Survive & Thrive gives you the tools, help and support you need to make 2021 a great year for your charity, despite the crisis; everything is free.
2021 will bring new opportunities, but also new challenges, and we are desperately short of funding and our people hard pressed. Survive And Thrive 2021 builds on the Charity Excellence response to the Covid crisis, by providing you with a whole range of new resources and functionality to help you make this year a great one for your charity.
There are 4 main components:
These are the 7 toolkits that enable you to respond to the key issues, including Toolkit 1 - the 2021 charity sector outlook. You can access text versions of the other crisis toolkits below:
Or download these in toolkit form, with the additional tools created to support their use, from the relevant CEF questionnaire.
The CEF itself and its huge resource base were already extremely popular; 46% of users rate these 10/10. But that means more than half didn't, so a full audit and upgrading of the database and its resources was completed at the end of Dec 20.
The hugely popular Covid Funder database has relaunched as Funding Finder and now includes not only 100 core funders, but also search and click through to 250+ free funding databases and online funder lists.
I’m also conscious that some people are not used to using databases and, for others, English is a second language. I’ve made the settings broader, to automatically generate more funders, and changed the wording/layout to make it more accessible. I hope you find that helpful.
However, you do need to watch the video to generate the maximum number of funders. You have to listen to me, but only for 3 mins.
Login or register (2 mins) here.
Use the CEF's links to 200+ organisations that provide free goods and support, to enable you to find the help you need. Everything from services such as legal, HR and consultancy, through to IT/digital, accommodation and meeting rooms, and lots more.
I just need to find the funding and time to do this, so no forecast date yet. However, the system already automatically displays relevant ones in the Help section of each assessment statement, as you score questionnaires. You can find a selection of these on the Free Goods & Services page.
Too many are paying for goods and services they could get for free and many don't know about the advice and support they can access from charities, such as the FSI and SCC.
The CEF has a huge online resource base and it finds the resources you need, so you don't have to, when you use the system. The feedback is hugely positive, so the new Resource Finder Database will make this available to anyone, not just management and trustees using the main system. It will enable you to search for free toolkits, guides, templates and a huge range of other resources.
I don't have the funding to implement this yet, so no forecast date at the moment.
An LGBTQI+ list was created, and the 26 existing funder lists substantially upgraded and uploaded on 25 Dec 20.
The average number of funders per list has increased from 71 to 83, compared to the autumn 20 versions.
To see the updated 2021 funder index - click here.
These lists have less detail than the funder lists, but many more funders. I've worked out how to extract better quality data and even more funders from charity regulator databases.
I should be able to double the number of grant makers and am also working on 5 new lists. Uploading of a new/updated funder list each week began 11 Jan.
For large multi-site and infrastructure charities, grant makers and groups of charities, their own CEF system.
It'll be really quick and simple to create and use, with new analytics and reports that'll make the current master dashboard look really basic.
They'll be able to report and analyse data in-depth and in real-time, to identify emerging trends, threats and opportunities, to better support their charities; all at the click of a button.
Pilot launches early Jan.
A range of upgrades, designed to support you in identifying and responding to the key challenges 2021 will bring.
This will include sector benchmarking data, and the new Survive And Thrive critical health check table on the dashboard; live Jan 21. As with all system reporting, it will enable you to click through to relevant resources and people who will help you.
A new Research User option and further upgrades to improve the system's analytics and reporting, including sector level analysis by sub-sector and income band.
There's a lot more planned, but I just need to find some partners and funding to make that possible. I'm making progress.
Download the funding resources from the income questionnaire assessment statement on finding new funders. You can't miss it - it has FUNDING LISTS in the text.
The toolkits are downloadable from the relevant questionnaires and you can access the Funding Finder database, by clicking the button at the top of your screen.
This is just a fraction of what's available within the CEF and you can health-check any area of activity in just 30 mins; everything is free.
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