2023 is nearly upon us, but it’s not too late to get yourself and your charity ready for whatever challenges lie ahead. Whether you’re looking for funding, reviewing your strategy, making tough decisions, or just trying to react as best you can to everything that’s thrown at you, here are some brilliant ways to make your next year as successful as possible.
Get a grip on reality
Having an existential crisis? Don’t worry, given the last couple of years it’d be weird if you weren’t. Get back to basics with a review of your values, vision and mission. Bring everyone together, remember why you’re here and what you’re trying to achieve, and you’ll have the perfect launchpad for the future. Click here to see how we can help.
Find out what you really need to know
So much has changed in recent years, for your beneficiaries, donors, and among your peers and competitors. Fortunately, our expert research team are brilliant at gathering the critical information you need, and presenting it back in a practical, useable, and organisation changing way. Click here to see how we can help.
Get a brilliant fundraising plan in place
Hope will be crucial next year, but it’s not a strategy. Work out what you need, where to get it from, and get it in. Click here to see how we can help.
Make amazing funding applications
No more generic copy and pasted paragraphs about how you were founded, just clear, concise and inspirational requests for support that are impossible to ignore. Click here to see how we can help.
Find the least applied to funders
How many grant makers could you name? Ten? Twenty? Chances are everyone reading this is thinking of the same ones – stop applying to the usual suspects, find funders more specific to your work, and increase your chances of success. Click here to check out Funds Online.
Plan plan plan!
Got all the resources you need? Awesome, then you need a plan. Learn how to develop and implement a solid plan that will give you the best chances of success this year (and beyond), and get going. Click here to see how we can help.
Support your staff and volunteers
Making sure they’re feeling supported and empowered is even more critical in challenging times. If they’re able to do their best, the organisation will be able to do it’s best. Click here to see how we can help.
Don’t waste time getting things wrong
Failure demand, when fixing mistakes becomes a drain on resources, can be demoralising and damaging in any organisation. Simple and effective policies and processes make sure you’re doing the basics well, treating everyone fairly, and help to formalise the things you have to manage all the time. Click here to check out our Policies and Procedures templates.
Get your Board firing on all cylinders
A high performing Board is a critical feature of the most successful organisations. Find out how your Board are doing, and easily spot areas for improvement with DSC’s free Governance App. Click here to register for free.
Support your trustees
Got new trustees on the Board? Identified some learning objectives from your Governance App review? We’ve got everything you need to get them up to speed! Click here to see how we can help.