Category: Blog

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Date : 24/11/2020

Thanking your corporate partners

My American friends are getting ready for Thanksgiving. It’s a time for family and friends to gather together and be thankful for the gifts of the past year. In 1621 the early pilgrims held a feast with the native American ...
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Date : 17/11/2020

Myth busting in corporate partnerships

Corporate partnerships people are unique. They have special superpowers of resilience, creativity, courage, resourcefulness and emotional intelligence. But they’re not alchemists, who promised to turn lead into gold. Some of the biggest challenges in corporate partnerships are the myths and ...
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Date : 10/11/2020

Stronger together

Stronger together. It’s been the mantra for 2020. Now the world is collectively exhaling at the result of the US election and hoping that unity prevails. Stronger together is about collective action to achieve real impact. Impact that wouldn’t be ...
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Date : 04/11/2020

The truth is out there- but not where you think

“You just need to get out there’. It’s what corporate partnership managers hear all the time from their bosses. The pressure to find new partnership opportunities. The assumption that activity equals outcomes. But where exactly is ‘there’? And if the ...
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Date : 27/10/2020

Breaking up is hard to do

Not every relationship goes to plan. You start with high hopes and enthusiasm but not every frog turns into a handsome prince. Sometimes they just stay warty and you’re left with a faint taste of pond weed in the mouth. ...
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Date : 13/10/2020

Learning to speak ‘corporate’

Winston Churchill once described Britain and the USA as ‘two nations divided by a common language’. Similarly, NFPs and corporates operate in the same community but speak their own special languages. Having worked on both sides of the fence, I’ve ...
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Date : 06/10/2020

Reboot and get ready for 2021

If 2020 had been a computer, you would have rebooted and restored factory settings a long time ago. Too many glitches, failures and unforeseen error messages. Alas, we don’t have the luxury of a reboot. Instead, we’re all cautiously looking ...
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Date : 22/09/2020

Time to get back to magic

Omg, I love Seth Godin. If you aren’t a subscriber, I strongly recommend that you become one. I read his short blogs religiously. I read the title a couple of nights ago: time to get back to magic. Not time ...