Managing capacity

Featured: Victors of our own success?
Managing Capacity: Your free guide
Learning: Last chance to join us in 2021! 
Symbol success: Congratulations to our four new Symbol holders!

Victors of our own success?

We understand the importance of practising what we preach. So, having realised we are at full capacity for the year ahead, we have closed our doors to new enquiries for the forseeable future. It's a lovely problem to have, so we're determined to be victors of our own success, not victims!
But of course, it's not really about us: we think there's something else going on in the sector at the moment. Read more to find out what. Want to be a victor of your own success? Read on!

Last chance for 2021:

Join our final masterclasses of the year!

3rd June: Exit strategies and lasting impact
Introducing the six possible exit strategies for any project, this is perfectly timed as you start to assess what to sustain - and what to let go of.
You'll also get inside our new Lasting Impact guide to discover why you should always be valuable - but never precious!

10th June: Managing capacity
Demystifing capacity and presenting proven strategies for taming it: what it is, what it's made of and how to manage it. Based on the popular new guide, free download below.
Book your places via Eventbrite now. Offline payment options available if you don't have a payment card handy.

Managing capacity

Our vital new guide is here! Matching resources to meet demand is the number one issue facing the sector. This guide helps.

Download your free copy here and share the link with everyone who needs it right now.

If you share it with just five other organisations, between us we can reach almost 5,000 charities!
Here's the link in full, for easy sharing:

"At times it can feel uncomfortable to read - in a good way. Through that discomfort will come change."
"Great resource – really valuable."
"Really spot on"
"A great free read for our times."

Read more reviews on the Lasting Difference blog here.

New Symbol holders announced!

Congratulations to the four latest amazing charities to be awarded the Lasting Difference Symbol! The Symbol recognises your commitment to sustainability principles, find out or sign up here.
The Oxygen Works provide oxygen therapy and personal support in the Scottish Highlands. They used the toolkit to focus their work on their core purpose - and communicate that to stakeholders.
“Having a clear appreciation of the need to evolve and adapt is crucial to our organisation." Leigh-Ann Little, CEO

Starcatchers, Scotland's early years and arts organsiation, made fittingly creative use of Lasting Difference thinking and tools in their plans and income generation strategy (it's the best we've ever seen!).

“The Lasting Difference provides such a clear framework for our organisational development. It fits perfectly with our purpose-led approach with clear processes for decision-making." Judith Walsh, Head of Development & Operations.
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance promotes Independent Advocacy across Scotland. They used the toolkit to focus on involvement and impact, adapting and responding to members’ needs during the pandemic, and improving data collection and reporting.
“As a small organisation, the way we keep organisational sustainability as a central consideration has been to have regular discussions internally and with the board, and shape our work plan around member feedback.”  Rhona Wilder, Development Officer
Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire provides support to local community and voluntary organisations.
They reviewed their own strategic objectives through the lens of sustainability, which in turn helped them to identify new ways of supporting others. They are one of several CVSs we've been working with to build Lasting Difference capacity across the UK. They're already getting great feedback from the organisations they've supported to use toolkit, and we're proud to have them on board!
Naturally, some of our development work, including these newsletters, will slow down a little during this exceptionally busy year. But, just like always, we have lots of plans for more valuable resources and updates to come. And, just like always, our newsletter is where you'll get them first! You can also keep in touch using the socials below.
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