What’s my story?

Over the past two weeks we have been allowed to marvel at the amazing feats of participants at the Olympic Games- very different talents, disciplines and training. But perhaps the biggest revelation has been, that behind their achievements, these superheroes/heroines are ordinary people. They face the same emotional challenges as us earthbound mortals. It has been a wonderful additional facet …

Who are you? How do you identify yourself?

Who are you?  How do you identify yourself?  This is a subject which is a lot more suited to a psychologist than to myself. But I remember having to discuss this in some detail with my sister Julia. Being an elite athlete means dedication, fixity of purpose , focus and sacrifice. It is an all-consuming pursuit.  To get to the …

Soles Journey – John O Groats to Land’s End

I am starting a series of posts that follow a campaign to raise money for Crisis the homeless charity. I have added a page to my website https://fundraisingsuccess.info/. Here’s the deal. Julia, my sister, now in her 60’s, is going to run the length of Britain. That’s normally 874 miles. But she will be visiting nearly all the Crisis Skylights …

In Fundraising there is no formula

Fundraising the Essentials for Success contains the building blocks that are fundamental to a successful campaign. But in fundraising there is no formula. You can take that set of blocks and employ them in a variety of ways. When you understand the fundamentals you can construct your campaign imaginatively and avoid mistakes that contain potential for failure. Pablo Picasso was a …