35 episodes

The Charity Impact Podcast aims to help you increase your charity’s income and impact by sharing the experience and expertise of our guests.

We usually produce episodes under one of the following broad themes:
- Insight and actionable tips from an expert on a specific topic e.g. fundraising, philanthropy, strategy, digital, evaluation.
- Learning from the experience of a charity CEO or other social leader
- Discussion of issues in or affecting the charity sector.

Whatever your role or level of experience, we think you’ll be inspired and informed by our guests who are absolutely the stars of the show!

We aim to showcase a diverse range of guests, including people whose voices have been less heard as well as established leaders in our field.

So, whether you are CEO, fundraiser, trustee, manager, practitioner, funder, or any other flavour of social leader, welcome to the Charity Impact Podcast!

Not sure where to start? E-mail hello@kedaconsulting.co.uk with your interests and we’ll be happy to recommend some relevant episodes.

You can find episode notes and links to resources recommended by our guests on the web page for that episode via https://www.kedaconsulting.co.uk/charity-impact-podcast/

At the Charity Impact Podcast we love to collaborate, so if you are interested in engaging with us as a guest, sponsor, media partner or any other cool idea you might have, please get in touch at hello@kedaconsulting.co.uk.
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The Charity Impact Podcast aims to help you increase your charity’s income and impact by sharing the experience and expertise of our guests.

We usually produce episodes under one of the following broad themes:
- Insight and actionable tips from an expert on a specific topic e.g. fundraising, philanthropy, strategy, digital, evaluation.
- Learning from the experience of a charity CEO or other social leader
- Discussion of issues in or affecting the charity sector.

Whatever your role or level of experience, we think you’ll be inspired and informed by our guests who are absolutely the stars of the show!

We aim to showcase a diverse range of guests, including people whose voices have been less heard as well as established leaders in our field.

So, whether you are CEO, fundraiser, trustee, manager, practitioner, funder, or any other flavour of social leader, welcome to the Charity Impact Podcast!

Not sure where to start? E-mail hello@kedaconsulting.co.uk with your interests and we’ll be happy to recommend some relevant episodes.

You can find episode notes and links to resources recommended by our guests on the web page for that episode via https://www.kedaconsulting.co.uk/charity-impact-podcast/

At the Charity Impact Podcast we love to collaborate, so if you are interested in engaging with us as a guest, sponsor, media partner or any other cool idea you might have, please get in touch at hello@kedaconsulting.co.uk.
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If you enjoy the Charity Impact Podcast, please let others working for social impact know it’s worth a listen by leaving a 5-star rating and a review. If you’re podcast player doesn’t offer this, give us a shout out on social media (please!) - our links are below.
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Sign up to our e-mails for the opportunity to submit questions to future guests via the banner at https://www.kedaconsulting.co.uk/charity-impact-podcast/
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Follow the Charity Impact Podcast:
Twitter: @CharityImpactPd
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ablake5/

    The transformation of a grantmaker: the Smallwood Trust

    The transformation of a grantmaker: the Smallwood Trust

    This episode covers the transformative journey of grantmaker, the Smallwood Trust. I speak to Paul Carbury (CEO) and Ambreen Shah (Trustee), as they shed light on the Trust’s metamorphosis over the past six and a half years. Expect insights into the trust’s evolution from implementing governance changes, to experimenting with funding models, to modifying their strategic plan and recruitment processes. Through their journey, they’ve become intentional about identifying and addressing inequalities within their mission—an enlightening transformation for both the trust and the charities they support.
    We’ll uncover the challenges and triumphs of redistributing power and assets within the context of funding for women's organizations. We’ll explore how the Smallwood Trust strikes the balance between nurturing long-term relationships with well-established organizations, and bringing in fresh perspectives through funding new charities. We cover various aspects from reducing gendered poverty through local initiatives, to the importance of building trust and amplifying voices from disenfranchised communities.
    We also discuss Smallwood's board shadowing programme — designed to empower women and bring diversity to the boardroom. Paul and Ambreen share their experiences and insights into how this programme has broken down power dynamics and empowered individuals to become trustees.
     
