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Carolyn Sheppard
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Music, writing, fundraising, birdwatching. I love life.
Music, writing, fundraising, birdwatching. I love life.

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Dog days
Life has a way of turning up unexpected challenges, and delights. I haven't owned a dog since I was a child, but I am now in the position of having two dogs (and more!) in my life on a regular basis. I loved my dog, Petra (pictured here with a slightly youn...
Dog days
Dog days
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First Aid
I work for a charity that focuses on saving lives. So even
as a fundraiser I am trained in first aid. I think this is an amazing attitude
for the charity to take, and who knows – one day it may come in extremely
useful. My colleagues and I did our annual re...
First Aid
First Aid
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The Gift of Snow
When the snow comes, it brings many things. Sometimes it
brings real hardship, and for those without homes I felt concern, and for those
without water I felt sympathy.   For those
who have been cut off without supplies, I am so glad that we have a military
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The Gift of Snow
The Gift of Snow
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Being intro'd Telling stories is something we all do – whether it’s that
little white lie to avoid going for a second dinner at the in-laws, or an
enchanting tale to delight the youngest. So when my friend asked me to do a
session on storytelling to her loc...

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Thesia
It was our monthly Writer's Circle meeting last night and we had a 'write beforehand' exercise that we then shared and critiqued.  The theme was waking from a dream, and everything has changed. We had an extremely disturbing sci fi story, a ghost tale, a wo...
Thesia
Thesia
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Where's the fun in leadership?
At a fundraising conference last week one of the things the presenter
said about leadership was ‘prepare to be lonely’.  I think depends on what type of leader you
are and what kind of organisation you are in. 
 I think there’s probably a bit of
‘it’s no fu...
Where's the fun in leadership?
Where's the fun in leadership?
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Account overvdue
Goodness, its mid-February already and I haven’t blogged yet.  I’ve been busy, and lots has happened, so perhaps a short blog on fundraising is due - overdue!  So here's my account of yesterday's conference. I attended ‘Fundraising Live’ – an opportunity fo...

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When it snows
In the UK snow is a novelty. Sometimes it's a disaster, sometimes it's a welcome diversion. Today it snowed and, being a Sunday, most people seemed very happy to enjoy the opportunity to not do what may have been planned, but to wrap up warm and go outside....
When it snows
When it snows
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For those writers out there - what do you think, have I nailed it?

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The perfect (American) Christmas story
Miracle on 34th Street (C) 20th Century Fox Having watched a few – I have to say ‘schmaltzy’ – Christmas
movies, I’ve come up with a formula for the perfect story.  The ingredients you need are: Small US town Snowy region (preferably near Minneapolis, Milwa...
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