Category Archives: Charities

SOARING to new strategic heights

This coming Wednesday is an important day for Optimum Interventions. Back in June – September 2011 I facilitated a series events for a senior management team and the Trustees of an important charity focused on providing services to the members of a ‘blue-light’ public service. The theme of those events was planning for the future of the charity and those who benefit from its services. This week we return to start to refresh the strategic planning process for 2013; we will be using the SOAR framework, as we did in 2011. Why SOAR? Well, across many years the SWOT model… Read more
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Not-for-Profits face a "perfect storm"

Some interesting findings from a recent IPSOS MORI poll on behalf of the Charity Commission: “Despite high levels of trust (in charities), and 7% saying their trust and confidence in charities has increased over the past two years, one in ten (11%) say that their trust and confidence in charities has decreased. The most common reason for this decrease is media coverage about how charities spend their donations (response given by 28% of those whose trust has declined). Indeed, ‘ensuring that a reasonable proportion of donations make it to the end cause’ is the most important factor affecting trust and… Read more
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