Training & Development

Getting Started

Any of the organisations listed under ‘Further Help’ should be able to signpost to suitable training, and many may also be offering their own programmes.  They are a good place to start to find whatever training and development support you need.

Other Training Providers

Other organisations that may also be of help include:

  • Media Trust  |  Training and support on marketing, communications and media: www.mediatrust.org
  • Foundation for Social Improvement  |  Helps small organisations build their income generation and fundraising skills: www.thefsi.org/
  • The Cranfield Trust  |  Offers management consultancy for charities and social enterprises: www.cranfieldtrust.org
  • Pilotlight  |  Provides coaching to charities and social enterprises to help increase their effectiveness, by matching them with business professionals: www.pilotlight.org.uk

In addition to these resources, some of the Key Governance Contacts also deliver training, although the majority of their sessions are held in London.

Online Learning

For those of you who prefer to learn on-line, there is a range of online learning and development resources available:

  • Know How Non Profit StudyZone  |  Over 25 video based learning and development modules for people working in the non profit sector: www.knowhownonprofit.org/studyzone
  • Open University Charity Learning Units  |  The Open University’s website, CharityWise, hosts ten specially tailored free learning units for charity managers and trustees. The site also has trustee case studies and other links to other handy resources: www.open.ac.uk/blogs/CharityWise
  • My Learning Pool  |  Over20 training courses designed for community and voluntary groups, small charities, social enterprises and anyone involved in civil society: www.mylearningpool.com/welcome