Grow Your Own...Income
How to earn through trading and strengthen your organisation
About the course
Trading is a great way to build organisational independence and sustainability. Get the technical and cultural aspects right and social enterprise will drive growth.
Participants will explore the key issues through games, discussion and activities drawing on examples and case studies from across the voluntary sector.
Key topics covered on the day:
- How trading will fit with your organisation
- The key role of business planning and finance
- Your budget and pricing strategy
- Legal issues and organisational structure
- Developing the right products
- Marketing your products
The day culminates in an exciting peer-mentoring session where you can share ideas and learn from the experience of your sector colleagues.
All participants receive a free copy of the Good Guide to Trading, a comprehensive guide to setting up trading and enterprise (RRP £25).
Who should attend:
This interactive workshop is for individuals in voluntary and community organisations who have a trading idea and want help to get it up and running – and earning.
It is designed for a mixed audience of staff, managers, trustees and volunteers.
How to Get Involved!
- Attend the course at one of our upcoming GYO events. Read about these on the Sustainable Funding Project events page.
- Find out more about the course and register your interest by contacting the Sustainable Funding Project on the details below.
- Host the course at your organisation. Get in touch with us and we can talk about working in partnership to provide the event in your area.
Email email@example.com or call us on 020 7520 2519.
Advice and support
- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment