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Category: Resources

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

Insights and ideas to help voluntary and community organisations

27th December 2018

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) have put together insights and ideas from almost two decades of action research with voluntary and community groups. Their insights  are split into the following themes to make them useful and usable: Core funding: Ideas that may be useful when considering how to make your case Cross sector working: … Read more

New step-by-step resource about developing a social enterprise

30th November 2018

The School for Social Entrepreneurs have produced a new ‘step-by-step’ resource for people thinking about setting up a social enterprise. The resource takes you through the journey from your initial idea to becoming a leader and offers a series of questions and advice along the way. There are also some useful links to other support … Read more

Charity code of digital practice

19th November 2018

The first code of digital practice for charities has been published this month. The code of practice aims to help charities increase their impact, develop their skills and improve sustainability through the use of core principles and best practice. The code of practice is free to access and voluntary to sign up to and though it … Read more

Happy Social Enterprise Day and 10 top tips to help you grow your business

15th November 2018

As part of Social Enterprise Day we’ve put together some top tips and tricks to help you grow your business using marketing tools – the links will take you to step by step guides/information: Tip 1: Promote your events on Facebook. Find out how here Tip 2: Make your social posts and leaflets more colourful 😎 Checkout … Read more

Help for charities with finding new trustees

14th May 2018

Getting on Board provides help to charities with finding new trustees. This is a free recruitment service for charities which is available nationwide, and you can find out more by clicking here.   Read more