Daily Archives: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Volunteers were the heroes of the London tube strike: London Zoo could do better

I was very impressed by the work of volunteers during the tube strike in London yesterday. I set off on my morning commute expecting chaos. But at both Victoria and Earl’s Court stations, there were plenty of cheery, easy-to-find, orange vest-clad Transport for London volunteers advising travellers how to reach their destinations. I didn’t have to wait… Read more »

Groundbreaking, impactful initiatives deliver transformative outcomes. Or do they?

What do the following have in common: a senior member of staff at a leading children’s charity, charity accounting systems and a website for disabled people? The answer is that all three were described as “innovative” in the last three weeks. The word has become a charity cliché, according to the US’s Chronicle of Philanthropy…. Read more »