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Isobel Michael
Fundraising, philanthropy, impact; Fundraiser ; Co-founder ; Trustee ; Bath Fundraisers' Group
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Isobel Michael 21h
"Transformative and sustainable change happens when people create their own solutions. Learn from your partners and acknowledge the limits of your knowledge and experience." of on shifting power through building trust.
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Isobel Michael Nov 14
Congratulations to all the fundraisers who celebrated gaining the Academy Certificate and Diploma qualifications tonight.
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Isobel Michael Nov 13
"seek out funders who see the same problems in the world that you do, and convince them to become an equal partner with you to address those problems" on powerful fundraising asks coming from the value of your work and equality with funders
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Isobel Michael Nov 12
"Foundations’ independence and long-term horizons make them well-placed to play a role in removing barriers, reducing inequality, and increasing access for communities that have been historically marginalised or underrepresented"
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Black SW Network Nov 11
"Acknowledge unfairness in current funding and investment streams and commit to level the playing field for BAME-led organisations to affect systemic change" one of the key recommendations from our research. We will be exploring this further at our AGM
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Isobel Michael Nov 12
Join members for our next Potluck Dinner on 16th December at when we will unveil the first grant-making theme. Sign up to the newsletter at:
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Isobel Michael Nov 11
Great opportunity for local charities in the South West to apply for a fundraising evening in the award-winning canteen at - now accepting applications for dates from February 2020 to May 2021.
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Isobel Michael Nov 11
"Members feel a stronger connection to their local community because of all they learn, and this is the heart of it." Great article on the appeal of collective giving and the experience of giving circle members on
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Lloyds Bank Foundation Nov 8
A huge congrats to Penny McKissock, CEO of who has been shortlisted for Public Service Award for Leadership Excellence! 🙌 We're proud to help fund this charity tackle domestic abuse and empower survivors
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Isobel Michael Nov 7
"I love the idea of collective philanthropy" on joining the movement. “Like football, social impact is a team game and we are inspired to have another powerful female leader join the most diverse team in football.”
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Institute of Fundraising Nov 5
Last chance to share your views on the challenges facing women who aspire to leadership positions. Survey closes at midnight on Sunday 9 November. While the focus is on women, we want to hear from men too!
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Isobel Michael Nov 6
"To support true change, funders must accept that the process is gradual, and support it over the long haul" on why flexible long-term operating support and trusting grantees to set their own priorities is critical for the women’s movement
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Isobel Michael Nov 5
Great opportunity for charities to nominate groups or families for a 50 for Free stay next March. Family Champion volunteers loved their stay at Woodsford Castle this year, bonding as a team and sharing experiences.
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Isobel Michael Nov 4
Great article from , author of Giving Done Right, with seven principles for all nonprofit and charity leaders, including * own your “nonprofitness” * move the diversity, equity, and inclusion talk from talk to action * take care of yourselves
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Isobel Michael Nov 3
Opportunity to learn about inclusive marketing with Joyann Boyce of at Bath Fundraisers' Group on 22 Nov: Great clip of Joyann talking about her work with on the diversity of images of people using tech
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Isobel Michael Nov 3
"No woman has previously had philanthropic resources of this magnitude at her command, and no other female billionaire has publicly promoted a feminist agenda this sweeping, or this emphatically." Kathleen D McCarthy on for
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Elizabeth Balgobin 🕷️ Nov 1
Have you looked at the survey on yet? I'm looking at the interesting early responses but struck that responders have had good experiences. Are you holding back on the difficulties? Don't! It's anonymous. ⏬
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Isobel Michael Nov 2
Great opportunity for emerging leaders in the Women and Girls sector with - intensive six-month programme to build your leadership impact, connect with other leaders and drive social change.
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Isobel Michael Nov 1
"People do not just give; they give to a cause that inspires them, and until more charities change their approach we will not have the step change in philanthropic investment in society that we all seek" Theresa Lloyd responds to piece on giving
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Isobel Michael Nov 1
Tracey Webb of , interviewed by , talks about setting up this thriving black giving circle and awarding their very first grant: "To be able to award a grant that was from us, for us was the best feeling in the world"
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