There can't be many of us in the voluntary sector who haven't spent time in a poorly run meeting. But I doubt it is a problem unique to any particular industry. Indeed, employees generally are said to waste up to 13 complete days a year in unproductive meetings. But why is this the case? After all, … Continue reading Could that meeting be any more boring?
Every fundraiser knows the art of raising money is through the stories we tell. But how long the story lasts is not always so easy to establish. One thing is for sure, whether that interaction lasts a moment, a decade or a lifetime rests on how we manage each relationship. The Institute of Fundraising East … Continue reading Lasting Relationships: IoF East Midlands Conference
This article first appeared on the Green Pepper blog. Among the usual Facebook posts about silly pets, tasty meals and holidays are those showing friends and family having fun. But what if your great night out was caught on video? A laugh yes, but maybe not so funny if your drunken antics were seen online … Continue reading Five Steps to Avoid a Social Media Meltdown
Have you ever regretted sending that last Tweet? Someone I know was offered a really high profile job. Days later however, the content of a rather unfortunate late night Tweet resulted in the offer being withdrawn. Careless? Certainly, but costly consequences like this, whether accidental or from deliberate misuse of social media, are nothing new. … Continue reading A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job
By David Green Being good at your job is rewarding; and it is certainly something that employers welcome. So much so in fact that it isn’t unusual for the good worker to become a new manager. After all, the good worker knows the ropes, is clearly capable; and always get results. So surely management material? … Continue reading Moving into management can be a lonely process
By David Green Some years ago I arrived for my first day at a new job, only to find out that I was being given the extra responsibility of line management. Now this wasn’t in the job description, and was never mentioned during the selection process. What’s more, it was something I’d never done before, … Continue reading A well-planned induction will help new staff to settle