Everyone's Business: B&D Network
As part of the Everybody’s Business Network, you have access to a number of opportunities for business support.
On this page, you will find all the details you need about the upcoming important Toolkit sessions, along with useful resources and news from within the network.
Please note that all Toolkit sessions have limited availability so sign up quickly if you want to attend.
It is being run across four East London boroughs – Barking & Dagenham, Newham, Waltham Forest, and Tower Hamlets – with a local organisation acting as a network development lead for their borough.
In Barking & Dagenham that is us and our network currently consists of:
- Kazoku Karate-Do
- One Room Live
- Shpresa Programme
- Studio 3 Arts
When: 28 January 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Where: Zoom [click here]
What: Update on the pilot and your chance to let us know about any new challenges that have come up which you would like the network to think about.
Led by: ELBA
When: Tuesday 8 December 2:00pm – 4:00pm
What: This will be the first time we will be bringing together all the organisations involved in the project.
It will be your chance to learn from and with one another and forge new connections across East London.
How: You should receive an invitation for this automatically. Please let Cameron or Harriet know if you do not.
Led by: UBS
When: Friday 11 December 10:00am – 12:00pm
How: There are only limited spaces for this session, and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
If you would like to reserve a space on this course please email Harriet.
The NCVO has a lot of in-depth resources covering every aspect of charity governance. Currently, due to the pandemic, a lot of the resources are free but this won’t always be the case so download now!
Get on Board is a charity that’s dedicated to supporting other charities find, support, and develop great trustees. Their resource bank is free and they also run regular free training for organisations with turnovers below certain thresholds.
Adobe Spark is a free-to-use program that can be used on almost any device. You can quickly create a stunning array of social media posts in a matter of minutes with little experience required. Simply choose a template and tweak it to your needs or start from scratch and let your imagination go.
Hootsuite is a social media management tool that can help you plan out your posts well in advance. While you can pay, its free version allows you to add up to three accounts and schedule up to thirty posts – perfect for when you’re just starting out.
Sprout Social keeps an up-to-date list of the correct sizes to use when putting images on social media. While you might not need to worry too much about this, you might want to make different images for different platforms so people see everything at first glance.
Tweetdeck is a free Twitter management tool which allows you to see all your Twitter activity in one easy place. It also allows you to save searches so you see every new post that comes into a specific hashtag, which is great for keeping track of what people are saying about your event.
DaVinci Resolve is a free video editing program, and one which we use ourselves thanks to its ease of use. There are a lot of videos on YouTube that will teach you how to get going – we recommend this playlist to get you started.
The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free image editing program which can do quite a lot of things. It’s been built by a large number of people over time, so it can feel a bit tricky to understand. However, as with DaVinci, there are a lot of people online who are more than happy to show you where to begin.
Catalyst is a charitable initiative to increase the resilience and responsiveness of UK civil society, through digital, design and data. On their website, you will find a lot of resources around digital delivery.