Organisational Support

CTSI offers comprehensive support to all third sector organisations who operate in the Clackmannanshire area, whether your organisation is a voluntary organisation, a registered charity, a social enterprise, or a community interest company we can support you!

If your organisation needs support and advice, the dedicated team are happy to help. For the team to be able to support you, you need to be a CTSI member.  This is completely free and comes with a host of benefits.  For more information, see our membership page and complete the online membership form.

Start Up Support

There are many things to consider when starting a new organisation:  What are its aims? Who will be involved? What form should it take? How will it be funded?

CTSI offers guidance at every stage, from the initial idea right though to becoming a sustainable organisation.

The team can give advice on the way forward:  what legal structure is best for your organisation, the make-up of your committee, types of membership structure, recruitment of members, committee members and volunteers, how to publicise your organisation, whether charitable status is appropriate… and a host of other support.

We can also help with the drafting of documents such as constitutions, business plans and policies, and deliver start-up training.

Established Organisations Support

Whether your organisation is just setting up or if your group has been established for years, the team at CTSI will work with you from carrying our an initial ‘Health Check’ of your organisation, covering the following:

  • Organisational Purpose
  • A well-run board is clear about the purpose and values of the organisation and how it will achieve its aims.
  • Leadership
  • A well-run board is clear about its role and responsibilities and provides strategic direction in line with the organisation’s purpose, vision and values.
  • Board Behaviour
  • A well-run board, both collectively and individually, embraces and demonstrates mutual respect, integrity, openness, and accountability
  • Control
  • A well-run board will develop and implement appropriate controls to direct and oversee progress and performance of the organisation
  • Effectiveness
  • A well-run board understands its role, powers, and duties, and works collectively and proactively to achieve its organisational purpose

Toolkit used – Good Governance Check Up

Following on from the health check, the team will work with your organisation to develop or update your organisations business plan, a funding strategy, and a review of your policies and procedures. If your organisation would like CTSI to carry out a health check on your organisation please contact Julie Haslam (julie.haslam@ctsi.org.uk

Further Resources

We have a variety of online resources available on our Resource Bank but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch! 

For volunteer recruitment see our dedicated Volunteer Management page.

For more information on Social Enterprise support visit our dedicated Social Enterprise page.

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