As most of my business contacts know I’m a long-term squash player. When I say long-term, I started playing when I was 17, so we’re not talking years, we’re talking decades! (more…)
On Friday night we had the honour and pleasure of being hosted by Air Vice-Marshal Ross Paterson, Air Officer Scotland, at 603 Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadron Headquarters in Edinburgh, then at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and again afterwards at 603 Squadron. I was invited in my capacity of Non-Executive Director of Heroes Drinks Company and I was accompanied by my partner Susan Mallinder.
First things first. Your charity or non-profit organisation (‘charities’) is a not for profit business, but unless you run it like a business you won’t survive. This means having effective processes and systems, bookkeeping and HR functions, amongst others. But the focus of this paper is on effective fundraising (more…)