Running a busy association or membership organisation is both highly challenging and rewarding. Outsourcing all or just some of the many different activities involved to experienced association management professionals can pay dividends by freeing you up to focus on really driving your organisation forward. With six years’ experience of managing associations of all shapes and sizes across different industry sectors, CJAM is well placed to be your strategic association management partner.
Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) struggling to access finance received a boost today as the Business Secretary Vince Cable launched the first phase of the new business bank.
Britain’s business minister called on the Bank of England on Saturday to consider new ways to unblock the flow of credit to small companies in order to help the country’s sluggish economy.
Google has just launched a new campaign to help 30,000 of Britain’s smallest charities boost their fundraising through online tools and the internet. Established in partnership with the Media Trust and Charity Technology Trust, the ‘Grow Your Charity Online’ initiative will provide free training and tools for smaller charities across the country, reports The Guardian. It comprises an online learning hub, specialised training, workshops and live events.
Social media is an indispensable channel to communicate with customers and stakeholders, and used effectively, can help generate sales enquiries, raise your profile and establish strong relationships with existing customers. With many social media predictions circulating for the New Year, our resident social media expert Courtney adds her own to the mix.
Two adventurers are driving from Cape Town to London in a Fiat Panda to raise funds for Farm Africa, a charity tackling acute hunger in East Africa. Phil Young and Paul Brace will drive the Panda 1,000 miles a day in what could be considered the ultimate automotive challenge in a reasonably priced car! The city car, equipped with a standard 875cc engine, will make the journey in just ten days. If they succeed, the pair will create a new world record.
The UK could deliver up to £26bn GDP growth by better engaging its employees, a new report from the Engage for Success task force reveals. CEOs from across the UK came together earlier this month to call for every leader and manager in the economy to help tackle the UK’s employee engagement deficit by inspiring and motivating their workforces.
We were interested to learn that small charities are leading the way when it comes to fundraising online. There are more than 220,000 charities registered in the UK today, all working hard to raise those all important donations. However, significant differences were recorded in a survey of 500 UK charities conducted for Everyclick’s Digital Giving Review.
In the first report of its kind, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) underlines just how important small firms are to strengthening the economy, tackling unemployment, and taking on people who are shut out of the labour market.