Charities change the world

Charities change the world Charities make a real difference to people’s lives and they do have the power to change the world.  It’s a simple statement and one that I think most people will agree...

Social media in a changing world

Social media in a changing world Social media is often referred to as the shining light in a changing world.  The question is whether social media is leading the change or whether social media is...

Charities selling the costs of administration

Charities selling the costs of administration To charities I say this, when it comes to selling the public on the costs of administration it is all in the way you sell the message and the...

Donations to charities spent on administration

Donations to charities spent on administration The Courier Mail in Brisbane has today released a report on ‘New website set to expose charities spending upwards of 60 percent of donations on administration costs.’

Social media strategy

Social media strategy How do you create a social media strategy, is a question I am often asked.  The biggest danger that you face in developing a strategy for what is a new area for...

Charity technology avoidance

Charity organisations are too conservative when it comes to adopting new technology The mention of new technology can send just about any charity running for cover.  It’s not about the cost, although that can sometimes...

Non-profit is a money game for long term...

Non-profit is a money game for long term financial sustainability The statement that non-profit is a money game for long term sustainability needs explanation, because the simple fact is there is a general misconception amongst...

Ease the pain of the annual report season

An annual report becomes more critical in times financial uncertainty The financial year closed. Everybody is talking market crashes and interest rates.  We are all left wondering how it will impact.  Amongst all that, you...

Top 5 lies about social media marketing

I read a very interesting blog about the ‘Top 5 lies about social media marketing‘ and I would encourage you to read the article.  In a nutshell though here are the headlines: