The I Am Group

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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

Why being vegan isn’t that strange, by guest blogger, Philip Mansbridge, UK Director at IFAW

I just read that there’s a green cat wandering around Bulgaria, that someone just paid $78k for a letter written to Marilyn Monroe, and that a driver has just been jailed after blaming his dog for speeding. Now for me, all of these things seem a bit weird, but strangely when I tell people that … 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

Could you be a Trustee?

I’ve written blogs before on what becoming a charity trustee can potentially do for your career, so it was interesting to read an article in a recent Evening Standard (Monday 27 October) about the career-boosting benefits of becoming a trustee – but the article was a little light in content, pretty one-sided and a teeny-weeny … Continue reading

How to choose the ‘optimum time’ to interview

On Friday afternoon I received an email telling me I’ve been invited to interview for a programme which I’m hoping might actually change my life! Perhaps it’s ironic that somebody who spends his life giving interview and recruitment advice to others should be a little apprehensive about such a daunting prospect, but then being nervous … Continue reading

Why interviews fail…

Recruitment – and given that I’ve devoted the last thirteen years of my life to it, you’d expect me to say this – is an art form. Just like any other process, there is a right way and a wrong way to recruit. If your organisation has failed to recruit the right staff, the problem … 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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