Organisational Health Check

When was the last time you gave your group a health check?

Here at LGBT Consortium we think it's really important to make sure that your group or organisation stays healthy and fit for purpose, so every month we will be focusing on a different element of running a group, such as; structure, governance, funding, planning etc...

Each month we will bring together a range of tools  written resources  and videos  to help you review your current practices and to plan for the future.

August 

Getting the support you need 

There would be no point in us encouraging our Members to take stock of their groups and organisation if we weren't prepared to support them in making the changes or improvements they may need to make.
So for this months Health Check we are asking Members to get a little more familiar with all of their Membership benefits.

Here are some of the things that Members can so, access or refresh for their LGBT Group: 

  • Book a 1:1 phone appointment with the Engagement Team here 
  • Use our research and reports as evidence in funding bids
  • Check that your Directory entry is up to date here 
  • Find new trustees, volunteers and staff through our 'Work in the Sector' pages here
  • Check out a range of resrouces here 
  • Search for Funding here 
  • Access discounted insurance here 
  • Check out our range of networks and partnerships here 

Get in touch with our Engagement Team here 

 

July

Social Media

Having a good online presence is important for so many reasons, not least because it gives more avenues for people to engage with your group or organisation. Social Media has become such on important tool, especially for community & voluntary organisations, because it is free to use and fairly straightforward to set up, compared with a website.

We have brought together a range of resources and tools to help you get the most out of your Social Media presence.

Don't forget that your friendly Engagement Team can offer you support around volunteering, or any aspect of running your group. Get in touch by emailing: admin@lgbtconsortium.org.uk

Just click on the links below to be taken to the resource or tool, you will need to be signed in as a Member to view all of the links.

 

June 

Volunteers

This month our Health Check is reflecting the fact that June hosts Volunteers' Week by making our theme... yup, volunteers!

We have lots of resources and tools for you all around recruiting, developing and retaining volunteers. We also brought a few of our Members together to share their top tips and thoughts about volunteering, which you will find scattered through the resources below. 

Don't forget that your friendly Engagement Team can offer you support around volunteering, or any aspect of running your group. Get in touch by emailing: admin@lgbtconsortium.org.uk

Just click on the links below to be taken to the resource or tool, you will need to be signed in as a Member to view all of the links.

 

May

Managing Risk

Don’t leave it to chance, and don’t leave it too late!

Here at LGBT Consortium we always encourage our Members to operate using best practice. That means having the appropriate insurance, that you manage risk well (no matter what size group you are) and that your Trustees fully understand their roles, responsibilities and legal liabilities. 

If you are unsure about any of this then get in touch with the Engagement Team who can offer you support. Don’t forget that our monthly ebulletin often has information about changes to charity legislation and best practice, meaning all the information you need is delivered direct to you. 

Just click on the links below to be taken to the resource or tool, you will need to be signed in as a Member to view all of the links.

 

April

Planning, Planning, Planning!

This month take some time to explore and reflect on how your organisation plans – and if it doesn’t then take some time to look at the benefits of starting to. In an idea world where funding is easily obtainable and capacity is something we have more of, we would have all the necessary plans in place for all the eventualities we might face… but since it isn’t and we don’t, we are going to stick to two areas of planning that we feel are a must for any voluntary or community organsiation.

Just click on the links below to be taken to the resource or tool, you will need to be signed in as a Member to view all of the links.

 

March

Planning & Running Effective Meetings

Ever sat through a meeting for hours only to come away thinking, what was the point in that or did we actually achieve anything? If you have, don’t despair, not all meetings have to be a chore; a properly organised meeting can be quick, concise and productive, leaving you with a sense of achievement and feeling motivated.

Meetings are an essential part of running a community/voluntary group, regardless of its size, legal structure or whether it has staff. So this month we are inviting our Members to take some time to reflect on how they plan and conduct their meetings - and what they can do to make them more productive (and interesting!). 

Just click on the links below to be taken to the resource or tool, you will need to be signed in as a Member to view all of the links.  

 

February

Fundraising

By far the most sought after type of support from our Members is around funding and fundraising and it has lots of you in a spin!  Finding it can be hard enough, then you have to navigate the application process!

Just click on the links below to be taken to the resource or tool, you will need to be signed in as a Member to view all of the links.  

  •  - Top Ten Tips for finding and applying for funding
  •  - Types of Fundraising
  •  - Funding Health Check
  •  - A Snap Shot of the LGBT Sector Report
  •  - LGBT Funder Finder
  •  - Full Cost Recovery; A Beginners Guide

 

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August 16, 2017 - 14:19
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August 14, 2017 - 11:22
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August 14, 2017 - 09:55

Events

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00 to 16:00