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Ten potential reasons to set up a separate trading subsidiary

I have been encouraging charities to think more entrepreneurially for over 30 years. If you generate income rather than rely on grants or donations, you have control of your destiny.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 04 Mar '22 | Tags: collaboration charity

Top ten tips about how to get the most from your trustees

A strong board of trustees is a powerful part of any successful charity. Here are ten tips based on my experience about how to get the most from your trustees.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 26 Jan '22 | Tags: charity trustees

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

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

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

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: build back better collaboration charity business socent

It's the time to think seriously about Collaboration. Here are three reasons why

Covid 19 has put charities under stress and collaboration is a key strategy for success going forward

Posted by Sarah Brown on 03 Dec '20 | Tags: collaboration charity

Could you save time and money by changing to a CIO?

If you are a company limited by guarantee it might make sense to convert to being a CIO

Posted by Sarah Brown on 13 Nov '20 | Tags: charity

Volunteering - how has the pandemic impacted it?

Covid 19 has affected volunteering radically and the wider impact on society and the many people who were volunteers may be catastrophic

Posted by Sarah Brown on 16 Sept '20 | Tags: charity volunteering new normal

Save our volunteers! The hidden health threat of Covid 19

A plea to protect the 19 million volunteers and everything they make happen

Posted by Sarah Brown on 11 Aug '20 | Tags: charity social impact volunteering

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