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Need help with your business planning? Considering measuring your social impact? Let us help.

We wanted to let you know about two introductory courses we are running, to support you with your business planning and exploring how you can measure your social impact.

Introduction to Business Planning

A basic introduction to Business Planning and organisation development, this workshop will equip you with the immediate information needed to begin the business planning process, understand your organisation’s value and plan for the future.

Course Content

  • What is a Business Plan and why have one?
  • Meanings of terms & definitions in Business Plans
  • What to include: a brief introduction to the 3 main sections of a business plan
  • A basic template for your business plan
  • Making the best use of it – action planning & Key Performance Indicators


  • Per person – £30 (Community Action Suffolk member) £45 (Non-member)
  • Per course (maximum 12 people)
  • Includes handouts and attendance certificate


  • 11 May 2016, 9:30am to 1pm
    at Brightspace, 160 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, IP2 0HH.

Social Impact Measurement for Beginners

The course is designed for organisations considering measuring their social impact for the first time for any aspect of their work.

Course Content

  • What is Social Impact Measurement?
  • Why measure Social Impact & how to plan
  • Collecting evidence – outputs v. outcomes
  • The role of performance indicators
  • Introduction to SIM Methodologies


  • Per person – £30 (Community Action Suffolk member)  / £45 (Non-member)
    Includes hand-outs and attendance certificate


  • 6 April 2016, 9:30am to 1pm
    at Brightspace, 160 Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, IP2 0HH.

How to book

To book your place(s) or for more information, contact Community Action Suffolk:
01473 345400
[email protected]

All bookings made by telephone must be confirmed by e-mail.
For full terms and conditions please click here

Hannah Bradley
Senior Development Officer – VCS Economy & Enterprise
Community Action Suffolk
[email protected]