Support & Networking

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Mentoring for Chairs

A guide that compares various mentoring schemes and draws on their learning points. This guide will be useful to those interested in mentoring schemes for chairs and vice-chairs and those establishing less formal mentoring relationships.
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GlobalGivingTIME

An online volunteering platform allowing charities access to a wide range of professional support like marketing and design agencies, business support and web development. Charities post up to five challenges at one time for professional volunteers to complete.
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LinkedIn

Online Professional Networking 

LinkedIn is a social networking tool for professionals. Use LinkedIn to make new contacts, follow up with those you have already met, and join discussion groups specific to your sector and interests.
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Locality

Locality is the leading nationwide network of community enterprises, development trusts, settlements and social action centres. Locality supports organisations ambitious to change their communities and promotes peer learning. It is also runs the My Community Rights advice service with support and grants. 
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Pilotlight

Pilotlight is a capacity building charity offering free tailored strategic planning support to charities that are tackling disadvantage in the UK. They match organisataions up with teams of senior business people to facilitate a year long engagement to plan for sustainability, development and growth.
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Pro Bono O.R.

Pro Bono O.R. (run by The OR Society) connects professional analysts to third Sector Organisations. Benefits include: support from analytics experts, identifying and clarifying problems, finding real solutions & improving what you do…for free!
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Sported

Sported 

Sported is a charity dedicated to building the capacity of community groups which use the power of sport to transform young lives. Membership & all its services are completely free, including one-to-one mentoring, funding opportunities & networking. 
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Worthwhile

Worthwhile

Worthwhile is an active network of young professionals which provides support, opportunities and connections to enable young professionals to get involved in social change. The network runs regular events & training sessions.
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Honorary Treasurers Forum

Free to join, the forum meets quarterly for debates and presentations and gives members access to research and information between meetings.
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Give What You're Good At

Skilled Volunteering 

Give What You're Good At provides a free service that matches registered charities with skilled volunteer professionals to help them work on a specific project or issue. Matching service is free, with an additional 25 charged for upgrades.
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Good for Nothing

Volunteer Support 

Good for Nothing is a community of thinkers, do-ers, makers and tinkerers applying their skills and energy to accelerate the work of cause-led innovators and change makers. Useful if you are leading an innovative social project and need support .
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Media Trust

Media Matching 

Use Media Trust's Media Matching service to get valuable advice and support on a wide range of media and communications services including PR, marketing and branding by placing a request for the services of a media or communications volunteer.
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Neighbourly.com

Neighbourly.com is a new, free-to-use social network designed to help small charities get assistance from businesses. Charities can share their story and ask for help, and companies can search for relevant projects and then ?pledge? money and volunteer hours.
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Skilled Volunteering 

Reach helps charities and other voluntary organisations fulfil their potential by connecting them with volunteers with the right management, professional, technical or business expertise. Their trustee-finder service is free to charities with turnover of 1M or less.
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Small Charity Support

Small Charity Support is a charity that offers help to fellow small charities through resources, consultancy, training workshops and governance support. It also offers the help of an interim trustee to charities dealing with governance issues.
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Benefacto

Benefacto help charities find volunteers who are looking to help charities through employee volunteer schemes. To be listed on the website, charities need to sign up (free).
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Institute of Fundraising Mentoring Scheme

A mentoring scheme offering a year of one-to-one guidance and support from a senior fundraising professional. Free for charities with annual income of under ?1m based in the London region.
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