Learning and development resources for the third sector

You’re probably already aware of the fantastic learning management system (LMS) and eLearning courses that we provide but, as a big advocate for learning and development (L&D) within the third sector, we also provide charities with a whole host of free resources

   Digital Newspaper

 The Charity Learning Times

Specially created for L&D professionals, the Charity Learning Times provides a fun read of resources and case studies from our members which are all designed to develop skills and increase engagement. It also includes info and details of the Charity Learning Consortium’s offering. 

A perfect read for when you have a moment to yourself. You can download a copy below!

   Case studies

   Top picks…

Starting from scratch: a minimalist approach supports eLearning success at Yorkshire Cancer Research

How do you approach training volunteers if you have no knowledge or experience of learning and development? Michael Dickinson tried to keep things simple, focusing on quality over quantity, and ensuring that everything meets volunteer’s needs.

Dynamic new management development at Woodgreen

Reflection is a key part of a relaunched management development programme at Woodgreen Pets Charity. Esther Redman explains how she has integrated reflective practice into a new approach to learning and development. 

Relaunching eLearning at Wales Air Ambulance

Nick Bowen explains why he took the bold step of asking all staff to go through a re-induction at Wales Air Ambulance, and how he got everyone on board. Read more to find out about Nick’s research, plan of action and top tips. 


10 reasons why charities should be using eLearning

The value that eLearning delivers to third-sector organisations is huge.

Whether your goal is to deliver consistent content to all learners, provide evidence of compliance training completion, or to save time and money within your L&D function to best make use of your donated funds: eLearning gets the job done. 

How to create a learning programme for equity, diversity and inclusion

  • Do you have a learning and development plan for EDI?
  • Do you have a partnership approach to EDI?
  • Have you embedded EDI into all aspects of your L&D programme? 

If the answer to one or more of these questions is ‘no’, or you’re not sure what they mean, then this report could be your saving grace. It aims to guide charities through creating a successful EDI learning programme.

   Learning materials

The little book series

Covering topics such as engagement, learning strategy, induction and coaching.

The eBooks include:

  • Advice and tips from industry experts
  • Case studies from charity organisations
  • How other organisations implement processes
  • An innovative perspective
  • A start to finish foundation to gain new skills

Top tips and articles

From challenges to successes, top tips and guidance – we have a whole library of articles surrounding training and learning. This will give you the know how and expertise when it comes to learning and development.

   Bite sized videos

Clear Lessons free video platform

It’s designed to share expertise with charities on a range of topics such as EDI, Leadership & Management, Volunteer Management, Workplace Wellbeing, ‘Going Digital’ and much more! All videos are bite sized and both animation and talking head-styles are included.

It holds a fantastic new range of charity specific animated content that we’ve created which covers:

  • Fundraising
  • Volunteering
  • Leadership
  • Trustees & Governance
  • Working from home

“More than a system – real people behind it who care.”

Kerry Munro, Beatson Cancer Charity

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