Third Sector Network supports charities in a variety of ways. If you've not used a consultant before, you might have questions and be nervous about that first step. Perhaps you're are simply interested in what we can offer.
Either way, drop us a line for an informal chat.
Our senior consultants are not here to just tell you what to do or ask you to re-invent everything about your charity.
The nature of our support can be as simple as a one off chat where we listen about what you're struggling with and offer some advice, pointers and simple signposting to give you options to take away.
Our 1-2-1 support ranges from standalone 1hr sessions on Zoom through to in person support spread over weeks and months.
Our services include:
It varies enormously. But, our most common form of consultancy support that is requested is periodic online support (via Zoom or Teams) to help charity leaders and professionals navigate subjects and challenges they freely admit they're struggling a bit with.
Sure! Let's imagine your charity is doing OK. But, despite your best efforts you're struggling with growth. You can't seem to reach a larger audience than you had last year and the year before. We would look to give you some (hopefully) valuable insights into how you could expand your social media outreach, improve your marketing, engage more volunteers and create a message that resonates with your audience more effectively.
Whilst it is hard for us to put a precise figure on it, due to the broad nature of options we do appreciate this is going to be a key question for some people. So, lets put it like this... We offer 1-2-1 support sessions (that we like to call a 'Power Hour') for significantly less than £100. For an in-depth staff training session, with entirely bespoke content created for your charity, these have historically been priced between £175 and £500 (depending on the nature of the training, naturally).
We understand this entirely. So let's spell this out clearly to avoid any ambiguity. We 100% acknowledge that an enquiry is just that. If you contact us asking about the possibility of us providing support we will ask you for a few details about what you want support with. We will then give you a clearly spelled out quote of how much our services cost and simply leave it with you! An enquiry does not trigger a 'sales process' from us. We will never phone your office or the person who enquired to follow up. We may send a single follow up email if we don't hear back within a week or two after our initial quote. But if we don't get a response from that email follow up, that's the last you'll hear from us. We promise.
In principle no. However, we have found support via Zoom and Teams is a popular choice with most charities. This is partly due to expense. We are primarily based in the East Midlands and we would of course need to charge travel expenses to visit you in person. For charities in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the far south of England these may prove prohibitive. However, be assured, whether you are in Penzance or Inverness if you would prefer in-person support we can offer that!