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Seizing Opportunities - why SWOTs don't work

The first step for many strategies is a SWOT analysis but where does it really get you? It's a roundabout, not a motorway and it attracts negative thoughts.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 23 Sept '21 | Tags: strategy strategic development tools

20 ways to use a free retail unit

Lots of shops are now available for charities to use free of charge but don't just think charity shop, there are lots of other ways to use a retail space.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 20 Aug '21 | Tags: charity ideas

Every day is a school day

Learning is critical for on-going success and a fulfilled life.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 18 Jun '21 | Tags: charity entrepreneur marketing social enterprise inspiration goal setting values strategic development responsible organisation charter coaching business planning collaboration innovation tools 21st century business business success csr socent growth aspiration local authority feasibility study creative think tank corporate culture vision

Celebrating 30 years of helping responsible organisations win by being good

In May 1991 Sarah Brown set up her consultancy to help others be more successful and now she is celebrating 30 years of her own success. Here she tells you more.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 04 May '21 | Tags: winning by being good

10 reasons why every charity or social enterprise needs a marketing strategy

A marketing strategy clearly explains how you as an organisation will reach your objectives. It translates your vision, mission, and goals into effective marketing initiatives that can be measured.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 30 Apr '21 | Tags: charity socent marketing strategy

Powerful ways to help people to understand your impact

Share how you change the world to attract more support or customers.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 16 Apr '21 | Tags: social impact changing lives

Which leader would you have followed - Scott or Amundsen?

Leaders today are facing life and death choices during the Pandemic. A century ago Scott and Amundsen also made decisions that impacted who lives and died and how they did it provides some useful insights for leadership today.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 22 Mar '21 | Tags: leadership winning by being good

Digital Technology - demon or angel?

Is the rise of the internet a good or bad thing? Positive examples of how it is being used and how to get the most from it.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 19 Feb '21 | Tags: charity pandemic strategy

Do you want to be more successful?

It could be that your structure is holding back your growth as a charity or social enterprise. Have you thought about what impact what you are and how you operate is having on your success?

Posted by Sarah Brown on 10 Feb '21 | Tags: charity socent strategy

Inspiring and creative ways to get through the pandemic

Be inspired by eight examples of creative and successful organisations responding to the pandemic

Posted by Sarah Brown on 30 Jan '21 | Tags: inspiration creative think tank

Why business and charities need each other in 2021

2020 has demonstrated how much we all rely on each other and a planet that works. People want the learning from the pandemic to be reflected in the post-covid world. The number 1 trend is Build back better.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 19 Jan '21 | Tags: collaboration charity business socent

Ten top psychology tips to help you achieve your goals in 2021

Tips on how to achieve what you want in 2021.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 31 Dec '20 | Tags: goal setting

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