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Whatever your role in the voluntary sector, there is training for you at Charityfair. Choose from 64 high quality, affordable workshops covering fundraising, management & leadership, governance, marketing, personal development, legal & finance, wellbeing, campaigning & lobbying and organisational support. Additionally, there is a Question Time Panel session, Google talk to you about IT issues you should be aware of as well as much, much more. Book workshops for you and your team now.title link
Charity Development: Risk Management Processes
Many charities brought in risk management processes following SORP 2000, but haven't really changed the way they report and manage risks since. Here are some of the things we hear from trustees and charity staff, and some thoughts on how to refresh your processes...Learn more
Personal development: how can you manage them all effectively?
‘Facts are Facts’ as Dickens' Mr Gradgrind once said. But do they constitute the truth? If you say ‘it is 11 degrees outside’ that’s a fact. If you say ‘it is cold’, well, that depends doesn’t it? I’m from Newcastle. Trust me, 11 degrees is balmy! When you say ‘it is cold’ you are expressing something that is true for you – but not necessarily a universal truth. ..Learn more
Campaign planning for successful fundraising
Following the RABOSTIC model for planning will help ensure your campaign is the success you want it to be…Learn more
Charity campaigning and lobbying: Who'd be a goalkeeper?
You know the score. Campaigners are the goalkeepers of civil society. We get kicked when we’re down and blamed for every defeat; we go from heroes to zeros and back again in the blink of a mud-clogged eye. We’re essential to every team but also stand a little outside of them too.Learn more
Who? What? Where? When?
I'm often asked to help with 'some PR' , 'starting off with social media', or 'producing a good leaflet'. Of course, every organisation needs a few bits and pieces to begin with - a website, a facebook page perhaps, some information to give to donors or service users. But what next?Learn more
Through a Glass Darkly
400 companies giving £658 million...The Guide to UK Company Giving 2015/16 is published on Monday 27 April 2015. Our researchers look at some of the facts and figures they found when writing this must-have guide.Learn more
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Personal development - What is 'Brand You'?
Would you be able to describe your brand (that is - who you are and what you are about) to a future employer or a new client? If you don’t know who you are and how you want to be seen how can others make the right assessment of you?Learn more
Fundraising - How to be more appealing
I read appeal copy all the time. I don’t write it, that’s a skilled job. I don’t even interfere with others’ copy, beyond correcting typos, because it breaks the flow of the words and rapidly comes to look like the camel – a horse designed by a committee of people with different ideas.Learn more
I'm usually a fan of the Charity Commission, but...
Debra Allcock Tyler has the last word on the Charity Commission.Learn more
What's your problem?
'Sometimes individuals and organisations fail to make progress because the problem that they think they have is not really the problem at all - they are ‘barking up the wrong tree’...Learn more
The Guide to UK Company Giving 2015/16 - Out now
‘The quality and reliability of analysis put this directory head and shoulders above comparable publications. An invaluable resource for both researcher and fundraiser alike.’ Stephen Brammer, Professor of Strategy, Birmingham Business SchoolThe Guide to UK Company Giving 2015/16 - Out now
The Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2015/2016
The essential and best-selling guide to all benefits and tax credits covers all the recent changes to welfare benefits. The Child Poverty Action Group’s annually updated Handbook is the definitive annual publication and reference guide for every welfare benefits adviser.The Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2015/2016
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