Guides

Voting
Michelle Mann
Blogs

Field building for democracy: The importance of connection, coordination and collaboration

on 21 April 2021 , 4 minute read

The UK democracy sector faces challenges similar to those faced by charities. Whether it’s building a thriving democracy or tackling homelessness, if we’re to achieve our charitable missions, we need to find ways to be more open and collaborative.

Volunteers building
Rose Anderson
Blogs

Retaining and empowering volunteers through and beyond Covid-19

on 15 April 2021 , 5 minute read

The pandemic has shone a spotlight on volunteers and accelerated some trends that were already in progress before Covid-19 hit. What should trustees be doing to ensure their charity is harnessing the power of volunteers?

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Blogs

How to prioritise and make strategic decisions

By Michelle Man and Ché Ramsden
on 24 March 2021 , 4 minute read

Prioritisation is the cornerstone of any coherent strategy and the current uncertainty requires you to be agile and responsive. With the help of Amnesty International UK's recent strategy work, this blog shares how to prioritise more effectively.

Blogs

How to do situation analysis when everything is changing

on 9 February 2021 , 7 minute read

You need to know where you are now before mapping out where you’d like to get to. But how do you do this when everything is changing?

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Blogs

What to do as a trustee of a struggling charity

on 8 February 2021 , 6 minute read

Five things to keep in mind when times are tough.

Resources

How philanthropists should respond to coronavirus

on 19 January 2021

A collaborative effort to help philanthropists keep charities serving throughout the coronavirus crisis, and prepare for whatever challenges the post-covid world will hold.

Resources

Shifting your funding practices during Covid-19

on 19 January 2021

Covid is changing how funders give. This guide explores what shifts in practice we have seen, what shifts we think are valuable, and what else funders could be doing.

Resources

Coronavirus response toolkit for charities

on 19 January 2021

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is vast. Charities need to be resourceful, responsive, collaborative and innovative. This toolkit pulls together all the resources we think will be useful in a charity’s response to Covid-19.

Resources

How are charities adapting to Covid-19? A series of Q&As

on 16 December 2020

This is a series of case studies in the form of question and answer sessions which further explore the impact of the coronavirus crisis from the perspective of individual charities.

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Seth Reynolds
Blogs

Preventing the ping-back: Turning system shifts into systems change

on 14 December 2020 , 5 minute read

Covid-19 stopped the machine and catapulted us into an era of widespread system change. Or maybe not. Systems are stubborn and the changes we have seen were in fact temporary. How do we prevent the ping back?

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Blogs

Can mergers help us rebuild from Covid-19?

on 8 December 2020 , 3 minute read

Despite the benefits associated with pooling your resources and collaborating on charitable services, we have not seen a significant increase in charity mergers this year. Here's how properly resourced mergers can help us rebuild from Covid-19.

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Resources

How charities have reacted to Covid-19

on 27 November 2020

This report uses interviews, focus groups and an online survey of the sector to paint a detailed picture of how Covid-19 is changing charities and what this means for the future. We set out practical recommendations for charities, funders and policymakers.

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