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Strategic Planning


NCVO have a fantastic website, which they are updating often. The Strategy and Planning section of their website is useful and leads you to their excellent Knowhow guides on strategy, including producing your strategic plan.

A reminder, they have made all COVID-19 resources free to access, including:

Protecting your staff, volunteers and beneficiaries

Contingency planning and financial implications

What charity trustees need to think about

Involving volunteers

Key up-to-date information from the government

NCVO Coronavirus support


Small Charities Coalition

Have an excellent general resources page and gathered together a raft of useful guidance for small charities regarding your organisation and COVID-19. It’s free for organisations to join the Small Charities Coalition. Sign up here to access their resources.


Cranfield Trust

Support is available from skilled business volunteers. Cranfield Trust are offering their services remotely and are encouraging charities to get in touch with them

Cranfield Trust support


Charity Excellence Framework (CEF)

Provide a self assessment tool for you to use to review your organisation’s effectiveness. Sign up and then do questionnaires on the health of your organisation – within each questionnaire there are many useful resources. Their LinkedIn page has a huge range of links and useful information


CEF on LinkedIn