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Tell your networks about Beacon

We are very grateful to all the CVS organisations, infrastructure charities and individuals who have helped to promote the Beacon Programme so far. With your help we have reached hundreds of Chairs / Vice Chairs of smaller charities.

The programme of workshops launched in September 2018. We now have dates booking until the end of 2019 in nine locations across England as well as webinars for those who can't attend in-person.

If you would like to help promote Beacon in your newsletter, on your website or via social media, here is some text for you to use. If you would like additional information or logos or photos, please get in touch via

General text about Beacon

For newsletter / website - 100 words:

Calling Chairs / Vice Chairs of smaller charities (with an income under £1m) in England. Join the Association of Chairs Beacon Programme. The programme offers:

  • low-cost workshops in nine locations in England
  • the unique opportunity to meet and learn from other Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities
  • free online resources and webinars.

A workshop travel bursary is available for organisations under £100k if booked a month ahead.

Learn more about:

  • being an effective Chair
  • strengthening your organisation
  • managing relationships and board dynamics
  • developing an effective board team.

Join the programme for free at

Text with focus on Beacon resource library

For newsletter / website - <100 words:

Free resources for Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England. Join the Association of Chairs' Beacon Programme and access a resource library of 40 guides, toolkits and self-assessment documents. Everything has been specifically produced for those chairing smaller charities. Download guides on everything from planning an away day to running a trustee review. Workshops and webinars are also available through the programme.

Join the programme for free at

Suggested tweets

Here are tweets you could share:

Governance support for Chairs / Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England through @AssocOfChairs' #BeaconProgramme. Includes:
- in-person workshops at 9 locations (Cornwall to Newcastle)
- webinars
- online resources & guides
Join Beacon for free here:

Do you know about the @AssocOfChairs' #BeaconProgramme for Chairs of smaller charities in England? Join for free webinars and resources and low-cost workshops.

Events, workshops and resources for Chairs of smaller charities in England through @AssocOfChairs #BeaconProgramme. Join today -

Chair of a #SmallButVital charity? Join @AssocofChairs' #BeaconProgramme for events, workshops and online resources -

Regional workshops

If you are based around our nine workshop locations, could you share details of specific events? Our workshops are held in Birmingham, Bodmin (Cornwall), Bournemouth, Brighton, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Somerset. See our Beacon events calendar or our Twitter feed for more information.

Or if you want content-based copy, we have blog posts based on some of the workshops:

Order Beacon postcards

If you are holding an event or doing a mailout, we have a supply of postcards which you could share. Please contact us (via for more information.

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