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Starting an Organisation

Setting up a Community Interest Company
Answers to some basic questions about Community Interest Companies (CIC's)
Charitable Incorporated Organisations - useful information
A useful summary of key information about CIO's

Funding and financial stability

#nomakeupselfie - why it worked
Tips that fundraisers can take away from this successful social media campaign
From Prince William to Scarlett Johansson: how charities can work with celebrity supporters
Celebrity ambassadors can increase awareness of your charity's cause and message, but they can also bring reputational risk.
Charity mergers - the 7 key criteria
Key questions that must be asked before embarking on a merger and key criteria to consider.
The benefits of behavioural interviewing
Help ensure you get the most out of interviews with candidates.

Providing Better Services

How charities can balance innovation and financial risk
Charities need to make innovation and development part of their DNA and understand that risks need to be taken...
Top tips for selecting a content management system
Top tips on updating clumsy website content management systems.
Payment by Results report
Payment by results has been 'seriously flawed', report says
How to keep your Christmas charity volunteers throughout the new year
Keep your brilliant volunteers engaged throughout the year and see the benefits...
KPIs - how charities can benefit from successful commercial tools
An article on measuring impact and driving performance.
How to collaborate and partner with other sectors as a small charity
A successful collaboration requires understanding what you want to achieve, finding the right partner and communicating...

Managing your organisation better

Equality and discrimination information for workplaces
Information regarding equality best practice and laws
What does the fundraising review mean for trustees?
Following the recent Fundraising Review, regulations about donor contact and fundraising practice will be changing.
Is your organisation's insurance adequate to cover you? Top tips from the experts!
An informative article on insurance, outlining what charities should look out for.
How charities can forecast effectively
An exploration of financial forecasting and some tips and guidance from various sources on how best to approach it.
How to recruit a diverse group of charity trustees
A roundup of advice from the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network's expert panel on how to recruit a diverse group of charity trustees.
Engaging people in organisational change
Top tips for ensuring that change is a positive process for all involved.
Charity databases: how to make sure you choose the right one
Databases can be expensive - some advice on making sure you choose the right one for you...
Charitable Incorporated Organisations - useful information
A useful summary of key information about CIO's
Officeless and remote working – the logistics
Browse some top tips from sector experts who have experience of successfully working remotely or managing staff who do.

Improving how you manage people

The benefits of behavioural interviewing
Help ensure you get the most out of interviews with candidates.
Equality and discrimination information for workplaces
Information regarding equality best practice and laws
A guide to DBS checks
Should you be doing standard or enhanced checks for your staff and volunteers?
How to keep your Christmas charity volunteers throughout the new year
Keep your brilliant volunteers engaged throughout the year and see the benefits...
Investing in your team in tough times - some tips
Practical ways for voluntary and community organisations to continue investing in their staff team in tough times.
We all know a Ms Tardy or a Mr Verbosity on our boards...
A blog looking at how to challenge inappropriate behaviour on your board of Trustees in an adult way.
Potential Volunteers Are Closer than You Think
This article suggests that people willing to volunteer for your organisation may not be far away.
Engaging people in organisational change
Top tips for ensuring that change is a positive process for all involved.
TUPE - law changes (January 2014)
TUPE - the UK government has made notable changes to TUPE
Tackling mismanagement and abuse in the workplace
Tackle mismanagement and create a healthier work environment

Developing your skills

Eight ways to make corporate partnerships work for your charity
Top tips on how to forge and maintain productive corporate partnerships.
Investing in your team in tough times - some tips
Practical ways for voluntary and community organisations to continue investing in their staff team in tough times.
TUPE - law changes (January 2014)
TUPE - the UK government has made notable changes to TUPE

Physical Resources and environmental impact

Is your organisation's insurance adequate to cover you? Top tips from the experts!
An informative article on insurance, outlining what charities should look out for.
Officeless and remote working – the logistics
Browse some top tips from sector experts who have experience of successfully working remotely or managing staff who do.

Increasing your influence

#nomakeupselfie - why it worked
Tips that fundraisers can take away from this successful social media campaign
From Prince William to Scarlett Johansson: how charities can work with celebrity supporters
Celebrity ambassadors can increase awareness of your charity's cause and message, but they can also bring reputational risk.
How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign
Some top tips on how to ensure that your crowdfunding efforts reap rewards...
Raising awareness through online storytelling
Online videos are hugely popular and can be a very effective communications tool for charities...