Relationships in the New World
I’m delighted to launch my new podcast, Cracking Charity Chat – Learning from the Leaders. In the first episode I spoke with Marie Peacock, Head of Income Development at Candlelighters – the Yorkshire-wide children’s cancer charity – about community fundraising. Marie has a wealth of experience in this area and shone a light on how […]Read More Cracking Charity Chat Podcast: Ep. 1. Community Fundraising
This week the press have jumped on the news that the Charity Commission has given an official warning to the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline. There has been a massive conflict of interest that hasn’t been managed properly – the founder and her daughter have been paid – and some exceptionally poor financial management. Here […]Read More Governance crisis? Help is at hand!
I’ve gone freelance by accident. After having my delightful, gorgeous, exceptionally noisy baby boy, I had fully intended to go back to my role at Toynbee Hall. Then we moved out of London. So, I’ve decided to go it alone. Having worked as a consultant at NCVO and provided voluntary consultancy support through Small Charities […]Read More Going it alone
This week I started as Head of Development at Toynbee Hall. My job is to grow unrestricted income for the organisation, which is likely to come from a mix of corporate, individual and major donor giving, but after just five days, rather unsurprisingly, what that looks like and how we focus our effort, I haven’t […]Read More The first week: Toynbee Hall and Mozart