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Neil Pharaoh has spent most of his voluntary and professional life in and around social purpose organisations, government, public policy and advocacy.

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The five biggest mistakes when undertaking advocacy

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 19th October 2020 -  Take a few moments to check the most common mistakes social purpose organisations make when it comes to advocacy, campaigning and engagement with government – are you doing any of them, asks Neil Pharaoh.

A very Thatcher-berg budget signals tougher times for the social purpose sector

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh looks at the spin, the substance and the impact for our sector of Tuesday’s budget. 

The missing COVID modelling: How for-purpose can help fill the void

Opinion

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 5th October 2020 -  The social sector is uniquely positioned to take a medium to long term view on issues, writes Neil Pharaoh, who says the sector needs to start raising discussions ahead of the curve.

Election mania: What should I do during caretaker?

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh explains what caretaker means for social purpose organisations and what opportunities exist during this time.

Will 2021 be the year of business astroturfing?

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 7th September 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh looks at why the social purpose sector needs to be aware of astroturfing and shares advice on how to spot it and how best to manage it.

How to handle the crossbenchers

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  Between the two major parties, managing your government engagement is already a large enough job. However, engaging with the crossbench is a next level, high wire act, writes Neil Pharaoh.

Better regulations and less red tape for the social purpose sector? I’d like to see that

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 27th July 2020 -  It’s time to work together to reduce the red tape burden, writes Neil Pharaoh, who wants to hear your stories and solutions about excessive regulation in the sector.

What is the risk to my DGR or charitable status from advocacy work?

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  There is no barrier to charities participating in political activity where it is consistent with their charitable purpose, writes Neil Pharaoh, who argues advocacy can be a very successful strategy. 

The role of management in government engagement

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh shares five key issues management need to consider when actively seeking government funding. 

What role does the board play in government relations?

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  The board should be monitoring the function, insight and leadership of government engagement through four lenses, writes Neil Pharaoh.

Your organisation has some major opportunities this year. Do you know what they are?

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  Being attentive to the election framework (and budget cycles) is critical for policy, funding or legislative change – it also helps if you know what you want, writes Neil Pharaoh.

What is the real cost of managing a government service or contract?

Happenings on the hill

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 20th May 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh tackles the charity overhead debate and asks if you want money from government, what percentage you should be investing to get it and keep it.
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