Recession Toolkit from The Wheel
Following the greatest economic upheaval in a generation, community, voluntary and charitable organisations are going through extremely challenging times.
The Wheel has developed this Recession Toolkit to help equip community and voluntary groups with the practical information resources required to weather this economic storm.
Making More Money
In response to the recession, The Wheel has developed a new half-day workshop called ‘Making More Money' to support groups as they assess and address the challenge posed by the recession. The half-day workshop is being offered on an ongoing basis throughtout the country.
The practical elements of the workshop include:
A Financial Awareness toolkit
Analysis of the changes to the fundraising environment
A strategic options check list
An exploration of what can be done to grow existing income streams
Workshops now finished for the year.
Fundraising in a Recession (a report from 2into3)
25 Tips for Fundraising in Tough Times (The Ireland Funds)
Community and voluntary organisations are not immune from risk. In fact, they operate in particularly high-risk environments, coping with uncertain funding streams, working with vulnerable client groups, being dependent on voluntary input, dealing with continuously changing public representatives and civil servants etc.
Risk cannot be avoided, but most types of risk can be anticipated and therefore planned for. By properly managing risk, the negative effects of hazards can be reduced. It is important that those who run not-for-profit organisations, whether as volunteers or paid staff, are aware of the risks involved and feel comfortable dealing with these. In these challenging economic times, managing risk, especially around financial risk, becomes even more important.
The Wheel is running a series of workshops on the topic called ‘Introducing Risk Management’ throughout 2011. At this workshop participants will also recive a free copy of our new good-practice resource guide ‘Reducing the Risk’.
Training now finished for the year.
Introducing Risk Management to Organisations (the slides relating to The Wheel workshop)
Managing Risk in Your Organisation (a short good practice note from The Wheel)
Guidelines on Reserves Policy (developed by The Wheel)
Employment Law in a Recession
The changing economic climate may compel many community and voluntary organisations to review their existing employment arrangements.
Employers should, however, be aware that there have been significant changes in Employment Law during the past few years, and it is essential that those dealing with human resources in community and voluntary organisations are informed about their rights and obligations under the law.
The report below offers in-depth guidance on the following key areas of employment law:
Redundancies: procedures, the employers responsibilities and the employees rights;
The Employee Handbook: explaining the terms of employment, disciplinary procedures, dispute resolution etc.
Fundingpoint is the online source of funding information for the Irish community and voluntary sector. Developed and maintained by The Wheel, with support from the Vodafone Foundation, Fundingpoint.ie lists comprehensive details for almost 800 funding schemes from a variety of sources, including central and local government, independent trusts and corporate foundations. It is an invaluable and labour-saving research tool when looking to diversify funding for your organisation.
Equip your organisation with our series of management and resource guides and publications.
Recession – Watching is Not an Option (published by THINK consulting)
What Happens to Charities in a Downturn (research published by nfpSynergy)
(a report by Prospect 23 and 2into3)
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