Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) provide support to their local voluntary and community sector. They are looking to further build capacity of voluntary organisations they support by using the Lasting…
Each guide is –
- Clear: Easy to understand and use, with straightforward ideas for action.
- Practical: Grounded in practice, with tried and tested tools and templates.
- Provocative: Teframing your key challenges with new definitions and fresh perspectives.
- Powerful: Transforming the way you think about – and run – your organisation.
- Relevant: Suitable for projects or organisations, large or small, in any part of the non-profit world.
Develop your capabilities with our online masterclasses this spring:
Understanding sustainability in a recovering world – principles and practices 6th May
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Developing the five capabilities 20th May
‘These sessions are so incredibly useful at the moment!’
Following the exit signs Exit strategies and sustainable impact 3rd June
‘Very helpful and enlightening!’ ‘Such a great experience.’
Managing Capacity Additional workshop due to demand. 10th June Book early!
The Lasting Difference® is the go-to guide for sustaining non-profit organisations, used by over 7000 non-profit organisations worldwide. Trusted by charities, social enterprises, funders, commissioners and policy makers since 2016, it’s now in its fifth edition. Find out more and download your free, interactive PDF copy here.
Lasting Leadership® defines and demystifies sustainable leadership. Focusing on succession planning, lateral leadership, equalities, emerging leaders and self-care, it addresses the key issues of the day. Perfect for managers, trustees and anyone wanting to develop leadership capacity. Your writeable PDF copy awaits!
‘The Lasting Difference’
Graeme Reekie, author of the Lasting Difference resource, explains where the ideas and toolkit originated, and some of the principles that underpin it.
The paradox of change
Sustainability isn’t easy. The challenges are complex and often paradoxical – more of one thing often means less of something else. First up, the paradox of change: only by changing can we stay the same.
The octopus paradox
If sustainability requires us to change and develop, can we do this without getting pulled out of shape? There are good reasons many organisations are octopus-shaped, as Graeme explains in this short clip.
The yes/no paradox
We often say ‘yes’ to things because we think they will help us survive. Yet most organisations have sustainability challenges because of saying yes, not in spite of it.
The efficiency paradox
To be sustainable, organisations must be efficient. But if they are too efficient, they won’t have the spare capacity, resources or headspace to be sustainable.
‘Lasting Leadership’ overview
A 15-minute presentation on Lasting Leadership®, the guide to non-profit sustainable leadership. Shorter, specific clips are available on the dedicated Lasting Leadership page.
We’re delighted to award The Oxygen Works the Lasting Difference Symbol to recognise their commitment to organisational sustainability. The team have used the toolkit as part of their organisational review…
We’re delighted to announce that Starcatchers, Scotland’s arts and early years organisation, is the latest Lasting Difference Symbol holder. Starcatchers has been connecting with The Lasting Difference over the past…