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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

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

Voice of Experience: asking for money and boosting productivity

“ask someone for money they will give you advice, but ask someone for advice and they will give you money” (Christine Harris, Fundraising Director of Access Sport) The latest in the I Am Group ‘Voice of Experience’ series saw our panel of experts share their wisdom on asking supporters and corporate partners for money. We … Continue reading

Mindful Networking at the I Am Group

Last night we kicked off our first networking event of the year with a refreshingly interactive talk on Mindfulness. Led by guest speaker Juliet Adams, a professional coach who trains leaders across the country – not least the Houses of Parliament – we learnt how mindfulness can help us to manage pain, make smarter business … Continue reading

What does good leadership mean today?

Chris Stephens from national charity, The Children’s Society1 recently gave a candid talk at our charity networking event around the theme of leadership, which got us thinking and talking about what does good leadership look like?   Chris began her talk by discussing a little about what good leadership means today and what it historically represented in the … Continue reading

Taking the fundraising path to transfer sectors

  Emma Hudson Time and again I have noticed the same key questions from people desperately trying to find work in the charity and non-profit sectors – and common ones include; “why is the charity sector so hard to infiltrate from the outside?” and “I do a lot of voluntary work for charities, so why … Continue reading

Getting pr for your charity or cause – top tips from this week’s networking event

Once again, Impact Hub Westminster was alive on Wednesday evening with some of the leading lights of the charity sector, who joined us to hear Stephanie Rock from West London PR Agency Wordville* talk about Getting PR for Your Cause! It was great to see so many of our regular members, along with some new faces and to see … Continue reading

“The Pen is Mightier than the Sword” – Inspirational Public Speaking Tips!

Once again, Impact Hub Westminster was alive last night with around 50 charity professionals who turned up to hear Jean Gamester – Chief Executive of the Speakers Trust – talk at our networking event on Inspirational Public Speaking! The energy was fizzing from the start as Jean shared her knowledge and tried to de-mystify the art of public … Continue reading

How to ask for money – top tips for fundraisers!

  Hub Westminster was packed last week with over one hundred fundraisers from many charities who turned up to hear leading fundraising trainer and author, Rob Woods1, talk on ‘How to Ask for Money’! The room bubbled right from the beginning, with all these high achievers wanting to learn how to be even more effective in … Continue reading

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