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We’ve made our member-only resources free to everyone because of the current situation. We think it’s important people have the guidance they need to run their organisations during this time.

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Tools and resources

Practical tools and resources for use in the voluntary sector

  • Board Basics

    A collection of some of the most important sample documents, templates and tools for trustee boards.

  • HR policies

    Example HR policies to help you produce a clear set of employment documents for your organisation.

  • Volunteers and the law

    Guidance to help you understand your legal rights and obligations when managing volunteers

  • Financial procedures manual

    Templates and guidance for creating a financial procedures manual that will provide a framework for managing your organisation's finances.

  • Business plan

    Business plan templates and guidance for charities and voluntary organisations.

  • Strategy and planning

    Tools to help your organistion plan for the future. Includes our Road Ahead report and a template PEST analysis

  • Income diversification planner

    A three-step DIY tool to explore realistic options in diversifying your organisation's income and create an action plan to get there

  • Campaign strategy template

    A tool to help you develop a campaign strategy

  • Risk management

    Risk management templates for charities.

  • Joint working agreement

    A detailed checklist of what to include in a joint working agreement

  • Measuring up!

    Assess and improve your impact practice with this straightforward, step-by-step self-assessment tool

  • Building a digital workforce

    Resources and templates to help you plan, design and deliver a comprehensive digital skills development programme for your organisation.

  • Good practice in volunteer management

    A framework to help you ensure quality experiences for all your volunteers.

  • The digital maturity matrix

    The digital maturity matrix is a simple tool to assess your current strengths and weaknesses, and helps you see what you need to do next to improve.

  • Trusted charity essentials

    Trusted Charity essentials is a free online tool designed especially for charities as a way to do a basic health check on how your organisation is performing, identifying strengths and areas for development.