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2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Hospice movement.

Nurse Cicely Saunders founded the first modern hospice, St Christopher’s in London in 1967, essentially establishing the blueprint for UK hospicecare in the UK. She revolutionized the way people with terminal illness or life limiting conditions were cared for, establishing the discipline of palliative care that would go on to provide millions of people with more dignified, compassionate care at the end of their lives. St Christopher’s is now one of 200 hospice care centers across the UK...

Author: Ellisa Thompson
Published: 24 Mar 2017

Cystic Fibrosis scoop the £1000 jackpot at the bi-annual BIG TPP Quiz

On Tuesday 21st April, we, TPP, held our 7th Quiz which gives charities the chance to win a £1,000 donation to go towards supporting their beneficiaries. We hosted the night at Balls Brothers with drinks, chips and sweets provided and each team had their very own TPP host to help answer the challenging questions. We had 70 charity employees from 14 charities participate on the night, competing to win the £1000 cheque. The charities included teams from MS International Federation, Nordoff ...

Author: Billie Graham
Published: 24 Mar 2017

Donate Easter eggs and treats in our Easter appeal

TPP is partnering with four charities, working in London and the north east, to collect Easter eggs and toys. They are: Demelza Centrepoint Teenage Cancer Trust St Oswald’s Hospice We are collecting Easter eggs and toys to support several charities who will bring smiles to patients and beneficiaries over the Easter period. Our Easter initiative is a great pleasure for us, to help boost the spirits across these charities and hospices over Easter. So if you’re stopping b...

Author: Billie Graham
Published: 24 Mar 2017

Importance of Mentoring: TPP’s CEO partakes in speed mentoring session at the Women of the World festival

Mentoring someone involves more than just the transfer of advice and information. Those willing to invest their time in developing, motivating and inspiring other professionals, gain substantial benefits from the partnership. Here at TPP we practice what we preach, as well as implementing our own mentoring scheme by pairing fundraisers to establish and cement mentor and mentee relationships, our CEO, Jayne Morris, is using her experience to offer her expertise at Women of the World festi...

Author: Billie Graham
Published: 10 Mar 2017

Is the Chancellor’s £2bn Social care cash injection, simply a gesture devoid of logic?

Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged a £2bn funding into the current crumbling social care system, across the next three years. The Chancellor said that the cash injection will allow local authorities to ‘act now’, with £1 billion being available between 2017 and 2018, but will it truly have a long-term impact?  The thought process is to enable elderly people to be better supported living at home rather than months on end in a hospital. Any additional funding is welcome in the precarious st...

Author: Rob Muddiman
Published: 09 Mar 2017

15 fabulous female speakers for you on International Women’s Day

With a female CEO and COO here at TPP, we most certainly stand in unity to champion women and are firm believers in arming women with the tools to succeed.  It’s no secret that the vast majority of conferences and events have an all-male line up, and wider calls for diversity have been made vocal, to put an end to the current paucity of female speakers. How can we make a difference? We have highlighted fifteen female speakers across the not for profit sector, that you should be considerin...

Author: Billie Graham
Published: 08 Mar 2017

UK government unveils its much-anticipated digital strategy, prioritising skills

As the government launches its post-Brexit Digital Strategy, we highlight the positive steps the government is taking to minimise the skills gap, keeping the UK at the forefront of digital. It’s no secret in the digital realm that the government has recently outlined how we are to combat a skills shortage, by helping adults who lack core digital skills to access free training. The strategy plans to offer digital skills to millions of individuals, charities and businesses by 2020. T...

Author: Billie Graham
Published: 03 Mar 2017

Fundraising woes: How do you retain candidates with multiple job offers?

You have just interviewed the perfect corporate fundraiser for your charity.  They have won impressive partnerships and are experienced in both new business and account management, and would be ideal for your business.  There is a thorough process in your recruitment strategy, but you feel confident that you have sold the work of your charity and the job, so if the applicant is offered, they will naturally accept.  Then, panic sets in, the applicant had two other interviews last week and has...

Author: Andrew Kochman
Published: 27 Feb 2017

10 transferable tips when interviewing candidates and looking for love

In recruitment, we see many parallels between dating and job hunting, so we thought we would jump on the Valentine’s bandwagon and have some fun by highlighting top tips for your candidate search which can also be used when dating! 1. Be picky but not precise Your ideal hire might be 24 years old with 15 years’ experience, a master’s degree and wanting to work voluntary but it isn’t going to happen in this lifetime! The candidate may bring something else to the table that you hadn’t conside...

Author: Billie Graham
Published: 14 Feb 2017

‘One of the stronger businesses we have assessed’ - Investors In People share their affection for TPP

TPP were recently reassessed for Investors In People, and passed with flying colours! We successfully maintained the Investors in People accreditation for delivering sustainable people solutions within the business. The assessor gave TPP a glowing report and found that many of the areas covered, are met well beyond the requirements. Here’s some of the glowing feedback from Investors in People:  Senior and middle managers are effective and people confirm that they act as role models. There ...

Author: Billie Graham
Published: 14 Feb 2017