Do More Good podcast

Kenneth Foreman & James Wright

The Do More Good podcast

is a light-hearted discussion on professional development and fundraising in the charity sector. Kenneth and James cover a range of topics and bring in guests from th

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“I call it my accidental business”Spotlight returns with the tale of an idea which has grown from our guest supporting her local foodbank through a three-fold increase in demand, to aiding a host of organisations who prop up communities. Hannah Sayers explains how she accidentally recruited a team of fundraisers for free and made a difference in combating inequality in the sector. The boys also reveal their prowess in reaching the pinnacle of both golf and hangovers. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Sep 18

25 min

“It’s gotten way bigger than I thought it would“Episode 61 features a larger than life character in Colin Burgin Plews, better known in fundraising and running circles as the Big Pink Dress. He tells us how he was a shy lad as a youngster but found a talent for running in the Navy and went on to don his iconic outfit at races from the Great North Run to the London Marathon. We hear about how he was influenced by Diana Ross to ditch the Hawaiian shorts, met Nancy Sinatra in the green room and got confused counting rhinos. There's the spark which got him started and the inspiring individuals who keep him going on the road. Meanwhile Kenneth shows off on the dancefloor and James worries about beetles.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Sep 8

48 min

“there’s a collective grief going on”Our second spotlight episode features a sadness for the sector and whether the future could involve a gig economy on fixed term shorter contracts. We’re talking about balancing short and long term objectives and how it’s tough for those left behind in teams too.We also get very excited about curtains.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Aug 14

21 min

"If you can't be a sunshine, don't be a cloud."We're delighted to launch a new season with Alzheimer's Society CEO and the Labrador puppy of the sector, Kate Lee. We chat about a career which has included the stewardship of national charities, making huge frightening jumps, not to mention attempts to revamp data capture across the NHS. All of which has been achieved with her trademark charisma and enthusiasm.We make an unscheduled visit to the South East Regional Managers meeting, discover why keeping an eye on social media is vital for charity leaders, learn how you earn the badge of Chief Exec and find out who makes the tea in the office. Kenneth makes pitch for levity to be added as an organisational value, James commits to perpetual curiosity and Kate invests in some new Converse. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Aug 12

57 min

“i’m a fundraiser - it’s my job to be a pioneer”We take a trip to Halifax for our first Spotlight episode to hear all about he untapped potential of the North. We’re chatting about the London-centric charity job market and whether there’s s shake-up on the horizon with more opportunities to work from home. Kenneth dials in from his private island, we discuss the location of Cardiff and wind up saying goodbye to ourselves. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Aug 7

17 min

“It was like seven stages of grief“Not one but three guests for you in our latest episode which features fundraisers affected by COVID-19. Whether it’s taking a step back, redundancy or the uncertain future for the sector, we’re talking about how we’re all people pleasers, job-hunting in a crowded market and the seven stages of furlough. There’s merging roles, staying in contact and banking good karma. Andy plans a dog walk, Kenneth is on the radio and James is getting nostalgic for a simpler time. There’s a stat-attack, keeping the sector our little secret and Claire missing forming bonds with supporters and colleagues. There’s a big move to London, considering leaving charity and Louise looking out for others in a worse situation. Finally, in a first for audio, we discuss sign language. We saw an amazing response to this episode so we’re planning a mini-series, highlighting some of the talent in the third sector who have been affected. If you would like to feature on Do More Good Spotlight then do get in touch. www.domoregood.uk/spotlight ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Jul 28

50 min

“I got hooked - addicted to fundraising, good causes, charity.“Kenneth and James sit down with the one-man positivity machine that is Haroon Mota for this episode. He explains how to bag a promotion as a charity representative, what got him started in the third sector and how he maintains his passion for fundraising, hitting bigger targets with each challenge he undertakes. Haroon opens up about feeling the pressure of his status and the impact his dedication to make a positive difference has had on his family. There's epic commutes, make-do haircuts, one-upmanship in the snack stakes and most importantly of all, a controversial suggestion for your breakfast. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Jul 21

58 min

“He’s a blessing… he’s so naughty.“This week we bring ourselves back from podcast furlough to sit down with Caroline Thwaites, the founder of Harry’s Hat - volunteer fundraiser, award-winner, insta-celebrity and mum to Harry in addition to holding down her role as Fundraising Manager at RASASC. Captain Kenneth wants to know all about the flirty journalist, James is looking for material to report back to Japan with and our guest is dodging her citizenship homework. We talk about working for smaller organisations, setting them up and the challenges of appreciating other’s priorities. There’s training, being in awe of the big boys and ensuring we look after fundraisers. Caroline spills the beans on embarrassing Waitrose encounters, Kenneth breathes a sign of relief that he didn’t drop the Queen Mum’s pot and Jimbo wonders if he also missed his awards announcement. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Jul 7

