The past three years has been the most turbulent period for our arts organisations and charities. Having emerged from the fundraising scandals of 2015 with public trust starting to be rebuilt, we find ourselves now facing serious problems of sex scandals across the non-governmental organisation sector. And then there was the dubious fundraising practices of the President’s Club.
In this article, HR Grapevine discusses why everyone, including leaders, should find a professional mentor to support their career progression.
In it, Michelle comments that the 'disruptive' nature of mentoring is important, saying:
“While it is important that the relationship be one of mutual respect – and where conversation and time spent together can be enjoyed – it is also very useful to be mentored by someone who works outside of your immediate industry - having a different background means that your worldview can be adapted.”
In this article, Natwest Content Live discusses ways to survive the first years of starting your own business.
'Around half of all UK start-ups fail in the first five years, while 64% are hit with unexpected costs in the first year alone. We look at ways that businesses can survive the early years and carefully manage surprise costs.'
Amongst the suggestions is one idea from Cause4's CEO, Michelle Wright:
Theatres creating potentially controversial work can now receive training on how to handle sensitive subjects, as part of a new scheme from the Index on Censorship.
Funded by Arts Council England and created in partnership with arts advocacy group What Next? and social enterprise Cause4, the support scheme is aimed at chief executives and chairs of arts organisations to ensure they can appropriately handle difficult subjects.
How Becoming A Charity Trustee Can Boost Your Career
One in four of the UK’s smaller charities – and one in five larger charities – are struggling to survive. They need the experience and support of capable, well-connected people who can help guide the work they do and the strategies they adopt.