Almond Tree Strategic Consulting provides a range of resources to help charities and social enterprises make a real difference for their beneficiaries. this includes our blog, occasional information pages and publications and self-assessment tools.
We hope you will find the resources on this page helpful.
keep up to date
To stay bang up to date with developments in the sector and our latest thinking on issues affecting charities and social enterprises follow our blog.
If you would like to be notified when we make new resources available please contact us providing with your name, email address and the name of your organisation (where applicable).
Self assessment tools
We offer a range of free self assessment tools as follows.
A simple, at a glance organisational sustainability assessment to help Trustees and managers in small and medium-sized charities get a handle on their charity’s resilience and sustainability.
A Trustee skills audit to check if your Trustee Board has the skills and experience it needs.
A governance self assessment to check the effectiveness of your organisation’s governance, including application of the 2017 Charity Governance Code.
A project and programme management self-assessment to check how good your organisation is at project and programme management.
These online surveys shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete and we will send you a free report analysing your responses. Simply contact us and we will send you a link to the tool of your choice.
what legal form should a charity take?
If you are thinking of setting up a new charity you'll need to make sure you choose the right legal form. Equally, you may be running a charity and exploring whether you should change its legal form (for example to an incorporated form of charity). To find out more about this important issue for all charities click here.
thinking of setting up a consortium?
Working with other charities and social enterprises is increasingly the norm in the third sector and while it can be very rewarding it also has its challenges and risks. A few years ago Julian, our Director, authored a beginners' guide to building consortia in the social enterprise sector which remains just as relevant today. Click here to find out more about the support we can provide you to set up collaborations with others.