Making Connections 29.11.23

4 December 2023

We had a great networking meeting at Westgate Hall in Canterbury a few days ago. 40 people attended and we heard inspiring presentations from local charities: Kent Cricket Club Community Trust Lionaid Applause Rural Touring People United Warnborough Foundation Community Catalysts This shows just some of the huge range of activities and services the local […]

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Finding Trustees #2

28 November 2023

In our last blog we talked about why it’s so important to get the right board, made up of people who reflect the diversity of the communities you serve. Gone are the days of white middle-class, male boards, with an average age of over 60; but it can be hard to recruit a more diverse […]

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How to Improve Your Social Media

14 November 2023

Hello Everyone, We are going to look at how to improve your social media. We’ve whittled down information from webinars and websites into a few bite-sized and tasty nuggets. For those without the time to read this blog or to watch the series of very short videos coming up, we’ve listed some helpful resources HERE. […]

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We’re very excited to have been awarded a National Lottery Community Fund grant!

19 July 2022

We are delighted to announce that Stronger Kent Communities has been awarded a three year grant from The National Lottery Community Fund. From autumn of 2022, we will be able to offer a suite of support services designed specifically for voluntary sector organisations in Kent and Medway. Building on the programme of support SKC has […]

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Tech Solutions to your Problems #2

19 October 2020

    The global pandemic means you need to adapt your services and be more digital. But how do you put people at the heart of the process? We are lucky enough to be part of a training programme to give organisations the tools they need to find tech solutions to their problems. Emma Cooney […]

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Finding tech solutions to your problems

8 October 2020

  Would you love to reach more people using the wonders of modern technology? Do you want people to enjoy services that have moved online during the pandemic? Are you left scratching your head about how to sort your backroom technology to free up staff to deliver services?     Catalyst and The National Lottery […]

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Top Tips for Finding Trust Funders

27 August 2020

  Our Interim CEO and fundraising mentor and trainer, Claire Haffenden, shares her top tips for finding Trust funders. Start by getting a long list of potential funders, here’s some places to look: Sign up to receive Kent Community Foundation’s newsletter and KCC’s Inside Track newsletter these are the best sources of information about Kent based […]

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Supporting Trustees

20 August 2020

In our last blog we talked about how to attract trustees to your organisation. In part three we talk about how to support them when they get there.   Supporting Trustees You’ve done all the hard work to recruit trustees to your organisation, but once they’re on board, what help is out there to support […]

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Finding Trustees

5 August 2020

Did you know 60,000 trustees are called John or David? That’s one in every 12 trustees. So to every John and David keeping voluntary sector boards going – we thank you. It may not be a surprise to hear that the average trustee is a white man aged over 60. But did you know that […]

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