Useful Resources

Finding Other Sources of Funding

Here's a great resource from the Big Lottery Fund in the UK - its focus is on corporate sponsorship and helps with understanding what companies look for and how best to target and present your project. Future funding - Alternative funding for your project

Outcomes & Evaluation

Setting your outcomes is a great user friendly 4 page resource which explains what outcomes are and how to write them.

The following websites contain useful information, resources and tools to help with understanding your impact and how you can develop and measure your outcomes.  

  • What Works - The What Works website aims to help community groups to show the value of their work by helping people gather robust data and information to tell a real story about what they are doing and the difference it makes. If you need to reflect on your work, demonstrate effectiveness and keep improving your practice, then What Works is for you.
  • Superu - Formerly the Families Commission - Superu has a range of resources including tools to support evaluation practices and processes.
  • Result Based Accountability (RBA) - RBA offers a practical way in which organisations can evaluate the results of their programmes. A number of government agencies are also preferring that the service providers they are contracting with use RBA as it tracks impact at both ‘performance' (how well something was delivered) and ‘population' levels (the ‘real world' effects).
  • Evaluation Support Scotland - offer a range of useful evaluation tools including how to set your project's outcomes or how to develop a logic model

CommunityNet Aotearoa 

Is an online hub of resources designed to strengthen communities. Resources cover such topics as:

  • Direction
  • People
  • Communication
  • Governance
  • Administration
  • Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Finances
  • Relationships

Philanthropy in Context

This paper provides some context and is a broad guide to sources of philanthropic giving in the Community Trust of Southland area.

Community Organisation Resource Sheets

Venture Southland have created a range of useful resource sheets for community groups. Some of the topics covered include:

  • How to run a meeting
  • Financial management
  • Cash book accounting
  • Roles within a group
  • Characteristics of different legal structures

Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management

Designed for managers, team leaders, volunteers and board members of community and voluntary organisations the programme offers a range of compulsory and elective courses to support effective quality management and leadership. 

 

Disclaimer: Links to other websites are provided by the Community Trust of Southland (CTOS) for information purposes and convenience. They do not constitute an endorsement by CTOS of information or material on these websites, the products or services of the associated organisations, or any views expressed within these websites.  CTOS is not responsible for and cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, relevance, timeliness or other aspects of information contained on any linked websites.