Recent research by the FSI into the skills gaps within the small charity sector has shown that charitable organisations with an annual turnover under £1.5 million continue to struggle in key areas which impacts on their ability to deliver services.
The full report shows that as small charities prioritise the use of funding to deliver frontline [...]
Beacon Counselling, a charity that helps people affected by mental or emotional distress in the North West, was keen to improve the way they wrote and targeted funding bid approaches. They saw an advertisement about Reach’s services and very quickly we helped them to recruit volunteer Alan Smith who has dramatically raised their fundraising game.
This week is Volunteer Appreciation Week in the US, and that’s as good an excuse as any for us to take a closer look at how charities can make sure their volunteers feel, well, appreciated.
The internet is bursting with tips for rewarding volunteers- here are a few popular suggestions:
1) Provide treats! The occasional tray of [...]
A recent ICM survey commissioned by the Mayor of London revealed the truly impressive extent to which last year’s Olympic Games catalysed volunteer interest across the capital. According to the survey, an overwhelming 91% of Londoners see volunteering as an important part of bringing communities together, and 86% regard it as generating vital work skills.
Why, then, with [...]
The recent Charity Commission report on good governance emphasised the need to recruit and maintain a diverse and effective Board of Trustees with a broad range of trustee skills, knowledge and experience. This will help charities to be fair and open in the way they deliver services and to be more accountable for their actions all serving to increase confidence in their work.