Enterprisingly charitable: Generating income and achieving impact

Exploring the possibility of generating an income for your charity can seem daunting.  How do you go about identifying, researching and testing the options? What case studies can we learn from?  What needs to be considered in the planning of a new enterprise initiative? 

We take a practical look at all the elements that need to be considered when starting up an enterprise within the context of a charity, and gradually develop the framework for you to build on going forwards.

Date 11 October 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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enterprising /ˈen.tə.praɪ.zɪŋ/ adj good at thinking of and doing new and difficult things, especially things that will make money

charitable /ˈtʃarɪtəb(ə)l/ adj relating to the assistance of those in need

This hands-on one day course includes:

  • How social enterprise models apply in the context of your charity
  • A step by step process for researching, planning and setting up an income generating initiative
  • Ideas for maximising your assets
  • A wealth of case studies and examples to learn from and spark your imagination
  • Using the Social Lean Canvas and other practical tools to apply in your context
  • Words of wisdom taken from others’ experience
  • Refining a succinct summary of your enterprise idea

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Who should attend?

Managers, staff, volunteers or trustees who are at the early stages of developing earned income and enterprise activity.  You will need to come with an enterprise idea in mind to develop on the course.

This course is particularly suitable for existing charities and voluntary organisations that would like to start new trading activity.

"Really enjoyed the day, fab tutor." Kingsmeadow

"It was a full course with practical information about building a business case." Keyring

"Good balance of high level and technical content."

Who runs it?

Clare Sharpen is a CIPD qualified trainer with over 12 years' experience of working in the voluntary and social enterprise sectors. Clare has worked at a senior level on the management and boards of charities and social enterprises and has a strong track record of managing complex voluntary sector projects. She brings practical expertise and first-hand experience into her training delivery.

Book a place

Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. We also offer a 30% discount for NCVO members. Please note, if your organistion is not VAT registered, you will need to select 'register as an individual' on the order form.

Contact us

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Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

We offer bespoke and in-house training on a range of topics, including governance and leadership, sustainable funding and strategy development. For more information please complete our online contact form.

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