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  • Legal advice and assistance

    Sources of legal advice and assistance for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

  • Working with staff

    This page explains how to support and manage staff during covid-19. The page gives both practical tips for making sure staff can stay safe and well, along with an explanation of relevant government guidance. It's aimed primarily at senior leaders in voluntary organisations who have responsibility for human resources and employee engagement but may be useful for any manager.

  • Delivering your work

    Information on managing risk, delivering activities, equity, diversity and inclusion and managing your finances.

  • Getting funding

    Information on finding sources of funding, and how to plan and carry out fundraising during covid-19.

  • How To Motivate Volunteers To Support Your Organization

    Finding good volunteers to support your non-profits objective is not always as easy as it sounds. Sure, being an organization whose mission it is to help your community might sound like its compelling enough but its not. With so much going on in the world today, people's times are the most sought after commodity so you must have a good way to inspire people to want to support you. Here are four ways you can motivate volunteers to help your organization succeed.

  • Tailored support to help Leicestershire communities take ownership of community libraries, and how they thrived

    Helen Oparinde of Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) explains how communities of Leicestershire took on community-managed libraries.

  • How to celebrate a charity anniversary

    Action on Hearing Loss (previously RNID) celebrated its Centenary in 2011.  We started planning two years in advance to make our milestone birthday as successful as possible. Here are some points to think about when planning anniversary activity or other significant birthdays.

  • How to apply for funding

    This how-to summarises how you can apply for funding and signposts to relevant online resources.

  • How to ask for legacies

      A charitable legacy is when somebody leaves money for charity in their will.  Our UK Civil Society Almanac 2021  found that the largest source of voluntary sector income in 2018/19 was from the public; this included voluntary income such as legacies. This how-to looks at ways of approaching the subject of charitable legacies, and increasing giving potential within your charity.

  • How to design a training workshop

    Lots of charities run training workshops, whether for their beneficiaries, staff, customers or trustees, but it can be daunting to turn your knowledge into something that makes sense to other people. This guide helps you plan, format and review a workshop to suit different learning styles.

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