Celebrating the springboard donation to Changing Faces

Twenty-five years ago this week, on Friday 25th October 1991, I received the very first donation to Changing Faces – and it was a full nine months before the charity was officially ‘launched’ and was therefore of even more significance. So I was delighted last week to be invited to have coffee with Greville and LisaContinue reading “Celebrating the springboard donation to Changing Faces”

Celebrating excellence in diversity practice

I was delighted to have been asked to speak and give the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Excellence in Diversity Awards in Leeds last week – what a great celebration it was! Congratulations to everyone who was nominated – and the winners should be very proud… and especially to Karin Woodley, Chief Executive of Cambridge HouseContinue reading “Celebrating excellence in diversity practice”

Doing good

A great evening at the Oxford Union last week! So fascinating to be part of an ancient debating tradition that goes back to Gladstone who was President of the Union in 1830. I stood at the despatch box – opposing the motion – on the same boards as many giants of the political world andContinue reading “Doing good”

More tax or more philanthropy in 2011?

Happy New Year – and what a dismal year in prospect for not-for-profits like Changing Faces if you listen to some doom-mongers, full of uncertainty, austerity and the d-word itself, deficit reduction. Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO of ACEVO, weighed in early with a broadside arguing that Government should raise billions of pounds from a taxContinue reading “More tax or more philanthropy in 2011?”