Cultural Consulting Network provides professional consultancy services to the heritage and arts sectors. Through challenge and support, we work closely with clients to understand their particular needs so that we can offer intelligent and workable solutions that bring lasting benefits.

Cultural Consulting Network provides professional consultancy services to the heritage and arts sectors. Through challenge and support, we work closely with clients to understand their particular needs so that we can offer intelligent and workable solutions that bring lasting benefits.

New Forest Centre

Client: New Forest Centre

• The New Forest Centre (NFC) inspires its visitors to explore and value the New Forest. It does this by collecting, conserving and interpreting its collections and by providing educational activities and information to a broad range of audiences.

Project

• In 2017, the NFC, secured HLF Transition Funding to undertake a comprehensive organisational and business review with a number of interlinked programme strands including business planning, trustee and governance review, fundraising, marketing and branding.
• The project was precipitated by a decision of the Trustees to remove admission charges.

How we helped

• CCN reviewed the function of the current Trust Board and made recommendations for change
• CCN undertook a Trustee Skills audit and identified gaps and made recommendations for how the Board composition should change to fill gaps.
• CCN worked with the Chair to devise a recruitment strategy and following approval executed the strategy, advertising and recruiting through contacts for new Trustees
• CCB provided guidance on an Induction process and devised a Trustee Handbook providing guidance for all new and existing Trustees
• CCN carried out training for Trustees in Fundraising and in basic rules of good governance.
• CCN continued to support the Trustees with strategic planning and future visioning.

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