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Managing risk by — last modified Jul 16, 2019 04:10 PM
Identifying and managing risk is a key charity or non profit board responsibility.
Insurance by Rob Brennan — last modified Jul 16, 2019 04:04 PM
Risk management is a vital (and legal) responsibility for charity trustees. This page covers an introduction to the risk management process and the role insurance plays in protecting your organisation.
Navigating the Changing Educational Landscape - Training in Gateshead Oct 15, 2019 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, by Megan Pottle
This training aims to support arts and cultural organisations to develop and build partnerships with schools.
The essentials of charity finance - part four by Cristina Tiberian — last modified Jul 15, 2019 12:12 PM
Receipts and payments or accruals-based accounts? Audit or independent examination? Learn which ones are right for your organisation.
How to Master Accounting for Nonprofits by Jay Connelly — last modified Jul 15, 2019 11:44 AM
Whether you’re running a fledgling charity or a larger not-for-profit organisation, there’s no denying the importance of understanding accounting fundamentals. In order to continue to pursue your cause and operate effectively, it’s essential to implement an accounting structure that works - but it can be hard to know where to begin when it comes to money matters. Today, we’re taking a look at some simple, actionable accounting tips - giving you a (just about) jargon-free guide to the world of accounting for nonprofit organisations.
How to get the job of your dreams without saying a word by Alice Berg — last modified Jul 15, 2019 11:37 AM
There are many ways of getting a perfect job, although the most common method to receive a job offer is to pass all stages of interview process splendidly. That`s why you definitely need to know all effective interview tips to get a job at your most desirable position.
How to Go Viral: Takeaways from 3 Successful Non-Profit Campaigns by Nate Vickery — last modified Jul 15, 2019 09:35 AM
While digital marketing is an absolute must for businesses looking to attract more customers, it’s not reserved only for those whose goal is to capitalize on these strategies. Digital marketing is also a powerful tool for non-profit organizations hoping to raise awareness around social causes and attract more attention to their campaigns. Here are three successful non-profit campaigns and what you can learn from them if you want to make your campaign go viral.
Writing volunteer role descriptions by member582 — last modified Jul 12, 2019 03:22 PM
Quick guide to preparing descriptions of voluntary roles.
How To Start A Home Business by Isabelle Rignall — last modified Jul 11, 2019 03:57 PM
There are benefits of having your own home business, but there can be many disadvantages as well, especially when you are unaware of what you are doing. You can steer clear of the traps, however, by doing your research. This article contains some useful information that will help you to have a thriving business. Get involved with online communities that support businesses run from home. Searching on a popular engine can bring up a variety of useful information from fellow home business owners. Many online blogs are also useful. Before you start your home business, set up a well-stocked office. Although this is something that can be seen as trivial, a lot of people just aren’t efficient if their office doesn’t work for them. Minimize interruptions from family while at home. When you are interrupted while working by friends yelling " write my essay for me " , you will be less productive. Make everyone aware when you are working and when you will be done. It is important that they understand that privacy is needed and will allow you to spend time with them just as soon as you complete your work. Make sure children are supervised and that you can be reached in an emergency. Home business forums can be a great resource for new information. Joining one will give you a valuable opportunity to hear ideas from people dealing with the same questions you are, and to share your own ideas with them. Many home business owners have the same problems and it is good to have people to share concerns with. Pick out a business name in which you find some personal meaning. If your business website is still just an idea, get your domain name registered. Registering a domain name is inexpensive and prevents someone else from taking the name you want. While deciding on whether you want a full web site, post a one-page site that provides your business name and contact information. You can find support for many problems you face with your home business by joining an online community. The Internet offers you a platform where these forums are easy to find and easy to use. The information and knowledge you gain through others who are on the same career path is invaluable. Other business owners are more than happy to share with you things they’ve tried and whether those things have brought success. When you hit a rough spot, this information can make a big difference. Consider what you hope to achieve with your business, and write a comprehensive business plan. As situations change over time, your plan may need to be adjusted or even replaced entirely. A business plan acts as your mission statement, outlining how you would like to see your business develop. Keep your business plan frequently updated. Be sure you calculate the amount you need to pay to start up when you start creating your home business. It is important to note that although minimal, business costs are a part of starting a home business. Learn how much your business costs to operate so that you can be sure to turn a profit. Look for sites that let you buy your business supplies at wholesale prices. Online shopping will reveal a mass amount of product with competitive pricing for the purchase of this kind of product. Making these kinds of purchases is possible thanks to your business license. Take the time to talk to a business attorney around your area before you start your home business. Different states have different laws regarding home businesses. If you talk to a lawyer, he can help you to know what these state laws are. Getting the word out about your business is something that’s easy to do if you learn all you can about doing so. One thing that works great is making a good website to get the word out about your company. You can set your own website up in a day or so. You can register your domain for free in some cases, but most cost a very small fee to register them. This fee can be worth it if the profits are pouring in. The ideas you find here will allow you to invest your time in succeeding, not failing. This will give you more time - time which you can put back into your home business.
