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Churches that Change Communities 2016
Booking is now open for our sixth annual Churches that Change Communities conference, with keynote speakers Martin Charlesworth (Jubilee+) and Krish Kandiah (Home for Good)... More ...
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RESOURCES TO HELP YOU EVIDENCE SOCIAL IMPACT
Evidencing social impact is a valuable part of a charity's or social enterprise's management information which helps better decision-making, improved delivery and enhanced social impact. It can be used to attract funding of initiatives and reporting More ...
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THE 'CAN DO' GUIDE TO ORGANISING AND RUNNING COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Government has worked with a range of civil society and government organisations to develop a free guide to help charities and voluntary groups create community events. It will; help you to plan and run successful events with a minimum of red tape and More ...
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TAKING ON A COMMUNITY FRANCHISE
Why reinvent the wheel? We have identified nearly 40 franchises that your church can take on to address different social issues, for example, debt, crisis intervention, etc. Details are all on this site along with tips for getting started. Some franchises More ...
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SOCIAL FRANCHISING - GOOD GOVERNANCE?
In January 2011, Shaftesbury Partnership (www.shaftesburypartnership.org) published a report on social franchising looking at lessons to learn from commercial franchising: “Some of the key characteristics of social franchising (are): • The model must be More ...
Geoff Knott
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EMBRACING THE POOR
Reaching out to the poor is a Gospel imperative. But who are the poor? How should the Church respond to the overwhelming needs in the world today? And how important is it for local churches to engage in social action? All of these questions and many more More ...
Natalie Williams
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GETTING STARTED - DEBT
We live in a world of numbers. Debt abounds. Personal interest paid in UK daily is £178m. 9,072 = number of new debt problems dealt with by CAB each working day (March 2011). 1,271 = people made redundant daily More ...
Geoff Knott
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GETTING STARTED - ADDICTION
5% of adults aged 16 to 59 years have used drugs in the last month. 6% of men and 2% of women are estimated to be harmful drinkers. Can we intervene? From the 2010 annual report by the Dept. of Health on the United Kingdom drug situation, the latest findi More ...
Geoff Knott
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GETTING STARTED - FINDING WORK
People want to get work but cannot. Have some families given up and become trapped? How can we help? “I was made redundant. As the weeks went by the battle of finding a job, together with increasing financial pressure, became soul destroying and employm More ...
Geoff Knott
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GETTING STARTED - EDUCATION
According to an OECD report in late 2009, Britain has one of the worst teenage drop-out rates of any developed country, with more than one in ten of those aged 15 to 19 not in school, work or training. Britain also has among the highest number who fai More ...
Geoff Knott
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GETTING STARTED - FAMILY LIFE
The number of people getting married is declining. There are over 125,000 divorces each year - 2400 each week. Three-quarters of family breakdown affecting young children now involves unmarried parents. Over the last decade the number of lone parents in t More ...
Geoff Knott
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EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING FOR CHURCH BASED PROJECTS
There are some very substantial financial resources available to be ‘tapped into’ for many social action projects. The purpose of this article is to outline a simple ‘step by step’ process in order to identify and successfully apply for these funds. More ...
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MANAGING MINISTRY
What are the key things that need to be put in place to manage a social action ministry? The following has been adapted from ‘Embracing the Poor’ edited by Nigel Ring. More ...
Geoff Knott
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SHEPHERDING THE HELPERS
Initiating Social Action: Ten Tips for Elders. What to do with church members with vision for ministries to the poor and where to begin? One or other of these two questions have faced every church elder. Sometimes both! More ...
Pete Lyndon
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FIVE MINUTE FUNDRAISER
Short, easy to understand videos on the key principles of fundraising. The Institute of Fundraising has created a series of short videos to give a snapshot of the key principles of successful fundraising, and offer those with limited experience an ideal ‘ More ...
Geoff Knott
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CHECKLIST FOR CHURCH LEADERS
What are the key questions a church needs to answer as they consider meeting a local community need? A number of factors are in play here: •God's leading •The potential clients in the community •The church(es) and their members •Local agencies More ...
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The Sidelined
As a result of Brexit, there are many people feeling disempowered. Whether they feel unheard or just angry at the situation, the outcome of disempowerment is the same. More ...
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