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    The Charity Impact Podcast aims to help you increase your charity’s income and impact by sharing the experience and expertise of our guests.
    Whatever your role or level of experience, we think you’ll be inspired and informed by our guests who are absolutely the stars of the show!
    We aim to showcase a diverse range of guests, including people whose voices have been less heard as well as established leaders in our field.
    So, whether you are CEO, fundraiser, trustee, manager, practitioner, funder, or any other flavour of social leader, welcome to the Charity Impact Podcast!
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    For episode notes with links to resources and organisations mentioned in this episode, please visit https://www.kedaconsulting.co.uk/charity-impact-podcast/ 
    If you have any questions, feedback or enquiries regarding the podcast, you can reach us by e-mail at hello@kedaconsulting.co.uk
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    • 56 min
    Charity Leadership, Workforce Development and Building Effective Teams, with Rob Laycock

    Charity Leadership, Workforce Development and Building Effective Teams, with Rob Laycock

    Keywords: Charity Leadership, Workforce Development, Great Teams, Emotional Intelligence, Shared Purpose, Trust, Continuous Learning.
    In this episode, we learn about charity Leadership and workforce development with Rob Laycock, co-founder of Yes We Can Community CIC. Known for his expertise in supporting the voluntary sector in the Northeast, Rob shares valuable insights into harnessing the potential of individuals and creating effective teams. Together with his colleague Stephanie Cole, they've successfully reframed leadership as an action-oriented concept, emphasising the development of leadership, governance, and collaborative networks.
    Rob provides detailed insights in the following areas:
    (00:00) - Leadership and Workforce Development Challenges
    (09:41) - Best Self, Great Teams, and Leadership
    (18:46) - Communication & Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
    (25:02) - Creating Effective Teams and Collaboration
    (36:38) - Effective Communication, Conflict Management, Fun in Organizations
    (46:17) - Budgeting and Allocation for People Development
    (01:00:08) - Investing in Nonprofit People and Teams
    (01:07:38) – Recommendations.
     
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    The Charity Impact Podcast aims to help you increase your charity’s income and impact by sharing the experience and expertise of our guests.
    Whatever your role or level of experience, we think you’ll be inspired and informed by our guests who are absolutely the stars of the show!
    We aim to showcase a diverse range of guests, including people whose voices have been less heard as well as established leaders in our field.
    So, whether you are CEO, fundraiser, trustee, manager, practitioner, funder, or any other flavour of social leader, welcome to the Charity Impact Podcast!
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    For episode notes with links to resources and organisations mentioned in this episode, please visit https://www.kedaconsulting.co.uk/charity-impact-podcast/ 
    If you have any questions, feedback or enquiries regarding the podcast, you can reach us by e-mail at hello@kedaconsulting.co.uk
    Follow the Charity Impact Podcast:
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Deep dive on legacy fundraising with Richard Radcliffe

    Deep dive on legacy fundraising with Richard Radcliffe

    Keywords: Legacy Giving, Fundraising, Donors, Local Charities, Legacy Marketing, Impact Report, Gifts In Wills.
     
    Join us in this fascinating discussion with Richard Radcliffe, a legacy fundraising expert, who shares his wealth of knowledge on legacy giving. We talk about the power of legacies in fundraising and how it is becoming an increasingly significant source of voluntary income, projected to double to about £7 billion by 2045. Richard discusses the evolving landscape of giving, with a shift from the traditional organisations supported to a broader range including local charities and causes such as mental health and campaigning.
     
    Tune in as we explore the importance of creating a legacy vision for an organization and communicating it effectively to potential donors. Richard shares insightful tips on integrating legacy giving into conversations with service users, incorporating it into regular communication channels, and why a legacy brochure isn't always necessary. Discover the power of gentle communication in encouraging potential donors to consider leaving a gift in their will.
     
    In the final part of the episode, we focus on legacy marketing strategies and tips. Listen as we share valuable insights on raising awareness of legacies in local communities and the importance of brand awareness. Don't miss out on these key takeaways that can potentially transform your charity's income.
     
