Our topic this month is branding - what can it do for non-profits, and how can even ‘branding beginners’ tap into the benefits branding can offer?Read More
in this guest blog post, leadership coach Jen McCanna sets the context for her Third Sector Cafe session on leadership on 19th May.Read More
Sheffield graduate Annie Gainsborough is our guest blogger this week and she writes about a project to explore women's experience of working in the third sector.Read More
Other people share what they do to help them them manage their workloadsRead More
90 Day Action Planning is a way to help people prioritise their workloads, reduce stress and get more productive. Sophy has been trying it out - it's harder than it sounds!Read More
In the month where we're discussion issues to do with property strategies for non-profit organisations. Barry Walker of the Sheffield office of BNP Paribas offers some advice for tenants on what to look out for when signing a new commercial lease.Read More
In February we'll be looking at examples of non-profits getting involved in buildings - is this a route that more non-profits could use to diversify income streams and increase their impact?Read More
Time, lack of money, increased responsibility and workload - these are challenges faced by managers and leaders across the sector - but what's the advice?
What leadership changes enable organisations to deliver higher quality services?
And what does leadership look like?
When we were looking at websites we spoke with a social enterprise called Chatterbox – they are doing great things using refugees skills and developing something which adds value to society, to the refugees and to paying customers – and their website is crucial to all of it:
We wanted to share with you how they use and view their website:Read More
In continuously challenging times - how do we lead third sector organisations;
Ever since Laura and her family decided they were moving to America, we’ve been thinking about what it meant for the future of the Third Sector Café. The café has been a joint project from the start, and the option to -carry on without Laura didn’t really seem much fun for Sophy, back in not-as-sunny-as-Atlanta Sheffield. We did consider packing up the cafe – over 6 years we’ve both put in many voluntary hours and perhaps – at the end of the day – that could be said to be enough? But….Read More
Sometimes the world we live in can seem a daunting place, with political turmoil and tragedies happening all the time - so what difference can we make?Read More
Small charity websites, why are they not easier? We asked what really gets under your skin and makes your life more difficult:Read More
Getting found on the internet is important to charities and not for profits - but how should you go about it? Find out why not keeping a blog may be harming your chances of being found.Read More
Social media has been a great asset to charities over the last few years. The Ice bucket challenged proved that it can have massive organisation changing impact, if you have something which goes viral and resonates with the population. However this increases pressure on charities to find their "viral moment"Read More
September usually brings with it a breath of fresh air and a renewed energy for developing our skills and looking at new ideas or rediscovering old ones!
We've used this weeks newsletter to look at a few things that we've been tweeting about in more detail than 140 characters.
The first was a recent article by Giving Evidence Good charities spend more on administration than less good charities spend
Tender writing in small charities often brings with it a lot of stress and responsibility. The thought of not winning the tenders often means job loses and the end of a service which you believe in - being a part of a smaller organisation this also means that you know the people and issues personally - so the pressure can feel over whelming.Read More
Taking a look at 2016/17 and seeing all that we have covered and learnt ☺Read More
What do digital solutions look like for charities with limited budgets and no IT departments we talked to the talented guys at Endeavour to see what day to day solutions they use and what tech challenges /changes they are facing.
Developing your presence now has digital implication - at Endeavour they knew they wanted to increase their presence but that it would also take a tech investment