Talking. Much underrated.

The charity sector is many things but the one thing that frustrates me most is its inability to engage in proper open dialogue with others. Some are so tight lipped I’m surprised they even advertise their existence at all.
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Slaying the Dragon

Recently we saw Gogen say their final farewells, as the telemarketing agency linked to the Olive Cooke tragedy, is forced to shut up shop, with the loss of nearly 500 jobs.
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What’s the problem?

Last month, I went to see a potential new client. I love these meetings. I get to meet someone new. I get to understand what they want to achieve. And most of all, if I get it right, I get to help them realise some of their objectives.
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In the blue corner…

It’s like a battle of the giants: In the blue corner we have the mighty Database. And in the red corner we have the awesome, the cutting edge C R MMmmmmmmmm.
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Why, oh why?

For some years now there has been a figure floating around, one I’ve used before and has not been updated but still mystifies me.
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Can I stop you for a minute?

At some point during general chit chat I’ll get asked the all important question; “So what do you do?” I try and explain but what they hear is “Blah, blah, blah FUNDRAISING blah blah blah CHARITY”
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What did you learn today?

I’m so lucky! And I genuinely mean that. Running my business is hard work, but how else would I get to meet such a variety of people, get to know about the range of issues they are championing.
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A life less ordinary

Lifestage is the new kid on the block. By ‘new’ I mean it’s been around for years but no one really knows what to do with it. I’m sure there’s a highly technical explanation of lifestage, but I’m going to give you my version.
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Where did that come from?

I sent an email yesterday. No, I’m not a Luddite. I haven’t decided to write about my entry into the modern world of communication.  It’s just that this particular email made me feel just a little uncomfortable.
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