It’s been a busy few months for our work on sustainable organisations and impact. We’ve delivered ‘Lasting Difference’ workshops to more than 250 people already this year and given conference presentations to another 300+. The range of learning and examples that are being generated is growing all the time, particularly from our consultancy support with individual organisations.
Board and strategy away days on the topic are still popular, but there’s been more 1:1 support to managers and CEOs in recent months too. As usual with this topic, it’s pleasing that we can offer practical help and creative ideas, but the levels of interest in our work tell us that there’s still a lot to be done!
The lastest count on the ‘Lasting Difference’ toolkit is 1400+ downloads and 700+ print copies in circulation. The sparkly new Third Edition was hot off the press just in time for our sell-out workshop at The Gathering last month. Updated with an expanded section on exit strategies and timelines, we’re delighted with the response it’s getting. We’re going to carry out a full review of the tools and how people are using them over the next few months, so give us a shout if you’d like to take part. We’re still developing our partnership responses too, visit the sustainability page for more information. Meantime, a small selection of the things people have being saying:
‘I just wanted to let you know that I ran an hour’s workshop on your Sustainability Toolkit at our staff meeting yesterday. It went really well and we had some interesting discussions about the challenges with sustainability. I am now planning on running another session and will get the staff to all fill in the self-assessment before the meeting. Then we’ll take the feedback to the board. So your toolkit is working well for our organisation and is very useful for helping us figure out some of the difficult issues about income generation, funding, capacity and longer term sustainability.’
‘Thank you for the valuable training and information, it was an exemplary session, I have really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to use the skills I learned from it in our organisation.’
‘I found the workshop very useful & interesting – & also reassuring. It’s a tough environment for charities, of course, so it was good to have such a clear and common-sense analysis presented.’
‘I feel very energised, and already have a clear idea of what I am going to do next.’
‘The workshop had excellent content and structure. Loved the conversations and discussions. Rich experience in the room.’
‘Very well facilitated workshop. Inclusive and relevant, relaxed but well facilitated.’
‘Fantastic course, great tools provided.’