A - Z of free practical business resources for charities.

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Disclaimer: The links and resources provided in this area are for convenience and information purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Cranfield Trust and we bear no responsibility for their accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.

Charity Status

What you need to know when setting up a charity.

Developing your Strategy and Business Planning

Free management consultancy and other tools to develop your strategy.


Digital service design and skills.

Financial management

Tools & tips for charity financial planning.


Useful guides and tools for charity fundraising.

GDPR & Data Protection

Videos and links to useful information.


Useful information and tools for charity CEOs and Trustees.

HR and Employment

Helpful guidance on employment for charity leaders and trustees.

Impact and Evaluation

Best practice guides and useful tools for measuring the impact of your charity.

Marketing, PR & Social Media

Tools and sign posting.

Risk Management

Manage change and mitigate risk in your charity.


Help and guidance on volunteer recruitment and management.


Useful resources for looking after yourself.
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