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In conversation with... Karin Tenelius, co-founder, Tuff Leadership Training

Why creating simple, open, honest dialogue is essential to teams going through big change, like redefining their purpose and identity.

Identity & culture
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In conversation with… Jane Petit, CEO, Foothold

As demand for support surges amid the coronavirus crisis, is it time for benevolent funds to rethink their purpose? We speak to Foothold CEO Jane Petit.

Identity & culture
Neo's Kelly Smith in Kingley Vale woods, South Downs National Park

We need our forests more than ever, and they need us

As we celebrate World Forests Day, we reflect on what forests mean to us, our organisation and the rest of the world – and why it's more important than ever to protect them.  

Winning hearts and minds must start from within charities – brand and culture – Neo Winning hearts and minds must start from within charities – brand and culture – Neo

Want to change hearts and minds? Start with your own

A brand story is much stronger if it rings true within the organisation. So, if you want to connect better with your supporters, dare to start with yourselves.


The eight principles of successful optimism

Inspired by Meaning 2017, we explore eight ideas on practical positivity – and measure ourselves against them.


Why pitching won't help you find the right partner

If we want our working partnerships to be truly rewarding, we need to rethink how they begin.

Ways of working

How to create purposeful, lasting partnerships

Relationships are a big part of our work. Only with trust, openness and true collaboration can we begin to find what matters – then make it matter more.

Ways of working
Cartoon illustration of a horseriding hero leaps from a cliff

Take the Hero's Journey

Want to tell a story of change in the world? Sharpen up your storytelling with the Hero's Journey.


Learn the art of story

Neo is offering half-day storytelling workshops in London and Brighton, tailored for communications professionals working in the non-profit sector.

Lightbulbs hanging at Plenty Cafe Brighton

Bring your whole self: March meetups

Come along to our free sessions in Brighton & London and explore what wholeness at work could mean for you.

Ways of working
Someone jumping from a cliff ledge into the sea, as part of a coasteering activity

What insurance should you lose?

A thought on the skills you have and the skills you should use.

Ways of working
Sainsbury's, Live Well For Less

What makes a great 'brand idea'?

Sometimes a simple concept can power a brand story for years. Here's how we define a brand idea, and three of our favourites.

Worksheet for Designing a Wiser Behaviour Change Campaign

Designing a wiser behaviour change campaign

We think identifying shared purpose among the groups we’re trying to influence is one of the most helpful ways to shape a powerful campaign.


The tribal dance around climate change

How framing the fight against climate change as a left-wing cause scuppers conversation with the sceptics.


Five tips for co-coaching

When professional consultancy's not an option, consider the DIY option (Do It Yourselves).

Ways of working
Friston Forest beech trees by Green Explorer (Tom)

It's not (just) what you do

Powerful ways to work, learned through our project with Brighton & Hove Integrated Care Service.

Monty Don speaking at the 2-15 NHS Sustainability Awards

Three NHS Sustainability Awards for Care Without Carbon

Early recognition for our 'Dare to Care' campaign

Trillion Fund graphic - dinosaur fossil buried beneath wind turbines

Will content power a renewables revolution?

Kind of, says Trillion Fund's Sarah Lewis-Hammond.

Dragon's Blood Tree, Socotra Island = image by Flickr user Rob Waddington

No Cause An Island?

I first heard of Common Cause a while ago, but it was only when working with COIN recently, digging through their resources on Talking Climate, that I rediscovered it.