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How much do Teaching Excellence awards and badges matter?

Jul 09, 2018
Are teaching excellence awards and badges just for the feel-good factor, or are they vital information for students to hone their consumer persona and ‘wise choice’ skills?

Fundraising lessons from Gareth Southgate

Jul 04, 2018
Let’s face it, who isn’t just a little bit in love with Gareth Southgate right now? Who wouldn’t be impressed by his focus, modesty, attention to detail, attitude and waistcoats. As we all reflect on an extraordinary match, I think there are some interesting lessons for fundraisers.

7 things state school Heads need to know about fundraising….

Jun 26, 2018
If you are Head of a state school you won’t have much time to read this so here are the 7 things you need to know about fundraising….

A new recipe for higher education governance

Jun 18, 2018
A dash of ‘business’ and a dollop of ‘charity’ – the recipe for Vice-Chancellor pay?

Funding the fundraising

Jun 14, 2018
By encouraging and educating donors to challenge the ‘accepted wisdom’ of how fundraising has traditionally been funded, a tremendous opportunity for change – and a new way of thinking – presents itself. And that is something we should all be excited by.

Four ways to bolster your independent school’s fundraising in choppy financial waters.

Jun 07, 2018
The Independent school market is facing a storm of pressures. Costs and customer expectations are going up yet there is a deflationary pressure on fees, international markets are challenging and there is a scarcity of capital funding.

How can we use kindness to guide our fundraising?

May 16, 2018
What if we reimagined fundraising using the guiding principle of kindness?

Why aren’t the Rich Listers giving (and how can we change that)?

May 15, 2018
There are 145 billionaires on the Sunday Times rich list, 11 more than last year and double the number than just five years ago – and yet the number of Rich Listers giving 1% of their wealth is down by 20 from last year.