"The free skills sharing and mentoring service aims to
find you a supporter with the experience and knowledge you
need. These supporters mentor, advise and guide you
through a particular challenge in your work. This can be anything for a one-off
phone call to find an answer to a governance related question, or a year-long
relationship helping your charity build and implement a business plan.
How it works
Support either comes from a fellow small charity or
from an individual volunteering their time and expertise.
Matches could simply be a one-off phone call or
continue for a couple of years. They can be remote or face-to-face.
The service is based on charities helping and supporting each other. That is
why we ask all charities receiving help to be willing to share their skills
& knowledge with another small charity in return.
Our free skills sharing and mentoring service allows you to get things done
with the help and support of someone who has been there and done it before. The
benefits of skills sharing and mentoring include:
- Learning new skills
- One-off or continued support to suit your needs
- Building your confidence
- Getting fresh perspectives on your organisation’s way
of doing things
- Building your contacts and networks
- Reassurance that you are headed in the right direction
- It's free!
Is it right for you?
try to make the service as flexible as possible to provide for charities in all
circumstances. However, to take part, you need to be able to do the
Give it time
For your match to work, you will need to set-aside time. Do have a think if
this is feasible before submitting your request.
Make use of the support
We endeavour to match you with the right person to advise you in your work.
It is up to you to see the match through and put their advice into
Help one another
This service is based on the ethos of charities supporting charities. We
ask that all charities taking part are willing to share their skills and
knowledge with another small charity at some point.
Why get involved
you’re ready to get help from the skills sharing and mentoring service, click
on sign up. If you have any further questions please call us on 0207 358 6490
or email firstname.lastname@example.org."