This year we were delighted to receive funding from The Mathew Trust which will allow us to provide six individuals to participate in the next intake of The Circle Academy. Through this funding there are four free spaces on the Full Circle package and three on the Semi Circle package.Continue reading
At the end of each month we release a newsletter to our subscriber to share updates from us at The Circle, opportunities for individuals in the third sector, and some wisdom and good news from the team to uplift and inspire.
Sharing our knowledge in order to support the growth of More Than Profit, Social Enterprise, and charity organisations is a key part of our mission at The Circle. Our newsletter is one of the many ways we aim to do this.
You can catch up on the content from our January Newsletter below and subscribe here to receive future newsletters.Continue reading
Demonstrating the impact and value of your organisation essential, especially nowadays for the continued success of your organisation.
Organisations are accountable to their funders in terms of evidencing how they have spent any grants they receive and the outcomes of the projects these have funded. And increasingly, consumers are considering a companies social impact when making purchasing decisions, and in an era of greenwashing and virtue signaling, consumers want proof of what their money is going to support.Continue reading
Cohort 3 of The Circle Academy commenced on the 17th of September 2020 after 6 months of what can only be described as COVID-related chaos. It was an immense victory for us to be able to pilot the first ever fully digital Academy programme, with a brand new Academy Manager, a purpose built online learning platform and eight existing or aspiring social business leaders along for the ride.Continue reading
Our Social Impact Report is here!
Last Wednesday, on the 4 year anniversary of the founding of The Circle, and one year on from the last, we released our Social Impact report for 2019/20.Continue reading
The world of funding can be complex to navigate and if you don’t know what funders are looking for it can make it difficult to get the funding your organisation or project needs. Acquiring funding is particularly important for many organisations at the moment to plug the gaps in cash flows and to allow them to adapt their way of working in response to the covid-19 crisis. Join Founder and CEO of The Circle, Kirsty Thomson for a webinar where she’ll be covering what you need to know about the world of funding.Continue reading
Here at The Circle we’ve been busy delivering projects, working with the community and looking to the future. We’ve also got a brand new monthly newsletter up and running where we share all our good news from the month prior and all the opportunities and events for the months ahead.Continue reading
It’s undeniable that the circumstances this year have had a huge impact on the third sector, and on businesses that want to make an impact beyond profit. Face-to face interaction with beneficiaries and customers is often not an option and the use of video conferencing and team management software has prevailed. And whilst the move to digital has proved beneficial in some circumstances, the underlying economic uncertainty, and the process of integrating new technologies and processes into an organisation is still a challenge for many.Continue reading
We are offering a webinar on governance with former Alliance Trust Company Secretary, Donald McPherson. The session will be running on Thursday 15th October from 10am to 11.30am.
Donald McPherson has worked in legal and governance roles in listed companies for 30 years, including his role at Alliance Trust PLC, where he was responsible for setting up and chairing the Alliance Trust Foundation. He is currently the Chair of The Circle, a corporate governance consultant and non-executive Director.Continue reading
We recently launched the third cohort of our training programme which is now being delivered through an online platform. On Thursday 17th September a new set of 10 candidates were welcomed onto The Circle Academy which is aimed at individuals who want to create positive social or environmental change in a sustainable and financially viable way.Continue reading