Blog Topic: Strategy & Planning

Collaboration helps secure funding for Beacon South Yorkshire Carer Support

30 April 2018

In this blog, Graeme McLearie, Business Connector Co-ordinator for North East, Yorkshire & the Humber and East Anglia, shares the story of a positive collaboration between the Cranfield Trust and Business in the Community.

The Cranfield Trust and Business in the Community have worked together to successfully support the charity Beacon South Yorkshire Carer Support. The collaboration...

May the Force(s) be with you

2 June 2015
We’re working on our business plan at The Cranfield Trust, and this year alone we have started 67 pro bono strategic and business planning projects for small and medium charities, thanks to our volunteer consultants.


14 May 2015

Think it's only for the big beasts in the jungle? Prepare to think again.

The Cranfield Trust calls all seasoned business professionals – it’s the Wild West out there!

26 March 2015

Charities need to find their niches and specialisms, and to be business like to compete with commercial providers – and with each other.

Working 'In' or 'On' the business? Cranfield Trust Volunteer Jamie Neil reports.

5 September 2014

Over three years, firms with business plans grow 33.4% faster than those without. So how do you create one? Jamie Neil knows many charities and businesses walk away from the challenge of creating a business plan and is passionate about making sure you are not one of them!