Hands up if you’ve also been suffering with a cold? Yuck. I’ve definitely not been on top form. Based on the amount that I’ve spent with them this week, staff at Lemsip are going to have a lavish Christmas party this year. But hey, it’s Friday, it’s nearly the weekend, it’s sunny outside and there’s a load of interesting news for you to read through this week.
Image: Catherine Bebbington/Parliamentary Copyright
I have taken part in many events around the country and had conversations with many people about what they thought of email newsletters. Many people told me they thought that newsletters were too theatrical, that Have I Got Social Enterprise was out of touch and too theatrical, and they wanted things done differently. So I thought, in this newsletter, I would do it in a slightly different way.
So I sent out an email to thousands of people and asked them what questions they would like to put to Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You and I received 40,000 replies.
There is not time to ask 40,000 questions today, so here is a selection of those that came in…
Kate Van Der Plank gives us an overview of how CSR teams function.
Last Friday I sat in on our ‘Working with Corporates’ workshop. It was a super day, well attended by about twenty participants from various charities and social enterprises. Big thanks to Paula Rogers (Lloyds Bank), Louise Smith (Linklaters), Anju Saush (PwC), Kate Van Der Plank (Connect Five Consulting), Kate Chester (Ambition), Alastair Wilson (SSE) and Michelle Benson (SSE) for sharing their wisdom through the day, and to Amy Barbor for taking on the facilitation duties.
Here are some of the key themes that I took from the day…
I shouldn’t really be writing this right now as I’m currently sat at the back of our Working with Corporates workshop and I’m supposed to be taking notes so that I can write a blog about it. Sneak preview: it’s an excellent course and you should definitely come on it.
If you happen to be reading this while you are in the workshop, tut tut, you should be paying attention. I’m going to tell on you.
Have a good weekend, and enjoy this week’s news.
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September. The end of the summer holidays. Groans around the country as seemingly endless sunny days grind to an abrupt halt. Yelps of pain as we squeeze into new shoes which rub painfully against our heels. Excitement as we put new pens into a new pencil case and wonder why on earth we need to pack a set square (seriously, have you ever needed one as an adult?).
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s back to school time…