57 min

“There's a fine line between success and failure“Recorded before lockdown struck, although Kenneth was prepping by packing for cub camp, this episode features the star of many a fundraising case study - Mr Richard Turner. We hear about how he's always learning and the power of making an impact. The boys get a lesson in Major Giving and securing big-money deals over tapas dinners. We're let in to a secret around the perfect pitch and the power of being passionate. Our Fundraiser of the Year talks us through his famed Solar Aid anecdote featuring Dorothy at number two plus we bend time to discuss how your second year is actually your first and your third is when the difference comes. We talk ambassadors and what an asset they can be, keeping the faith in good ideas and finding flow. James admits to skipping a training session, Kenneth reveals his high-brow reading habits and we all tune in to an episode we didn't record.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Jun 23

53 min

“That’s amazing, how can we make it happen?“Surrounded by artisan crisps and speaking with his special Radio 2 voice, Kenneth pulls up a socially distanced chair from Tom Williams - the Chief Operating Officer for Parkrun Global. They talk through how Tom became involved in the Parkrun scene, set up the first northern event and staffed it full of hungover students. Joining them through his terrible internet connection but armed with a Top Gun quiz is James, who is keen to hear how they maintain culture at scale, ensuring your first experience replicates Tom’s.We chat around what success looks like and how some of the best things in life have no goals. There are tips on maintaining patience, being booed by the entire student body and learning when it’s important to say no to technological innovation. In addition, Tom schools the guys on making a podcast successful, meeting Martin and the huge numbers behind Marathon Talk. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

May 22

67 min

“i just went on the ride with it“Our second lockdown episode involves a chat with the founder and CEO of the hugely popular RED January - Hannah Beecham. She talks about the passion project which overtook her evenings became the hugely successful phenomenon it is today. There’s the glamour of the film industry, why it’s nice for people to meet their heroes and the switch to a full time role. We learn how it feels when something really connects with an audience and the power of community, there’s brutal honesty and identifying your key advisors. We get updates on both the round the block challenge and the marathon des sables. Kenneth offers some interior design tips and James scribbles a reading list. We find out more about behaviours, go behind the scenes at a charity and discuss the future of virtual events.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

May 5

43 min

“It has brought us closer together“Stocked up on beer and biscuits, the boys jump into the deep end with a member of the global advisory board of the world economic forum on sport and society. With such a heavyweight guest we kick off with the round-the-block challenge and changing the batteries in a toy unicorn. Luckily Nick gets us back on track as we discuss the education system, how it could be changed and the opportunity at hand to do so. There’s a conversation about planning for growth, societal tornadoes and the impact sport can have in delivering positive behavioural change. We take the silver linings from the current situation, look at how we can engage key ambassadors and communities both now and in the aftermath. We talk about how we’re coping, ways of working and super-empowering leaders through this period. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Apr 22

48 min

“When are you going to get a proper job?“For our latest episode, Kenneth got to speak with the man who inspired his early forays into fundraising, the confirmed BDIF: Mr Ken Burnett. We go global to discuss 43 years as a fundraiser, how he started at the top and worked his way down. Ken tells us how he was sat furthest from the fire as a kid, came up with the name Action-Aid as a young man and his hopes for the next generation of fundraisers. James is inspired by a Japanese monk and gives a shout out to Pliny the Younger. Kenneth wonders about charity leaders and recounts his never-before-mentioned appearance in print. We hear about how communications forms the basis of fundraising, why charity managers wish they had thought of IWITOT and what we can do to invest in training. After singing Alfie Waldron and Jean the Bee Lady’s praises, we finish our episode with a Geordie-off - Kenneth Foreman vs Nikki Bell - chatting through how current situation has changed the plans for I Wish I’d Thought Of That and their tips for working from home. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Apr 7

47 min

“Being stuck in a goods lift at 4am.“Dragged from broadcasting house, television celebrity Kenneth Foreman joins James to talk about events with a true A-lister on the scene. Rebecca Elcome has done it all, working her way up from intern to director at some of the country’s biggest charities and setting up on her own. We learn the secrets to good packing, how to have confidence in your own abilities and why eventers are the most passionate members of the sector. The nice folder gets another mention, there’s a shout out for support teams, the benefits of flexible working and why we should be trusting our teams to do so. James makes a bold claim to be more of a rebel, we find out how the best committees grew out of coffee shops and discover how we financed our trip to Amsterdam last year. Mentoring, three-month plans and the small matter of gender inequality get an airing.We have a couple of episodes stored if we need to self-isolate, but for now we’re chatting about getting together and the numerous benefits that brings.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Mar 17

