“We are pleased to support the development of these materials, through Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, to provide a comprehensive bank of knowledge and experience that can be easily accessed by leaders of arts organisations and practitioners, both in the UK and internationally. One of our priorities at the Arts Council is to help arts and cultural organisations become more resilient and sustainable as they explore new revenue streams.”
Aesop, standing for ‘Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose’, is an arts charity and social enterprise. Aesop was seeking support to expand this programme and needed to raise £2.3 million in order to achieve this ambitious goal.
Tom Corley, whose list of best-selling books includes ‘Rich Habits’, ‘Change your Habits, Change your Life; and ‘Rich Habits, Poor Habits’, spent five years studying self-made millionaires. What he found is that success couldn’t be attributed to a good start in life, loving support from family and friends or even hard work. Of course, all that helps, but the single biggest element that connected the successful people he met was their commitment to reading. In fact, 86% of the successful people he met said they read - books, articles, blogs, journals. And 63% listened to audiobooks during their daily commute. But how can people seemingly as busy as Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama find time to sit down and read? Welcome to the Five Hour Rule.
As an entrepreneur of a small growing business I often get asked how I find the energy to do what’s needed.
It’s not something I can answer easily and fundamentally it’s the wrong question. AsCause4is coming up to its tenth anniversary, having employed hundreds of staff and graduates, it’s clear that physical energy levels often aren’t the issue. Like all SMEs, it’s more likely that mental health is the area that needs our focus. A truly sustainable business is one that prioritises mental health.