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Sarah wearing a hoodie with "kindness matters" written on it. She is smiling broadly, a large lake behind her. Text reads "Wishing you much love and kindness for 2022 and beyond"

Day 31 – thank you

#ProjectAmplifyKindness and Time for Kindness started as a bit of an idea in late 2020. I wanted to change the balance of the narrative and celebrate the kindness that I believe exists in the world but which we rarely seem to talk about. In January 2021, the little idea became an Instagram account, with the […]

My thank you gift of a bright green frog toy sitting on top of the book Eat That Frog written by Brian Tracy

A thank you frog

Saying thank you to someone who has contributed to your work is a quick and easy show of kindness. I recently helped out my freelance colleague and friend, Katie Duckworth, who runs the Leaders Who Brunch networking group. She was running a session on how we can all access our inner creativity to help find […]

A red square background with the words about amazing people doing amazing things in their communities in white

Amazing people, amazing things

There are lots of people doing amazing things in their communities, without fuss or drama, just getting on with it. From school governors to community action groups, from checking in on elderly neighbours to volunteer drivers taking vulnerable individuals to hospital appointments, from Covid vaccinators to sorting through donations at charity shops, from doing a […]

A blue background with the words "The way a charity is run & organised is just as important as what it does: governance should enable and support

Charity trustees

Did you know that charity trustees are volunteers? I was surprised how many people asked me if it was a paid position when I was interim Chair of trustees last year. Today’s #VolunteersWeek2021 thank you goes to all my fellow trustees across the sector, enabling our organisations to do amazing work, support our communities and change lives […]