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Want to change your community? Just think big

Young Jordan Kyle and his friends transformed their local community for the better

7th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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The power of a good conversation

Simon Bateson explains why he believes honest communication can be the basis for social change

6th March 2017 by TFN Guest

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Charity campaigning: is it time to get offensive?

Susan Smith says charities should learn from grassroots campaigners and be prepared to ruffle feathers

2nd March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Tory brutality laid bare - now let’s shape the alternative

Christina McKelvie on Scotland's new social security system

28th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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I craved boring family life after the fighting and abuse

Children can be traumatised when parents split. Jason Miralles of the Shared Parenting Network coaches them to put aside their difference

28th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Scottish fundraising conference 2017 set to be bigger and better

Gary Kernahan updates fundraisers on developments for this autumn's Scottish fundraising conference

28th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Beating the racists with unity and solidarity

Claire Thain on how a community came together following a racist attack on a mosque

24th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Life’s journey will end in death – we need to face that

Jacklyn Calvard is good at dealing with death – just not her own

24th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why can’t we just tell the truth? Thoughts on blagging, game-face and leadership development

​Kathryn Welch on what she learnt from an inspiring Clore residential programme

22nd February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Society lotteries enrich lives and could do much more

Clara Govier says that simple changes in regulations could enhance the work of fundraisers in no time

22nd February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Why money does grow on trees

Charlotte Bray on what you can learn about fundraising in an orchard

22nd February 2017 by Charlotte Bray

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Real life: If you had met me when I was little you wouldn’t believe what I do now

Alexander Warren has additional support needs (ASN). He uses his experience to deliver ASN training and workshops to organisations

22nd February 2017 by TFN Guest

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10-year strategy needs to reform approach to mental health and wellbeing

Tam Baillie, children and young people's commissioner in Scotland, says getting the balance right between universal and targeted service provision is key

20th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Advertising feature: helping deliver Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy

Roger Moors examines the role of social investment and how it’s so much more than just about money

16th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Trustees must not leave fundraising up to the fundraisers

Alastair Keatinge says while trustees don’t have to come up with creative fundraising ideas they do have to scrutinise them

15th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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The strange but sadly inevitable case of Gerry Freedman

Robert Armour says Gerry Freedman may be a chancer but he's taught us all a very valuable lesson

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Brexit blow: let’s fight fear together

Susan Smith believes the third sector is right to be nervous about the future and should arm itself now for rocky years to come

8th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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A sporting chance for looked after children

Helen Macfarlane explains how Edinburgh Leisure can boost the life chances of looked after children in Scotland

7th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Stamp out stress in your workplace now

Karen Ormiston says boosting employee wellbeing can reap rewards for charities but there's more to it than a free fruit bowl

6th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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