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Why do some Trustees not want to learn and develop?
Why are some Trustees reluctant to spend time and / or money on their own development?
24 Nov 2023
Are you 'Thinking Differently'?
Thinking Differently was the title of this year's Hospice UK conference. And we saw several examples of how hospices have been doing just that.
16 Nov 2023
How big is your deficit?
Figures from 66 hospices for the first quarter show the scale of the financial challenges facing the sector
13 Sep 2023
The 2023 Securing Your Legacy Future Report
The 2023 report shows that hospices are still losing ground to other charities in relation to legacies.
15 Aug 2023
Commercial Income Generation Ventures - Panacea or Pain?
There is lots of talk of charities needing to diversify into new forms of income generation. But is this all hot air or cold logic?
24 May 2023
Does Hospice Aid UK really aid UK hospices?
There have now been two Charity Commission enquiries into Hospice Aid UK. A close look at its accounts raises lots of questions.
20 Apr 2023
Will you or Won't You?
There is now proof that the adult hospice share of the legacy market is falling. But there is better news for children's hospices.
8 Mar 2023
Gamekeepers turned Poachers
More people seem to be making the move from being the Trustee of a charity to becoming the CEO. This raises interesting questions and challenges.
15 Feb 2023
Can you Light up more Lives?
Light up a Life events raise huge amounts for hospices every year. Could this be increased by collaborating on a truly national campaign?
13 Dec 2022
The Queen and hospice care
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a great supporter of hospices
11 Sep 2022
The hospice paradox
The challenges hospices face are unprecedented. But, from a financial perspective, many have never been stronger. This is the hospice paradox.
6 Sep 2022
Proof that in memory giving is good for you?
Recent research from Canada shows that making donations in memory of a loved one is of real benefit to the bereaved
24 Jul 2022
Digital fundraising comes of age?
St Catherine's Hospice raised over £800,000 in 36 hours via a digital campaign.
27 May 2022
Is the game up for hospice lotteries?
Hospice lotteries have long been a vital source of income. But there is evidence that many are in decline. How can hospices respond?
26 Apr 2022
Are hospices losing public support?
There is evidence to suggest that public support for hospices may be on the wane.
30 Mar 2022
Can I tell you how your care is funded?
Many clinical staff really don't want to talk about how the care they give is paid for.
7 Mar 2022
Proactive crisis comms in the charity world
Comms specialist Adam Driver discusses how to approach the tricky task of crisis comms management
4 Mar 2022
A Tale of Two Charities
It's not often we get two stories about charity governance in the headlines at the same time....
15 Feb 2022
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
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