Charity Sector Events

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Finding the right trustees for a Christian charity

Friday, 14 October 2022
09:30 – 10:45
Online event

Do you struggle to recruit trustees with the right mix of experience and skills, as well as alignment with your Christian ethos?

Many Christian charities struggle to recruit trustees with the right mix of experience and skills, as well as alignment with the Christian ethos and mission of the charity. Action Planning and pleased to offer this FREE session aimed at Boards and Chief Executives to help tackle this issue.

By the end of the session you will know;

  • How to be clear about what exactly you are looking for
  • How to present the role honestly, but in a way that appeals
  • Where to look
  • How to run an open and inclusive process that results in securing the right people to join the Board of Trustees

This session will be run by David Saint, Chairman of Action Planning David established Action Planning in 1990 after working for 16 years in the sector. He is recognised as one of the not-for-profit sector’s leading authorities on strategy, management and fundraising. Over the years, David has advised the Boards and Senior Management Teams of some of the most significant organisations in the sector.


Communicating a Christian identity in a secular and multi-faith society

Friday 10 June 2022,
09:30 – 10:45
Online event

As a Christian not-for-profit organisation or charity, are you concerned about openly communicating your faith-base?

Action Planning and pleased to bring you this FREE online session. Aimed at Chief Executives, Boards and Communication Leads of Christian not-for-profit organisation or charities that are you concerned about openly communicating their faith-base in an increasingly secular UK market or in international multi-faith contexts.

If that's you, then join this session in which former global communications chief for World Vision, best-selling Christian author and consultant, Kate Nicholas, looks at WHY being authentic about your faith-based identity is so critical, and HOW you can communicate in a way that is relevant to different audiences while remaining true to your core beliefs and values.


Maximising and measuring the impact of Christian ministry

Friday, 9 December 2022
09:30 – 10:45 GMT
Online event

Do you want to be able to measure the impact of your Christian ministry and make sense of what it means?

This FREE online session run by Action Planning is aimed at anybody involved in the planning, resourcing, design and leadership of Christian ministries.

It will look at;

  • Defining the purpose of a Christian ministry
  • Agreeing the real world changes a Christian ministry will lead to
  • Determining how a Christian ministry will lead to desired changes and which resources it needs to thrive
  • Measuring the impact of a Christian ministry and making sense of what it means

By the end of this short session participants will leave with a better understanding of how to define, design and resource Christian ministries for impact and measure the results of their work.

This session will be led by Action Planning Associate, Andrew Humphreys. Having identified common limitations in the design of organisations and systems of work, since 2017 Andrew has worked as a consultant to improve the quality of work in these sectors. Andrew’s primary motivation is to improve the lives and chances of those who are most in need in society, and to improve the experience of those working in organisations that support such individuals, enabling them to thrive and fulfil their potential.


Community Audits for Christian organisations

Fri, 12 August 2022
09:30 – 10:45
Online event

Are you making the most of your supporter base to inform your strategy and develop compelling fundraising campaigns?

This FREE Action Planning online session will explore who or what a supporter base is, what are the best communication or marketing channels to use and most importantly how to utilise their ideas and experience to create compelling external funding bids and inform future strategy. External funders more than ever want to know organisations are talking to and listening from their beneficiaries and how they are using this information to inform their services.

By the end of this short session you will have a better understanding of who and what your 'community' is. How to engage with this community base and How to use this insight to improve external funding bids.

This session will be delivered by Action Planning Associate, Andrew Clark.

Since launching his own consultancy in 2018, Andrew has worked with a range of large and small charities but specialises in supporting Christian churches to raise funds for large capital appeals. He is a Trustee and lay-church leader of his own church in Chichester, West Sussex.

Additionally, Andrew is a Governor of a Special Independent School, a 'Champion' for Home for Good, a national Christian charity supporting children in the care system and a Board Member of the Chartered Institute’s Fundraisers in Christian Organisations group.

Previously a CEO of a NHS mental health charity, Andrew holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and has worked within Local Authority, the NHS and Higher Education.

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