The Finance Team of a faith based charity were struggling to deal with the demands being placed on them as recession bit. The organisation was seeing donations reduce and the expectations on the team increase. Difficult decisions were making them unpopular, stress related illness had increased. and a freeze on new appointments was increasing the daily pressures on individuals. The Finance Director invited Carole Pemberton to come and work with the team because he felt that both his own and the team’s resilience were being impacted. Find out more
Resilience and Sustainability
In tough economic times it is not enough just to survive, you need to be thinking about sustainability for the medium to long term. At Achill Management we are developing new tools and resources to support organsiational sustainability and resilience, from sustainability audits to online mapping tools that help you chart your organisation’s resilience against your partners and competitors.
We can help identify your resilience strengths and weaknesses at individual, team and operational level, and then support you to put in place a sustainability programme to develop the changes in policy and practice that you need to withstand the challenges of a changing environment.
Led by our sustainability guru Jim Haywood, who has a background in environmental resource and sustainability planning, we can help with both strategy and practice.
At one level this could involve helping to identify and adopt basic environmental good practices or carrying out simple energy and waste audits to identify cost and resource saving. At another level, we might work alongside staff to help an organization “walk the talk” or support stronger community engagement. At more strategic level, Achill can provide more tailored support and mentoring to Trustees and the charity’s executive to help develop and deliver an innovative, long-term strategy which addresses and balances a range of social, environmental and economic challenges and opportunities. In today’s climate, every charity needs to be creative in finding ways to do more with less without compromise to its core values.