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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

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

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

How to find a job you’ll love career workshop

We recently interviewed Charlotta Hughes, award winning Life Coach of the Year, on how to find work you’ll love. Sign up for our newsletters here. How to Find a Job You’ll Love is a really big topic.  And when people ask themselves that question, they often don’t know where to start. Where do you start? … Continue reading

Green Careers: Finding a Job in Conservation or Animal Welfare

We recently organised a green careers event in partnership with conservation-jobs.co.uk. Here is some of the advice our expert panel of speakers gave on how to get involved in conservation and animal welfare and carve a career in this highly competitive sector. Sheila Samuels, Head of Personnel at Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) … Continue reading

Find the perfect charity job: quiz the experts

Career Changing to the Charity and Not-for-Profit Sector One of the most frequent questions we get asked at the I Am Group is how to go about making a career change from the corporate sector.  Here we ask four experts to give their top tips for finding a job in the charity sector. Paul Cullen, … Continue reading

Interview with Mandy Johnson, Change.org (Director of Partnerships)

Escaping the City: from Banking to Fundraising   Change.org is the world’s largest petition website that allows everyday people to begin their own or contribute to already existing petitions that advocate a cause. Popular topics of Change.org petitions are economic and criminal justice, human rights, education, the environment, animals, health, and sustainable food. The Initial … Continue reading

It’s about the “what”, not the “who”! by guest blogger Christopher Samuels, Resourcing Manager, CAFOD

Christopher Samuels, Resourcing Manager at CAFOD shares his story on working in HR in the NGO sector. I never wanted to be a recruiter. The job chose me! That would probably be the opening line to my (highly unsuccessful and very poor selling) autobiography. If any publisher was deluded enough to put a copy into … Continue reading

Board Diversity and Young Trustees

Happy Friday, folks!  Today’s blog is by our friend and Guest Speaker, Alex Swallow, Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition, and Founder of Young Charity Trustees.  It’s a timely blog, for two reasons: firstly, it is the 2nd anniversary of Young Charity Trustees, and secondly, in the spirit of Board Diversity, The I Am Group is hosting … Continue reading

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