On presentation skills

Our lovely People Team (don't call them HR) have recently started an internal learning curriculum where anyone in the office can offer to give a talk on any topic and anyone else can sign up to attend. There's a wide range of learning on offer, from meditation and mindfulness to Excel training and intros to html…

My notes from #f8 – anonymous login, mobile likes and a #sherylselfie

I've been lucky enough to be in San Francisco this week for Facebook's F8 developer conference. It's been a really interesting experience altogether, being in the epicentre of the startup world and visiting the likes of Pinterest and Facebook's offices to see what it's like. But F8 was a conference on a whole new level…

The JustGiving numbers behind #nomakeupselfie

Now that we've had the selfies, and the blogs against selfies, and the blogs for selfies, and the blogs about what charities can learn from selfies, there's really not much left to say about the #nomakeupselfie campaign. So I won't bother (or perhaps leave it to my sessions at Fundraising Online or the IoF National…

On innovations in digital fundraising

Today I gave a presentation  to a bunch of young charity sector professionals who are part of the Charity works scheme. If you've never heard of it, it's the UK charity sector's graduate scheme and is a great thing. Check them out (and then come back here). As part of their training, they regularly come…

How to: make a donation on JustGiving using bananas

Last September, I posed the ultimate question (and one you've no doubt asked many times before): can you donate using a banana? At the time, the answer was, "in theory". But yesterday, after a bit of work, I made a breakthrough, and can now answer the question with a fully caps YES. Here's a quick…