David Cameron launches Tories' 'big society' plan 19 July 2010Last updated at 17:47 David Cameron: "I think we're onto a really big idea, a really exciting future for our country" David Cameron has launched his "big society" drive to empower communities, describing it as his "great passion". In a speech in Liverpool, the prime minister said groups should be able to run post offices, libraries, transport services and shape housing projects. Also announcing plans to use dormant bank accounts to fund projects, Mr Cameron said the concept would be a "big advance for people power". Voluntary groups and Labour have queried how the schemes will be funded. The idea was a central theme in the Conservative general election campaign and Mr Cameron denied that he was being forced to re-launch it because of a lack of interest first time around. "There are the things you do because it's your passion," he said. 'People power' Continue reading the main story Analysis Norman Smith Chief political correspondent, BBC Radio 4 More analysis from across the web
How to volunteer Back to how-to homepage Things you'll need A passion Time, sometimes very little time Volunteering opportunities come in many shapes and sizes. Some volunteer a few hours regularly, others when called upon by an organisation. You could volunteer in your neighborhood, online or in other countries. This guide will help you find out what is possible and how to begin volunteering. What type of cause or organisation? A good way to start is to list down the sort of cause or organisation you would like to help. List what skills you have to offer Do you have IT skills, housekeeping, driving, teaching, creative, caring, fundraising, organising or perhaps you are good making friends. Work out how much time you can give Be clear about how much time you want/are able to volunteer from the outset. Find the organisation for you Identify organisations which operate in your area or for the cause you're interested in. Get references Do your research Trialing/shadowing periods
Social Enterprise UK Academic Phrasebank Introduction to grants Grants enable many voluntary and community organisations to provide services that make a real difference to people’s lives. Finding and applying for grants takes time and many grants come with strings attached that require careful management. NCVO aims to simplify funding for voluntary organisations and the Funding Central website provides a list of opportunities, funding advice and support and much more. What are grants? Grants are subsidies. Grant funding is changing with increasing levels of competition and some funders preferring to offer contracts or loans. Purpose of grants Grants offer the opportunity to undertake activity that cannot generate enough income to cover its costs. Grant challenges Help with applying for grants There are over 8,000 grant giving bodies in the UK, so choosing where to apply can seem like a daunting task.
20 Social Media Resources for Nonprofits « Philanthropy411 Blog I recently gave a keynote speech on “Using Social Media to Enhance Nonprofit Learning” at a conference sponsored by The California Wellness Foundation. I included a list of resources for nonprofits, thought I would share them with you here. I know there are many others out there, so please add a comment and tell me about the resources most useful to you! “How To” Guides for Using Social Media Twitter Jumpstart – The Complete Guide for Small Non-Profits – Everything you need to know about using Twitter for your nonprofit, by John HaydonCase Foundation Social Media Tutorials – The Case Foundation and its talented staff live and breathe social media, and their website is a wealth of resources. Blogs to Follow to Learn More About Social Media and Nonprofits Finding Nonprofits and Foundations That Use Social Media GlassPockets – The Foundation Center has created a website that lists social media channels used by foundations, including Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, YouTube. Social Media Policy
How to set up a microvolunteering project Back to how-to homepage Things you'll need time resources internet a microvolunteering action idea Microvolunteering can be described as easy, no commitment, free to participate actions that can be completed in less than 30 minutes. They are mostly online based but there are some which can be done offline. What attracts people to a microvolunteering action? To entice people to microvolunteer for you, you’ll need to get in to their mind to see what motivates them to participate in this particular form of volunteering. Bite sized: Can be completed in under 30 minutes.Non location based: Participation can be accomplished from almost anywhere in the world.Visible feedback: Volunteers like to see how they have contributed and who else is participating. Where does a non-profit start? With a great idea of course! But what if you don’t have that world changing idea. Involve other staff members Produce a written plan Your plan should also include some or all of the following details: So, what’s next?
Registered Societies (formerly Industrial & Provident Societies) Last Modified: 31/07/2014 ’Registered society’ are all those societies registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. This includes co-operative societies, community benefit societies. Societies previously known as ‘industrial and provident societies’ are now referred to as ‘registered societies’. The FCA is the registering authority for societies registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 (2014 Act) and the Credit Unions Act 1979. Members of these societies will not have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) or the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). A society is responsible for considering whether any of its activities are regulated activities under section 19 of FSMA. Unregulated registered societies must pay a periodic fee to the FCA. Registered societies under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 You can check the Act under which your society is registered on FCA Mutuals Register.
The Connected Cause | Converging technologies. Helping nonprofits. CRM & Social Media for NonProfits Top ten tips 1. Registering and creating your profile Registering on Funding Central will allow you to save your searches and sign up to the weekly newsletter with customised funding and finance alerts. To register, you will need to tell us some information about you. To register, click on the Not registered? Once you’ve created your profile you can use the information to pre-fill your funding searches, using either your personal details or your organisational details. Back to top 2. Funding Central offers users two ways of searching for funding and finance opportunities - it is worth taking a few moments to think about which one would be best suited to your level of experience and your organisation. The Guided Search has been specifically designed for those who are relatively new to fundraising and asks a series of simple questions. The Advanced Search is aimed at those who are more experienced in fundraising. 3. 4. 5. You can use the Keyword search to look for specific words such as a programme name.
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