51 min

"Every organisation needs a good front person."For the big fiftieth celebrations, Kenneth and James treat themselves to a day out at the graveyard of the Emirates Stadium watching the DMG Derby. As with any good docu-drama, we're on a journey. There's the pre-match build up from the loudest pub in London including our fantasy fundraising eleven. Then we're off to the ground to stick the CEO in goal and talk ambition, moving organisation and our favourite bosses and school bullies. There's superstar fundraisers breaking the rules, curling the perfect campaign from the edge of the box only to see it hit the post and a steward-dodging pitch invader. James manages to miss the action, Kenneth changes his mind on the role of a good CEO and we all celebrate together with a sing-song.We're back to normal next week, but here's something a little different for episode 50. Dedicated to Jimmy Connors. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Mar 3

35 min

"It felt ambitious and successful."The forty-ninth episode starts sensibly with talk of salmon racing and fundraising speedball before things go of the rails with the power of events fundraising and where it might lead; the language of fundraising, including its acronyms and jargon; the importance of collaboration plus the destination for top fundraisers between 1999 and 2008.Ilana Jackman joins us to talk about bringing in the big money and the psychology of news media. Kenneth drops out of the conversation at evolutionary theory whilst James is keen to chat about death. Finally things come round to portmanteaus and slow motion selfies before we sign off for the half term break.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Feb 18

53 min

“lots of words and lots of waffle.“Multiple hat owner Jo Stone caught the train over to Borough this week to talk about her very linear career trajectory which led to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and from there the spark which led her to branch out into coaching with the many benefits that brings. Jo details the best motorbiking routes through London and female weight lifters, whilst James is all about the quality of luxury towelling and Kenneth picks up tips on how to spot a blagger.We find out how careers have changed, what it takes to become a great coach and the pitfalls to avoid when listening. There’s also room for Wolf and Jet from Gladiators, how James destroyed his personal brand in one night at Lucky Voice and and update on Kenneth’s Dry January. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Feb 4

41 min

“he was up for the challenge.“In the comfy seats this week we’re joined by Emily and Marie from Marie Curie, basking in the success of their podcast ‘On the Marie Curie couch’ which has been praised by both serious critics and your not-so-serious presenters. Though I’d imagine you’re more likely to be convinced by people who don’t accidentally end up in Luton after a night out. We discuss which team audio should sit in, where the podcast came from and how someone transitions from studying Astrology for Psychics to hanging out with Adam Buxton. There’s the importance of a marketing budget, waiting for the right campaign and painful footballing injuries. We hear about silent high-fives, handsome voices and why everyone needs a celebrity team in their lives.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Jan 21

41 min

“you’re a good duo, but you’re not that good.“To kick of 2020 we’re joined by Hugh Brasher, Event Director at London Marathon. He immediately takes the accolade of best-dressed guest before we discuss his early memories of the event and tales of how it all began in a pub before becoming the billion-pound fundraiser it is today. There are Valentine recommendations and tales of daring plus balancing marginal gains with big targets, and we’re not just talking about school sports day. Hugh talks to us about the value of values and the art of conversation, then there’s his drive to leave a legacy and the importance of purpose in your role. Hugh dishes out the compliments to the boys, Kenneth walks away with his employment intact though we’re all out to become leaf-sweepers when the opportunity arises. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Jan 7

51 min

"Merry Christmas!"Twelve months, twenty four episodes, twenty five guests, four events and too many hangovers to recount, one we’d rather forget.It’s been quite a year at DMG Headquarters so Kenneth and James get together to chat through their highlights, offer some thanks and look forward to what 2020 might have in store. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Dec 2019

30 min

"At the time it was legal."The boys meet up with confirmed BDIF Howard Lake for the show this week and kick off with tales of poor sporting performance. We debate how many downloads are worth shouting about and end the show early before returning for an encore.There are the world's first websites, alternative careers and bending the rules in the pursuit of becoming a dot org millionaire. We talk upcoming birthdays, bringing diversity to the sector and decry the same old voices (ours) turning up every week. Things get a little bleak around the future of fundraising before our guest offers some solutions, including James cashing in his 900 million Nectar points and Kenneth's shopping sprees saving the planet one rollneck at a time. There's just enough time to discuss sports/green-washing before we offer cheers to Vera. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Dec 2019

