Our stories

It is the people that make On Purpose. We are a vibrant community and everyone has stories, thoughts and ideas to share. We've captured just some of them here.

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Get to know me – with Ali Norrish

Why did you decide to join On Purpose as Programme Delivery Manager? After working in an area of social impact I was deeply passionate about for five years, I wanted to bring in something different to refresh my connection with social change....

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The other costs of living

The cost of living is high on the news agenda at the moment. And rightly so. Too many people are having to make choices - such as between heating and eating - which should have been consigned to the history books when we left the Victorian age....

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A History of Black History Month

In our weekly marketing meeting a few weeks back, one of the agenda items was “Black History Month - coming up” and the topic for discussion was what should we do for it. I felt that familiar feeling in my stomach that occurs anytime this agenda...

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October 2022 placements
Meet our October 2022 placement organisations

During their time on the Associate Programme, our Associates work in two purpose-driven organisations and get hands-on experience with challenging industry projects. Placement hosts can be social enterprises, social divisions of for-profit...

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Why it’s not OK to be not OK

On 18th April 2019 I lost my Dad to suicide. That moment will be forever imprinted in my mind. I remember my blood curdling scream, blocking out all life. Being suspended in a never ending moment of silent sickening horror. In the months and...

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Not the budget we need - mini or otherwise

Last Friday saw Kwasi Kwarteng, the UK’s new chancellor, announce his first budget - or his mini-budget to be precise. A Chancellor’s first budget is their opportunity to set a new course for the country, to share their vision for the UK’s...

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The Fast Fashion Trade-off

For the past decade, many of our recreational decisions and desires have been influenced by social media. Whether it's choosing to go on certain holiday destinations, restaurants, or choosing what outfits to wear and picking what’s trending....

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