Making a Lasting Difference: sustaining organisations & their impact, BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action, Wednesday, 20. November 2019

With funding in decline and demand on the rise, charities, social enterprises and public services are struggling for survival and long-term sustainability. Based on the popular ‘Lasting Difference’ toolkit, this practical workshop introduces the paradoxes, principles and practices of sustainable organisations. 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:

Income generation
Impact measurement

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]
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact graeme@ 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@.

Making a Lasting Difference: sustaining organisations & their impact

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