40 min

"I am a recovering fundraiser"The Do More Good podcast goes international with a visit to the International Fundraising Congress. The boys arrive without tickets, offer film reviews and star on the big stage over three days in Amsterdam. There's also the latest in immersive tech at The Children's Society, learning how to attract the best talent and we discover which are the most generous nations on Earth. Kenneth wishes he had thought of that, James recovers from a hangover, we learn how to fake it and we discuss the hype cycle as we go behind the scenes chatting to delegates and presenters from around the world. Fake it 'til you make it with Charlotte and Andrew (9 mins)Innovation at The Children's Society with Kirsten (20 mins)The World Giving Index with Samera (24 mins)Behind the scenes at IFC with Puff (35 mins)Attracting Talent with Kishshana (55 mins) ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Dec 2019

64 min

“sweaty palms in the audience“Our second episode from the International Fundraising Congress was recorded early on the first day, just before our guest Sue Morgan was about to begin her opening presentation. James and Kenneth admit to their excitement for the days ahead, showing admirable restraint in not discussing the escapades of the night before. Then Sue talks about how the inspirational Tony Elischer would steal the show on the Big Stage, piling the pressure on for Kenneth’s afternoon slot.We get into the details of what makes a good mentor and how proud Sue is of all those who progress through the foundation she leads. Sue details the career twists and turns which have lead her to this point and how she can’t resist a new challenge. We admit to nerves around the results of some mystery shopping before we’re onto sweating the small stuff and wishing Kenneth luck for his crowd-pleasing slot in the afternoon.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Nov 2019

20 min

"On vinyl, one for the collectors."In this week's episode, the boys sit down over a couple of beers (financed with the final pounds of bar mitzvah money) with friend of the pod, Head of New Business at NSPCC, Brightsport trainer and university dropout, Ben Swart. After a spectacularly unsuccessful career in PPI sales, Ben talks about his journey into fundraising, how he loves Esther Rantzen as much as the limelight and the practicalities of splitting his professional life between two jobs. We discuss finding balance, thinking about your future career and how life events can make us readdress what is important. James gives a powerpoint presentation to his kids, Kenneth is excited by a new box at home and Ben confesses that he once applied for four jobs at the same organisation and accepted them all. The first of three episodes from the IFC and its as good as a Gazza screamer from 35 yards. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Nov 2019

34 min

"I do have some gold hotpants"In our second episode from the Scottish Fundraising Conference the boys are starstruck by the Kylie and Beyonce of the conference circuit to hear about how we'll be working in 2029. We discuss mentors, playing politics and securing chartered status for fundraising. Kenneth commits to continuous learning and mastering Japanese at the age of 75, whilst James simply hopes that by that age they'll be over their hangover from the awards the night before. There's data, the opportunity of artificial intelligence and how cherished human to human interactions will become. We learn to refocus on our supporters, why small and nimble charities can thrive and discover whether Kenneth passes the Turing Test, all live from Glasgow. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Nov 2019

43 min

Kenneth and James board the last train out of London for a couple of days in Scotland at the IOF Fundraising Conference at the beginning of October 2019. The episode includes interviews with attendees and presenters from across the spectrum of fundraising. We discuss community fundraising, crisis comms, presenting with more impact, managing fundraising teams, developing a fundraising strategy before wrapping up with the Gary and Gemma from the conference organising committee.Caution, may contain singing.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Oct 2019

65 min

“Darling, I’m on the 7.10“Our favourite emojis is a hot topic this week as we chat to Matt Collins about the career which led to him setting up his own agency. James takes a day off for a climate rally in order to avoid school whilst Kenneth is top of the class, earning his FA badges. Matt tells us how he dreamt of joining Childline as a kid then worked there as an adult. We admit to the temptation of working for profit, before adhering to Matt’s Dad’s wishes to do good, perhaps on the radio. Kenneth’s Dad, it turns out, is Welsh. There’s a discussion on why colleagues are leaving the sector, how to build a passionate team and the texts Mrs Kenneth receives at ten-past seven. We chat mental health and therapy, stay up late at night and day-dream about winning awards. There’s the future of the sector and terrifying twenty year olds, all before we get to the all-new quickfire round.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Oct 2019

47 min

"Work hard and be nice."A private members club, no less, is our venue for this week's episode, not the kind of place you'd expect to see the cereal box challenge. James is limping and Kenneth gets emotional, fortunately Rosie and Simon are on hand to talk us through the opportunities and pitfalls of social media. We learn about frustrated showjumpers, reducing screen time and the importance of good hair in job interviews. We chat mental health, develop super-powers and bring our authentic selves to the Twitter party. James swots up on Bake Off, Kenneth is the modern-day Dickens and we all get too many notifications. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Oct 2019

