Greetings from me in my bedroom to you in your kitchen / living room / attic / broom cupboard / bedroom. I suppose I should really be doing this week’s newsletter via Teams or Zoom but I need to work out how to use them beyond chat conversations…
The serious part: Have I Got Social Enterprise News will be continuing as much as possible over the coming weeks and I’ll keep putting out all the information that I see that could be supportive to you and your organisation. If there is something that you think should be included, send it my way. Funding, online meet ups, working from home tips, podcasts – anything that you have found useful to help you going. If you have a specific request for support or a problem that you feel a HIGSENFY subscriber may be able to help with, let me know and I can put it out there.
Do keep sending any social enterprise news too. More then ever, we need to find some positive news to shout about. If you sent anything in the last week or so, it will be somewhere in my inbox and I’ll include it next week.
Latest support + resources
- My colleague Sophie emailed earlier this week with details of how charities and social enterprises can try to manage the current situation. If you missed it, it’s up on our website and we’ll keep updating it as we can. You can find it here
- We’re also using our Twitter feed (@schsocent) to try and provide the latest support on offer. If you are offering online services, offers, or support for others during this time share them with using the hashtag #SocEntSolidarity and we’ll share them with our followers.
- Our friends at Good Finance have created a COVID-19 Resource Hub for Charities & Social Enterprises. As with all these things, I imagine it’s worth bookmarking it and checking in regularly as the situation evolves. You can find it here.
- Digital agency Copy and Code are offering a free hour-long sessions to social impact organisations experiencing technical or communication challenges during the outbreak.
- The always excellent Madeleine Sugden has compiled detailed advice for comms around coronavirus. Once again, it’s being updated regularly. Bookmark it here.
- Matt Haworth has made his book The Digital Fundraising Book freely available to all. If you are looking at how you can migrate more of your fundraising online it’s well worth a look. There are also some great tips on building an online presence too. Read it here
- ‘While none of us can pretend we really know what’s going to happen, we can influence the future’ writes Social Enterprise UK’s Dan Gregory in a piece exploring the wider societal impact that coronavirus may have. It’s well worth reading.
A couple of bits from me
- As we move to an online world (for now) we’re going to deliver our one day workshops we can online. You can keep booking them via our website. If there are additional courses you think we should be running, let me know and we’ll do our best to put something together.
- With that in mind, i’m also keen to hear from anyone who has a workshop they deliver online that could be of interest to our audience – contact me by email and I’ll get back to you next week.