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Win New Contracts!!!

(I’ve borrowed this post from my True-Ambition blog because I thought it was useful to share on here). One method of growing your business is to win tenders for public sector contracts, to deliver services and supply products. It can be time consuming to search for contracts and opportunities, which means streamlining the process is vital. It’s…

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Nuggets from the Communities – the story of Silvie

    Some of the best blogs I’ve read are those that I consider to be ‘real’.  That means they are written about real life events, real stories, the adventures, trials and tribulations of people and they sometimes help us to see a little bit of ourselves, digging out a path that we need to…

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Blogging for Charity – is passive income a myth?

We started this blog a while ago now and it has been a bit slow to get started. The idea was we would raise money for charity using the digital ‘passive income’ method.  We keep being positive because that’s the only way to be! The blog intended to raise money for charity, once we mastered…

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Only 5 Steps from Opportunity

You are only 5 Steps away from Opportunity Do you need to find opportunity? Does the door to opportunity seem firmly locked? Focus on 5 steps to unlock the key to opportunity; Expand your profile to let opportunity find you: Meet relevant people, attend networking events, comment online, get noticed and develop a selection of…

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Writing a good funding bid

  A lot of my work involves writing funding bids, proofreading and improving other people’s funding bids.  It can be easy to assume that writing the bid is an easy process but it is definitely both an art and a science, to make sure the bid is successful. Here are some useful tips that can…

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Questions for Success!

  Imagine a third sector that operated as a business!  A sector that won tenders based on their ability to compete, provide excellent services and manage effectively, with charities, social enterprises and CIC delivering value driven services throughout the country. That should not be an impossible thought, or should it? Although this happens on a…

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Can the third sector resist social technology?

I’ve worked with different third sector organisations as a consultant for over 10 years now, and found that they each have their unique cultures, ethics and leadership quirks.  The leadership tends to ebb and flow, with changes according to the structure of the organisation and various personality roles, however ethics and cultures tend to be…

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My five favourite social enterprises

You may have already worked out, from my other posts, that I’m one hundred percent focused on supporting social enterprise. I love the personalities and little niche’s that can be found within the third sector, and the enthusiasm and drive that keeps it all going. I’ve chosen my favourite social enterprises because I believe in…

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Maximising Potential

I was busy reading through the leadership articles last night when I came across Ray Madaghiele’s piece on ‘How to maximise the potential of your organisation’. It is a really useful article as Ray provides a handy organisation medicine  tool that he calls the Circle of Success, and explains how to use it in simple…

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Inspiration

My last blog post mentioned ‘Passion’ and ”Motivation’.  I get so inspired by people who are passionate and motivated about their communities, and feel that it is really important to have those qualities. How do you find your inspiration? Many people inspire me, not just famous people, but also everyday people who do great things…

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