Small Charity Week – Free advice day -17th June

Small charities across the UK will be given free expert advice from third sector and business leaders on the topics they need help with the most. With 160 hours of free advice provided in 2013 they are hoping to help even more small charities in 2014.


For Small  Charities:

During the day experts will be donating their time to offer one-to-one free advice clinics in any charity related topics.

Bookings for Big Advice Day are now closed, however they have a limited number of places still available in the following areas:

  •  All aspects of HR for small charities: recruitment, selection, learning & development, performance management, employment disputes.
  • IT: IT Management, Drupal websites, game development, mobile development.
  • Events fundraising: arranging events through overseas challenges
  • Pensions auto-enrolment
  • Legal: contracts, legacies, disputes, public and regulatory law, freedom of information, data protection, procurement, state aid.
  • Media / PR

To book your place call 020 7009 3543 or email

Advice can be Skype or face to face in the Central London advice hub.  If attending a face-to-face advice clinic they will maximise the learning you can access on your visit by running workshops on topics which include:

-       Trusts and Foundations
-       Learning and Development in the charity sector– continued professional               development to better meet the needs of your beneficiaries.

 For Potential Advisors 

If you are a potential expert advisor and would like to learn more or want to volunteer your support simply email for further information

Big Advice Day – Manchester

The Institute of Fundraising North West in conjunction with IFC are delighted to be able to host a Fundraising Clinic to support Big ADvice Day of Small Charity Week. On Tuesday 17th June charities from in and around Manchester are welcome to come along on the day between 2-4.30pm and bring your questions, dilemma, ideas and fundraising frustrations. Or just come to listen and chat.

The North West IoF group will have a number of fundraising specialists on the day, details of which can be found on the website – these will be updated from time to time once specialists have confirmed.

Further Information

Big Advice Day is Supported by:

Blackbaud.ColorBlackbaud - Serving the not-for-profit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organisations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 27,000 customers in more than 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. We offer a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organisations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, social media, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), analytics and vertical-specific solutions.

eTapestry is our fundraising software designed especially for smaller not-for-profits. It’s affordable and easy-to-use, allowing you to reach new donors, and raise and effectively manage funds.

For more information contact us at , call us on 0845 658 8590 or visit our website

Westminster Foundation_RGBThe Westminster Foundation 
The Westminster Foundation represents the philanthropic activities of the Grosvenor family, headed by the Duke of Westminster, and the Grosvenor Estate. With a focus on addressing key aspects of poverty in the UK, we are a grant-making body funding charities operating in four areas of the country:

  • Westminster
  • Cheshire West and Chester
  • parts of Rural Lancashire
  • North West Sutherland

Our current funding programmes are called ‘youth homelessness’ and ‘supporting communities’. We have been providing grant support to small charities for 40 years, and are pleased to be involved in Small Charity Week 2014

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