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Why empathy is so crucial to fundraising success

by The Wisdom Fish Team

05/07/2018

Wisdom Fish often ask the groups we work with what qualities they think are required of a good leader. Of course, there are all sorts of answers – vision, creativity, integrity, consistency, the ability to inspire others. But one that’s always close to the top of our list - along with...
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Why empathy is so crucial to fundraising success

by The Wisdom Fish Team

05/07/2018

Wisdom Fish often ask the groups we work with what qualities they think are required of a good leader. Of course, there are all sorts of answers – vision, creativity, integrity, consistency, the...
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Happy Talk

by The Wisdom Fish Team

16/01/2018

Employee happiness and well-being is a key focus for many organisations. It’s clear why: if employees are happy, they’re more likely to perform well, to be engaged in their role and to buy into...
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A mindful New Year

with Neil Hope

05/01/2018

Neil Hope is an expert mindfulness practitioner who has been developing his meditation practice for over 25 years. He has been taught by the highest lamas in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Here,...
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Why we also need to transform ourselves if we want to transform our organisations

by The Wisdom Fish Team

02/06/2017

Building Blocks of character

As leaders, we’re increasingly called upon to be creative and innovative – to find new and better ways of doing things. And certainly innovation has never been more important to us as a sector....
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Why we need to put the same energy into initiating people into our organisation as we do supporters

by The Wisdom Fish Team

26/05/2017

Here we explore one of the building blocks of culture – initiations – in more depth and start to think about how the concept might just help us attract more talent to the fundraising...
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5 ways to nurture your organisational culture

by The Wisdom Fish Team

19/05/2017

5 ways to nurture your organisational culture

Here we explain how focusing time and energy on the building blocks of culture can transform our organisations. Culture is something everyone’s talking about. We need to change it, to nurture...
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Why good leadership doesn’t mean racing ahead of the pack

by The Wisdom Fish Team

16/05/2017

Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, December 24, 2012 - by MWV Chamber of Commerce is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The word leadership conjures up visions of a strong individual standing in front of others, a shepherd and his sheep, chieftain of his tribe. But, in an organisational context, we have to understand...
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Are you a Joker, Saboteur or People Pleaser?

by The Wisdom Fish Team

28/04/2017

Are you a Joker, Saboteur or People Pleaser?

In this blog, Wisdom Fish explores sub-personalities and how they impact on our productivity, working relationships and behaviours. Do you have someone in your team who constantly seems to...
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Why your organisational culture has to reflect your charity values

by The Wisdom Fish Team

20/02/2017

Why your organisational culture has to reflect your charity values

You know your charity mission and vision back to front. Your charity might be brilliant at engaging supporters with the cause, but does its organisational culture really reflect the same value set...
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Innovation isn't always about the new

by The Wisdom Fish Team

20/01/2017

Innovation isn't always about the new

We’re just a few weeks into 2017 and yet the fundraising industry already seems to be advancing rapidly with new innovations popping up all around us (from contactless payment systems to Oxfam’s...
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Asking the right questions

by The Wisdom Fish Team

10/01/2017

Asking the right questions

Ask me no questions... For many of us, the measure of the person has always been in the questions they ask of themselves and those around them. It is then that true awareness can develop and real...
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3 simple steps towards mindfulness

by Neil Hope

18/05/2016

3 simple steps towards mindfulness

Every time we’re able to respond rather than react, the result will be better. How many times have we looked back and seen how a situation could have turned out so much better for ourselves and...
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