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SOFII presents: World-Changers at Work

Yes, you can make a difference

Welcome to SOFII’s WoW! project, the world-changers at work. We like to think fundraising is about making a difference in the world, but is that always the case for every fundraiser? How do we empower people working in fundraising to transcend the idea of just ‘doing the job’ and inspire them to flourish, to really make a difference where it will matter most? Is it even desirable, or should fundraising just be about who can raise the most money? Are there lessons we can learn from the corporate sector?

The WoW! project will explore these questions and more, bringing you the voices of experts from both the voluntary sector and beyond but also from individual fundraisers and people starting out in the sector who feel they want to make the world a better place from their workplace. We’ll look at examples of companies and charities who do things differently, and offer our readers a chance to share their own experiences as well. How are you going to change the world?


Asking the right questions really can change the world!,

by Adrian Salmon

How working with charities and inspiring them to ask the right questions helps Adrian Salmon to change the world.

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Inspired to Change the World? Consider these four careers

by Sarah Daren

Welcome to the WoW! Toolbox. In our first contribution Sarah Daren shines a light on four professions that give people the chance to change the world on a daily basis. If you want to add to this list, please get in touch!

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How are you going to change the world? Leontine Vreeke’s 500 words.

by Leontine Vreeke

Leontine Vreeke of iRaiser explains how she is going to change the world in the first entry by our competition winners.

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World-changers at Work: introduction and contents

by Joe Burnett

SOFII presents world-changers at work, an ambitious and far-reaching series that explores how we can all make a difference from our desks. 

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​The WHY of WoW!

by Joe Burnett

The why of WoW! Just as there’s a world full of problems out there, it’s equally true the world is full of opportunities to make a difference. Someone should be changing the world. And there are many ways to make that difference, to change the world.

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Meet the world-changers - the view from the top: an interview with Daryl Brewster

by Joe Burnett

We chat to Daryl Brewster, CEO of CECP, the CEO Force for Good charity, an organisation that encourages and helps major companies become agents of positive change in the world.

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Meet the world-changers - mindful fundraising: an interview with Karen Bolton of Mind

by Joe Burnett

Karen Bolton of Mind takes us through her career, why working for Mind matters so much to her, how their workplace encourages employees’ wellbeing and how she's changing the world.

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Corporate clues: how corporate volunteering programmes benefit everyone

by Andrew Troup

Andrew Troup shares his views on how a corporate volunteering programme can benefit everyone within an organisation. Could this work for your charity?

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Corporate clues: four ways your charity can help you engage with fundraising technology

by Maria Carolina Simon

Maria Carolina Simon explores four ways companies can engage their employees by using new and exciting fundraising technology.

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Meet the world-changers - the millennials: an interview with Derrick Feldmann

by Joe Burnett

Thanks to Rachel Hutchisson of Blackbaud, we were lucky to be able to talk to Derrick Feldmann, founder of the Achieve agency and researcher on the Millennial Impact Project, about millennial engagement through work, and the broader corporate engagement sector in the USA.

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