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If I could distill just one thing from over 12 years consulting for communities it’s this; People in any community, no matter how disadvantaged already know how they want to live their lives. And that’s hard for an ‘expert’ to chew on.  Because we are paid to have the great ideas, right? One of the things that always irked me in …

Connection creation is not magic

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Connection, the ability to connect may contain some elements that appear to be magic.  But even the most skilled magicians have a ‘go to’ kit which enables them to wow audiences again and again. How to create connection – PART ONE One of the greatest mistakes not for profits make in marketing is assuming that people will connect with them …

What if there were no not for profits?

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“It’s time to stop calling yourselves not for profits. It’s about profit for social purpose” Cheryl Kernot, Social Enterprise Symposium Coffs Harbour 5 November 2014. For too long the notion of dealing to embedded social issues has been the sole responsibility of government and by proxy not for profit organisations. Certainly the massive shift in ‘social impact culture’ is changing …