Voluntary sector organisations and trade unions have much in common. They seek social justice for their beneficiaries, they rely heavily on volunteers to help organise and support beneficiaries; and they rely on non-paid bodies to oversee their strategic direction and governance. Both types of organisation are also heavily regulated; and scrutinised by a sceptical, often… Continue reading Voluntary sector and trade unions: the need for common cause has never been greater
In his second blog post for Clore Social leadership, Green Pepper director David Green argues that trust is fundamental to social leadership. As well as financial integrity, an absence of conflicted interests, and ethical investments, David says social leaders should listen to, and above all, value and respect the contributions made by staff and volunteers: "In… Continue reading Good leadership requires more than vision. It requires trust
Green Pepper's director, David Green, has had an article about ethical leadership published on the Clore Social Leadership Blog, Leaders Now. Clore Social Leadership are a charity who develop leaders at all levels within the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. They recently received a grant of just under £0.5 million from the Big Lottery… Continue reading Ethical leadership: is the outcome more important than the means?
Re-blogged from Citrus Consultancy…
Fundraising…where do I start?
So you want to make a difference, but need trust or grant funding to get your project off the ground. A good place to start is with one or more of the many funding organisations, of which the Big Lottery is perhaps the most well-known. There are a wide range of trust and similar funders, from the small to the large; and all will consider suitable applications for funding.
But is it as easy as it appears?
Sadly, seeking trust or grant funding generally requires more than a well-written letter. Even those organisations who have no formal application process, and who will accept written requests, have criteria that must be met before an application is considered. To complicate matters, some funders, albeit a minority, do not make their criteria particularly clear; and your fundraiser may need to delve deeper before you can proceed.
How then should…
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