But, like many charities, community organisations are facing funding cuts. They need to be able to demonstrate the value of their work, and the difference they make to their community.
Community organisations: A guide to effectiveness is a practical guide to help community organisations ensure they are as effective as possible. It covers six areas—activities, results, leadership, people and resources, finances and ambition—and is based on our methodology for charity analysis, published in 2010’s Little blue book.
Kiveton Park and Wales Community Development Trust came up with the idea of teaching cash-strapped families about raising money through selling things on e-bay. The best community organisations are those that take a proactive approach to finding out what local people need so they can really tailor their services.
Angela Kail, report author