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PROMOTION Motivate and engage your charity's a post pandemic assets in world The staff and volunteers at charities dynamics, you don't want one person dominating the proceedings. Now is a good time to table in some meeting times, perhaps those you have been putting off because you know they will be difficult. Don't take it personally Group events (with appropriate are one of their greatest assets. They go the extra mile without safeguards) provide bonding opportunities; aninformal barbeque for example and hopefully the weather will improvel There being asked and at times of adversity (which we have seen a lot of recently) they are there with a smile to help the beneficiaries. Several charities Ihave spoken to recently have talked about how they have re-looked at their offering and how they is one group of staff that need particular support - the CEO and senior management teams who have worked incredibly hard ifsomeone criticises how you have dealt with matters over this period. There is still a lot of pent-up emotion which needs to come out and once the air is cleared some in very difficult cireumstances. They have and still are lookingafter their staff and volunteers, make suare they are also being deliver their services. positive ideas will lead to a brighter future. The pandemic caught many people off guard and what we have all been through looked after. This has led to a restructuring of staffand unfortunately in some cases a mumber of redundancies. But the comment that sticks Staff and volunteers have got charities through the last 1S months, help them get through the next period. Beneficiaries need them and so do we trustees. is unusual and there was no manual to follow. Accept that not everything was necessarily done well with hindsight, but in my mind is how their managers have If you would like to discuss your charity's assets, please don't get hesitate to get in stepped up and taken responsibility, not only for their service delivery but also for their sector budget. Engaging staff in the budgeting process also acknowledge and celebrate that you survived this period and have still delivered a somewhat varied service. touch with us. and subsequent reporting of actuals or Pent-up emotions leads me to my final results is key to ensuring efficiency. It gives them ownership and empowerment. When point. Astrustees we have a duty to safeguard the charities assets. Asi stated we (trustees) look for diferent ways to use limited resources, our charity teams often carlier, staffand volunteers are our greatest asset and they need to be safeguarded. Wellbeing of people has very much come to the fore and it is important to put in place some programmes to help staff and volunteers return to the charity if they have been away. Don't forget just saying thank you and taking time to check in with staff have good ideas, but do we ask them and if we do, do we really listen to their responset Susan Robinson, Accounts and Audit The pandemic has shown charities are not an island and more have collaborated Partner, and Head of Charities and Not for Profit at Kreston Reeves. 0330 124 1399 with each other over the last 15 months. Charities also need to collaborate more enquiries@krestonreeves.com internally. There are simple tools that can be adopted such as a suggestion and volunteers demonstrates your support for them. And as the goodwill from the lockdown spirit wanes, people will want to bax, which can be anonymous. Small group discussions are also an easy tool. I suggest small groups as this increases participation, but be careful of the feel valued and supported more, especially those who are weary from all of the KRESTON REEVES additional work they may have taken on. Kreston Reeves has offices across Kent, London and Sussex. www.krestonreeves.com PROMOTION Motivate and engage your charity's a post pandemic assets in world The staff and volunteers at charities dynamics, you don't want one person dominating the proceedings. Now is a good time to table in some meeting times, perhaps those you have been putting off because you know they will be difficult. Don't take it personally Group events (with appropriate are one of their greatest assets. They go the extra mile without safeguards) provide bonding opportunities; aninformal barbeque for example and hopefully the weather will improvel There being asked and at times of adversity (which we have seen a lot of recently) they are there with a smile to help the beneficiaries. Several charities Ihave spoken to recently have talked about how they have re-looked at their offering and how they is one group of staff that need particular support - the CEO and senior management teams who have worked incredibly hard ifsomeone criticises how you have dealt with matters over this period. There is still a lot of pent-up emotion which needs to come out and once the air is cleared some in very difficult cireumstances. They have and still are lookingafter their staff and volunteers, make suare they are also being deliver their services. positive ideas will lead to a brighter future. The pandemic caught many people off guard and what we have all been through looked after. This has led to a restructuring of staffand unfortunately in some cases a mumber of redundancies. But the comment that sticks Staff and volunteers have got charities through the last 1S months, help them get through the next period. Beneficiaries need them and so do we trustees. is unusual and there was no manual to follow. Accept that not everything was necessarily done well with hindsight, but in my mind is how their managers have If you would like to discuss your charity's assets, please don't get hesitate to get in stepped up and taken responsibility, not only for their service delivery but also for their sector budget. Engaging staff in the budgeting process also acknowledge and celebrate that you survived this period and have still delivered a somewhat varied service. touch with us. and subsequent reporting of actuals or Pent-up emotions leads me to my final results is key to ensuring efficiency. It gives them ownership and empowerment. When point. Astrustees we have a duty to safeguard the charities assets. Asi stated we (trustees) look for diferent ways to use limited resources, our charity teams often carlier, staffand volunteers are our greatest asset and they need to be safeguarded. Wellbeing of people has very much come to the fore and it is important to put in place some programmes to help staff and volunteers return to the charity if they have been away. Don't forget just saying thank you and taking time to check in with staff have good ideas, but do we ask them and if we do, do we really listen to their responset Susan Robinson, Accounts and Audit The pandemic has shown charities are not an island and more have collaborated Partner, and Head of Charities and Not for Profit at Kreston Reeves. 0330 124 1399 with each other over the last 15 months. Charities also need to collaborate more enquiries@krestonreeves.com internally. There are simple tools that can be adopted such as a suggestion and volunteers demonstrates your support for them. And as the goodwill from the lockdown spirit wanes, people will want to bax, which can be anonymous. Small group discussions are also an easy tool. I suggest small groups as this increases participation, but be careful of the feel valued and supported more, especially those who are weary from all of the KRESTON REEVES additional work they may have taken on. Kreston Reeves has offices across Kent, London and Sussex. www.krestonreeves.com