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How should we talk to people about changing the world?

There are a range of important problems facing humanity, including widespread and persistent poverty, climate change, isolation and loneliness, human rights abuses, inequality and biodiversity loss, to name just a few. But how can we talk to people about these issues if we want to engage them and motivate them to take real action?   … Continued

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Reflections on I wish I’d thought of that 2014

Earlier this week I attended SOFII’s 2014 ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ to see twenty well-known figures from the third sector present an idea they feel changed the face of fundraising. The afternoon began with a brilliantly delivered anecdote, addressing the ever appropriate question I’m sure all fundraisers have been asked before: why is … Continued

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Reflections on the Convention.

It’s been a few years since I last attended the IOF Convention so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I attended the full 3 days of the event last week.  I’d grown a bit tired of the previous events where it seemed there was a lot of hot air in the sessions but ultimately … Continued

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Effective branding with limited resources

The ChangeStar rebranding project We’ve recently completed an agency rebranding and repositioning process at ChangeStar and we thought it would be a good idea to share this experience to show how small organisations with limited resources can successfully complete such a project. We decided to embark on a rebranding exercise after a period of research showed … Continued

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I.O.F. Awards

We’re chuffed to bits that QEF’s ‘Garden for Joy’ appeal has been shortlisted for the ‘Best use of Direct Mail’ category at the IOF National Awards.  Winners to be announced on 7th July! And , don’t forget, our Director, Richard, will be running a session at the IOF Convention in July on ‘How to raise funds … Continued

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