“Building fruitful and lasting relationships starts with abandoning the conventional ‘me’ -based thoughts that are so prevalent in the business world and so easy to slip into in our personal lives.”
Michelle Tillis Lederman
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…)