Posts by: Rosemary Spencer

Social Investment – some questions answered

I recently joined a webinar given by the Charities Aid Foundation on de-mystifying social investment and have been prompted to take a look at this particular market to find out what it is, who benefits from it and where the money comes from.

Can we continue to eat what we want?

Going on-line to check out what ‘Eat what you want day’ was all about, I was struck by the pictures of people who had enthusiastically endorsed the concept by twitter. This was a group for whom the maxim ‘a little of what you fancy does you good’ and it barely had emphasis on the word ‘little’.

Concerts for causes – simple works best

What do you do when you find yourself on a medium length weekend in Bruges arranged in secret by your husband in collusion with your neighbour (to feed the cats) and daughter (to look after the aviaries)?

Is there life in charity retail bonds?

With sources of funding diminishing, charities and social enterprises are looking at innovative ways of raising funds for large-scale capital projects. A recent trend has been the issue of charitable bonds.

6 Degrees of Separation – how does it help our network?

This is the theory that everyone is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world.  It was originally set out by Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy.  Several films, plays and social-networking websites further down the line we can all amuse ourselves with looking for connections with the rich […]