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Western Bay Consortia Bid

Western Bay Consortia is a group of five organisations who have come together to bid collectively to fund specialist services around the theme of domestic abuse in the Swansea / Neath Port Talbot / Bridgend area. Considerable progress has been made by partners to formalise our joint working arrangement, create a risk register and range of policies and procedures that… Read more →

Top tips for achieving your full potential

  Having trouble staying focussed and reaching your full potential? Our 8 top tips to help you take maximum action to achieve everything you set out to do: Tip 1 – Refocus for success – Set yourself goals and make sure you remain motivated to achieve them. Tip 2 – Raise your standards – Expect more of yourself, your life… Read more →

Reflecting upon critical intervention management: What is the appeal for Empower?

  Someone once asked me “What are the key characteristics of an effective Critical Intervention Manager?” Without much thought, I replied “The ability to assess and respond quickly to situations, and a high tolerance for uncertainty!” Reflecting upon the question, uncovered for me why I find such a difficult role so rewarding and why we place it at the heart… Read more →

10 Top Tips For Supporting Staff Through Uncertain Times

Many charitable organisations struggle with letting staff go. Funding constraints often lead to staff facing redundancy which is difficult for all concerned. Top Tips for supporting staff through uncertain times: Engage staff in finding a solution to funding constraints, particularly if their role is affected Keep the whole staff team appraised of any possible job losses and what you are… Read more →

Communities First Axed: Implications For Communities And The Third Sector

Well it’s finally been announced.  The sword of Damacles has dropped and the Welsh Government’s Flag Ship Regeneration programme will be axed. But what does this mean for the Communities and the Sector as whole? Well Communities First has within local areas created a network of “supply chains” where small and medium charities receive income, support and other resources which… Read more →

9 Powerful Ways to Improve Organisational Performance

  Having worked for years helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work through a myriad of different problems and challenges, it has struck the Empower team that most of them can be put down to these 9 things.  Getting the following things right could dramatically improve your organisation’s performance.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, the nurturing the enthusiasm of the people within… Read more →

Exceptionally high calibre business executive seeks a paid or unpaid leadership role within the 3rd sector

A successful business leader for over 20 years, with vast experience of both strategy and policy development, together with sound implementation skills. This candidate has the following qualifications, skills and experience to offer: Strong track record in Sustainable Development. MSc in International Marketing as well as a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations. Has successfully led investment programmes and… Read more →