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  • Improving a consultancy business

    The Interlink Foundation looks at improving their consultancy offer with different charging models and toolkits.

  • Making sense of your environment

    The better you understand external drivers, the more likely you are to make the right strategic decisions for your organisation.

  • How to develop mission statements that have impact

    Measuring impact is the only way an organization can know whether its efforts and use of resources (often other people’s money) is doing any good.  Organizations that measure impact perform better and evolve faster.  Here are five steps aimed at determining the impact and calculating the return on investment of an organization’s operations.

  • How to plan for the end of a funding programme

    As the end of the Fair Share Trust programme nears, Local Agents and panels are starting to evaluate the outcomes and impact of their work in FST areas.  Due to the way the Fair Share Trust was set up, the programme finished in Scotland in 2010, and learning from Scottish Community Foundation (SCF), the Local Agent, will be invaluable to other Local Agents as they start evaluation of both the impact on local projects and the management of the programme.  This How To looks at SCF’s experience of managing FST in Scotland and explores some key learning points which other Local Agents, funders and strategic programme developers might find useful.

  • Volunteers and your organisation

    About volunteers and volunteering in your organisation

  • Recruiting and managing volunteers

    From recruiting volunteers to making sure they are supported within your organisation, this section helps you get the most from your volunteers.

  • How to support the sustainability of funded projects

    For Fair Share Trust, ensuring funded projects create a positive lasting impact has to be foremost in the minds of Local Agents. For local projects which have benefited from Fair Share Trust funding, it can often be a case of trying to survive. But is continuation funding always really essential and is it possible to achieve sustainability simply by creating the impact? This how-to looks the different componets of achieving sustanability and creating a lasting impact on your area.

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