February, 2018

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Corporate Fundraising – Free Workshop

Free workshop to help small charities and NGOs to fundraise effectively with corporates. We often get asked, especially by smaller charities and NGOs, how they can be more effective at corporate fundraising. For the worthiest causes with limited budgets we respond with a free half-day tailored workshop. So if youRead More

How to Revive Partnerships

Developing an inspiring vision and understanding and responding to changing group dynamics can revive partnerships that are short of energy or direction.  “A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our handsRead More

Using Partnership Project Management

When resources or specialist skills are in short supply using external partnership project management support can transform the prospects for success. ‘The more people and organisations are involved in a partnership, the more unwieldy it becomes’. There isn’t a name for this Law – but perhaps there should be – andRead More

Communicating Successful Partnerships

Communicating successful partnerships can be challenging – understanding the multiple audiences and how they measure and judge progress is vital to success. What feels like success for one partner does not always resonate with another. Broadly, for a company, success is something that boosts shareholder value. The effect may beRead More

Using Social Return on Investment (SROI) to Evaluate Partnerships

Social Return on Investment (SROI)  can quantify the success of partnerships that prove impossible to calculate using conventional economics. A quick glance at the UK 2006 Companies Act shows that the directors must act to promote the success of their company for the benefit of its members [shareholders]. Taken at this levelRead More

Partnership Typology enhances programme success

A partnership typology  highlights the partners that can transform your success and simplifies and reduces the administrative burden of working with others.        When Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations said, ‘When governments, the United Nations, businesses, philanthropies and civil society work hand-in-hand, we can achieve greatRead More