Development Support

In this article you will find a variety of locality courses and web based support that you can access. For some of the web support we are going to offer you mentoring. If you have any feedback or comments on any of these links, please don’t hesitate to contact me – 01789 298 102 or e-mail

The very good NCVO webinarHow to use social media to fundraise – is now on Youtube  – so you can watch it when you want.


This is a FREE Inbound Marketing Course & Certification from one of the largest web marketing companies. It is there for anyone from a CEO through to a student and does come with a certificate when you’ve completed it.

For those who are based in and around Stratford itself, I will be offering weekly mentoring sessions at the new Tyler House Community Hub (please contact Rachel Key – Hub Manager). It would be your chance to go through any of the course materials and if you have any problems, for me to help you sort them out!

If you are based in or around any of our major towns – Alcester, Shipston, Southam – that offer is also there. Please let me know if you would want this direct support and I will talk with your Town Clerk about a suitable venue and time



Need help in getting Trustees/Boards ‘on-board’ with Social Media? Lots of advice here

The best times to post on Social Media?

We’d all like to reach more people – here’s some help!


Video for Facebook – some tips for promotion and sharing

Would you like a shop on your Facebook Page? To sell donations maybe?


Some beautiful e-mail designs to aspire to?

Can you make your newsletter even better?


Funding & Income

Have you seen InKindDirect?  It is giving products for social good

‘General’ advice on Start-Up investment (FINDING SOME!) Actually very useful for CICs/SEs

Would you like your Community to help with Fundraising?

If you’ve only a small budget to help promote all you do – this may help

How to stretch a development budget for a small not-for-profit

Apparently this is what you do to run a successful campaign

Have you used mydonate from BT? 0% commission – no set up fee or monthly charges



A rather (very) good web design/layout site checklist  Hope it is of use!



Some very good advice on using Google Analytics


Volunteering Support – Dates for your Diaries


Sunday 12th June – The Big Lunch!

The annual Volunteers’ Week (1-12 June) – time to celebrate!

Take part in Small Charity Week 2016 – 13-18 June? Full details here


Other advice


Free advice to charities and voluntary organisations on all property related issues –

A very good article on Story Telling to go with 2016 campaign ideas

Do you want to learn all about Video? This FREE Virtual Conference (15/4) was very good

It does require some organisation info to access it and is on-demand for 90 days