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    The Charity Impact Podcast aims to help you increase your charity’s income and impact by sharing the experience and expertise of our guests.
    Whatever your role or level of experience, we think you’ll be inspired and informed by our guests who are absolutely the stars of the show!
    We aim to showcase a diverse range of guests, including people whose voices have been less heard as well as established leaders in our field.
    So, whether you are CEO, fundraiser, trustee, manager, practitioner, funder, or any other flavour of social leader, welcome to the Charity Impact Podcast!
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    For episode notes with links to resources and organisations mentioned in this episode, please visit https://www.kedaconsulting.co.uk/charity-impact-podcast/ 
    If you have any questions, feedback or enquiries regarding the podcast, you can reach us by e-mail at hello@kedaconsulting.co.uk
    Follow the Charity Impact Podcast:
    Twitter: @CharityImpactPd
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    • 43 min
    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Moving from talk to action with Ngozi Lyn Cole

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Moving from talk to action with Ngozi Lyn Cole

    Keywords: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Psychological Safety, Code of Respect, Intersectionality.
    In this podcast episode, I had an insightful discussion with consultant and coach Ngozi Lyn Cole about enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in organizations. We explored the critical elements that make an organisation more inclusive and diverse, with Ngozi explaining why equity goes beyond treating everyone the same and how it is crucial for an organization to have a diverse representation at every level.
    We started our conversation by discussing the importance of inclusion and why it's essential to treat equity and diversity as separate but interconnected aspects. We then moved on to discuss a practical framework for transitioning towards inclusivity, which involves recognizing the importance of inclusion, setting clear commitments and strategies, and evaluating the impact.
    We also discussed the importance of creating a safe environment for conversations around these pivotal topics and the need for an organisational audit to identify strengths and weaknesses.
    This episode provides a wealth of actionable insights and resources for fostering an inclusive environment in any organisation.
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    The Charity Impact Podcast aims to help you increase your charity’s income and impact by sharing the experience and expertise of our guests.
    Whatever your role or level of experience, we think you’ll be inspired and informed by our guests who are absolutely the stars of the show!
    We aim to showcase a diverse range of guests, including people whose voices have been less heard as well as established leaders in our field.
    So, whether you are CEO, fundraiser, trustee, manager, practitioner, funder, or any other flavour of social leader, welcome to the Charity Impact Podcast!
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    For episode notes with links to resources and organisations mentioned in this episode, please visit https://www.kedaconsulting.co.uk/charity-impact-podcast/ 
    If you have any questions, feedback or enquiries regarding the podcast, you can reach us by e-mail at hello@kedaconsulting.co.uk
    Follow the Charity Impact Podcast:
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Harnessing creativity and innovation in charities with Lucy Gower

    Harnessing creativity and innovation in charities with Lucy Gower

    Episode keywords:
    Creativity, Innovation, Fundraising, Nonprofit, Charities, Fear, Long-Term Thinking, Acknowledging Failure, Psychological Safety, Nurturing People, Involving Audience, Problem-Solving, Learning from Failure.
    Episode description:
    Creativity in problem-solving and innovation in transforming these solutions into tangible results - simple concepts, yet often mistaken as one and the same, and riddled with roadblocks. Today, Lucy Gower, founder of Lucidity, helps to disentangle these concepts, while unearthing the hurdles that can hinder their implementation. From redefining innovation for your organisation, to confronting the fear of failure, we cover a wide spectrum of insight in this episode.
    Don't let fear and scarcity of resources stifle your creative spirit and hamper innovation. We candidly address these common hurdles, encouraging a shift in perspective towards embracing failures as stepping stones to success. Together with Lucy, we shed light on the necessity of a long-term vision in fundraising, bust myths about the digital shift during the pandemic, and uncover the silver lining that every challenge presents. Through this, we aim to inspire a fresh approach to problem-solving, ultimately driving your organisation towards innovative outcomes.
    Lucy talks about the importance of nurturing our people during stressful times and fostering an environment of psychological safety to stimulate effective innovation. Lucy shares practical strategies to foster such a culture, and we highlight some valuable resources to further explore this topic. From learning from failure to committing to perpetual innovation, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom on fostering creativity and innovation in charities.
    Lucy Gower
    Lucy is founder and director at Lucidity. She is a coach, trainer and facilitator specialising in giving people the confidence and tools to think creatively, develop ideas and make their innovations happen.
    She is bestselling author of The Innovation Workout and a global speaker on innovation. Lucy is passionate about helping people unlock their creativity and get the important work done. She enjoys working on projects with the potential to make a positive impact on the world.
    You can find Lucy on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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    The Charity Impact Podcast aims to help you increase your charity’s income and impact by sharing the experience and expertise of our guests.
    Whatever your role or level of experience, we think you’ll be inspired and informed by our guests who are absolutely the stars of the show!
    We aim to showcase a diverse range of guests, including people whose voices have been less heard as well as established leaders in our field.
    So, whether you are CEO, fundraiser, trustee, manager, practitioner, funder, or any other flavour of social leader, welcome to the Charity Impact Podcast!
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    For episode notes with links to resources and organisations mentioned in this episode, please visit https://www.kedaconsulting.co.uk/charity-impact-podcast/ 
    If you have any questions, feedback or enquiries regarding the podcast, you can reach us by e-mail at hello@kedaconsulting.co.uk
    Follow the Charity Impact Podcast:
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    LinkedIn: @Charity Impact Podcast
    Facebook: @Charity Impact Podcast 
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    • 42 min
    Understanding Donor Needs and the Art of Individual Fundraising with Mark Phillips

