Working in the charity sector is rewarding, vibrant, constantly busy, and always moving. Yet, at times, it can also feel incredibly lonely.

For many small charity managers, you can feel like the only person in the world going through funding struggles, day-to-day management issues, managing trustee obligations, the continuous uphill battle to stay on top of the management and control of governance, and so much more.

But you’re not alone.

In fact, our work with small and medium charities across the UK has provided us with unique insight and a greater understanding that we’re all in this together.

And that’s why we’re on a mission.

A mission to create a community that is open and honest. A community that shares the ups and downs and, ultimately, the reality of running and managing a small to medium charity.

Beyond Profit is passionate about promoting it all.

The good, the bad, and the downright hard.

At Beyond Profit, we like to tell it how it is, and now, we want to encourage others to do the same.

We believe that by having open and honest conversations, we can uncover hidden opportunities, find collaborations in sometimes the unlikeliest of places, and often provide the much-needed support others seek.

We know that every charity is passionate about its cause, passionate about providing the best and most useful services to its users. But we also understand the challenges that come with managing a charity and the balancing act that charity managers have to do on a daily basis just to get through…to survive.

That’s why we’re proud to introduce, Charitea, and Biscuits.

Calling on experts who share their knowledge and insight to support their charity and the charities they work with.

What is it? What is it designed for, and why is it important?

A YouTube Channel set up to bring professionals in the charity sector together, Charitea and Biscuits sees our very own Managing Director, Emma Willder and guests sit down for an informal chat and virtual get-together (of course, with tea and biscuits). Encouraging open and honest conversations around specific areas of interest in the charity sector, a look at some of the issues small UK charities currently face, and highlighting great resources along the way, as they welcome listeners to a wider community of people in the know.

Ultimately, Charitea and Biscuits is an opportunity for us to come together to have behind-the-scenes conversations regarding some of the most prevalent issues affecting small charities, as well as reminding us of the good parts and the best bits.

After speaking to many in the sector, we better understand that to continue to grow and survive in this ever-changing landscape; we must come together as a community. To seek out collaborations, share best practice, and learn from each other, understanding that support and a familiar network is out there – you simply need to subscribe to be part of it.

Unfiltered conversations so far…

“What does `digital` mean for charities,” with Bobi Robson of BeMoreDigital – taking a look at what digital actually means, how some charities are `more digital` than others, and how you can implement simple digital processes and achieve maximum impact.

“What small charities need to know about data governance,” with Deb Topping of DTInfoGov – what do you genuinely need to know when it comes to Data Protection, GDPR, Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulations, RIPA, and more. And how do you manage/control these?

“Understanding the difference between a CIC and a charity,” with Kate and Kirsty of K&K Legal Consulting – what are the vital differences between CICs and Charities? Why is this important? And how can it affect the day-to-day running of your charity?

“Things to consider when diversifying charity income,” with Les Howard of – how can you diversify your income streams legally? How building relationships is key to success and happiness at work, and so much more.

“The challenges of being a new CEO in a small charity,” with Faye Mellors of The Suit Works – a refreshing look at the challenges Faye faced becoming a new CEO in the aftermath of a pandemic, how important utilising external resources are, and recognising your strengths and weaknesses to succeed.

“The challenges faced by small arts organisations,” with David Allen of Skylight Circus Arts – an open and honest conversation about the challenges of securing funding, the lasting impact and effect of the pandemic on the sector, and the outlook for the future of the arts industry.

To be part of the bigger picture and to make sure you never miss an episode of Charitea and Biscuits, subscribe HERE.

If you would like to feature in the series, we would love to hear more – contact us for an informal chat and initial discussion.

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