Inside out, Outside in – a comment from Alan Freeman

Sound policies are based on sound evidence, and nowhere is its definition, procurement and interpretation more complex than in the field of Culture, where the benefits of a good decision are outweighed only by the risks of making a bad one. Sarah Thelwall’s ‘Inside-out’ methodology aims to unpack the ways in which financial data is aggregated, Read the full article…

How do you look at your data – Inside out, or outside in?

Data that makes you go hmmm? Here at MyCake we spend our days developing tools and services to help non-profit organisations make data and evidence informed decisions. In particular we specialise in making financial data (both yours and others) easier  to bring into conversations about: Future strategy Your business model Opportunities for growth and development What your risks Read the full article…

Community Businesses and the Poverty Trap

We are familiar with idea of the working poor as individuals and being stuck in a poverty trap of poor education and reduced opportunities. We are also familiar with the idea that the lives of families in the working poor are fragile houses of cards and if, for example, one carefully constructed set of child Read the full article…

Exploring the Creative Quarter in Folkestone

MyCake’s Founder Sarah Thelwall is on a short tour of Kent on the 8th and 9th of December primarily because she is teaching a cashflow master class for School for Creative Startups but also for the fun of tracking down a few more funfairs (Dreamland, Margate) and lidos (Walpole Bay) plus of course it is Read the full article…

Engage International Conference 2013

The engage International Conference 2013 takes place across Birmingham this week. Sarah will be contributing to the conference programme on the topic of the value of arts to society beyond the economic. The conference sessions will be at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) building and at Ikon gallery from 7th – 8th November with Fringe Read the full article…

Gothenburg for State of the Art 2013

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Last week Sarah swapped her fashion forward stilettos for winter boots as she flew into Gothenburg, Sweden for Samtidskonstdagarna 2013 – State of the art. This event was held to discuss the changing role and value of the contemporary art institution. Sarah led a workshop on Turning Assets into Income. Throughout the day attendees examined Read the full article…