…and making sure it doesn’t happen again. When I look back now on 2019, it seems like it was a pretty good year. Loads of lovely photos of the family out and about, and funny memories of the children making us laugh out loud unexpectedly (“Mum, we need to go home now and put brandy […]Read More Looking back: that time I nearly lost my mind
Episode 16 with Simon Scriver of Change Fundraising, chatting small charity fundraising and conference refreshments, plus some general wittering. Includes some new features – intro format and song! If you’re familiar with UK or Canadian fundraising , you’ll probably have seen Simon speak or had a chuckle at some of his stuff on the Twitter. The focus […]Read More Cracking Charity Chat. Ep 16. Simon Scriver
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!
In 2009 I heard Mark Astarita launch the Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the Year Award at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention. In addition to that burning feeling in the throat when you’re trying to keep yourself together, I vividly remember him talking about Gill fundraising for truly difficult causes, including drug and alcohol charity […]Read More Fundraising for difficult causes: a starting point for small charities