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Earlier this month we were pleased to be able to spend some time with Rebecca Elcome, Head of Events at Ark. Rebecca has enjoyed a successful career spanning several high-profile charities, is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Special Events Forum, and also delivers freelance projects through her company, Coveted Events.
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Advantaged Thinking

David Gold, Prospectus CEO, interviews Jane Slowey (CEO) and Steve Hillman (Director of Policy and Impact) of the Foyer Federation on Advantaged Thinking, what it means to them and what it means in practice.
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For our latest newsletter Prospectus CEO, David Gold, had the real pleasure of interviewing Rachel Whale, Founder and Managing Director of Vanilla and the Founding Director of Charityworks. Inevitably a conversation with a passionate social entrepreneur covered a fair bit of ground in a short hour! Everything from innovation versus plagiarism, gender imbalance in the sector, as well as more personal insight into Rachel and her experience and understanding of talent, homelessness and what it means to make a good social contribution.
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So what happens when someone makes the transition and secures a leadership role in the beyond profit sector? The board or chief executive is pleased, the candidate is delighted. How do you make it work, and how do you ensure all those attributes that were so desirable are truly utilised and enable the organisation to achieve more?
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Why is it important to invest in your board?

With the UK economy continuing to grow, wages outstripping inflation and employment on the rise it has never arguably been a better time for the social sector to think more strategically about its approach to board recruitment and development. However, life is never that simple. Especially with the challenge of three more years of austerity and service delivery organisations facing greater competition from the private sector.
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