Spring-Clean Your Charity Finances and Strategy
The beginning of the new financial year is the perfect time to reassess your strategy and finances.
Charities can turn all the number crunching that goes with preparing accounts for the past year into an inspiring strategy for the year ahead. And why wouldn't you? Your supporters and beneficiaries will thank you.
Many charities will already have done this but if yours hasn’t, grab this chance and use the Charity Commission's recently refreshed financial guidance to help you.
Opting In: RNLI’s Bold New Fundraising Strategy
RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) made pioneering moves with an opt-in approach to communications and fundraising. As the first major charity to take this step, their actions could prove significant for the rest of the sector. Six months after the decision was made, Leesa Harwood (Director of Community Lifesaving and Fundraising at the RNLI) reflects on how the challenges and opportunities of such a fundamental change.
Volunteer Mentors Needed Today!
The SMASH Youth Project's mission is to give children and young people the chance to become everything they can be, sometimes when no one else believes that they can.
SMASH's next training course for volunteer mentors will begin in June and they are aiming to recruit 10 new mentors before then.
Cancelled: Disability Awareness Day
Unfortunately the Disability Awareness Day which was due to take place on 16th April at Uplands School (and was previously advertised in VAS id) is now cancelled due to lack of interest (attendees).
Lorna Breslin and Tim Mason from the Rotary 1100 e-club would like to thank everyone who had volunteered to give up their time to make the event happen , guest speakers , stall holders, helpers, and to Justin Tomlinson MP who was going to open the event.
They do intend to run a Disability Awareness Day sometime in the near future - we will keep you informed.