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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

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

Strategic thinking for charities and social enterprises in the Pandemic

Three areas to consider as you develop a strategy and prepare for the risks of the new normal.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 29 Jul '20 | Tags: charity socent strategy

Want a change? Should you become a charity or social enterprise?

If you are very focused on changing the world and less focused on money maybe a business is not right for you

Posted by Sarah Brown on 09 Jun '20 | Tags: charity socent build back better

We're all responsible if we want a Great Britain

From responsible business to charities, social enterprises and individuals, the government's new Civil Society Strategy wants us all to get involved. Here is a summary of the main strands of the Strategy plus access to a responsible organisation blueprint.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 09 Aug '18 | Tags: collaboration responsible organisation charter charity socent

Be really clear about what you offer

How a clear Theory of Change is critical for success whatever type of organisation you are

Posted by Sarah Brown on 05 Apr '18 | Tags: values charity socent business corporate culture

Are community shares the right answer for you?

This infographic maps the issues to consider if you are thinking about whether a community share issue might be a good way of raising investment for your social enterprise or a community resource.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 13 Aug '14 | Tags: socent community shares

Showing people can change - the power of nature and belief

This month I have come across inspirational examples of heroin addicts and ex-offenders who are being changed by opportunities to be in the natural world.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 22 Jul '13 | Tags: inspiration socent charity

Finally eating that frog

In time management and goal setting Brian Tracy's Eat that Frog is both simple and compelling and I've finally managed to eat a rather large one in the form of a mammoth business plan of almost 30,000 words

Posted by Sarah Brown on 23 Jul '12 | Tags: business planning strategic development time management socent