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Writing a business plan

While the language of business can seem at odds with the aims of voluntary organisations, you still need to plan for the future to get things done, and to account to your members, and to funders and the public as you carry out your activities.Why plan?to clarify and meet your aim… Read more

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No matter the size, all organisations need to plan. Doing so will highlight both opportunities and challenges. Planning should be about two important aspects: priorities and people.Writing a business planA formal business plan can help your organisation establish and achieve aims… Read more

Finance & business management

Involved in running a voluntary organisation? Find detailed information on a range of finance and business topics, including financial responsibilities for charities and how to get the most out of your business planning.Bank accountsHave a look at our bank account comparison tabl… Read more


Trading is an important source of funding for the third sector.It can enable organisations to reduce their dependency on ever decreasing traditional funding sources, and can provide an independent, unrestricted and sustainable source of income. In addition, trading is much more t… Read more