50 min

“There’s a Peruvian Division Two game on“This week on the Kenneth Foreman Podcast we start with a brief recap from our summer holidays and some now utterly redundant excitement around the Ashes. Our guest is genuinely impressed at some private investigation before we’re disappointed that she didn’t bring the breakfast samples. Sue Anstiss MBE (no less) joins the show to talk us through her career and how she went from selling chocolate from the boot of her car to eclipsing her siblings and securing the long-awaited GB vest.We hear about how she set up her agency at just 26, the power of sport to change lives and, if you listen carefully, how to correctly pronounce Stockholm. There’s an exclusive live-on-air plus a reminder of what staple should always form part of a successful campaign. We talk about challenges in the wider industry and how to keep a team motivated before we get into a discussion around the prevalence of gambling in sport and what we can do to combat it. James finds love on the cross country course, Kenneth turns down a big-money sponsorship opportunity and we all get a lesson in 21st century role models. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Sep 2019

53 min

“Ultimately, you need people who care“We kick off with a round-up on nicknames this week before we hear how Puff Story started her career in New York at the age of 21. She went on to swap the bright lights of the Big Apple for the bright sparks of the Silicon South and joined an agency focused solely on life-saving, life-changing or problem-alleviating projects, without any compromise and a crazy business model. We learn about setting your organisation’s mission, selecting staff and inspiring the next generation. We hear about dodging hurricanes, delivering blood and adopting the Top Gun approach to training. James accidentally downloads YouTube, Kenneth checks out some coarse fishing videos and Puff predicts an imminent podcast-wreck. There’s the dangers of the infinite scroll, dark patterns and how we can employ ethical design to sleep well at night. Plus there’s risk-aversion, the unstoppable rise of voice and consideration of the limits to Alexa’s power. There’s time for Nikos to think he’s won it and the best nickname of all time. We do not, however, discuss AI. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Sep 2019

56 min

“Everything is on fire, please come and sort it out“This is one for the scrapbooks as Kenneth and James record an episode to listen back to when they’re fifty seven. To help, Zoe Amar joins them describing how she turned her back on mergers & acquisitions, forwent investment banking and instead used law to help people. The legal profession proved useful when switching to the charity sector, not mention her involvement with the feared St Alban’s mafia, of which she is a key player.Zoe describes how she extinguishes fires, defeats online trolls and avoids the all you can eat buffet. Plus we’re talking about how you can integrate your work rather than layer it, giving the supporter a better experience. Zoe questions leaders in the sector and provides the stats to show the pace of change has been far too slow recently. James scraps his plans for an audience survey whilst Kenneth likes the look of the corner office, so Zoe describes her own experiences of diversity in the third sector giving us some quick wins and gives the guys some tips on how to attract some new listeners to the show.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Aug 2019

47 min

"A lady I will never meet saved my life"After James spent a couple of days furiously scribbling notes and Kenneth spent hours practising his presentation, your hosts bumped into Claire Warner in the bar at the IoF Convention. They got chatting about her career, how it all began as a ballsy 21 year old who thought she could secure sponsorship without any experience whatsoever. There's the benefits of a life involving artistic endeavour and helping people to be the best they can be. Claire describes how people buy passion and Kenneth worries about how he has become the average of the six people he spends most time with. There's just time for James to wonder why people listen to outsiders more than insiders before things get emotional...Claire details her love-hate relationship with social media, despite the fact it saved her life and propelled part of her to viral stardom, securing offers of TV appearances around the world. Our guest tells her story from diagnosis to paying it forward through the support of strangers and how she wants to improve the sector for everyone.www.claire-warner.com/wellbeing-research ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Aug 2019

64 min

"I speak in emoji sometimes."Following his hit blog post on his future in the sector we chat to wannabe-vet Joe Freeman about his roles to date and where he plans to go as he steps into the big office. We manage to keep a straight face as Kenneth details his childhood ambitions to become a doctor and lament the loss of the James' Jolly Newspaper from the presses. Joe describes the genesis of digital teams in charities and how we're monitoring the next generation of leaders coming to the fore. We hear what it takes to become Insta-famous and how they align with the skills Joe looks for in applicants to his teams. We also highlight some great work being done at the moment and the highlights of Joe's career.K-Dizzle sneaks in a mention of New Media Age magazine, we question whether we need to be more ethically aware in choosing platforms, how conversations are turning private and force Joe to decide live on air where his next role will be. Joe remains steadfast in his refusal to boost James' Twitter followers so in an act of petty vengance we leave in the section we promised to edit out.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---

