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Why governance reviews should include Senate

Sep 20, 2021
It is preferable for Councils to be able to take assurance from Senate but, in order to do so, Senates must be organised to be capable of providing such assurance.

Halpin welcomes Head of Client Services, Rachael Magee

Aug 12, 2021
Halpin is delighted to announce a key appointment in its growth strategy as it welcomes Rachael Magee as Head of Client Services.

Halpin welcomes latest Consultant, Osaro Otobo

Aug 11, 2021
Halpin welcomes Consultant Osaro Otobo to the team.

Governance Under Pressure: Governance Lessons from the Corporate Sector

Aug 04, 2021
Susie had a chat with Consulting Fellow Hanif Barma on lessons to take from governance in the corporate sector. Read their discussion here.

Fundraising Under Pressure: Are big gifts getting riskier?

Jul 15, 2021
As all fundraising leaders know, the ethical due diligence doesn’t stop when you accept the gift - it must continue thereafter and you will need the resources to regularly review and risk assess your donor list.

Fundraising Under Pressure: Who is the Case for Support for?

Jul 15, 2021
Construct a Case for Support to allow Development to speak to the University (or any other institution), and get clarity on what the Leadership really wants you to do.

Fundraising Under Pressure: Small Teams Q&A

Jul 15, 2021

Joint CEO Susie Hills recently had a chat with Consulting Fellow Penny Hubbard about the challenges of fundraising with a small team. Here's how their conversation went:

Susie: The last 12 months have created tremendous pressures for fundraising teams. Many have seen budgets cut or frozen, staff furloughed and, of course, all the challenges of working from home and juggling caring that we have all faced. What do you think its harder for small teams to respond to these challenges?

Penny: Whilst it is entirely understandable that the immediate reaction of some organisations was to cut costs, th...

Governance Under Pressure: Strategic Plans

Jul 13, 2021
In our latest in this series, Consulting Fellow Ewart Wooldridge spoke to Joint CEO Susie Hills to discuss how boards should approach university strategy, post-pandemic.