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How to find and hire a professional content writer: tips and tools by Gloria Kopp — last modified Sep 21, 2018 04:26 PM
Hiring a professional writer to create your content should not be taken lightly. Whoever you ultimately choose to do your writing will become the voice of your business, through their content. And, although they may remain anonymous themselves, your company name will be attached to anything they produce. For that reason, you'll want to ensure you take your time and hire the perfect candidate to do the job. To get you started in the process, here are some tips and tools you can turn to. Hiring the professional content writer is a major issue because in that time content writers demand is very high. 
How Crowdfunding for Nonprofits is Different by Audrey Lamp — last modified Sep 20, 2018 03:31 PM
If you want to persuade people to give a small donation for some goal of your nonprofit organization, the best way to do this is through crowdfunding. Thanks to the website proliferation in recent years, this has become much available for nonprofits. 
How to use the Data Protection Act 2018 alongside the GDPR by Hannah Flynn — last modified Sep 20, 2018 02:30 PM
In all the hyperbole surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) it may have been easy to miss the UK passing its own updated data protection legislation – the  Data Protection Act 2018  (the Act). This came into force at the same time as GDPR on 25th May and replaces the Data Protection Act 1998. The GDPR allowed individual EU states some flexibility to add their own detail in relation to specific areas. The Act fills in some of those gaps as well as bringing the GDPR into UK law. It is important to note that GDPR applies in the UK unless government choses to get rid of this legislation after it exits the EU.  Here are some of the most important points, outlined in the Act:
How to Organize a Successful Sporting Event by Dan Miller — last modified Sep 19, 2018 09:05 PM
It’s safe to say that nothing promotes sportsmanship and competition like a sporting event. The only problem is, not every sporting event is a good sporting event. Fail to put enough time and effort into it and your event might just end up being a real disaster. That being said, you might want to make sure you get everything right before your event kicks off. And to help you, we came up with a guide for organizing a successful sporting event.
How to implement basic on-page seo by Martin Blackwell — last modified Sep 19, 2018 03:20 PM
A basic understanding of on-page SEO is essential for any organization hoping to do business online. Without some key components, it's hard to generate any meaningful traffic to your website. And if you're hoping to raise money or open an e-commerce page to fundraise, that makes on-page SEO even more crucial. Here are the on-site optimization elements that you should become familiar with and implement onto your own website.
VONNE Conference 2018 Brexit: Implications for VCSE organisations and their beneficiaries in the North East Oct 18, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM Bede Tower, Sunderland, by Anne Fry
The most significant event in a generation is happening: the UK is leaving the European Union in March 2019, with a transition period following until December 2020. This will have significant political, economic, legislative and social implications for UK citizens, businesses and VCSE organisations and their beneficiaries.
Insurance by Rob Brennan — last modified Sep 18, 2018 05:00 PM
Risk management is a vital (and legal) responsibility for charity trustees. This page covers an introduction to the risk management process and the role insurance plays in protecting your organisation.
Volunteer drivers by member281734 — last modified Sep 18, 2018 04:43 PM
Insurance and volunteers by member281734 — last modified Sep 18, 2018 04:38 PM
Insurance and volunteers by Rob Brennan — last modified Sep 18, 2018 04:31 PM
If your organisation or group involves volunteers, you should consider the types of insurance cover needed to protect them and your organisation.
How to Reach a Wider Audience on Social Media by Dante Munnis — last modified Sep 18, 2018 12:51 PM
Businesses are on social media for a pretty singular reason – connect with an ever-widening audience and thus get new customers. How they do that, or rather, how well they do that is the difference between an account that sits out there with a low or static readership and one that has an ever-increasing number of visitors. And if those visitors ultimately become customers, the social media marketing campaign is obviously working. So, exactly how do businesses grow their audience? The answer lies in two major elements: How each social media platform is utilized, and the type of content is published on those platforms
How to Organise an Event as an Agile Project by Jug Babic — last modified Sep 18, 2018 10:09 AM
According to the last global survey of project management practitioners by the Project Management Institute , more than 70% of organisations used the Agile approach to managing their projects at one time or the other. The Agile approach, once mostly reserved for software development, has officially jumped industries. One of the fields it has jumped to is event organisation and management. The Agile approach has to be modified to better suit the specific nature of non-profit event organisation and management, but just looking at some of its ideas and goals, it becomes clear why it is an exciting proposition: Empowering self-organized and cross-functional teams Enabling effective internal and external collaboration Improving adaptability Continuous improvement Delivering more value The following steps will help you build the foundations for your first (and hopefully many future) Agile non-profit events.
Cybersecurity by lauren.bernard@ncvo.org.uk — last modified Sep 12, 2018 04:34 PM
How to use more secure IT systems by Rob Brennan — last modified Sep 12, 2018 04:32 PM
Charities are as exposed as any organisation to threats to their computer systems, whether the threats are software-based – such as viruses, worms, malware and spyware in downloads or even on websites – or come from direct human intervention through hacking. Smaller charities, however, may be more exposed than most because they don’t have the investment or skills necessary to bring their IT security up to a level that is among the best. Here are some important measures that organisations should undertake, along with guidance on how enterprise-level security can be made affordable. See also the guide 'How to protect your charity with security software'  which covers the steps you can take by running anti-virus software and keeping your system files up to date.
Your digital technology by W Editor — last modified Sep 12, 2018 04:24 PM
Technology is now an integral part of the work of any charity. This page covers the main topics you need to consider across the work of your organisation.
Income diversification tool by Rob Brennan — last modified Sep 11, 2018 03:05 PM
A three-step DIY tool to explore realistic options in diversifying your organisation's income and create an action plan to get there
How to choose the right social media networks for your organisation by Helen Ridgway — last modified Sep 11, 2018 07:47 AM
With so many channels now available, social media can be very confusing and it can be difficult to decide which one is best for your organisation. Before deciding which social media channel(s) to use it is important to establish: what are your aims and what is the message your organisation will use social media to communicate? who are your target audience and which social media websites do they already use?  This quick guide outlines the main social media networks and how you could use them to promote your organisation and engage your audience. If your organisation is using another social media network, why not add it in the sections below?
Income diversification tool by Rob Brennan — last modified Sep 06, 2018 02:27 PM
A three-step DIY tool to explore realistic options in diversifying your organisation's income and create an action plan to get there
Major donors by Jeff Shear, Solid Management — last modified Sep 06, 2018 12:42 PM
About the process of finding and building relationships with people who will give large donations.
Helplines Partnership - Annual Conference and Awards Nov 14, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM by Lorraine Pearce
The annual event for the helpline sector brings together a diverse and engaging programme to celebrate, inform and enrich the work of helplines
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