22nd October 1-2pm Learning Lunch @ The Hub Bristol: Not for Profit: The Shape of the Future?

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The Hub Bristol

Oct 15, 2008, 5:09:31 AM10/15/08
to Bristol Sustainability Network
22nd October 1-2pm, Learning Lunch: Not-for-profit: the shape of the

Traditionally work in the not-for-profit sector has taken the form of
a charity – either a charitable trust or a company limited by
guarantee with charitable status. However as the political, social and
economic environment in which charities operate changes, so must they.

There are an increasing number of options available to the not-for-
profit sector.

As the nature of charitable funding shifts from grants to the more
commercial approach of tendering for contracts, charities must
reassess the way they fundraise. As well as requiring a more
commercial outlook in the way they cost up projects for funding bids,
charities are also seeking to strengthen their bids by joining forces
with other charities so they can better deliver the contracts on
offer. This has resulted in a variety of creative solutions, including
partnerships, joint ventures and consortia.

These new ways of working are relatively unfamiliar to the sector and
many charities are struggling to cope with the new challenges ahead of
them. This Learning Lunch aims to provide a forum for discussion to
address some of these issues.

Lunch Rules:
Bring your own lunch
You're free to leave when you need to
Whoever is there are the right people
Join in!

About The Hub Bristol:
The Hub is a very different kind of innovation space; it’s an inspired
place for meeting, working, innovating, learning and connecting. A
place for knowledge to be shared, where connections are made, and
ventures are launched. Above all it’s a place for experience and
encounter, full of diverse people doing amazing things. To find out
more take a look at our website www.the-hub.net or give us a ring 0117

Our address is The Hub Bristol, 72 Prince St, Bristol, BS1 4QD.

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