Banter with charity sector leaders.
Cracking Charity Chat. Ep. 23: Barrie Hodge
Guest host, Fidelis Navas chats with Barrie Hodge, Head of Fundraising and Communications at St Basils, a youth homelessness charity based in the West Midlands. They chat about transitioning from a career as a commercial radio producer to a fundraising and communications leader; the importance of empathy, especially considering the impact of the coronavirus these past 12 months; and the pros and cons of PowerPoint in your fundraising and comms activities - resulting in an avoid where possible perspective from Barrie.
Cracking Charity Chat. Ep. 22. Paul Streets, Lloyds Bank Foundation
A chat with Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Bank Foundation, recorded July 2020. Paul shares his leadership journey, including the influence of working in the family's greengrocers in his teens, and as a social worker early in his career. Paul talks about some inspirational people who have influenced his work; Lloyds Bank Foundation's response to the crisis and its new Covid Recovery Fund; the new leadership style emerging with particular reference to infrastructure organisations and our sector's collective ability to influence Government.
Cracking Charity Chat. Ep. 21. Wayne Murray, Audience
A chat with Wayne Murray, Director of Strategy at the agency Audience. We cover organisational and funding strategy post Covid-19. We talk about the impact of Covid-19, the fundraising model being broken, who's nailed their FR and comms during the crisis, and the good bits that have come out of the crisis that we should keep.
Cracking Charity Chat. Ep. 20: Nathan Sparling, CEO of HIV Scotland
Chat with Nathan Sparling, CEO of HIV Scotland. We discuss a lot! Being a small charity CEO, being under 30, punching above your weight as an organisation, imposter syndrome, turning around an organisation on the brink of closure, and the value of being a drag artist on charity leadership skills.
Cracking Charity Chat. Ep. 19. Ross McCulloch on Digital
A chat with Ross McCulloch from Third Sector Lab - the guy that knows what we need to know about digital. We chat digital transformation (what even is it?), digital culture, Digital Trustees and Digital Leaders (the latter through SCVO), the role of infrastructure organisations in supporting charities to get better at and scale up digital transformation. Ross gets ranty about on-line forms, I talk myself into a hole of nonsense and there's an unplanned critique of funding. Enjoy!
Cracking Charity Chat Ep. 18: Matthew Sherrington
A chat with Matthew Sherrington, charity strategy and communications expert. We chat about his journey from starting as a volunteer with Oxfam in 1989 and going on to support and lead various Oxfam teams across the world in the nineties. We also cover his experience of turning around Greenpeace USA in the noughties, aliging strategy, comms, fundraising and campaigning, mobilising people to come together and take action in the real world, and representation of the people we support. And a bit of medieval horror.
Does what it says on the tin! Crackingly good chat about all things charity and not your usual suspects!
Cracking Charity Chat
Beth Crackles podcast provides some valuable insights from inspiring people working in the charity sector. If you want a quick dose of inspiration without trawling through the charity press or mountain of leadership blogs this is the place to come. Highly recommend.
Well worth the headphones
I’ve listened to a few and definitely worth the time. Great advice, useful topics and knowledgeable presentations.