    Understanding Donor Needs and the Art of Individual Fundraising with Mark Phillips

    Episode keywords:
    Fundraising, Donor Needs, Response Rates, ROI, Digital Fundraising, Personalised Donor Care, Donor Engagement, Effective Strategies, Cultivating Relationships, Small Charities.
    Episode description:
    In this episode, we welcome Mark Phillips, founder of Fundraising Agency BlueFrog, who shares his decades of experience working with leading fundraising charities. This conversation is an enlightening exploration of the often-overlooked needs of donors and the significance of establishing meaningful relationships with them.
     
    Mark discusses the four key states of need that influence people when they donate to charities and the art of cultivating robust, lasting relationships with donors. He also dives deep into efficient fundraising strategies, response rates, and ROI. Importantly, Mark enlightens us on the importance of personalised donor care and how making donors feel valued can fuel successful fundraising programmes.
     
    This episode is filled with invaluable advice and practical tips from one of the sector's leading voices, including how small charities can start and grow their fundraising programmes.
     
    Finally, Mark recommends some of his favorite books and authors that offer precious insights into fundraising. This episode is a goldmine of information for anyone interested in understanding and improving their fundraising efforts.
     
    Mark Phillips
    Mark Phillips runs Bluefrog Fundraising, the acclaimed fundraising creative agency he founded in 1997 with the goal of it being the agency he would want to employ. Mark has a BA in development studies form the University of East Anglia, which was where he got the advice to get a job in charity marketing. He then received an MSc from Manchester University in management science. This led to a first job at ActionAid, and then seven years as head of fundraising at YMCA. Mark is one of the global fundraising profession’s most in-demand conference presenters, particularly on Bluefrog’s research into the motivations, attitudes and behaviours of mid-value donors. He also writes the Queer Ideas blog, which explores and presents new takes on many critical issues in fundraising, and curates examples of historical charity advertising and direct mail on Pinterest.
    You can find Mark on LinkedIn and Twitter.
     
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    The Charity Impact Podcast aims to help you increase your charity’s income and impact by sharing the experience and expertise of our guests.
    Whatever your role or level of experience, we think you’ll be inspired and informed by our guests who are absolutely the stars of the show!
    We aim to showcase a diverse range of guests, including people whose voices have been less heard as well as established leaders in our field.
    So, whether you are CEO, fundraiser, trustee, manager, practitioner, funder, or any other flavour of social leader, welcome to the Charity Impact Podcast!
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    For episode notes with links to resources and organisations mentioned in this episode, please visit https://www.kedaconsulting.co.uk/charity-impact-podcast/ 
    For the opportunity to submit questions to future guests, sign up to our e-mails via the banner at the top of the website.  
    If you have any questions, feedback or enquiries regarding the podcast, you can reach us by e-mail at hello@kedaconsulting.co.uk
    Follow the Charity Impact Podcast:
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    Facebook: @Charity Impact Podcast 
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    Twitter: @alexblake_KEDA
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    • 1 hr 4 min

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