Capability Development Training for community-facing organisations

Dunhill Medical Trust is partnering with the team at Moore Kingston Smith Non-Profit Advisory and the University of Birmingham’s School of Social Policy to deliver high quality training as part of a Capability Development Scheme. The training forms an integral part of the Trust’s Academy offering for community-facing organisations.  The Academy aims to bring community-facing organisations together with academic and clinical researchers and other experts in the field to improve organisational resilience and effectiveness and help to deliver evidence-informed systemic change.

The programme is aimed particularly at community-facing organisations working to support older people to thrive in safe, healthy and well-connected homes and communities. Free of charge, it will be delivered principally via a series of webinars: Focusing on Impact, Creating Financial Sustainability, Research Capacity and Effectiveness and Re-Imaging Organisations and Design Thinking. These will be supplemented by downloadable videos exploring related topics in more detail. All of the material, including the webinar content, will be available via the Academy webpages, allowing you to access it at a time convenient to you.

Our first webinar – was on Impact and the slides and recording will be available soon within the Academy.

Our Second Webinar – on Financial Sustainability – will take place on January 10th from 09:00 until 10:30. This webinar will be run by Mark Salway and Marcus Lees-Millais, from Moore Kingston Smith Non-Profit Advisory. They have worked together with dozens of community-facing organisations as well as Mark having extensive experience as a nonprofit Finance Director for over 10-years. Mark also teaches a range of charity finance-based courses at Bayes Business School with Marcus making appearances as a guest lecturer on occasion.

This webinar will focus on how to measure the funding gap within your organisation and then start to look at ways to close that gap, utilising better cost recovery and other tools. We are also creating additional content to build upon this, covering Fundraising, Efficiency, and Social Enterprise which will all be available on the DMT Academy page later in the year. During our 90-minutes we will also cover Income & Expenditure, Reserves, the Balance Sheet, and Cashflow to provide focused learning on the different aspects of your organisation’s finances.

The dates of our other two webinars are:

  • Developing Research Capacity and Collaboration –6 March 2024
  • Re-imaging Organisations and Design Thinking – 22 May 2024

Time 09.00 – 10.30.

To book a place on any of these webinars please email [email protected]. (No later than 21 December for the Financial Sustainability webinar)

For more information on the DMT Academy and how you could join please click here.

You may also be interested in reading a series of posts from the participants of a previous version of this programme, here.