Change the world by being yourself – Guest Blog by Mary Wessel

Change the world by being yourself (and five other ways to make your career soar) Guest Blog by Mary Wessel – Freelance Writer and Editor Let’s face it. The world needs changing right now. As charity professionals, we’re already playing our part. But it’s a tough sector to work in at the moment – with […]

Learning Curve – Our First Facebook Fundraising Campaign – Guest Blog by Sarah Younger

Guest Blog by Sarah Younger, Communications and Development Officer for St Michael’s Fellowship In late 2019 South London based charity St Michael’s Fellowship worked with Consultant Dawn Newton from Morello Marketing to look at how we could get our social media to work better for us. Here I explain what I learnt from running our […]

Tips for getting media attention for your charity – Guest Blog by Sarah Wallace, BluebirdPR

Journalists receive hundreds of emails a day from charities just like yours, wanting them to run their story, so you need to make sure yours stands out from the crowd. Here’s our top tips: Know your publications. Get into the habit of reading/listening to the media outlets that you want to run your story so […]

Charity Meetup: Start-ups for Good Event Summary

The 17th Charity Meetup event took place in London on the 8th of October 2019. We began with a mixing game (fortune tellers) then we had three lightening talks and a panel discussion. We explored how organisations can learn from start-ups and new opportunities to generate income through products and services. Thank you to the Good […]

Top Five Insights from the Charity Meetup: Inspiring Internal Communications

Over 70 charities gathered for the 16th Charity Meetup event in London, which was kindly hosted by Workplace for Good by Facebook in September 2019. Our topic was Inspiring Internal Communications with expert speakers and panellists Beth Murray, Sarah Browning, Judith Davey and Natalie Peck. Here are five key insights from the day: 1 – […]

How to Use Psychology to Boost Online Donations – Guest Blog by Stuart Palmer

Stuart is a Charity Meetup regular and  helps charities in the digital space. The world of charitable donations is hugely competitive and with so many great causes out there, how do you make donors choose your organisation? Stuart’s guest blog aims to unravel the psychology of donations. Experts in behavioural economics, a field which draws heavily […]

Five Top Tips for Getting Promoted – Guest blog by Ashby Jenkins

This blog is kindly written by Ashby Jenkins, with the aim to help you with practical ideas to increase your chances of getting a promotion and speeding up your career progression. About our Guest Blogger Ashby Jenkins has recruited fundraisers for the charity sector for the last five years, before moving to the dark side […]

Top Tips from the Charity Meetup – Fundraising Possibilities

Charity Meetup – Networking and Skills Sharing Quarterly Events A friendly group of 60 people from the charity sector convened at the 15th Charity Meetup on Thursday 23 May. The event was sponsored by GivePanel and hosted in London by SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity. Before kicking off the event, participants enjoyed networking and refreshments […]

Learning how to ask the right questions changes everything

“One of the fastest ways to find the solution to an issue or challenge you are facing is to ask the right questions.” – Robin S. Sharma If you are determined to make this year different, asking better questions of yourself and others is a way to profoundly change your life. As children we are […]

Reflecting on Strengthening Relationships at the Charity Meetup Bucks – Guest Blog by Tony Barr

I think the best words of greeting you can possibly get when going to a Charity Network meeting is “help yourself to the buffet!”. Certainly an excellent start and had my attention from the outset. I had first met Dawn at the Community Impact Bucks meeting in Aylesbury and really enjoyed her TED talk and Mexican […]