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 […]

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 […]

Should you encourage your staff to attend network events? Guest blog by Katie Shuster from Chiltern Music Therapy

I think most people know that networking is hugely important for any organisation, big or small but with conflicting priorities, is it worth the time and who should go? Back in 2016, I embarked on a new role as Communications and Marketing Manager for Chiltern Music Therapy. I knew my role would include lots of […]

Reflecting on the Building Corporate Partnerships Charity Meetup in Bucks

We gathered to discuss Building Corporate Partnerships at the Charity Meetup Bucks on Thu 27 September 2018. The event was kindly hosted by John Lewis & Partners in High Wycombe. Key points: 1 – Listening is very important for both the charity and the corporate partner 2 – Creativity can help to find mutually beneficial […]

Five Secrets to Instagram Success

5 Secrets to Instagram Success

In this blog am sharing five secrets of how to grow your Instagram following and engagement. These tactics will help you if you have just started out on Instagram or if you are established but keen to increase your audience. 1 – Find people to follow One of the best ways to find other likeminded […]

Progress, not perfection – Guest Blog by Ian Worman

On Monday the 27th November 2017 I attended my first Charity meet up. The topic of the evening was success and failure. It was an amazing evening, I met some great people. The topic was well presented with lots of new ideas to take away, I am planning to present some stuff at the next […]

Getting Started with Google Ad Grants – Guest blog by Anna Champ

Google Grants should be a no-brainer for any charity. Google offers $10,000 a month to spend on advertising on their search engine, and for a small charity this can be more than your marketing budget! There are many benefits to having a Google Grants account, but I won’t go into those right now. Google have […]

5 Ways Charities Can Benefit from Collaboration

When organisations with a common aim work together, they can cut costs, improve outcomes and reduce duplication.  Collaboration is of particular importance to smaller charities who are looking for ways to create a sustainable long term future. It is important to  stay on track, collaborations must help the organisations involved to deliver their vision and […]