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How To Make Reports More Effective & Less Work

Posted 7/29/2020

We need effective reporting for good decision making, but writing reports is often very time consuming and all too often these are not acted upon, or sometimes even read. And most boards meet 3 or 4 times a year for perhaps 2 to 3 hours, which is less than 12 hours a year to cover everything; that's a huge ask. Here are 12 ways in which to ensure that your reports are effective and have impact and take less time to write.

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Why and How to Engage a Charity Fundraising Freelancer, Bid Writer or Consultant

Posted 7/29/2020

Using a fundraising freelancer is a very good way for even the smallest charity to access specialist expertise, or bring in additional capacity, quickly and at low cost. However, fundraisers are in huge demand and sourcing them via agencies can be very expensive. This volunteer run initiative from Charity Excellence gives you access to a pool of freelancers, with detailed information on each, in a standard format that lets you compare and find the best person for your charity quickly and easily - and it's completely free.

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