Our story

There’s a well-known parable which says that if you drop a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will immediately try to climb out. However, if you place it in warm water and turn up the heat very slowly, it doesn’t perceive the danger it’s in. The frog stays in the saucepan and eventually boils to death*.

The moral of this story is that it isn’t just frogs which sometimes fail to detect change until it’s too late.

Today the temperature of the nonprofit and voluntary sector ‘saucepan’ is rising.  The Boiling Frog is for charity ‘frogs’ seeking to understand the challenges we face; we’ll give you the strategies for making that vital leap to a more sustainable future.

*Biologists have disputed how true this is, but we love frogs so please don’t try it at home. . .

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – is it all bad news?

The first year after GDPR was introduced has been viewed by the ICO as a transition period. The softly-softly approach could all be about to change.

May 7th, 2019

Five Things Every Modern Charity Leader Should Master

What does it take to run a growing nonprofit today? Find out here with these top tips.

April 9th, 2019

Good Charity Leaders Deserve Business Support

When it comes to assessing good leadership in the voluntary and community sector, the qualities can be harder to gauge than for the private sector.

March 19th, 2019

Thought of the week

Strategy means deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.  

A Sector That Doesn’t Know What To Call Itself

The debate over the right term for our sector goes on

March 12th, 2019

Welcome To The Boiling Frog

Hello, I’m Jenny Hopkins and I’m the founder of The Boiling Frog blog. I wanted to use this first post to welcome you properly to this new community blog site.

March 5th, 2019

When User-Led Goes Wrong?

Coming Soon…

February 14th, 2019

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