CASE-Ross Support of Education Survey 2021

The CASE-Ross report, released by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), shows new philanthropic funds secured by UK and Irish highereducation institutions was £1.09 billion during the 2019-2020 reporting year. The new funds secured from philanthropic sources has remained higher than £1 billion for the third year running though average new funds … Continue reading CASE-Ross Support of Education Survey 2021

10 Ways Your Brain Reacts to Uncertain Times

Volatility. Uncertainty. Complexity. Ambiguity. These four words (shorthanded to “VUCA”) describe the type of high-stress, high-demand scenarios that can rapidly degrade one of our most powerful and influential brain systems: our attention. Right now, during the COVID pandemic, we are all living in VUCA conditions. Compounding the constant health and economic concerns, we are facing … Continue reading 10 Ways Your Brain Reacts to Uncertain Times

A Mental Trick to Help with Challenging Conversations

Imagine the colleague with whom you have a very challenging relationship, the person who makes the most innocuous conversation tense and uncomfortable. Now imagine the following scenario: You’re sitting at your desk working away when a message from that person pops up on your screen. You open the message and it reads: “I got the … Continue reading A Mental Trick to Help with Challenging Conversations

Five For-Profit Practices That Philanthropy Should Avoid

Judy Park, Kavya Shankar and a group of Stanford MBA students interviewed millennial donors from the Silicon Valley startup world and these conservations showed a pattern of overreliance on certain for-profit principles in the nonprofit realm, despite potential flaws. One young tech executive in San Francisco said she wanted to maximize return on investment. The … Continue reading Five For-Profit Practices That Philanthropy Should Avoid

Let me finish: how to stop interrupting… and change the world

According to the Gottman Institute in Seattle, three years ago the average listening time of even professional listeners was 20 seconds. Now it is 11. Eleven seconds! And so we interrupt. All of us. We move through our days and years interrupting others and failing to foil it when others interrupt us. Interruption diminishes us. … Continue reading Let me finish: how to stop interrupting… and change the world

Kindness nuggets from World Kindness Day and Kindfest 2020

It was World Kindness Day on 13 November 2020 and to celebrate a team of volunteers under the banner #teamkind organised a fantastic virtual event called Kindfest 2020.Featuring over 120 speakers, the event proved that kindness is very much thriving and making the world a better, brighter place. Now the lovely people at The Kind … Continue reading Kindness nuggets from World Kindness Day and Kindfest 2020