During my time as a Face-to-Face Manager for a small local charity, we’d use data as much as we could to make sure the team were in the best locations at the right time.
We know that the pressures of the pandemic may mean that charities need to reassess how they operate to avoid reducing services or closing down.
It’s important to understand how smaller charities differ from larger ones so that their financial efficiency and governance can be judged in the appropriate context.
If you do consider such a decision is necessary, you should follow any rules in your charity’s governing document that allow for postponement or cancellation.
This can often lead to difficulties recruiting and retaining the people who drive the culture and mission that ultimately creates the greatest impact for beneficiaries.