Strengthening your Organisation

Feel like you’re chairing in difficult times? Looking for more support?

As Chair, you need to ensure your charity focuses on the right things, uses its resources well and achieves its purpose despite changing circumstances.  For smaller organisations, this can be a challenge, with reliance on a small staff team and or volunteers and minimal funds to pay for external expertise.

This workshop aims to provide you with the knowledge and tools to ensure your charity has the strategy, resources and processes to succeed.  This workshop will help you to be clear about what needs to be in place and ensure that it happens.  It will support you to identify the boundaries between planning and overseeing the work and the separate task of carrying it out.  You will have the opportunity to share learning and sources of support with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

Feedback from a participant:

I realised I need to do a lot around financial governance. I now feel empowered and confident to address this.’

Anonymous, Chair, London

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the board in strategy development and managing resources in a smaller charity
  • identify key threats to your organisation and how to manage them
  • discover further sources of support to strengthen your organisation
  • gain insights and top tips from other Chairs of smaller organisations.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. If you are the Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in England with an annual income of under £1 million, please join the programme and then book your place.  You don’t need to have attended the first Beacon workshop, to attend this second workshop

Book via the Association of Chairs website.  In order to book, you need to join the programme first.  You can join for free here: