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Its week three of #CharityManagementMonth which sees us focus on people management.

Charity leaders we support tell us that maintaining a strong workforce and the recruitment and retention of staff and volunteers is particularly challenging at this time.  In our people management resources you will find helpful guidance for charity leaders and trustees, advice on volunteer recruitment and management and, importantly, useful wellbeing resources for looking after yourself.

Visit our resources page now


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Our next FREE webinar is now available to book!

For causes outside of the mainstream, charities and non-profits face challenges with cultivating tangible support. We are therefore delighted to deliver our next FREE webinar:

Cultivating Support: Engaging Donors and Trustees for Non-Mainstream Causes

Thursday 6 June at 12-1pm

Join Mo Morgan, Lead Strategist at Great State, for this webinar addressing how to drive engagement with sensitive and less mainstream causes. Attracting support for these vital causes requires a more nuanced approach than traditional fundraising strategies.

Find out more and book your FREE place today


A record year of impact

We support social welfare charities through a range of pro bono services, tailored specifically to your needs. In our financial year 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023 we experienced a record year of delivering our services to the sector.

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We conservatively value our services to the third sector at £2,736,894

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We started 467 new mentoring assignments and consultancy projects in the year

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Across our services our volunteers gave 19,237 hours of management support to charities

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100% of consultancy and mentoring charity clients would recommend Cranfield Trust to others

Find out more about Our Impact or get support for your charity.


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Case study spotlight

Mentoring: Switchback

Switchback aims to give every male between the ages of 18-30 in London a chance to make real and lasting change in their life, following their release from prison so that they can live stable and rewarding lives. By combining a personalised, intensive mentoring relationship with a practical program, they can make employment a realistic prospect for this vulnerable group.

Switchback’s Delivery Manager Sarah Dedola requested some mentoring as part of a partnership programme between Cranfield Trust and funding partner Triangle Trust. Sarah was looking for mentoring to enable her to develop her managerial skills and deepen her knowledge of team leadership. She wanted to be a steady influence on her team and be able to support them to the best of her ability.

Find out more about how we helped and learn about our mentoring services.


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We are proud to publish our research report: 

Charity Management Matters

We set out to investigate the management training opportunities and training needs of leaders and managers of small- to medium-size charities. Our objective was to gather insights about training and development, with a view to increasing engagement with management development activities, and improving management skills and confidence.

The research was undertaken by independent social research consultant Matilda Gosling, and generously funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. We are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed to the research.

Read the full report here


Do you need help with your charity's strategy, business plan, financial management, governance, or impact reporting?

Check if your charity is eligible for our free and pro bono management support and discover how we can help.

Call us on 01794 830338 or send us an email.


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