• Area of opportunity: Data management
    Opportunity description:

    We would like some support to set up and populate a customer relationship management system (like HUBSPOT/SALESFORCE or similar) so we can manage...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This system will support us to be able to keep up-to-date records of the contacts we have in the community, including those who have requested support, volunteers, and organisations we develop relationships.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    Our multi service community organisation works with children, families, adults, older people and everyone inbetween. Our marketing needs a through...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Better marketing will mean that more people can access our services, and we will be able to attract more funding.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Web development
    Opportunity description:

    Our charity would like to develop a new website that simply delivers the limited functionality that we need. Our current website has proved too...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    We can be easily bamboozled by tech companies, thus we have a website which is not suitable for our needs currently. We need help from someone that is truly on our side.

    Minimum commitment: 2 days
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We are a small wildlife oasis in the heart of the city. We want to make sure that the site looks as beautiful as possible and need support with...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Your support will:

    - Help us to create a pleasant and safe environment for visitors, customers, staff and volunteers
    - In the longer term, this will hopefully increase bookings we receive for events such as parties and weddings, which will help us to become more financially sustainable.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Leadership/management
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we would like to learn from and skill-share with managers from different sectors. We are...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Mentoring support for our managers and heads of department will help us to work more effectively and to lead our teams through a period of change and expansion.

    - Staff will feel more skilled and confident about leadership and management.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Business development
    Opportunity description:

    We have a number of different businesses, who come in as groups to help with tasks around the site. We want to develop a mechanism for gathering...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Your support will enable us to develop positive, reciprocal relationships with corporates/businesses.
    - In the longer term, we hope that this piece of work will increase sponsorship, donations (in-kind or financial) and other support from the corporate sector.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We are a small wildlife oasis in the heart of the city. Environmental sustainability is at the heart of what we do and we want to make sure that...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Your support will help us ensure that our purchasing is as ethical and environmentally friendly as possible.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Consultation
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we want to better understand (and utilise!) the skills within our staff and volunteer...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Understanding the skills we have available within our team will help us to work more efficiently and more effectively.
    - Staff and volunteers will feel motivated and valued in their roles.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we want to apply for more funding. We need someone to support our manager with...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Your support will enable us to apply to a wider range of funders and will also mean that we can plan effectively to meet deadlines.
    - In the longer term, this will help the centre to become more financially sustainable.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Administration
    Opportunity description:

    We currently collect feedback and other information in paper format, which then needs to be entered into spreadsheets/a database. We need someone...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Help us to better understand the difference that our services make and to learn from feedback
    - Enable us to hold all our information electronically
    - Support our future planning by ensuring that we have information at our fingertips

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Finance
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we need to improve our systems for financial monitoring and reporting. We need someone...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    -Your support will enable us to better monitor and report financial information, which will help with our long term planning.
    -Staff will feel more skilled and confident about managing financial information and will be able to use Quickbooks more efficiently.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Finance
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we need to improve our systems for financial planning and forecasting. We are looking...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Your support will enable us to plan for the future and to become more financially sustainable.
    - Staff will feel more skilled and confident about financial planning and forecasting.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we want to improve how we market and communicate about our activities, events and...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Staff will feel more skilled and confident about making contact with journalists and approaching high profile publications.
    - We will have more success in gaining local/national coverage about our work.
    - We hope that this coverage will attract more people to visit and shop at the centre and use us as a venue for events.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Business development
    Opportunity description:

    We are going through a period of change and expansion and we want to build stronger relationships with local businesses and companies, who may be...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Your support will enable us to develop positive, reciprocal relationships with businesses.
    - In the longer term, we hope that this piece of work will increase sponsorship, donations (in-kind or financial) and other support from the corporate sector.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Web development
    Opportunity description:

    We recently launched a new website bringing together lots of information into one place about how the community can get active to make it easier...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    We offer many different activities including football, cricket, basketball and archery as well as our Active Families project. With no signing on fees, it is affordable for anybody to participate in a team sport or any of our other activities.

    Having up-to-date clear information available about our sessions will help more people get involved and free up time for other members of the team to focus on delivery of the sessions and community engagement.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Training
    Opportunity description:

    We would like you to:

    - Share your knowledge of functions in Microsoft Office e.g. Word and Outlook.
    - Answer questions users have...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Gifting IT training will increase staff’s knowledge of what they can do with IT means we can have a more consistent level of competency and understanding of the functions of software we use on a daily basis. This will help us use it more professionally, efficiently and effectively. It will prevent IT problems and help us resolve issues. Training clients will grow their confidence, increase digital inclusion and boost their employability opening up more opportunities to them.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We would like from you:

    - advice on how to promote Breakthrough projects and increase the number of people who are referred to our service...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Helping Breakthrough communicate our services to as many people who could benefit as possible means we can focus on engaging clients in opportunities to develop and remove barriers. Getting more referrals means we can concentrate time and money investing in service delivery!

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We would like someone to:

    - Help us with the maintenance of our charity base in central Manchester.
    - Maintenance includes painting...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This will improve our service greatly as it will bring these rooms into use and allow us to work reach and work with more people. Currently, staff delivering these services do not have the capacity to undertake the task themselves so any help in getting this done would be make a big difference. Resources will be provided.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Administration
    Opportunity description:

    As part of our work we run a youth club. We currently have paper registration forms but we would like to move to electronic.

    We would...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will help us in a few ways. It will allow us to take another step towards becoming paperless which is contributes to improved information safety and it’s good for the environment! Having this information stored electronically will also allow us to access it from multiple locations and will support us in evaluation and funding applications.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We work with young people as part of our NEET programme (not in education, employment or training) and would like opportunity for a young person/...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    The young people we work with on this project aren’t currently in employment, education or training. Hearing from someone about their career path and what their role involves may spark interest in a particular area and allow them to become more informed about different roles available and the steps they might need to take to get there.

    Minimum commitment: half day