STP partnership models by Declan Spinks — last modified Jul 11, 2019 03:55 PM
This page is about models of VCSE partnerships in sustainability and transformation partnerships or integrated care systems.
How to use your evaluation findings to improve your work by Rob Brennan — last modified Jul 11, 2019 02:12 PM
Evaluating projects, programmes – or even the work of your whole organisation – can be a transformational step in making sure the work you do is of the highest quality, making it as effective as possible, based on robust evidence. Without a focus on improvement and learning, evaluation becomes a tick-box exercise; something that has to be done to please someone else. Used effectively, your findings can shape the work you do in the future and focus attention on how to achieve your intended outcomes and impact. In short, it can bring you closer to realising the change your organisation wants to see.
How to Fund Environmental Projects by Fair Share Trust — last modified Jul 11, 2019 12:33 PM
One of the key sustainability concepts of Fair Share Trust is Environmental Sustainability, and many Local Agents are prioritizing this work. But how do you know if a project will make a real difference to the local community, and how do you ensure local residents’ engagement and the project’s environmental sustainability? The case studies below look at some of the work done around the UK and explore some of the challenges and successes of funding environmental projects.
How to Create a Content Strategy for Your Nonprofit Website by Adam Wakoski — last modified Jul 10, 2019 05:57 PM
Every organization, be it profit or nonprofit, that needs to communicate with external audience, have to do it according to a highly developed content strategy. Otherwise, there is a high risk to be misunderstood or ignored.   So what is a content strategy? It is the high-level vision that guides future content development to achieve a specific objective. If you do not have a clear picture of what you want to tell, whom and how, you will deliver content that does not resonate with the audience and leads to confusion. Content strategy is really a must when it comes to establishing your organization’s authority, engaging the audience and driving traffic to your website. Here are several tips to help you with its creation.  
Health and wellbeing boards - roles and responsibilities by Debbie Valentine — last modified Jul 10, 2019 02:20 PM
This section explains how health and wellbeing boards operate and their main responsibilities. We recommend you read this before reading the 'Engaging and influencing health and wellbeing boards' page.
Roles and responsibilities by — last modified Jul 10, 2019 02:20 PM
How To Motivate Volunteers To Support Your Organization by Sam Jones — last modified Jul 06, 2019 07:41 PM
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.
Board effectiveness by member4185 — last modified Jul 04, 2019 12:28 PM
Are you getting the most from your board? Do you organise yourselves effectively and do the processes you use help or hinder?
Social value in commissioning and procurement by Nick Temple — last modified Jul 04, 2019 12:28 PM
Legislation says commissioners must consider the social value of a service and highlighting this should be a priority for voluntary organisations bidding for a service contract. Find out how social value is defined and how voluntary organisations can demonstrate they have it.
Roles on the board by Aimee Davis — last modified Jul 04, 2019 12:27 PM
From a chair to a treasurer, we explore the roles on a trustee board and the possible duties to be undertaken.
Introduction to legal forms by Jack Garfinkel — last modified Jul 04, 2019 12:27 PM
Legal form means the type of structure an organisation is in the eyes of the law. There are various legal forms available but not all will be suitable.
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