Whilst many will remember 2016 as a year of social and political unrest, I’d like to take some time to reflect on some of the good stuff that’s happened. These are my personal highlights: 1. Freelancing Starting up as a freelancer in 2016 has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve met […]Read more "2016: A year of challenges "
In the wake of last summer’s media frenzy on fundraising, I’m sure I won’t be the only person in our wonderful sector longing for more positive stories in the papers. Nowadays, community fundraising is so popular that many feel overwhelmed when it comes to getting press attention. What’s the hook? How do I get people […]Read more "Connecting the dots: community fundraising 101"
As many of you will be aware, I enjoy a good old escape game from time to time. Imagine my delight, then, when the National Trust for Scotland invited me along to their brand new attraction at Pollok House in Glasgow, ‘Escape the Past’. Developed by Edinburgh’s Can You Escape, I knew Escape the Past […]Read more "Escape Games: A New Frontier for Heritage Charities? "
Like most people, I’m not a fan of junk mail – whether it’s a takeaway menu on a Monday night when I’m trying to be healthy, or a gas company looking to sell me their wares, it usually goes straight into the recycling. With one important exception. I always look forward to receiving mail from Cath […]Read more "What can Cath Kidston Teach Fundraisers?"