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Let’s talk about change: how to deliver a successful support programme

It's funny how change affects people. I'd say many of us struggle with the idea of change. That may be because we see it as something that undermines our stability, that unsettles the status quo. We'd rather stick with what we have than risk it all for a better deal. Yet change is all around us. Think about your favourite...

1 year ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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Local needs require local solutions

I have a friend that works in the music industry as a tour manager. He's worked on some of the most extravagant rock shows I've ever seen. I once asked him if he got bored of touring, putting on the same show every night for months on end. He told me that, even though if it was the same artist...

1 year ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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How to demonstrate impact and win funding

Last month, I wrote about the weaknesses and strengths of different funding systems and how, despite some drawbacks, LifeLine has been able to work within those systems to positively impact our local community. Although I appealed to funders to partner with charities to fund and ring-fence funding for evaluations, I also stated that it's necessary for charities to step up...

1 year ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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Let’s demonstrate the importance of our work to our communities

Results and hitting your targets are the bedrock of success–especially in something like sports. The more goals a football player scores, the more valuable they become and the higher the salary they get paid. It makes perfect sense. It's the same in the business world–the more successful a CEO is, the more they are respected and valued. But results and...

1 year ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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A lifetime commitment to our communities

Like any parent, when I became a father, I wanted my children to get the best start in life. An important part of this was making sure we could be the best parents possible and provide opportunities for our children that would help them develop new life skills. This required sacrifices but we wanted them to have a solid foundation...

1 year ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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Mentoring: the key to releasing agents for change

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt When I was growing up, I was lucky enough to have a stable family and caring extended family that provided me the guidance and support that I needed. Like most children, I learnt by observing adults and then imitating them, particularly the ones They should...

2 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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Offering support for every kind of family

We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges. Tim Berners-Lee Over the many years that I've worked in the charity sector, I've seen countless new initiatives and programmes launched with the aim of supporting and helping families.I once took part in a team-building exercise that involved everyone being given six Lego bricks. You were given...

2 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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Commitment enhances our bonds with the community

In Danny Wallace's memoir, 'Yes Man', he recounts how he chose to say 'yes' to just about anything that was offered to him for an entire year. The idea was that, if you take that leap of faith and make a commitment to something you'd normally reject, you just might end up happier for it.There's someone I know, an old...

2 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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Queen Elizabeth II: She made us see change as unavoidable

As I watched the TV with my family, witnessing the final chapter in the laying to rest of Queen Elizabeth II, I couldn't help but think back to the photo of her sitting alone in St. George's Chapel during Prince Philip's funeral in 2021. She, like the rest of us during the lockdown, made some very personal sacrifices for the...

2 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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We do better working together

As someone who runs a large charity, I am amazed at how many diverse people and systems it takes to manage and complete all our work successfully. You may ask, "Why have so many different people then?"Most people would say that the heart or brain is the most essential part of the body. They’re both very important, true, but if...

2 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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My hero and mentor

Richard was the definition of a natural leader, someone that people easily follow. He was inspiring for his actions, his bravery, his sacrifice, and his interest in other people. I knew Richard not only cared for me, but also that he had a vision for me. He believed in me from an early age, but he was very subtle in...

2 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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The importance of engaging parents and carers in understanding and tackling knife crime

This article was first published by Fighting Knife Crime London

2 years ago

 by Nathan Singleton

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