The right CDO can help firms reap the benefits of data-informed decision-making. Companies are doing more than paying lip service to data-driven decision-making these days; many have added a chief data officer to their already crowded executive ranks. But the question remains whether this once obscure position can deliver enough business value to justify its […]Read More Making the business case for a chief data officer
The number of connected devices has expanded rapidly in recent years, as mobile phones, telematics devices, IoT sensors, and more have gained widespread adoption. At the same time, big data analytics has come of age. The deluge of new data has combined with an increased need for analyzing and exploiting that information to create an […]Read More Data Governance: 5 Best Practices for Data Governance
Over the last few years, organisations of all kinds have experienced a significant change in the information security landscape. New data privacy regulations require increased compliance and diligence, with major penalties. These pressures weigh even more heavily on charities, who have a legal and ethical duty to do everything in their power to protect sensitive […]Read More Why Risk Management Solutions Are The Future Of Charity Cyber Security
It has been five and a half years since the tragic death of Olive Cooke. Most fundraisers will remember the media furore that erupted in the months immediately following her death, when it was revealed she had been receiving close on 3000 mailings from charities in the course of a typical year. Family and friends […]Read More Olive Cooke: Five Years On – How far have we come?
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. […]Read More Let me finish: how to stop interrupting… and change the world
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 […]Read More Kindness nuggets from World Kindness Day and Kindfest 2020
Walking past a beggar can be a deeply uncomfortable experience. Clocking the beggar from afar, most of us immediately start to play arguments in our minds: to give or not to give? As we reach the beggar, we steel ourselves for the ask – ‘spare any change guv?’ – and we are forced to confront […]Read More From beggars to buskers: what can modern charities learn from street artists?
Fundraising campaigns rely on many factors to achieve success. But high-impact campaigns all have one thing in common – the institution has given time and consideration to a thorough campaign risk assessment, identifying and mitigating areas of weakness. Susie Hills discusses the four biggest risks to the success of your campaign: https://www.halpinpartnership.com/debate/4-biggest-risks-campaign-successRead More The 4 biggest risks to campaign success
“How much should we be raising for our investment in fundraising?” is a question that is asked very frequently. The answer can be very complicated. But it’s an important question that needs answering, of course and there’s not been enough good data to help fundraisers and charity decision makers (senior managers) to work out which areas […]Read More “How much will you raise?” The importance of benchmarking and Return on Investment fundraising data
Not long ago, the ability to create smart data visualizations, or dataviz, was a nice-to-have skill. For the most part, it benefited design- and data-minded managers who made a deliberate decision to invest in acquiring it. That’s changed. Now visual communication is a must-have skill for all managers, because more and more often, it’s the […]Read More Visualizations That Really Work