Is your professionalism killing your creativity? Guest Blog by Lucy Gower

This guest blog is by Lucy Gower, our phenomenal speaker for the Charity Meetup in February 2016. Lucy also ran practical activities with the group to help them implement their learning and practice encouraging creativity and innovation in their workplaces. When I ask people if they think they are creative they usually shy away from the question, either not believing that they are, or somehow embarrassed to admit it. In case you are in any doubt […]

My Charity Meetup Experience – Guest Blog by Fiona Salter

Do you remember the Invisible Woman, the character from the classic series Fast Show? Whenever she piped up in a meeting she seemed to be unheard, but her ideas were appropriated by her (usually male) colleagues. I loved this, but it made me squirm because it felt like every meeting I’d ever been in. If you’re slightly introverted, or just scrupulously polite, where does this behaviour leave you in the modern workplace, and, most especially, […]

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 […]

Adventures at Barcampnfp 2015

I took part in my third Barcampnfp unconference this week. It always reminds me of the old saying “you get out what you put in” and I did my best to contribute meaningfully I suggested and ran two of the morning sessions. At this event the participants co-create the conference and topics are crowdsourced from the group. If you want to cover a topic you have to be the facilitator. I saw some of my […]

Creating your own content mind map

Shifting your mindset from traditional advertising and marketing to content marketing can feel overwhelming. I have found that creating a visual ‘brand’ mind map of different topics can really help businesses and charities in this challenge. This exercise can help in several ways: It’s a great way to stimulate new ideas. Help you with new topics to create content for your website / blog / social media. Discover who else is talking about similar topics […]