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Supporting the use of digital technology in the third sector

Supporting the use of digital technology in the third sector – Not-for-profit expert Pauline Roche from RnR Organisation facilitated a discussion on 17th September 2015 as part of  our 2015 series of roundtable discussions at Harborne Parish Lands Charity. Pauline spoke about th

West Midlands Funding 15: CTWM 40th Anniversary Conference

Our annual conference on Thursday, November 12th 2015 is being jointly organised with SCVO Sandwell’s Meet the Funder 2015 in celebration of CTWM’s 40th Anniversary as ‘West Midlands Funding 15’. The conference and funding fair will be an opportunity to share a

Mapping the region – Funders Network Survey Extended Deadline to 16th October

Charitable Trusts West Midlands in conjunction with Regional Action West Midlands (RAWM), Black Country Funding Advisors’ Network and West Midlands Local Authority Funding Officers Forum is conducting a survey which forms part of an initial mapping exercise in the West Midlands

Charitable Giving: A social Investor’s perspective

CTWM Roundtable, Thurs Apr 23 2015 As a leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK,  Parminder Jutla, Development and Fundraising Co-ordinator, UnLtd spoke at CTWM’s roundtable discussion about their development and the challenges in supporting social entrepre

Harry Payne in Perpetuity: Sustaining the Harry Payne Trust

An interview with the Secretary, Robert King. The Harry Payne Trust was founded in 1939 by Harry Payne a Birmingham businessman. He was a man of strong faith that built his business as a model of co-partnership and profit sharing. He had a particular interest in helping the disadvanta

Fundraising from Foundations: an external intern’s view

First in an occasional series – if you’d like to write a post for the CTWM website, please contact us Guest blogpost by Marie Giraud, Cultural Intern at BBC Birmingham As part of the University of Birmingham’s Cultural Intern Scheme, 10 of the University’s best arts gradua

Food Poverty and the Role of Food Banks – 10th September 2015

Millions of families across the UK are living below the breadline. Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty have calculated that 20,247,042 meals were given to people in food poverty in 2013/14 by the three main food aid providers. This is a 54% increase on 2012/13 (Trussell Trust 2014). Mo

Succession Planning for Trusts – What works?

Sooner or later everyone wants to retire. If you are a trustee of a charitable trust and in particular a family charitable trust how do you plan for succession? For some trusts and foundations there is a steady pool of potential trustees to draw from, but for others where the pool of

Food Poverty and the role of Food Banks

Members and Guests Networking Talk – 10th September 2015 @ Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, 5pm – 7.30pm The UK has seen an explosion in food banks over the last five years, which have become a permanent feature in our communities. For the last few years communities have c