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Mission, Vision or Goals?

Mission, Vision or Goals?

Mission, vision, goal?  You decide, but then stick to it. Most planning models include magic words like goals, strategies, objectives, mission, vision. Most successful plans have these elements as they capture the overall purpose; they are the headings under which a...

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September Spotlight

September Spotlight

In the second week of every month, we provide a short, snappy newsletter straight to your inbox. We know this will be one of many that will be fighting for your attention, so we will share our content in bullet point headings, labelled to show if the news may bring in...

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August Spotlight

August Spotlight

In the second week of every month, we are going to provide a short, snappy newsletter straight to your inbox. We know this will be one of many that will be fighting for your attention, so we will share our content in bullet point headings, labelled to show if the news...

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Await Rescue – Free Recovery

Await Rescue – Free Recovery

This weekend found me (and my dog, Belle) driving from Devon to Tintern Abbey to meet and spend the day with a couple of friends.  Despite the trials of the M5, the journey went fairly smoothly.  But two things happened that started me thinking about our lovely...

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Information overload or knowledge = power?

Information overload or knowledge = power?

I stumbled across Google’s mission statement the other day; “Our mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” It made me smile as I sat in front of my home PC, puppy at my feet as he tried to keep out of the heat. The...

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Every single starfish matters…

Every single starfish matters…

The boy in this story is our dedicated charity worker, who every day goes to work to make a positive difference for his cause, he does this to make the world a little brighter and easier than it was before. The walk along the beach is sometimes beautiful but can be...

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‘We’ or ‘I’ in Funding Applications?

‘We’ or ‘I’ in Funding Applications?

I have never considered myself a grammar expert.  However, the frequently asked question of should we write in the first or third person when working on an application to a trust or foundation, came up yet again recently. “Should we use ‘The charity supports etc....

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Motivating people to give

Motivating people to give

It has never been so crucial for charities to explain to its funders the effect of the work that they deliver to their beneficiaries.  The different terminology has often caused some confusion, and so in this blog we explore this terminology. From my time working at...

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