Liz Rowe – Ten Steps to Starting a Charity
Why do people feel compelled to change the world?
I suspect you know the answer because as a female entrepreneur and Mum in Business you are already doing that! But I mean from a social movement perspective, not for profit, for no reward other than the greater good!
I have worked with some of the largest and some of the smallest charities in the United Kingdom, and no matter what the income level, employee size or focus – they all have one thing in common – a compelling drive to make change for the better.
I set up in business last January, after developing commercial business approaches for my corporate role and being frustrated that other charities weren’t benefitting – I knew to meet a cause I would have to balance employment which suited me, so I set up on my own so I could work with more not for profit and small businesses.
One of the biggest issues I find are the most fantastic, driven, motivated people with the biggest hearts begin this charity journey and drive themselves into the ground because of the work needed to start these unique organisations.
• What model should I choose?
• How do I start?
• What level of income?
• What do I need to know about governance?
In this special MIBA VIP collection, you can find out how to develop a model for a charity or not for profit – helping you through ten stages and prompts to get you thinking and doing and some foundations in place. The content is super relevant for business too – so take a look! One thing charities and businesses DO have in common is they have to generate income to survive – so you need a compelling story!
As with all great companies – you need a plan. You need to have thought about your purpose, vision and strategy – not just from a service, campaigning and education perspective – but from a where do you want to be in ten years? What is the core issue you are trying to tackle? Why is it a problem and what is the solution, who do you need to help you? More than that, why will people just donate their money to help you to run it?
I’m on hand through the videos to give you some clues, ideas and insight to my thinking about pitfalls and challenges you might face – but the fact is that it’s always worth setting up your legacy that spans more than your business and I can’t WAIT to hear from you as you tackle your not for profit projects!
Liz Rowe is an experienced Commercial and Business Director, having set up Chesil Infinity, a Business Consultancy and Coaching Company in January 2019 to support more small businesses and charities. Liz has worked with some of the largest children’s charities in the UK and offers unique approaches to strategy through to team development – taking businesses on whole journeys of performance improvement.
Living in Dorset, UK with her three children, husband, and two dogs – she is a self confessed theory geek and collector of qualifications, loving all things strategy to digital and in-between. ‘When I am interested in something, I want to understand every tiny detail and learn everything I can about it!’
Liz is also the Co-Ordinator for MIBA Dorset, a Trustee for Dorset MIND Charity, runs a free online Leadership development group and is currently developing a social enterprise of her own working with women and young people starting in business.
Find Liz here:
Website – www.chesil-infinity.co.uk
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