As we near the end of another year of uncertainty, this monthly pick features a Trustee of a Young People’s charity, an ingenious social enterprise with a “library of things” and the Chief Executive of Trees for Cities working on not only a national, but international scale.
In 2010, outgoing Arts Council England Executive Director Mark Robinson wrote a key paper entitled “Making Adaptive Resilience Real”, considering the features of a resilient arts organisation and how these could be fostered through organisational and sector leadership. More than 10 years later – and following a significant disruption to the sector due to Covid-19 – how can leaders ensure these features are in place?
This month, we spoke with a Charity Leader advocating for the power that girls have as community leaders, and a Fellow who’s harnessing her knowledge to help drive fundraising at the country’s largest arts centre. Who will inspire you?
To celebrate Heritage Compass applications being open again, we take a look at a few heritage organisations that have used the challenging year of lockdown as an opportunity to re-invent themselves, or re-think their offering.
And just like that, we’re halfway through this year’s Picks of the Months! This month, we spoke with a Charity Leader who is an influential voice in helping the long-term unemployed, and a Trustee who became a Chair during the pandemic.
Of all the things daffodils could possibly teach someone, you’d think fundraising is pretty unlikely. But on a cold February evening in 2019, four strangers and I at the Charity Fast-Track bootcamp in London were given a £1 coin and challenged to turn it into something much, much more.