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PROMOTION Motivate and engage your charity's assets in a post pandemic world he staffand volunteers at charities of the dynamics, you don't want one person dominating the proceedings. Now is a good time to table in some all of the additional work they may have are one of their greatest assets. taken on. They go the extra mile without being asked and at times of adversity (which we have seen a kot of Groupevents (vwith appropriate safeguards) peovide bonding opportunities an informal barbeque for example and hopefully the weather will improvel There is one group of staffthat need partikular support - the CEOand senior management teams who have worked incredibly hard in very difficulk meeting times, perhaps those you have recently) they are there with a smile to help the beneficiaries. Several charities I have spoken to recently have talked about how they have re-looked at their offering and how they deliver their services. been putting off because you know they will be difficult. Don't take it personally if someone criticises how you have dealt with matters over this period. There is still a lot of pent-up emotion which needs to come out and once the air is cleared some circumstances. They have and still are positive ideas will lead to a brighter future. lookingafter their staffand volunteers, make sure they are also being looked after. Staffand volunteers have got charities This has led to a restructuring of staff and The pandemic caught many people off unfortunately in some cases a number of guard and what we have all been through through the last 15 months, help them get through the next period. Beneficiaries need redundancies. But the comment that sticks isunusual and there was no manual to in my mind is how their managers have stepped up and taken responsibility, not only for their service delivery but also for their sector budget. follow. Accept that not everything was necessarily done well with hindsight, but them and so do we trustees. also acknowledge and celebrate that you survived this period and have still delivered If you would like to discuss your charity's assets, please don't get hesitate to get in touch with us. Engaging staff in the budgeting process a somewhat varied service. and subsequent reporting of actuals or results is key to ensuring efficiency. ti gives Pent-up emotions leads me to my final point. As trustees we have a duty to safeguard the charities assets. As! stated earlier, staff and volunteers are them ownership and empowerment. When we (trustees) look for different ways to use limited resources, our charity teams often have good ideas, but do we ask them and if our greatest asset and they need to be safeguarded. Wellbeing of people has very much come to the fore and it is important Susan Robinson, Accounts and Audit we do, do we really listen to their response? The pandemic has shown charities are not Partner, and Head of Charities and Not to put in place some programmes to help staffand volunteers return to the charity for Profit at Kreston Reeves. an island and more have collaborated with 0330 124 1399 if they have been away. Don't forget just saying thank you and taking time to check In with staff and volunteers demonstrates your support for them. And as the goodwill from the lockdown spirit wanes, people will want to feel valued and supported more, especially those who are weary from each other over the last 15 months. Charities enquiriesekrestonreeves.com also need to collaborate more internally. There are simple tools that can be adopted such as a suggestion box, which can be anonymous. Small group discussions are also an easy tool. I suggest small groups as this increases participation, but be careful KRESTON REEVES Kreston Reeves has offices in Brighton, Chichester, Horsham, Worthing, London and Kent. www.krestonreeves.com PROMOTION Motivate and engage your charity's assets in a post pandemic world he staffand volunteers at charities of the dynamics, you don't want one person dominating the proceedings. Now is a good time to table in some all of the additional work they may have are one of their greatest assets. taken on. They go the extra mile without being asked and at times of adversity (which we have seen a kot of Groupevents (vwith appropriate safeguards) peovide bonding opportunities an informal barbeque for example and hopefully the weather will improvel There is one group of staffthat need partikular support - the CEOand senior management teams who have worked incredibly hard in very difficulk meeting times, perhaps those you have recently) they are there with a smile to help the beneficiaries. Several charities I have spoken to recently have talked about how they have re-looked at their offering and how they deliver their services. been putting off because you know they will be difficult. Don't take it personally if someone criticises how you have dealt with matters over this period. There is still a lot of pent-up emotion which needs to come out and once the air is cleared some circumstances. They have and still are positive ideas will lead to a brighter future. lookingafter their staffand volunteers, make sure they are also being looked after. Staffand volunteers have got charities This has led to a restructuring of staff and The pandemic caught many people off unfortunately in some cases a number of guard and what we have all been through through the last 15 months, help them get through the next period. Beneficiaries need redundancies. But the comment that sticks isunusual and there was no manual to in my mind is how their managers have stepped up and taken responsibility, not only for their service delivery but also for their sector budget. follow. Accept that not everything was necessarily done well with hindsight, but them and so do we trustees. also acknowledge and celebrate that you survived this period and have still delivered If you would like to discuss your charity's assets, please don't get hesitate to get in touch with us. Engaging staff in the budgeting process a somewhat varied service. and subsequent reporting of actuals or results is key to ensuring efficiency. ti gives Pent-up emotions leads me to my final point. As trustees we have a duty to safeguard the charities assets. As! stated earlier, staff and volunteers are them ownership and empowerment. When we (trustees) look for different ways to use limited resources, our charity teams often have good ideas, but do we ask them and if our greatest asset and they need to be safeguarded. Wellbeing of people has very much come to the fore and it is important Susan Robinson, Accounts and Audit we do, do we really listen to their response? The pandemic has shown charities are not Partner, and Head of Charities and Not to put in place some programmes to help staffand volunteers return to the charity for Profit at Kreston Reeves. an island and more have collaborated with 0330 124 1399 if they have been away. Don't forget just saying thank you and taking time to check In with staff and volunteers demonstrates your support for them. And as the goodwill from the lockdown spirit wanes, people will want to feel valued and supported more, especially those who are weary from each other over the last 15 months. Charities enquiriesekrestonreeves.com also need to collaborate more internally. There are simple tools that can be adopted such as a suggestion box, which can be anonymous. Small group discussions are also an easy tool. I suggest small groups as this increases participation, but be careful KRESTON REEVES Kreston Reeves has offices in Brighton, Chichester, Horsham, Worthing, London and Kent. www.krestonreeves.com