Jul 2019

47 min

"We have created some art."We're feeling reflective this week as we talk podcasts with Rachel Stephenson Sheff, the presenter and producer of the hugely successful 'What Donors Want'. Your own hosts make a great first impression by giving an update on Kenneth's decking and describing the weather. Fortunately Rachel brings some class to proceedings with talk of jazz and opera whilst dropping phrases like 'medium-du-jour' and detailing how she developed her show from brainstorm to blockbuster. We chat the lure of rom-coms, pick a spice girl and warn of dangerous driving as we discuss how do develop your own show; finding guests, as well as your niche; and reveal top tips for writing a cold email. We're amazed by Kenneth's surprisingly high-brow dream guest, shocked at James' reaction to feedback and reveal why Rachel's career as a comedy critic never took off. With euphemisms for fundraising, playing the long game and the reassurance that if your podcast falls quietly in the woods, it doesn't make a sound no matter how much you spent on high-end professional microphones.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---

Jul 2019

59 min

"No refunds."Kenneth and James failed to make it along to Pizza for Losers, but keen to ensure not everyone missed out we enlisted roving reporter Alfie Waldron to capture the day. Facing his own failures from the start, Alfie learnt how we're sick of winners yet why we're uncomfortable talking about our own mistakes. There is a guide to what you need to develop a strong culture and how failure happens to good people as well as your regular hosts. We're introduced to Katherine Johnson and Margaret Hamilton who landed mankind on the moon, and the Pablo Escobar of Pop who landed S-Club7 in A&E. Speakers describe their findings from twitter polls, why we should embrace a growth mindset and become a human-rights-defender in our lunchbreaks. There's the power of resilience, one-word organisational strategies and the opportunity to tell QR codes what you really think of them. Afterall, we fail because we try.Our thanks to Nikki Bell (the international jetsetting consultant) for the invitation, Josh Leigh for the Toyota and Alfie Waldron for saving the day. You can see more on our guest presenter at www.domoregood.uk/alfie---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---

Jun 2019

61 min

"I'm excited about the next generation of leaders."This week Kenneth is flying solo as he meets lifelong fundraiser, mentor extraordinaire and all-round optimist Richard Sved. Whilst the cool kids are out seeing bands, we break our golden rule and also get stuck in to some manual labour.Meanwhile Richard describes how he thought he had escaped the pull of management consultancy and his passion for the sector, where it all began and how his career has led him to charities large and small. He reveals his pre-match routine for walking in the door at a new client, the power of listening and finding time for his own personal development. Failure is on the agenda for the next couple of episodes and Richard describes how important this is, as well as identifying your personal stress indicators and what to do when they show. Plus there's vulnerability, excitement and a heartfelt confession, all with a cheap gin and tonic.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---

Jun 2019

51 min

"Kenneth is the clever one."After a London Marathon hiatus, the boys are back with an episode from The Stroke Association's Amazing Brains evening at the Science Museum. Joined by Becky Francis and the man known internally as the King of Cheese, Tony Banks - we're talking about how events like these are key in raising awareness and prompting future support. Tony describes how his career developed from awards events with journalists to shots at the bar with Dukes. He gives advice on where to focus your attention on the build up, remaining calm in the maelstrom of event night and how the evolution of the sector leads to opportunities for anyone to shine. Meanwhile Becky shuts down vicious rumours on Twitter and highlights how the night gives her an opportunity to enjoy different conversations with supporters whilst learning more and becoming inspired herself. Kenneth, the clever one, struggles to find the words to describe the last few weeks and wants to better understand his kids, meanwhile James enjoys the complimentary bar whilst keeping his south-London roots under wraps. On the whole, it's a less sweaty environment to what they're used to.Our thanks to The Stroke Association for the invitation to attend.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---

May 2019

34 min

"Charities prefer to hire people in the sector, they're missing a trick."In this episode we're chatting comms with champion figure-skater Kirsty Marrins. She describes how redundancy was the best thing that ever happened to her despite the excitement of 2014.We discuss the importance and selflessness of networking, despite the hangovers, and how building a consultancy comes from word of mouth. Plus there's social media gold to be found on old accounts before any of us knew what we were doing, which is fortunate as it's difficult to measure the impact.Meanwhile there are lay-offs at DMG Headquarters which is difficult when haircuts need to be paid for, nevertheless we all need development so don't miss the opportunity to compliment your boss' pet.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---

