Strategy

Developing a communications strategy

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A communications strategy is designed to help you and your organisation communicate effectively and meet core organisational objectives. Here we look at the key elements of a communications strategy as well as how press/PR plans, web strategies and marketing plans fit into your or

Developing a communications strategy 2014-10-28T14:16:02+00:00

Planning for quality improvement

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Reaching a shared understanding about quality Before you can engage in assessing and improving quality, it is helpful to reach a shared understanding. It is important to be clear about: the aims and objectives of adopting quality standards how quality sits alongside other man

Planning for quality improvement 2014-10-28T14:16:01+00:00

Making sense of your environment

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Trends and forces from the outside world The extent to which you can deliver your mission will depend upon trends and forces from the outside world. There are resources that will help you find out more about these forces, then plan how your organisation can work with them to gr

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Clarity about purpose and strategy

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The trustee board or non profit board is responsible for ensuring that the charity or non profit is clear about why it exists and how it will bring about its goals. It needs to ensure that the organisation is indeed making progress towards its goals. Charity trustees have a lega

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Strategic group mapping

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If you want to understand your environment and its implications in greater depth, it might be helpful to look more widely and add your beneficiary needs into the mix. In this way, you can also consider the important factors affecting other organisations in your specialist sector (

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Time management

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What is time management? Good time management helps you to keep your work under control. As the time you have is finite – you can never have more than 24 hours a day – maximising the use of the time you have available is essential. Nothing is worse than feeling that you h

Time management 2014-10-28T14:15:57+00:00

Project management

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Being a project manager can be compared to being a conductor of an orchestra. A conductor has to get all the musicians to play together so they create beautiful music, appreciated by the audience. In the same way, a project manager has to get all the people and resources working

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Planning for monitoring and evaluation

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The importance of planning  Planning is a key stage in the monitoring and evaluation cycle. Organisations should think about: Why do we want to do it and for whom? What will we monitor and evaluate? How will we do it? Who will do it and do we have the right skills? When w

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An introduction to strategy

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What is strategy? How do we link strategy to performance so that we can really: maximise our impact get full value from our activities make sure we are doing the right things as well as doing them right?  Strategy: a definition, if you are new to strategy, start here. V

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Board succession planning

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Board succession planning is a way of ensuring a board remains effective by maintaining a steady supply of trustees with relevant skills and attributes.The rules governing the appointment of new trustees and their term of office (length of appointment) are usually set out in a c

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