Wednesday, 30 July 2014

What can Jack Bauer teach us about leadership?

I’ve recently had a bit of an obsession with the series ‘24’. As I pound through the pounds on the cross trainer (yeah, right), I've found the excitement has kept me going. That, and the fact that there are A LOT of episodes. With 25 minutes left to watch of the final episode of season 8, I have realised that Jack Bauer, the lead character, shows some great leadership qualities.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Show and tell: How to improve your charity communications in one step

You may remember I’d been off at CASE enjoying a seminar on Trusts and Foundations Funding. I’d presented a short session on writing applications, and one of  things we talked about was Showing Not Telling.

Why show, not tell?

'Showing not telling' is so important in fundraising. It is easy to tell – it’s our default setting really – and we do it in proposals, in meetings and in donor reports. But showing is much more powerful, compelling and authentic.