Empowering Small Charities

Robyn Barclay

Robyn Barclay

22 June 2023 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Small charities week

Small Charities Week is a time to celebrate and recognise the incredible work done by small charities around the world. These organisations often face unique challenges and rely heavily on the dedication and passion of their leaders.

We had the privilege of hearing from Danielle Campbell, the CEO of Dr Bell’s Family Centre in Leith, a small charity making a big impact in their community.

Danielle shared her insights and experiences, shedding light on the importance of small charities and the role of The Curve in supporting their growth and success.

1. Celebrating Community Support

“We are a small family centre that supports a community of parents and children up to five years old. We offer a range of services, including counselling, mindfulness, playgroups, outdoor learning, and more. Above everything, we strive to be a hub in the community.”

Danielle highlights the comprehensive support provided by small charities like Doctor Bell’s Family Centre. They go beyond addressing immediate needs and work towards holistic community well-being.

2. The Value of The Curve for Small Charities

“And I find it incredibly valuable that The Curve is accessible for free, which is quite unknown in the sector. Some charities have access to so much more than we do. Personally, I don’t have a communications manager, so having free training available makes a significant difference for us.”

Danielle acknowledges the immense value of The Curve in enhancing their organisation’s digital capabilities and improving their communication strategies.

According to Small Charities Data, small charities make up 96% of the UK Voluntary sector, so providing support for them is vital.

3. The Power of a Supportive Community

“I feel like The Curve is another community. It’s not just about the digital skills; it’s about connecting with others in the sector, learning from their experiences, and becoming a better leader for my team. So I definitely think that the courses that you guys create, it’s like you know exactly what the sector needs.”

Danielle emphasises the strong sense of community fostered by The Curve. It goes beyond technical skills, allowing participants to connect, share insights, and support one another. The personal touch provided by trainers enhances the learning experience and promotes growth as leaders.

4. Digital Skills for Continued Growth

“The sector is continually changing, and having digital skills is essential. It helps us connect with our community, share our mission effectively, and adapt to the evolving landscape. ”

Danielle highlights the importance of digital skills in the ever-changing nonprofit sector. Digital skills can provide new and exciting ways to display impact to funders, and to reach more service users.

Danielle Campbell’s insights as the CEO of Doctor Bell’s Family Centre shed light on the challenges faced by smaller third sector organisations. Let’s continue to support and celebrate the invaluable contributions of small charities during Small Charities Week and beyond.

If your organisation would like to access free digital training workshops, why not check out The Curve?

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