Sophie Hobson: Five New Year’s resolutions for social entrepreneurs
Published by the School for Social Entrepreneurs
You’ve now only got 11 months left to put these into practice, but better late than never hey? Working to bring about social change can be a lonely and relentless rollercoaster ride, but Sophie’s excellent tips for 2018 will help you to maximise productivity, stay strategic amidst the daily grind, and keep developing as a leader.
Gillian Murray: Times will be tough for charities in 2018. A solid strategy is more vital than ever
Published by The Guardian
This recent article from the CEO of Pilotlight – who help charities to sharpen their business planning skills – also highlights the need for a more strategic approach in 2018. With resources tighter than ever, three out of five smaller charities feel they do not have the skills required to prosper in the future. But sometimes even identifying the right skills gaps is tricky – so it’s vital to first understand what your biggest strategic challenges are, and how to address them.
Fiona Wallace: CSR for the charity sector? We need a system where charities can acknowledge their wider benefits on society
Published by nfpSynergy
This thought-provoking piece explores why Corporate Social Responsibility isn’t just important for companies, but for charities too. How much does your organisation go beyond your core remit to support the broader community? How important is it to encourage workforce diversity and create opportunities for payroll giving and volunteering? Or, in these times of austerity, is the charitable nature of your work enough of a focus?
Rebecca Cooney: Small Charities Coalition launches online GDPR tool
Published by Third Sector
It seems like we’ve been talking about GDPR forever, but Data Protection changes are rumbling closer than ever and non-compliance simply isn’t an option. However, for many people this is a minefield of policies, processes and legal jargon. We’re delighted that the Small Charities Coalition has launched an interactive GDPR portal, enabling you to make the necessary changes in an affordable and time-effective way, then display a ‘GDPR compliant’ green tick.
Simon George: Making the most of charities’ anniversaries
Published by UK Fundraising
Is 2018 a landmark year for your charity? Anniversaries are a great opportunity to raise your profile and generate some much-needed funds. We’ve seen many charities try to do exactly this, only to be hamstrung by a lack of capacity, planning or ability to answer that “so what?” question. This article is a huge help in making sure the big opportunity doesn’t slip through your grasp – so if 2018 marks a key anniversary for your organisation, keep these eight tips in mind.