How to successfully collaborate with corporates – Guest Blog by Maite Caballero Tomàs

Partnerships are one of the closest forms of collaboration which require real engagement from both corporates and charities. To succeed, long-lasting partnerships rely on shared values, open communication and creativity. Collaboration between corporates and the third sector can take many shapes and forms depending on the goals of such collaboration: workshops, branded events, donations, etc. Yet, corporates and organisations in the third sector are increasingly choosing to collaborate together via long-term partnerships to make a […]

5 Reasons Why Charities Need To Meet Up

Now so much of our communication happens online, I think meeting up face to face is more important than ever. Once you make a connection with someone in the ‘real’ world you build a much deeper understanding of that person than merely tweeting them. I think we are all craving real discussion and need to try and be more social. I go to lots of events but I still find it nerve-racking striking up conversations […]

In The Right Setting Networking Is Fun And Brings New Opportunities– Guest Blog By Kellie Smith

I have to admit that the word ‘networking’ fills me with dread. Don’t get me wrong I love meeting new people and enjoy the chance to hear about other people’s experiences. But I’ve been to far too many events where once registering at the door, I’ve been pushed into a large space to join in the small talk – with no icebreakers, activities or speakers to encourage people to relax and chat. That’s why I […]

Networking for introverts: top tips – Guest Blog by Jennifer Campbell

Networking. What’s your reaction to that word? If you’re anything like me, it might be an eye roll and a mutter of ‘if I must’. It’s not my favourite thing in the world. There, I’ve admitted it. At the end of a hard day, as an introvert, I crave a little quiet and alone time, not a noisy, hot room full of strangers and small talk. Meeting new people is great. But so many people […]

Feel the fear and do it anyway – Guest Blog by Alice Sachrajda

I was travelling back from a long day delivering training in Sheffield recently when I remembered that I’d seen an eventbrite invite for a Charity Meetup networking event. I had a little conversation with myself (come on, we all do it) which went a bit like this: “Alice, you’ve just gone freelance – this is exactly the sort of event you should be going to…” And in reply: “But I’m tired and hungry and networking can be […]

5 Simple Ways To Make Networking Fun!

Our latest Charity Meetup hosted by Petit Miracle Hub (Wednesday 9th September) was themed around speaking with impact and unlocking creativity.   I wanted to share 5 top tips for taking advantage of these types of events with some enjoyable ways to network with the other attendees. This blog post is inspired by advice from our keynote speaker Simon Tyler, author of The Impact Code.   Tip # 1 – Listen twice Listen to the person you […]