Written by Jean Roberts-Jones, Chief Executive, One Community
Knowing where you are going is a fundamental requirement of running a charity, but sometimes as well as stopping along the way to smell the roses, you need to be prepared to make a detour to bring in more passengers; to enable more people to get to the destination.
I’ll explain why I raise this. This week I sat in on a presentation by 4 great students from the University of Southampton, Joe Massey, Tom Webb, Dominic Speight and Joe Smith. They had been tasked to work with One Community over 12 weeks as part of a Student Consultancy Programme. We asked the team to look at sustainable ways to help raise funds for our Young Carers Project.
After our team and the students met they agreed to focus on two specific areas; social media and legacy funding. They began by understanding what the aims of the project were, and then arranged meetings to speak to local businesses and the local library, to gauge local option. [Read more…]