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COVID19 Toolkit 6 - How To Manage Charity Cash In A Crisis, To Avoid Bankruptcy Or Insolvency

Posted 7/28/2020

This toolkit enables you to manage an emergency cash crisis and identifies 20 ways in which you can generate more cash, buy you time to implement a recovery plan, and avoid insolvency or bankruptcy. Charity COVID19 Toolkit 6 of 6.

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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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How To Write A Charity Fundraising Case For Support

Posted 7/30/2020

Writing an effective charity fundraising case for support really matters. Writing multiple funding bids and other material, on a case for case basis, can be very time consuming and you need to get the bids out, to get the money in. Equally, information may be presented differently in various materials (leaflets, website), potentially leading to this either conflicting or appearing to, which might undermine donor confidence. Besides, with the best will in the world, it’s unlikely that you’ll present the very best case every time. Unless you have a way of making sure you do.................

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The questions are phrased brilliantly - challenging how we prioritise our management time." Ecosystems Knowledge Network

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