Fundraising, a teen perspective

My son (now 13)  has been raised in an entrepreneurial environment so it doesn’t really surprise me that when his Fiverr account hit 20,000 views per month he asked if I’d like to buy a link – $10 per month or $15 for lifetime. So when he started following online gamers I was annoyed (from a parenting perspective) but simultaneously curious …

What if there were no not for profits?

“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 …

WHY DO PEOPLE GIVE? It’s all about the connection

Recently I spoke with Violeta whom I met recently on Facebook (of all places) and we had a conversation about why she gives. Violeta is a self-employed communication consultant who only recently left the world of being employed to start her own company.  She is of Argentinian heritage, does subscribe to religion (though tells me that her husband is the …

Are you weird about competition?

Think about it – there are plenty of opportunities to be competitive in our day to day lives. There’s competition for a mate, a job, a good deal, the last chocolate biscuit. We’re encouraged by popular media to be forthright, get in there and have a go, don’t wait or it will be all gone, HAVE IT NOW and hurry …

Move beyond overwhelm in one step

Do you know that awful feeling of overwhelm when you can’t move forward, nor backwards, when the world feels very small and opportunities very limited.  Do you know how it feels when you’re not sure  if you’re going to scream, cry or laugh?  When you have a tingle or a tightness in your chest, belly or shoulders, when you feel like slinking …

Are you planning or procrastinating?

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I’ve been quiet for a while, I wanted to wait until I had something important to announce. I’ve been plotting, planning, drawing things together, talking them through, thinking, thinking, thinking, turning in circles, rethinking, going back to the drawing board, talking… do you know what I’m talking about? And then it didn’t seem important enough, or was it? Point is… OK… …