During the coronavirus pandemic, business continuity plans have been needed more than ever. Some have been shown to fall short on the detail needed to get an organisation through a crisis. Enhanced organisational resilience can be achieved by viewing business continuity as a lifecycle management process.
Managing people is a natural step-up in our career progression, but do you feel equipped with the skills and techniques you need to do the job well? From the day-to-day skills of keeping your team motivated to the trickier situations of managing under-performance, managing staff within the charity context can be deeply rewarding but also hugely challenging.
All voluntary organisations have a duty to keep the people they work with safe from harm. This course introduces the basics of safeguarding within a charity context and highlights effective safeguarding practice. Safeguarding means the range of measures we have in place to protect people in our organisation, or those we come into contact with, from abuse and maltreatment of any kind. This means we have to think about safeguarding in everything we do: including policy and procedure writing, roles and responsibilities, safer recruitment, concerns and complaints management, ethical fundraising, quality assurance and safeguarding risk assessments of all our activities.
This online course will help you understand and analyse the current funding situation of your organisation and teach you how to plan for the future. We’ll use key strategic tools, a funding strategy template (that you’ll adapt and tailor) and help you consider various sources of funding that are most suitable for your organisation including looking at diversification.
The need for strategy never stops. Whether your organisation is embarking on a new strategy as part of a regular review, or making strategic choices in response to the continuing challenges of the pandemic, the leadership will be faced with challenging decision-making. This course will introduce the processes and tools which can help ensure that decision-making is responsive to your environment and focussed on the most important issues affecting your future – in other words - strategy.
What results are you seeking? What difference do you want to make? A theory of change is a popular tool used to help you plan and communicate what you do and to support your monitoring and evaluation. In this course, you will learn about and create your own theory of change and narrative. The tool will help you articulate and connect the changes (outcomes) your organisation wants to make with the activities you intend to carry out. This course will challenge you to think critically about what you are doing and why.
Are you a project manager with little formal training? Or would you like to consolidate your existing skills and develop a more robust approach to managing your projects? This practical course is specifically tailored to the voluntary sector. It’s designed to give you all the principles and practical tools you need to plan, deliver and evaluate your project successfully.
The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) affects how charities work with data and look after this valuable information. This course is specifically for charitable organisations and will take you through the essentials of lawful data processing. This course will help you identify any weaknesses and improve your compliance with the law.