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 […]

Reflecting on the Charity Meetup London No.14 – Diversity & Inclusion

Charity Meetup Diversity and Inclusion

On Fri Sept 21 2018 we gathered to discuss how we could all make steps to improve Diversity and Inclusion. More than 120 participants from a wide variety of organisations participated in networking and skills sharing, kindly hosted by Google. Thank you to all of our fantastic speakers and participants for making this a very […]

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 […]

Reflecting on the Charity Meetup – Impact Matters event

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the 13th Charity Meetup, kindly hosted by What !if Innovation and sponsored by Makerble. This meetup marked our three year anniversary and our theme was Impact Matters.  We had networking games and the usual friendly welcoming atmosphere as well as a great talks, the first was on the Theory of Change from Natasha Roe […]

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 […]

Why it’s Important to Celebrate Success and Failure

I have worked in the charity sector for 13 years and have noticed a number of ways that certain organisations have managed to create a very positive and nurturing culture. By understanding how these positive environments are created, we can work towards creating workplaces where people feel valued and experienced staff are given autonomy to […]

Reflecting on the Video for Good event – The 10th Charity Meetup

The Charity Meetup two-year anniversary and the 10th event was a very special gathering for me. It was the culmination of so much work as our most complex event to date, and our first daytime session too! The event was sponsored by Magneto Films. I felt so many strong emotions before, during and after the […]

Video for Good

In June 2015 I started the Charity Meetup; I saw a need for an event which supported charities to network together in a practical way as well as sharing skills. I am proud to say that our next meetup will mark our two year anniversary and will be the 10th event, to celebrate, I wanted to […]