What can charity leaders learn from Henry V?

‘Inspirational Leadership – Henry V: fit to lead?

For the first time Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness (Cass CCE) is running a unique leadership workshop on Friday 2nd December, inspired by William Shakespeare’s Henry V to help charity leaders tackle some of the pressing challenges affecting the sector and improve their leadership skills.

This two part fun and interactive workshop delivered by Olivier Mythodrama, a company set up by Lawrence Olivier’s son Richard Olivier will look at the many leadership challenges faced by the King before his miraculous triumph at the battle of Agincourt on 25th October 1415. » Continue reading news item ... “What can charity leaders learn from Henry V?”

Autumn Statement and the voluntary sector

Chancellor Philip Hammond gave his first and, it turns out, last Autumn Statement on 23rd November. This news item attempts to round up material of particular relevance for the voluntary sector.

Firstly, the full Autumn Statement plus supporting and related documents can be found on the government website.

New Budget timetable: The government is to move to “a single major fiscal event each year” – following the spring 2017 Budget and Finance Bill, Budgets will be delivered in the autumn, with the first one taking place in autumn 2017. » Continue reading news item ... “Autumn Statement and the voluntary sector”

Sector websites update

Forum for community project discussion

The My Community website, run by Locality to provide support and information for community projects, now has a forum which

connects people who are who doing great things in their communities – from taking over pubs or green spaces, running local projects and making plans that will help shape the future of their neighbourhoods and communities.

You need to sign up to post new topics, but you can browse existing posts without. » Continue reading news item ... “Sector websites update”

Impact practice – user voice, small charities, media coverage

New from think-tank New Philanthropy Capital is ‘User voice: Putting people at the heart of impact practice‘. The report explains how charities can best harness the views and needs of their beneficiaries in order to improve their impact. It gives a step-by-step guide, and highlights organisations already adopting various ways of involving and empowering their beneficiaries.

Recognising small charity impact

Recognising the valuable contribution small charities make‘ is a blog from the chief executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation. » Continue reading news item ... “Impact practice – user voice, small charities, media coverage”

Shaping a strong Welsh third sector for society

Welsh umbrella body WCVA has published two reports which show that a strong third sector in Wales has a vital role to play in securing a positive future for our society. However, action is needed now to prevent the sector becoming weaker and more fragmented.

Research for the reports explored what global trends might mean for Wales and its third sector. It revealed an increasingly uncertain and complex future, including through globalisation, climate change, fast-changing technology, demographic changes and new relationships between citizens, community groups and public services. » Continue reading news item ... “Shaping a strong Welsh third sector for society”

Tips on managing mental health at work

Workplace relations experts Acas have published research which “reveals top tips … to better manage mental health at work”. The accompanying case studies focus on Mind Harrow and Brentwood Community Print.

The report makes the human case that employers should prioritise mental health in the workplace to include careful management of those with mental health conditions, making reasonable adjustments to working practices where appropriate, and educating their whole organisation to challenge stigma.

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