New on the ground in Bolivia

Every two months we get to chat to the team on the ground in Bolivia about how things are going. Last month was more busy than usual as a new National Director joined our beneficiary project team at Performing Life. So in her own words, Marye Dijkstra, tells us a bit about herself. My name is Marye Dijkstra and I am from The Netherlands. From an early age I have always had a natural instinct to help other people, especially children, but above all:... Read More

Tough times

What do electric shocks and walking through fire have to do with A Little?  Earlier this year 5 friends got together and hatched a plan. Fed up with the grey London skies and spending another evening in the pub, they decided enough was enough, let’s tackle the toughest obstacles ever devised over 12 miles of mud, hills, blood, sweat and tears! Little did they know what they were getting themselves into. #gallery-1 { margin:... Read More

Anyway – that’s my donor’s story

Check it out, guest blog. Thanks to the following, uber-talented person who needs to be recognised as both passionate and considered in everything he does. Not only that, Duncan and Niki were the first ever donors of A Little Charitable Trust and therefore people who will always be very special to us. You can only be first once Duncan. And that was you. A few years ago my sister and I attended the launch of ‘A Little Charitable Trust’,... Read More

A Bookish Look at Collegiality – Collegiality Part II

1 + 1 = 3 Collegiality is the heart of professionalism Last week on Twitter dosomething.org challenged charities to stop chanting.  We agree. We thought we’d take a bookish look at collegiality, what exactly it is and where it can it take us? Collegiality: what are they talking about? Put plainly, ‘collegiality’ is the relationship between contemporaries. It’s the fruit of one person’s own efforts and knowledge of a field, combined... Read More

Learning From Others – Collegiality Part I

The OHH smile There are a lot of aspirations within a little charitable trust, two of them include collegiality and doing something instead of nothing. Hence to develop our own best practice we have adopted a culture of collegiality. This means developing strong relationships with donors, our beneficiary (Performing Life), our advisors and anyone who can assist us to become better. As such, this month we contacted Orkney Helping Hands (OHH) who has... Read More

Getting the party started

On Tuesday, 22 March 2011 we publically launched a little charitable trust at Smith Bar in Britomart, Auckland. Surrounded by our favourite friends and family we briefly presented the story behind the charity. Our presentation was essentially broken down into two problems and two solutions. Bolivia is poor and opportunities for youth are limited; we’ve seen a project that works and is making a little difference in the lives of vulnerable youth... Read More

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