Posts By: Stephen Morley

The refugee crisis requires collaboration between big and small charities

The refugee crisis has been brewing for the past year, and has suddenly come into sharp focus following the pictures last week of the body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. The public mood has shifted dramatically, and now many people want to help. The key question is how.

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Making the right ask of billionaires

I was doing some research on fundraising recently when I came across the Forbes website, and specifically its list of billionaires. This site tracks the stock portfolios of billionaires in real time.

That particular day’s winner was Larry Ellison, the chief executive of Oracle – his stocks were up $550.3m in under 24 hours. I’ll just give you a minute to take that in. That single day’s profit for that one individual is slightly more than the annual income of Macmillan Cancer Research and the British Red Cross combined. Read more on Making the right ask of billionaires…

Will the sector be like the slowly boiled frog?

The recent furore over the government tax relief cap has unified the third sector in the Give It Back George campaign, with over 3,000 charities signing up to the protest. There are a number of commentators pointing out the damage of the government plan, with the potential loss of 11,000 jobs. Read more on Will the sector be like the slowly boiled frog?…

What charity workers can learn from the private sector

I have recently worked on a big project with a prestigious brand in the motor industry. And this experience has really confirmed my growing suspicions – that private sector workers are passionate too.

This may come as a shock to those who have only worked in charities. Admittedly, it doesn’t necessarily hold true across all the private sector, and there are indeed many people who are just in it for the money (having worked closely with a firm of property developers, I can confirm this from first-hand experience). But there are those in the private sector who have a great loyalty to the brand and a real desire to achieve excellence in customer satisfaction. Read more on What charity workers can learn from the private sector…