£120 – £165

Making a Lasting Difference: sustaining organisations & their impact

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With funding in decline and demand on the rise, charities, social enterprises and public services are struggling for survival and long-term sustainability. This practical and inspiring workshop introduces new ways to understand and address these challenges, based on the popular ‘Lasting Difference’ toolkit. We explore the most common sustainability challenges and why they are more manageable than we might think. The five 'sustainability' capabilities are also introduced, with time for participants to explore a real-life sustainability challenge or question of their own, among supportive peers:

  • Involvement
  • Income generation
  • Innovation
  • Improvement
  • Impact measurement


Who will benefit from taking part?

The event is particularly suitable for managers and project coordinators but it will also suit trustees, business development people or fundraisers, or anyone who wants to improve the sustainability of their project, organisation or sector. (The learning is just as valuable to membership bodies and funders).

To get the most out of the workshop, we'll ask you to download the Lasting Difference toolkit and complete the self-assessment in advance. This will prepare you for developing realistic sustainability plans for your project or organisation on completion of the course. By the end of the workshop, you will have:

  • Improved and widened your understanding of sustainability
  • Increased ability to think about sustainability in new ways
  • Gained access to new tools for working on sustainability
  • Increased ability to assess the sustainability of your project, organisation or sector
  • Increased ability to make plans for improving sustainability

Previous participants said:

  • ‘Brilliant! This workshop was so valuable, informative and inclusive.’
  • ‘Fantastic workshop and toolkit. Really exciting stuff.’
  • ‘Great content, very useful and immediately actionable with my team. Wonderful energy and excellent presentation skills.’
  • ‘Really good toolkit…especially exit strategies and continuing the lasting difference.’
  • ‘Great workshop! Covered everything in a very comprehensive and easy to understand way.’

[More feedback and testimonials available here].

About the team

The workshop will be led by an experienced consultant from the Lasting Difference team. Graeme Reekie has over 30 years at all levels of the UK public and voluntary sectors, mostly in mental health, community education and volunteering/employability. A Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute with 10 years experience on charity boards, his MBA dissertation was on third sector income generation strategies. Prior to joining the team, Jen Curran was CEO of Alcohol Focus Scotland, working across UK and Europe with public health colleagues, policy makers and politicians to develop and influence policy and practice. Laura Lebec is a quality improvement expert with over 20 years' experience in social care. She has taught at the Adam Smith Business School (University of Glasgow) and is completing her PhD in third sector effectiveness. All three are co-authors of the Lasting Difference toolkit. Graeme is also the author of 'Making a Lasting Difference', the recently-published book on the same topic available from the Directory of Social Change.

FAQs

Can I pay by cheque or invoice instead of card?

Yes, that's no problem, just proceed with your booking above and contact us to confirm how you'd like to pay - graeme@wrenandgreyhound.co.uk

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact graeme@wrenandgreyhound.co.uk or call 01506 23 95 95.


What's the refund policy?

If you need to cancel for any reason, we will refund course fees in full if we have at least 7 days notice before the event. Unfortunately we cannot refund fees if cancellation occurs less than 7 days in advance, because we will already have incurred venue hire costs.

If we need to cancel or postpone for any reason we will refund you in full.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will know to expect you, so you don't need to bring a ticket with you.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. But if you are standing in for someone, or if someone has booked on your behalf, please help us prepare by contacting graeme@wrenandgreyhound.co.uk.

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15 Priory Street

York

Y01 6ET

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