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Follow these links to websites to find a host of useful tools to help you set-up, manage, market and promote your charity

Setting Up a Charity

  1. Follow this link to find lots of easy to follow guides written by the Charity Commission to help you understand the key decisions you need to make when setting up a charity. Topics include: Essential Reading for setting up a charity, charity types, choosing a charity structure and how to write a charitable purpose as well as Forms, Templates and Resources and finally a helpful section on Policy Documents.
  2. This link will take you to KnowHowNonProfit, a website offering a huge amount of information to help you do anything in the voluntary and not-for profit sector. Articles in this section include starting up, deciding on your charitable status, building your Board and governance structures, and more, etc.

Managing a Charity

  1. This link will take you to the Charity Commision website where you will find detailed information on the topics you need for the daily  management and oversight of your charity including: sending in your charity annual return, changing your charity's details, running charity meetings, and what you need to do in the event of the removal or resignation of trustees, etc. 
  2. This link to KnowHowNonProfit takes you to their excellent resource section entitled Managing Day-to-Day Operations where you will find excellent guides on day-to-day operations, finances and compliance with legal requirements.

Institute of Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. Their mission is to support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, standards-setting and education, and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice.

You can even download several FREE Insitute of Fundraising Guides from our Skills Store.

Grow Your Charity Online

As a charity, you know better than anyone how tough it is doing incredible things on a shoestring budget. But did you know you could drum up even more volunteers and donations through social media, video and other online tools? 

To tell you more,  Google has teamed up with Media Trust and Technology Trust to launch Grow Your Charity Online.

There are stacks of free tools to try, and you could even get extra support from Google Grants. Better still, you don’t need to be a computer whiz to start seeing results.

The Guardian - FREE Voluntary Sector Network Blog

Insight, advice and best practice from the voluntary sector community. Click to read it here.