Planning and Management

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Organisations often need help planning for their future sustainability, regardless of size or age. This might include income generation, business planning, risk analysis, measuring impact, organisation development or crisis management. We offer resources, training and advice at all levels.

If immediate support is needed for groups in crisis, we recommend that Board or Committee members use our Crisis and Next Steps template to help them review their position and get in touch.

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Discounts and Funded Support

Discounts and some free support are available to eligible organisations.


We deliver training throughout the year on a range of topics that are of interest to voluntary organisations. Click here to see the ones that we think will be particularly helpful, including any upcoming sessions on business planning and measuring your impact.  


1-to-1 Advice

If you would like one-to-one advice regarding planning, management or crisis support, we recommend emailing our team who will connect you with the most appropriate staff member. We can then help you access support and highlight relevant resources and training.

This service is free for Glasgow City Organisations, supported by our funders. Please get in touch to arrange an appointment at

Appointments may also be available for organisations outside Glasgow when capacity allows but may come at a charge. Please drop us an email, and we can discuss the help available.

Developing Organisations Tool

Our Developing Organisations Tool is designed to help you, and us, identify the strengths of your organisation and areas for development. Completed using our two-part form, this is a useful tool when considering an application to the city’s People Make Glasgow Communities programme. It can be completed as a self-assessment by somebody within the organisation who knows it well, or by a third party asking the questions and recording the answers.

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Part 1 – online form

Part 2 – online form

The forms can be completed and submitted online, in two parts. There are 44 questions in total but many are tick boxes. It is not possible to save once you start so we recommend using the document templates below to prepare your answers.

Alternatively the forms can be completed offline using the following Word Documents and sent to us by email at If you need any assistance or would like to discuss any of the questions, please contact us.


GCVS has a range of resources related to planning and management on our website, which you can download and use. Click here to see the ones we think will be particularly helpful.

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