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Transition to Trading
Transition to Trading was a programme designed to help directors and leaders of London-based children’s charities diversify their organisations’ incomes and to strengthen their leadership skills. The programme was delivered in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs through a series of group sessions in which participants learned about finance, developing business plans, and increasing sustainability. The programme helped participants to make connections and form a trusted support network of like-minded organisations.
A fully funded learning programme, to help you diversify your income and develop your leadership skills
An opportunity to meet regularly with other people running organisations like yours, so you can help each other out
Increase your understanding and confidence in managing finances for diversification
Develop a plan to implement new business opportunities
Increase skills and confidence in leading teams for diversification and sustainability
Develop a more entrepreneurial mind-set and strengthen your leadership skills
Who can take part?
You’re a CEO or director of a charity that supports children or young people
Your organisation will likely have been active for at least two years and its turnover is probably between £100k and £2m (please do talk to us if you don’t fit into this bracket but believe you would still benefit from the programme)
You are actively planning - or already trying - to diversity your income through trading
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