PRO BONO AND FREE MANAGEMENT

 SUPPORT FOR CHARITIES

We believe in building sustainable, high impact charities to create long term social change. 

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Organisation 

Management Consultancy

Management advice to address organisation challenges and help charities achieve their goals. 

On Call

Fast and effective specialist telephone support to help charities troubleshoot and get answers to pressing management questions. 

Individual

Mentoring

Providing an opportunity for charity leaders to discuss a wide range of issues, developing broader perspectives.

Peer to Peer Exchange

Small, facilitated groups for charity leaders to support collaboration, open discussion and problem solving. 

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Open Access

Charity Webinars

Management skills training and fresh thinking, presented by leading academics
and practitioners.

Charity Resource Library

A library of ready-to-use templates, guides, and tools covering essential management topics for charities. 

BUILDING CHARITY MANAGEMENT SKILLS

We help you succeed by building your confidence and skills in four core areas of management.

Leadership and strategic direction

  • Charity governance and building an effective trustee board
  • Strategy development and business planning
  • Leadership development and mentoring
  • Marketing and communications

People management 

  • Organisational structure
  • Merger and collaborative working
  • Recruitment and retention

Financial management and sustainability

  • Financial performance and reporting
  • Forecasting and scenario planning
  • Financial process improvements
  • Understanding costs

Performance and impact

  • Key performance indicators
  • Developing performance tools and systems
  • Impact reporting

WHO WE WORK WITH

Every year we provide specialist pro bono and free management support to hundreds of charity leaders and share open access learning resources with thousands of charities.

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HOW OUR PRO BONO MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY & MENTORING WORKS

Our skilled volunteers help you transform your charity by sharing knowledge, skills, and experience to help you and your charity thrive.

Diagram of Cranfield Trust's management consultancy and mentoring process
“Running a small charity is a busy job, usually managing and resolving day to day situations and not finding time in the day to plan for the future. Having a [volunteer] consultant from Cranfield Trust to bring people together and set deadlines for writing the business plan was exactly what I needed. 
We now have a business plan that everyone feels they have had an input into, and that provides a structured plan for the next three years. We would not have done it without the support of Cranfield Trust”

Mudlarks

A charity supporting adults with learning disabilities in the East of England


WHERE WE WORK

Our management consulting, mentoring, and telephone advice service 'On Call', is available to registered welfare charities and non-profits based in England, Scotland, and Wales. 

Our friendly and understanding regionally based project managers have excellent local knowledge and understand local issues and challenges. They are on hand to support you every step of the way. 

Registered Charity No: 800072 | Scottish Charity No: SCO40299 | Company No: 2290789 | Telephone No: 01794 830338
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