CURRENT SOCIAL PROJECTS
Our free PIP toolkit is available for charities to access, that may be interested in social responsibility and engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
We've mapped out some of the SDGs targets that charities may work towards, and will continue to update the toolkit with additional resources. Our toolkit has been kept simple, so that even small charities can easily use it.
Trustee Financial Training
Our workshops are aimed at non-financial trustees, to help them gain a better understanding of financial risks, reserves and the importance of being able to reasonably interpret charity financial statements. Our workshops are part of our Boards That Work programme, that aims to increase board financial literacy and is available on a 'pay what you can basis'.
Please sign up below to be informed when the next round of training slots is announced.
Young, BAME, Digital Trustees #YBDT
Although progress is being made with regards to female representation at SMT/board level, the charity sector still lags behind both the public and the private sector in terms of BAME representation, according to research carried out by Inclusive Boards in 2018. Likewise, young people below the ages of 25 are also significantly underrepresented: they make up less than 1% of trustee boards.
On a separate note, the most recent Charity Digital Report highlighted that the second greatest challenge that charities face is to do with skills shortages.
To help solve all three of the aforementioned problems, we will be training BAME individuals, aged between 18 and 25, with a background in tech to be digital trustees. This will help to improve diversity in the sector whilst at the same time helping to solve the digital problem.
We will be piloting our Young, BAME, Digital, Trustee (YBDT) project starting with 16 individuals. We would like to hear from any charities that are looking to diversify their board and/or need a digital trustee.
NB: We have received a high volume of charities expressing an interest in this project. As such, we are unable to accept any further expressions of interest.