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Virtual Hospice CEO Group
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The Logic of Charity
How do the roles of charity and government compare?
18 Jan 2022
Are reserve policies too reserved?
By focussing on levels of reserves based on months of expenditure, charities may be being too cautious in their policies.
29 Dec 2021
What's in a name? The Hospice brand
How important is the 'H' word in the branding of hospices.
10 Oct 2021
Disrupting the Disruptors
Hospices have been losing legacy market share to 'disruptor' charities. Now is the time for them to 'disrupt the disruptors'!
12 Aug 2021
How Fundraising Friendly is your hospice?
The scale of the challenges hospices face means that the need for a culture that supports your income generation activities is greater than ever.
20 Jun 2021
Is providing free hospice care for all still sustainable – or even ethical?
With increased financial pressures and rising demand for services is it time to question on the basic tenets of hospice care?
16 May 2021
What does the Kids Company verdict mean for Charity Governance?
The outcome of the case does not mean the present system is the best for many charities.
16 Feb 2021
Common issues, different language. How hospice care in the US and UK contrasts.
UK v US. A quick reflection on some of the similarities and differences around hospice care.
12 Jan 2021
Independent, Integrated or Inside? Hospices relationship with the NHS.
The first period of lockdown saw hospices and the NHS working more closely than ever before. This will need to happen again over the winter.
25 Oct 2020
Facing a never ending storm, not a series of waves
For families with life limited children, talk of a second wave does not reflect their reality.
14 Oct 2020
Stopped-Changed-Started; The impact of Covid-19 on hospices
Findings from a discussed with 15 hospice CEOs about their experiences of the impact of Covd-19
14 Jun 2020
Strategic Partnerships not Collaboration – more than just semantics
The pandemic reinforces the need for real strategic partnerships between organisations - not short term collaboration
4 May 2020
Should footballers be supporting the NHS?
Does fundraising for the NHS risk the integrity of state funding - and take money from real charities?
9 Apr 2020
Governance in a Time of Crisis
Observations on the challenges around charitable governance during the corona virus crisis.
23 Mar 2020
Joint working between hospices - a necessity not an option?
This post discuss some of the issues around joint working between hospices - though these equally apply to other charities as well.
20 Mar 2020
Time to pay more Trustees?
Do we need to re-consider our normal model of not paying Trustees - at least in some situations?
9 Oct 2018
The best fundraising idea in recent years?
How lots of Pennies make lots of Pounds
10 Sep 2018
How fundraising friendly is your charity?
Although primarily aimed at hospices, this article raises questions relevant to any charity that is reliant on fundraising.
6 Sep 2018
The Art of Leaving
Do long serving leaders have the manner of their exit taken out of their hands? I have been wondering.
5 Sep 2018
A SME thinking big in its charitable support
Corporate foundations are normally the preserve of blue chip PLC's. But that does not have to be the case...
8 Aug 2018
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