A general good
all-round website for all things voluntary and community sector
Know How Non Profit
Small Charities Coalition
legal expert charity for community organisations and charities across the UK offering legal and technical advice and information and support services for individuals and organisations including community
and voluntary groups, charities, social enterprises, small businesses, housing
associations and local authorities across England and Wales.
A very low and affordable subscription cost applies to enable access to a full range of essential services and information sheets.
What Trustees should know about Campaigning
Understanding the Lobbying Act
Charities – the
Different Types of Legal Structures
Charity Commission – How to choose a
Community Events –
How to Run Them
Diversity: Ealing Equality and Diversity Toolkit – Guidance for Voluntary and
Community Groups in Ealing
A guide to help you implement good
Equality and Diversity Practice in your organisation
Ealing Equality and Diversity Toolkit (pdf)
Organisations offering accountancy services for voluntary and community
Community Accountancy Self-Help
Also lots of free information fact sheets under ‘cash facts’
– and the full 213 page ‘bible’ Community
Money Matters is downloadable for free.
charities – what’s available
Employment Law and
Free online tools: Get started with Impact Support
The Impact support website is full of free tools and guidance for charities and social enterprises who want to get started with impact management.
The website has three main elements:
• Planning: Plan how to bring about the changes you want to make.
• Data: Then collect and use the right data to know if you're achieving your goals.
• Culture: It helps to have a culture that embraces learning, so you can improve what you do to better serve the people you support.
To see the website click here
To get started try the free data diagnostic to get tailored advice on what data to collect and how.
Social Return on Investment
Social return on investment is a method of measuring extra financial value relative to resources invested, e.g. for every £1 invested by your organisation, you save society £2. Learn more at the NEF Consulting website here
How does your work improve the wellbeing of beneficiaries and how do you measure wellbeing and wellbeing inequalities? Access a series of resources on the What Works Wellbeing website here
New Philanthropy Capital
New Philanthropy Capital provide a range of publications on impact, reporting and monitoring, including:
User voice: putting people at the heart of impact practice; click here
Result! What Good Impact Reporting Looks Like click here
Keeping It In Proportion: Impact Measurement For Small Charities; click here
Measuring Your Campaigning Impact: An Introduction; click here
New Global Innovations in Measurement and Evaluation. click here
How to communicate your impact
Monitoring and Evaluation
Fraud and Charities
Charity Fraud Guide
Fraud Advisory Panel
A Guide for Management Committees
Charity Commission: how
they make a decision on registration?
Charity Commission: The Essential Trustee – what you need to
Charity Commission: The Trustee Handbook
Getting Started in Governance
The Risks of Becoming a Charity Trustee
Charity Commission: Charities and Insurance
CASH: Insurance Fact Sheet
Please note that the links above are information only, for you to make an informed choice - Ealing CVS does not endorse insurance providers.
IT: Cyber Risks
Understanding and Preparing for Cyber Risks
IT and Social Media: Free online tools
Community How To
Law: Pro Bono (ie free) Legal Support
International Charities: Advocates for International Development
Communications (including Social Media)
Online presence: Grow your charity online
Social media resources
Risk Management and
Charities and Risk Management https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charities-and-risk-management-cc26
Risk management made simple
Risk assessment made simple
Starting a community
group or voluntary organisation