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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

Everything’s coming in 3’s today…. as we celebrate our 3rd birthday!

Three of the best! We’re celebrating our 3rd birthday today and we’d like to thank you and everyone who has given us huge support over the last 3 years! We’ve worked with hundreds of amazing charities, thousands of candidates and welcomed over 5,000 delegates to over 150 events, as well as being asked to partner … Continue reading

You too can be Trustee – Guest Post by Bilwa Iyer, Reaching Volunteering

Have you ever considered trusteeship? Many of us volunteer our time to causes that are close to our hearts but even some of the most dedicated, long term volunteers have failed to consider trusteeship as something they could actually do. As a trustee recruiter and trustee myself, I often find that few people know about … Continue reading

What does it really matter if companies hire based on looks?

Julian Smith One of my friends was recently looking for a job in retail, and was told by somebody that with his looks, he should apply for a job in a well-known, high-end fashion brand. It made me wonder about the same friend’s options if he hadn’t been born quite so good looking; would they … Continue reading

Survey Results about Trusteeship and Youth

Survey Results about Trusteeship and Youth Survey conducted by Nicholas Fryer on a voluntary basis for Young Charity Trustees (YCT). The results may surprise you! If your looking for new trustees or interested in what it takes to become one yourself we have an upcoming event October 17th entitled “Networking for Trustees and Potential Trustees” … Continue reading

My boss just asked me ‘network to what purpose?’ – By guest blogger, Margaret Gardner

By Guest Blogger, Margaret Gardner, Marketing and Communications Director, Practical Action My answer ‘I’m not sure but something will turn up’ probably wasn’t great.  However in truth that’s my experience.  I am Marketing and Communications Director at Practical Action the technology for international poverty reduction charity. Over the years I’ve tried lots of approaches to … Continue reading

My day on: Being a Charity Marketing and Communication Director – By guest blogger, Margaret Gardner

By Guest Blogger, Margaret Gardner, Marketing and Communications Director, Practical Action   I have one of the most exciting jobs in the world – Marketing and Communications Director at the technology for poverty reduction charity, Practical Action.  My job is amazing, frustrating, pressured, creative, and emotionally rewarding – often all at the same time. So … Continue reading

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