Are you running a charity?
Hats off to you! It’s NOT for the faint-hearted! You have your work cut out for you.
While your main focus is on giving a helping hand and deliver the best service you can for your cause, you have to to contend with
- the Charities Commission,
- Companies House if your charity is registered as a company, and
- keep your other stakeholders happy, including donors, beneficiaries, staff and volunteers.
On top of that, you face the same challenges and issues as businesses with regards to
It is vital that you pay attention to the leadership and management functions in your charity and that you put effective management procedures in place. If you avoid this responsibility, don’t pay attention to it, or think it is unimportant, you put yourself at risk of closing down.
I know management is not where your heart lies. However, the brutal fact is that if you are to be successful, stay successful and continue to deliver and expand your services, you have to instill focus, discipline and accountability, ideally with a healthy, cohesive, functional leadership team at the helm.
Smarter management systems is not just for regular businesses. YOU can benefit too.