The new partnership

2012 is going to be the year of positive change. It needs to be because the sector deserves it, you deserve it and your donors deserve it. The change should start with your partnerships. The people, the agencies and suppliers you choose to work with every single day. Time after time, we hear about promises…

The 10 pillars of great relations between charities and consultants

I shudder when people call us consultants – the word has been dirtied by many of them. Excessive billings, talking down to, ignoring, egotism, over use of buzz words… I kind of dry heave when I hear about some relationships my colleagues have with their charitable clients. Bullying, lack of respect, slow or refusing to pay,…

Not a buzzword

If, and this is a very big if, if I wore a bonnet, I’d have a bee in it. A few weeks ago I asked a question on Linkedin, “Simple question today: when i say “donor centered” – what charity, agency or consultant do you think of ” The results were interesting and insightful and…