Apr 2019

65 min

"You are the solution to a problem the donor is trying to solve."This week the boys meet Carlos Miranda, the founder of I.G. Advisors, Social Misfits Media and Lighful. We chat about how he grew up wanting to be a film director but turned out as Beyonce, pulling in $100m dollar gifts for the New York City library and maintaining a healthy coffee addiction. There are the common themes facing major-giving teams in the UK and what they have learnt from their counterparts in the US. We throw down the gauntlet to twitter users everywhere and make a plea to the winner of Papa New Guinea X Factor. Kenneth and James learn how there's no place quite like London, dressing down your pitch and passing the airport test. We find out how much someone can change, how to enjoy lunch and how to become the most important person in someone's career.Don't worry, we paid extra for the banter.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---

Apr 2019

63 min

"I don't have any kind of grand plan."For the start of Season Three, Kenneth and James are joined by Hilary Evans from Alzheimer's Research UK. Hilary has overseen massive growth in the organisation since taking over as CEO but reveals how she built a strategy for the organisation in just two months.We hear how you can really drive change as Chief Executive, providing you make the most of the opportunities which come your way and how people and relationships are key whoever you are and whatever you're doing. Kenneth turns up with an apple for the teacher but we learn he is the most likely to misbehave after dark whilst James realises where he's been going wrong all these years and reveals it was he who came up with 'triangle'. We are back with the difficult third album. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---

Mar 2019

52 min

"We’ve had enough of winners!"Season Two is going out with a belter of an episode, live from the loudest pub in London. Confirmed Northener Nikki Bell joins the boys straight from the IWITOT stage to talk about the power of the Olympic torch, her life as a consultant and how she ended up moving from St Oswalds to the British Heart Foundation for the fish lunches. There’s advice on relationship fundraising, shouting about the work you do from home and how not to get fired by Twitter. Kenneth dreams of being a glitter fairy whilst James is testing out some new material. Meanwhile Nikki names her favourite leaders in the sector and explains how face to face fundraising lays the foundations for a stellar career before trying out an Essex accent. Everyone agrees we’ve had enough of winners but can’t get enough Pizza Margherita. There’s chat about the IOF Convention, networking events and how many awards make an Award-Winner.With a guest appearance from Sandra in Accounts and a masterclass in segways, we’re packing for the DMG Roadshow.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---Further reading:www.twitter.com/charitynikki

Feb 2019

62 min

"You know what mansplaining is, right?"In the last of our January episodes the guys are not drinking in a bar joined by the BAFTA-award-winning entrepreneur Roberta Lucca - one of Forbes' top 50 women in tech. Kenneth tries to match up by wearing glasses and James details his new comedy career. Meanwhile Roberta explains how she came to be running a multi-million dollar company and how she manages to stay focused on her four key priorities. We discuss the key attributes to look for when recruiting a team plus the importance of staying humble and identifying our own weaknesses during the process. We discover how identifying both co-founders and mentors is a lot like dating - providing you prefer to date very slowly with plenty of online research. There's also talk of superstar DJs, where to find a millennial and the lies they tell on wikipedia.Finally Roberta reveals her inspirations and how she hopes she hopes to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs through her new YouTube series Beta Lucca (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeoKaPD7uUWyMZ5i_v16aHg)We're off to play Fortnite...---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---Further reading:www.twitter.com/oliccawww.instagram.com/beta.luccawww.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberta_Luccawww.youtube.com/channel/UCeoKaPD7uUWyMZ5i_v16aHg

Feb 2019

48 min

"Facebook might die but Instagram will live on."This week it's the great social media debate. Kenneth and James spend dry January with mystery-shopping digital-experts Bertie and Fliss to discuss the ethics behind some of the biggest platforms and how they have changed into public relations forums. As well as talking about how social media has changed since it began and whether we should be investing in Facebook as charities and individuals, we also get into the role of consultants, integrating digital into a fundraising strategy, what organisations should be doing today and tomorrow in the digital sphere. There’s a competition to see who has the fastest-signing chief executive and Kenneth learns to doggy-paddle. And that's all after we hear tales of sneaking in to Pulp gigs through the kitchen, the true identities of Daft Punk and how students fundraise in their underwear. Anyone for a non-alcoholic pale ale? ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---Further reading:www.bosredon.co.uk/daft-punkwww.mcandcinternational.com

