ORGBUILDERS

Coaching for the next generation of social justice organisations

What

OrgBuilders is a 12 month coaching programme running from October 2018 to September 2019 for early stage organisations, or established organisations in a phase of transformation, to receive specialist coaching from Charlotte Millar, Head of Training for NEON and co-founder of the Finance Innovation Lab, and Minda Burgos-Lukes, a freelance organisational and campaign strategist and previous Head of Liberation at the National Union of Students.

The programme consists of:

  • Monthly one-on-one coaching on all aspects of organisation building: from developing your theory of change to fundraising and team building
  • Group training sessions, diving deep into thorny aspects of organisation building, such as governance, HR or operations

The result will be clearer focused organisations with better strategy, smoother running and better set-up to succeed.

Who?

The cohort represents some of the most exciting social and economic justice taking place in the UK, and beyond. They are all either in the early stages of operating or in a distinct period of transformation (e.g. re-writing their strategy or massively growing).

They are:

  • Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS)
  • Jubilee Debt Campaign
  • Right2WorkUK
  • Rethinking Economics
  • Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO)
  • Outlandish
  • Tax Justice UK
  • ACORN
  • Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX)
  • Mobilisation Lab

TESTIMONIALS FROM THE FIRST COHORT

“We have created a functioning DNA which informed our recruitment process and our communications. We have a clearer idea of our workstreams and how they connect – and have a stronger team because of it.”  Ruby Breward, Greater Manchester Housing Action

“OrgBuilders offers you invaluable time to confront the challenges your collective, organisation or action group faces and make significant changes to improve its functioning, sustainability and impact.” Lucy Mason, Tripod 

“The impact the training has had on the network is clarity of purpose of the network, better internal communication in the network, a better website and digital communications process. We are now clear on the next steps for our growth.” Cheryl Bowen, Museum Detox

“OrgBuilders is a fantastic training programme. It involves incredibly useful coaching. Every session leads to new insights and perspectives which help to take your organisation forward. You can feel supported in growing and developing a strong, sustainable, scalable organisation.” Cat Hobbs, We Own It

“The coaching and one-to-one support were incredibly useful and helpful. The coaching provided partnership and someone to bounce ideas off, as we developed our organisational strategy.” Rizwan Hussain, Jawaab

Why?

Now more than ever, we need strong, connected organisations working effectively for social, economic and environmental change. But there are a million things that stop our organisations from making lasting change, from governance to fundraising to the lack of a proper strategy. It has become all too common to see great organisations crumble under the weight of the huge issues we are all grappling with. NEON’s OrgBuilders is here to change that.

Acknowledgements

We thank the programme’s main funders Friends Provident and Trust for London for making OrgBuilders possible. It is our hope to grow the programme, so if you are interested in supporting us to grow our impact, then please get in touch!