A campaign to help boards understand the risks and opportunities of social investment, has been launched by a group of sector bodies, with free guides to help trustees get started.
The Get Informed campaign
organised by Big Society Capital, The Charity Commission, Trustees Unlimited, Association of Chairs, Honorary Treasurer’s Forum, Reach Volunteering and Cass Centre for Charity Excellence, was set up following research by the Charity Commission that revealed “skilled and engaged boards” were better able to consider alternative funding methods to achieve their strategy.
Free resources, guidance and workshops
Big Society Capital said the campaign will offer “free practical support, guidance and information via events and workshops, resources and materials on social investment, peer-to-peer networks, board facilitated sessions and mentors”.
Charities can register to receive support via Big Society Capital’s website.