One Woman’s Quest for a Healthy Work/Life Balance and How it Could Impact You

Everybody in the working world is constantly walking a tight-rope, teetering between leaning too far into their personal life and getting entirely sucked in to your work. Nobody wants to neglect the people and things that they love, but we are also desperate not to sacrifice professional efficiency and performance – in part to even be able to support the people and things we love. People have different ways of ensuring they are striking this balance in the best way possible. Some carve out particular days on which they shut down all work communication, others have rules about how many extra hours they’ll spend in the office each week, or […]

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Conference Call Drinking Game

OK, first of all let’s be very clear – we are in no way advocating getting intoxicated during office hours. That is a bad, bad idea. However, staying hydrated (or caffeinated…) can help to keep you alert and productive through what can be, and feel like, extremely long days at work. So when we say ‘drinking game’, we mean small sips of non-alcoholic beverages, with a strong recommendation of opting for water or a nice green tea/smoothie… Now, with the disclaimer out of the way, let us explain the premise of this game. You are probably familiar with the concept of a themed drinking game. Take a shot every time […]

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Improvements in Fundraising Standards

Data released this month in the Fundraising Regulator’s first annual report has revealed that the number of complaints received about fundraising activities has fallen in proportion to last year. This is extremely promising news, as concerns and complaints about fundraising had been increasing in frequency and vociferousness over recent years. In response to fundraising’s precarious public perception, efforts for regulation and transparency have been made by the charities, fundraisers, and regulators. And yet, until August, private-site fundraising was operating largely unpoliced. In March, a webinar was hosted by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in which the policy manager of the Fundraising Regulator, Stephen Service, voiced his concerns regarding fundraising […]

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