How to…

It’s not always easy getting started in the charity world, or growing your organisation to deliver change to even more beneficiaries. We’ve gathered together some of the best resources to help you.

We can also help you shape the direction of your charity through our tailored training and consultancy services, and our networking and events programme.

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Strategy and Planning

Comply with GDPR

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect on 25 May 2018 and apply to all organisations, including charities and voluntary organisations, that process personal data.

Find out more on our GDPR page.

Measuring impact

Demonstrating the difference you make is critical for charities and voluntary organisations to be able to secure funding and support as well as motivate staff and volunteers. The resources below will help you develop an approach that is right for your organisation.

Get help with marketing and communications

Getting the message out effectively is important in creating impact for your beneficiaries and securing funding. Below are a number of resources to help you.

General marketing resources:

Writing a marketing plan:

Press and media:

Social media:

Expert support:

You can advertise marketing, branding and communications projects on Media Trust for help from a skilled volunteer.

Cranfield Trust may be able to help you with free management consultancy. Check your eligibility.

Get free HR advice

Get help with IT

Using digital technology throughout your organisation is now essential for most charities and community groups; in service delivery, fundraising and back office functions. However, it is an area in which many charities are aware that they need to do more.