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Category: Resources

Structures for social enterprises by DLA Piper and UnLtd

16th April 2019

If you’re thinking of setting up a social enterprise there are quite a few different legal structures to consider: Company Limited by Shares Company Limited by Guarantee Community Interest Company (CIC) Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) ‘Co-operative’ Industrial and Provident Society ‘Community Benefit’ Industrial and Provident Society Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Partnership Sole Trader/Unincorporated Association It’s … Read more

Making it real – free webinar

14th March 2019

Making it Real is a framework for how to do personalised care and support. It’s for people working in health, adult social care, housing, and  for people who access services. It is an easy to use, jargon-free set of personalised principles that focus on what matters to people. Making it Real is built around six themes: Wellbeing … Read more

Financial skills webinars for small social enterprises

11th March 2019

Social Enterprise UK have shared recordings of their recent webinars around financial skills for small social enterprises.  These webinars were part of a programme funded by Santander Plc and delivered in partnership with Charity Finance Group. The learning resources are designed for social enterprises with a turnover of below £1m who have a successful business … Read more

Partnership toolkit by Nesta

5th March 2019

Working in, or creating a partnership is a practical way you can grow your enterprise but it’s worth having discussions up front about the expectations from both sides and getting something down on paper about what is agreed – this can help your partnership be successful and stop things getting messy further down the line. … Read more

Social media policy template

19th February 2019

If you have a social media presence for your business and employ staff it’s worth having a social media policy. The policy will give staff guidelines about using the business Twitter and Facebook feeds to avoid any embarrassing or potentially reputation damaging posts being made. The folks over at TechDonut, an online technology resource for … Read more

Small business and sole trader self-assessment checklists for GDPR

18th February 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have issued a data protection self-assessment toolkit for small businesses and sole traders to help navigate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came in last year. Access the self assesment toolkit here Read more

New resources from the School for Social Entrepreneurs

28th January 2019

The School for Social Entrepreneurs help 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. They run courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference and have a raft of free resources for social enterprises. The School for Social Entrepreneurs has … Read more

All you need to know about starting a social enterprise…

25th January 2019

The lovely people over at Social Enterprise UK have put together a fab guide to help you set up your own social enterprise. As well as background information about social enterprises and why you might want to set one up it also includes lots of useful tips and help about: Setting a mission Considering your … Read more

13 Free Digital Tools for Charities by NAVCA

23rd January 2019

NAVCA have created a guide to help charities access the free resources available to them. The guide is split into four sections covering: Design Communications Operations ‘All-in-one’ tools The guide provides a quick summary of each tool and also covers how they can best improve charities’ digital output. If you are a registered charity all … Read more

FREE Canva for work account for non-profit organisations

31st December 2018

Canva is a design and publish programme which helps people easily create their own presentations, social media graphics, posters, invitations and photo collages. The programme uses a simple ‘drag and drop’ feature and includes access to stock photos, photo filters, icons/shapes and a range of fonts. To be eligible for a FREE work account for … Read more