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Being a Young Trustee by Felicity Christensen

Felicity Christensen Whilst the average age of a trustee in England and Wales is 57, a rising number of younger people are embracing the opportunity to become actively involved in the governing of charities across the sector. 2015 was the year I decided to take this step by becoming the youngest member on the board for Darjeeling … Continue reading

How to Create a Shining CV by Josie Hai Diep

Do you sometimes struggle with knowing what to put on your CV that would appeal to the employer? Unsure of how to make your CV stand out from the competition? Read on for tried and tested top tips I have used in helping people become unstuck and to make their CV shine. A CV is … Continue reading

Maximising Impact and How to Network

By Tony Koutsoumbos, fundraising and communications careers specialist  This month’s networking night at the I Am Group trialed a brand new feature – a workshop on how to network, led by yours truly, followed by our usual format of a short talk and drinks reception. Aimed specifically at professionals who get easily intimidated by the … Continue reading

Making Good Decisions – Cognitive Biases and Logical Fallacies

By Tony Koutsoumbos, Fundraising Specialist for the I Am Group Last night I delivered a talk on the impact of cognitive biases on decision making and the logical fallacies that turn faulty assumptions into false conclusions. Below is a summary of the key points and – more importantly – a list of the most common biases … Continue reading

Chatting to Rock Stars and Asking for Money: the Lessons of NLP for Major Donor Fundraisers

Imagine standing in the Ritz, nervously waiting for your all-time hero for walk through the door. They arrive to be greeted by a media frenzy and work their way through the room saying hello to everyone until finally they get to you. What do you say? This is the picture Paul Cartwright, certified NLP trainer … Continue reading

PEARLS of Wisdom…

By Julian Smith I recently wrote a blog based on one of my short presentations I give to job seekers, called ‘show ‘em your PECS!’, so now I thought I’d offer up another blog based on a second presentation I give entitled ‘Julian’s PEARLS (of wisdom!)’.   It’s a tongue-in-cheek title, if you don’t know … Continue reading

If you want to impress, then work on those PECS!

By Julian Smith I’ve spoken on topics such as ‘how to write the perfect CV’ and ‘how to get the perfect charity job’ and recently I took part in a horizon-scanning event at The Open University, talking about what employers look for. There were several people on the panel, including one from the banking sector, … Continue reading

How to write a persuasive cover letter in 15 minutes

Why am I writing this? I am a recruitment consultant: my job is find talented people who are looking for work and convince my clients to hire them. The ability to write a good cover letter is therefore pretty important, more so because it is the one area in which my applicants continually struggle irrespective … Continue reading

Changing the World one chocolate bar at a time

The I Am Group proudly hosted Charlotte Borger, Communications Director of the fair trade confectionery company ‘Divine Chocolate’, as our guest speaker for this month’s Wednesday networking night. Now a household name within the charity and ethical business sector, Charlotte packed out the Judge’s Chamber in Browns, Covent Garden as over 60 people turned out … Continue reading

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