Gather feedback on your plans or services

To convince donors and funders you often have to demonstrate need for your project or services, or to show them…

Be a confident, compelling public speaker

On behalf of your organisation you may have to speak to a range of audiences, large and small. Follow this…

Influence People

In order to get the best for your group, you have to exercise influencing skills, to get people to want…

Create a Business Plan

If you are setting up a new venture, or you want to take stock and move on to the next…

Monitor and evaluate

In most funding applications you will need to show that you know how you will be managing the monitoring and…

Make Good Decisions

Big decisions are complicated. A tangled knot of hopes, fears, possibilities, and questions. Of course, like everyone you are influenced…

Set up a social enterprise

Looking to improve your income though self-employment? Or do you have a burning ambition to be your own boss long…

Is your charity at a crossroads?

Jane: I’m CEO of The Edge, a small charity set up 35 years ago to provide counselling and support services…

How can I expand my social enterprise?

John: I’m a musician and a painter. Last year I set up a musical therapy service as a business. Several…

I am a new manager. How do I get my team onside?

Faye: I work for a small charity which runs a prison visitors’ centre. My previous boss, Vera, the CEO, had…

Strategy block

Strategy block is a painful condition, affecting most organisations at some point. The leadership find themselves unable to navigate a…

Fund a start-up social enterprise

Have you got a great idea for a social enterprise but you’re being held back due to lack of finance,…

Running a fundraising campaign

Fundraising campaigns are a great way to kick- start an Appeal for funds in the short term, and hopefully to…

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