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Insights

TheGivingMachine team represents a diverse set of experiences and interests.  Here we share some of our insights that we think might be helpful whether you are a supporter, a good cause or a business interested in giving, technology, business, philanthropy or just making a positive difference in some way.

 

Mental Health

Is mental health still considered a taboo subject? Our mental health should be equally as important as our physical health.

A skilled and happy team helps businesses to be successful. Happy staff help to create happy customers.

One World

I’ve often heard that charities need to be more business-like and in my experience that is often true.  They need to learn from their nimble, agile and profit motivated cousins.  But it also works both ways

TheGivingMachine Charity

We knew it was high time we gave TheGivingMachine a new lick of paint and updated our charity's shop window.

Virgin Money Giving Logo

It was with sadness that I received the news that Virgin Money Giving (VMG) will close after 12 years. Find out how we can help your cause when Virgin Money Giving closes.

Chatbot

Why customer service needs human interaction and can't all just be by chatbot faq's

Robot

When I took a career break to have a family, good old mail-merge was king - Fast forward 7 years to when I returned to work, computers and the working world seemed like a different place.

Dead roses

I received a thank you from a charity for my ongoing support.  This letter is not a thank you at all and the “ask” devalues the thank you message itself - everything leads up to the "ask".

Givenomics Cover

Doing business the same way and expecting different results is crazy.  Givenomics is an emerging model that unites companies, customers and communities so all can contribute and thrive.

Smiling Woman

Studies have shown that not only does giving boost our mental health but it also good for our physical health. You can benefit from lower blood pressure, increased self esteem and lower stress levels.

Volunteers

The last year has realty been all about “Going digital in the charity sector”. Going digital is a pretty broad heading – so what does it all really mean? 

Do Something Great

CSR stands for Corporate Social Responsibility, and it is about companies playing their responsible part in society and giving back to society. It encourages businesses to behave in an ethical manner and have a positive impact on society through ensuring sustainable growth.

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