It’s easy to fundraise while you shop online!

The third sector has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with many of our members facing significant revenue challenges during lockdown. As part of our aim to provide funding support to voluntary groups and...

5 great reasons to outsource your payroll!

With a trustworthy provider taking care of your payroll, you're less stressed and you have more time to focus on what you do best - running your business.

5 reasons why audiobooks are amazing! Free audiobook membership opportunity in Birmingham

Whether it’s discovering a classic for the first time, or relaxing with an old favourite, reading can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing. A 2018 Reading Agency study found that children who...

New scheme launched to help organisations better support carers in the workforce

Perks of the Working for Carers scheme include access to a library of downloadable resources, online training for staff and the opportunity to attain ‘Outstanding Employer’ accreditation.

How your website speed can seriously impact your visitor numbers

Written by: Dainius Stepulevicius, Web Developer at bvscwebdesign.org Did you know that your website speed has the biggest impact on your visitors? In some cases, they may actually leave before the website has even loaded. What...

Working with young people: what are your duty of care and safeguarding responsibilities?

EduCare give us a breakdown of young person protection policies, arrangements for managing allegations against staff, and staff behaviour policies.

Cranfield Trust: celebrating 30 years of building successful charities

This year, we are celebrating our 30th anniversary as a charity, an important milestone in our history. It also coincides with a period of great change for Cranfield Trust, as we are in the...

Why your charity’s property is so vital to Birmingham’s voluntary sector

It has never been a more challenging time to run a voluntary organisation. We are all being asked to do more with less, against a backdrop of rising rents, evictions, soaring demand and a...

Being happy, fulfilled and passionate in the workplace

Transformation Life Coaching (TLC) offers a safe, confidential space where we can examine our professional ambitions, frustrations, successes, mistakes and well being. And in the charity sector, checking in with ourselves is extra important. 

Think you can’t afford to build a strong brand?

Well now’s the time to think again! It’s the age-old conundrum – not-for-profits need a strong, compelling brand to help them stand out and raise the funds they need but spending money on developing that...