About Us


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Our Aims

To work in genuine partnership with community organisations, supporting and developing their growth.

Help charities to recognise and deliver their own Charitable aims.

Support short to medium transitions or crisis.

Determine clear Governance and best practice.

To make a difference, bringing out the best in individuals and organisations by promoting positive aspects of organisational development.

The Problem

The loss of funding from statutory organisations or the possibility of closures are becoming more acute. Small to medium organisations with limited income streams, lack of skills or knowledge of the funding sectors or inertia to change due to historic support or funding that is dwindling, can no longer be relied upon. With some organisations having unqualified or inflexible staff to deliver services or projects, there is a clear need to look at charities with more of a business focus and to examine from the very foundation whether the Governance is correct, in place and has clearly defined roles and responsibilities. There is an overwhelming pressure for the CEO or staff to deliver and some may feel that they are at a potential breaking point. Organisations may be in breach of their own Charitable Aims as they strive to survive and are tempted to deliver projects that are available rather than what they were set up to achieve. This has been the demise of many reputations and a direct result of chasing funds without a clear Governance structure or strategic checking of the charity’s operations. Relationships between Board Members, CEO and staff can be strained without a clear Governance and this may result in friction, mistrust, in-fighting or a Machiavellian approach which is totally at odds with why the charity was formed and which stops it from delivering its objectives.

Our Solution

This is a critical change period for many charities, where charitable aims are not being met and organisations are failing to deliver the true nature

and ethos of the organisation. Often resentment builds as a result of deviation from the charity’s origins or current vision; resulting in disengagement from members, service users, staff, Board members and/or funders.

Key areas of support:

Strategy

Financial Stability & Fundraising

Structures

Staffing & Communication

Board & CEO Mentoring affirmation support.

We can provide a short intervention or a longer term involvement, the choice will be with each organisation and will reflect in their own organisation size and financial resources.

Why Us?

Our team are experienced Consultants at Chief Executive, Staff Management and Trustee level, with a proven track record of turning around flagging organisations, able to support them through the entire change management process.  This is achieved through advisory, mentoring & coaching, training and other methods of developing the skills & capabilities of all staff, to ensure success through this important period of critical transformation.

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Latest News


ICSA Governance Institute 2019
National Finalist “Professional of the Year”

What people are saying

“Thanks for your insight and for keeping us focused”

          

Helen Elliott

Chief Executive

“Good structure & well facilitated to keep us broadly on time to ensure we got through all the material”

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Trustee

  “Thank you for all your help in planning a special future…”

Caroline Stevens

Director

Scehedule Timing

Faqs

Opening Hours

We are open to suggestions. Some of our sessions are regular office hours. We deliver sessions in the evening to enable full attendance. We also deliver support at weekends. Challenge us, we may surprise you.

What areas do you work in?

  • London Boroughs
  • Hertfordshire
  • Bedfordshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Essex
  • Middlesex
  • Kent
  • UK-wide (including Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in some cases)

Who will deliver my session?

 

That depends on your specific needs.

We have specialist Team members and will carefully match your requirements.

All sessions are overseen by our Chief Executive and Customer Service Director.

Do you adapt for Disabilities?

Yes, we are an inclusive organisation and have worked in the Disability sector over many years. One of our Consultants is profoundly deaf and we use interpreters where necessary. We have experience with Learning Disability, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and many more “hidden” conditions where we can support a neuro-diverse workforce.