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Funding for impact and wellbeing

Julia Keady,
27 May 2021

Have you ever heard of someone buying a car, and asking for a $25,000 discount because they don’t want to pay for the overheads to make the car? Have you ever heard of someone buying a car, and asking for a $25,000 discount because they don’t want to pay for the overheads to make the car?

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Performance Discussions - how can we make them more human?

Leanne Hart,
09 May 2021

You know it’s nearly time and you’ve been dreading it.  You need to have a performance discussion with one of your team members and you know it’s going to be difficult for you.  And them. 

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Google Alerts are an easy way to track the news on key donors

Stephen Mally,
05 May 2021

Do you keep an eye on the obituaries to ensure key donors or prospects are not amongst those listed as having passed away?

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Tips for communicating a restructure

Julie Weldon,
27 October 2020

While the long-term impacts of COVID continue to unfold, we are already seeing organisations having to review their strategies and the reality of their goals and aspirations, and respond to significant changes in both supply and demand - all of which affects jobs. Sadly, restructuring and downsizing is happening more frequently.

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Five common mistakes in your first meeting with a corporate prospect

Linda Garnett,
16 September 2020

First dates are tough. Should it be casual or dressy? How do I make a good impression? The first meeting with a prospective corporate partner can be just as daunting. Plus, there’s the added pressure from your boss to hurry up and bring in more partnership income.

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Humanising Strategy to Survive and Thrive

Sarah Birken,
15 September 2020

People make strategy happen. Not the words in PowerPoint templates or the posters on company walls. And today, more than ever, it’s time to rethink your perspective on strategy from a business process to a fundamentally human one.

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Punctuating ‘however’

Mel Roome,
07 September 2020

‘However’ is similar in meaning to ‘but’, with a longer pause built in. What’s tricky is that ‘however’ isn’t interchangeable with ‘but’, and it’s punctuated differently. In fact, punctuating the word ‘however’ is about the most common problem we see as editors.

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Millennials are the unlikely allies of corporate-community partnerships

Linda Garnett,
31 July 2020

Millennials. Latte sipping, avocado munchers or resilient social justice warriors? People born between 1977 and 1994 have been the classic tabloid villains, portrayed as selfish and a general drain on society. "

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Human centred design brings together people, possibilities and creativity.

Jo Smyth,
07 July 2020

This year’s global pandemic has changed the world in ways that none of us could have imagined. For those of us that have been fortunate to continue to work, it has accelerated our understanding of remote working options like nothing has before.

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An editor’s week

Mel Roome,
06 July 2020

Variety is a significant pleasure for a business-document editor. Not only is variety stimulating, but the work that comes across our desks at Hit Send (or rather, across our screens) also provides a fascinating insight into local and overseas businesses, government policy, and social impact work. 

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