Who is this for?
CharityWise is a collection of free Open University materials online for people who are on responsible for leading and managing small charities and voluntary and community organisations. CharityWise will particularly appeal to you if you:
- Want to improve leadership and management of your organisation, to ensure its success
- Are looking for low-cost, flexible resources to train and develop people in your organisation
- Want to use your experience as a trustee to support your own personal and career development.
Chairs of management committees, individual committee members or trustees, managers, trainers and advisers working in the voluntary sector will all find something useful.
CharityWise materials are bite-size and available online, so you can use them any time that fits in with your life.
You may like to start with the Video stories that you will find on the Case Studies page, then look at the CharityWise Units we have selected for each organisation
You could start by reflecting on your own situation and find the gaps you want to fill before looking at the materials and selecting some units that could be relevant. We’ve set up some questions to help you do that in about you
You could start with the CharityWise Units in the right-hand column of this page or browse around the CharityWise Units tagged in the Openlearn Learning Space. Don’t forget, the materials are taken from University level courses. If you have not studied at University level before, you may want to start with Introductory units. However if you are very familiar with a topic, or have a degree already, try Units at Intermediate, Advanced or Masters level.