Jan 2019

51 min

"I now recognise I had depression then."Kenneth and James meet confirmed BDOT Mandy Johnson this week to talk all about mental health. We discuss how things have changed in the sector and society, plus what we can do to improve our awareness and response. Mandy describes her own experiences, speaking openly about how she came through and what she has planned next in her stellar career. It's a more serious episode to what you're used to, as it should be. Yet we do need to get Kenneth a desk assessment and James a sick bucket.If you feel someone you work with could do with a coffee and a chat about how things are going we recommend you take a look at the excellent resources on the Mind website listed underneath. You can also find more information on the first aid course mentioned by visiting the Mental Health First Aid site. If you just want to talk to someone about the issues raised in this episode contact the Samaritans any time, from any phone on 116 123 or using the links below.Our thanks to Mandy for her honesty. You can find her on Twitter and her list of Great Charity Speakers.www.twitter.com/msmandyjwww.greatcharityspeakers.com---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---Further ReadingHelping others: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helping-someone-elseDepression: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/depression/about-depression/?o=9109#.XDupClz7S00Stress: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/stress/what-is-stress/?o=10133#.XDuoOVz7S00Support: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplinesSamaritans: www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-usMental Heath First Aid: www.mhfaengland.org

Jan 2019

42 min

"Your listeners are better fundraisers."Kenneth and James head back to old haunts this week and bump in to Rob Woods for a chat through his latest blog post on incredible Captains. Rob describes the surprising traits which make them so successful plus how to harness the power of a raised eyebrow, perfect listening and stealing other people's ideas. The guys learn about the phenomenon of social loafing, fighting your ego when answering questions and identifying as an ugly duckling. Talking of whom, Kenneth tries not to talk during meetings and James seeks help for his Sunday-League Team. This packed episode also features references to Liz Tait, Charles Pegram, Joe Jenkins and surprisingly, John Wayne. We also discover how to secure free bottles of wine in New York and what it takes to drink 56 coffees in a week.---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.---Further ReadingRob: brightspotfundraising.co.uktwitter.com/woods_robThe Captain Class - Sam WalkerCulture Code - Daniel Coyle

Dec 2018

68 min

"Our School Dads group has its own logo."The boys meet up for the Do More Good 2019 Strategy Day in Borough. They compare tales from curry nights, run through what's trending on Twitter and discuss the episodes we've released this year. Kenneth is keeping a keen eye on other podcasts in the sector and gets sentimental about the first year of Do More Good. James is looking forward to a week of Christmas Parties and is thankful he no longer has to catch the B13 home from Bexleyheath. ---You can find us on www.domoregood.uk or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch if you'd like to feature or star on the show. It goes without saying really but the episodes contains our opinions - essentially things we overheard in meetings, stole from presentations and read in magazines. Thanks for listening.

Dec 2018

22 min

The boys head to the world's tidiest disaster zone as they interview Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising in their recently fire-and-flood-ravaged office in Westminster.Despite a challenging couple of weeks and a broken coffee machine, nothing stops Peter from pursuing equality, diversity and inclusion in the sector as they discuss The Change Collective - a new campaign to ensure everyone sees fundraising as a career they can thrive in.There are million-pound cheques on offer, an invite to a silent disco and more from the very worthy Do More Good podcast this week. You can follow Peter on www.twitter.com/piterk68 and sponsor him at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dal-bhat-challengeFor more on The Change Collective head to: www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/championing-fundraising/equality-diversity-and-inclusion/change-collective

Dec 2018

32 min

We're out with the Suits tonight, invited to a South London brewery to talk all about pitching for the big-money partnerships. Four Corporate big-hitters tell us what attracts them to the high-stakes world of Corporate Fundraising, what makes a great partnership, the skills needed to charm the toughest of CSR Teams and why you should never ever neglect the pipeline.Sipping craft ales and pinot grigios were a chatty panel including:Jeremy Gould: @jeremycwgouldNick Sankey: @nickinnepalJenni Anderson: @jennilanderson and Ben Swart: @benswartPlus we give shout-outs to the IoF Corporate Special Interest Group which you can find here:www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/groups/sig-corporate-fundraisers/

Nov 2018

59 min

Whether you like it or not, plastic (and the huge amounts of it we are producing) is going to affect the causes you work for or care about in some way. As a sector we're not great at how we deal with it so we went in search of a couple of people who were leading the way. Hanging out at Somerset House we stumbled across Trewin, CEO of environmental charity Hubbub who are winning awards for their work. Then we ran up to the Serpentine to meet with Persephone and Kristen from the Royal Parks who explained how they reduced their impact on the environment at the Half Marathon this year.In our chats we discovered some simple ways you can change your behaviour and that of others through mind-tricks, gamification, facilitation and the humble rubbish bin. We also discover how to carry water in seaweed and who the best footballer in the world is. I know, I know, we're good to you...For more on the subject you can follow Trewin, Hubbub and the Royal Parks on:@TrewinR@hubbubUK@RoyalParksHalfand see the vlogs at:www.youtube.com/user/hellohubbubUK

Nov 2018

47 min

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