Big Advice Day

Tuesday 19th June

Please note: Bookings for the National Big Advice Day event in London have now closed. There is a possibility that bookings may reopen if there is still unused expertise available after matching takes place.

Expert advice is not always easy to come by when resources are stretched and this can be a particular problem for small charities.

Big Advice Day 2018 will involve a national London event and various regional events across the country where small and local charities and community groups (those with a turnover up to £1.5 million) can access free expert 1:1 advice on a variety of topics.

National Big Advice Day (London)
Regional Big Advice Days

National Big Advice Day

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) are hosting its annual Big Advice Day in Central London with a host of brilliant experts signing up to share their experience and expertise in a range of different areas. If you need support in any of the following areas, plus more, just sign up today:

  • Fundraising – all areas from Digital to Legacies…
  • Marketing and digital – PR, email strategies, using analytics tools, social media, search engine optimisation, digital content….
  • Business Planning and Strategy
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Governance
  • Policy
  • Legal advice
  • IT, technology and software support
  • Plus many more

Need support in an area not included in this list? Just sign yourself up and we will find you an expert able to help.

Those able to join us at the event will also benefit from:

  • A panel of Fundraising experts
  • A panel of digital and marketing experts
  • A range of informative workshops
  • A drop-in advice corner
  • Networking opportunities with other like-minded organisations

Date: 19th June
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (You can attend the full day and receive 4 advice clinics or a half day and receive 2 advice clinics)
Venue: City Hall, London or via the phone or Skype
Cost: FREE.  On booking, you will be asked to pay a £50 deposit to secure your place. During Small Charity Week the Trustees of the FSI are donating the normal £15 booking fee usually charged for events organised and run by the FSI. You will therefore receive a full refund of your £50 deposit within 5 working days of the event as set out within our cancellation policy.

Please note:  To book charities must be a member of the FSI. Membership is free and means you will also be able to access free and heavily subsidised training and support for your charity. Bookings take place via the FSI’s Learning Management System.

If you’re not able to join us on the day to receive face-to-face advice, appointments are also available either on the phone or via Skype. Last year we gave away over 416 hours of advice to 108 charities with 99% stating the advice given helped them and their organisation to do their job better. Watch our short film to get a flavour of what the day holds:

Regional Big Advice Days

The National Small Charity Week Big Advice Day is run in London but we work hard to secure Big Advice Day events around the country, including:













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Big Advice Day is supported by Team London

Built on the success of volunteering at London 2012, Team London is a Mayoral initiative to promote volunteering across the capital and to encourage Londoners to ‘go local and do something great for their city’.  Team London is working to build the next generation of volunteers, connecting young people with their communities and giving them the skills, networks and experiences they need to find work, and to bring together business and third sector to increase impact across the capital

Small Charity Week’s media partner is 

Civil Society Media is home to Charity Finance, Governance & Leadership and Fundraising Magazine, and brings you all the news from the charity sector, which you can choose to have delivered daily to your inbox, completely free.

Charity Finance is packed with technical articles and analysis of the latest financial trends, as well as in-depth briefings on technical and legal changes, and benchmarking surveys to help busy charity FDs get value for money.

Governance & Leadership helps charity trustees and leaders on their journey from good practice to best practice, and is full of practical advice about developing skills, managing staff, and complying with your legal duties.

Fundraising Magazine offers a unique service for charity fundraisers: insight into the most successful campaigns, the most effective techniques, and the most innovative tools – everything


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