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Recipe for Success - using all our assets

18 December 2014

Chief Executive of Cranfield Trust Amanda Tincknell explores how grant-making is not the only ingredient funders can offer organisations struggling in times of austerity. In addition to ‘grants plus’, the information foundations collect on grantees and the management systems we use can also offer rich content.

Happy holidays?

11 November 2014

On 4th November the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), the body which hears appeals from decisions made by employment tribunals, handed down a judgment which will leave employees feeling better off, but their employers less so.

Working 'In' or 'On' the business? Cranfield Trust Volunteer Jamie Neil reports.

5 September 2014

Over three years, firms with business plans grow 33.4% faster than those without. So how do you create one? Jamie Neil knows many charities and businesses walk away from the challenge of creating a business plan and is passionate about making sure you are not one of them!

Don’t settle for Mr Alright

12 August 2014

How many women looking for Mr Right have just settled for Mr Alright? It’s an easy temptation, but one you can live to regret.

Charities often face this dilemma when searching for trustees, but it is worth holding on for Mr or Mrs Right.

You've got a (Critical) friend

24 July 2014

The new £40m Sustainability Fund ought to allocate some money to expert intermediaries so they can help frontline charities to secure their future, says Amanda Tincknell.

Market maker or market taker?

3 July 2014

Sara Fernandez discusses how knowing your market is essential for every charity and how she did it at Student Hubs.

Are there too many charities?

1 July 2014

With new charity registrations up 16% on last year, we join the debate on whether there are too many charities and offer a potential solution and legacy for outgoing Charity Commission Chief Executive Sam Younger.

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