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MENTION the word â€ścharityâ€ť to most people and theyâ€™ll immediately think of the grey-haired old lady with the sweet smile standing behind the second-hand shop counter. Yet todayâ€™s charities rarely fit into that and clichĂ©d image; the third sector is big business in Scotland, employing more than 100,000 workers and turning over ÂŁ5.8 billion lastRead More
Former Baillie Gifford & Co partner Leslie Robb shares the rewards of venture philanthropy following his investment in Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s 14:19 Fund. When an investor is running the rule over a potential deal, one question pops up again and again: whatâ€™s the return on my investment? Whether it is the dividend or the interest rateRead More
WIND the clock back 10 years andÂ ScotlandÂ was in the grip of the global banking crisis. Royal Bank of Scotland was bailed out, Halifax Bank of Scotland was forced into a shotgun marriage with Lloyds TSB and consumers stared into the precipice of a decade of ultra-low savings rates. Yet, amongst the gloom of the loomingRead More
Move On, a charity in Inspiring Scotland’s 14:19 and intandem funds, has been working with pro bono volunteer and HR expert Lynn Reid over an extended period of time to look at some ongoing staffing and organisationalÂ challenges. Lynn has been able to commit time to the project thanks to the flexible working approach and corporateRead More
We can all remember times when companies have got it badly wrong. As social media continues to become the essential medium through which organisations engage with the public, social media blunders have become all too frequent. Not every company error makes headline news and, if it does, itâ€™s often forgotten about amidst the next dayâ€™sRead More
This article was written by David McPhee and originally appeared in Positively Scottish in May 2017 Isolated. Cut-off. Islands. These are just a few of the new buzz words used to describe people who, often through no fault of their own, become disconnected from mainstream society. If the isolation lasts long enough, they can becomeRead More
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