Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 01.05.23


Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.

We also  add links to relevant Charity Retail Learning courses associated with each article to help you implement some of the ideas we’re sharing

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days


Pride Competition announced

Details of this year’s Pride display competition were announced this week. We loved your displays so much last year, we just knew we had to do it again! All the details are in the link – and if you’re looking for inspiration, our 2 for 1 offer means our Inclusion & Engagement VM webinar later this month is the place to go. 

Get ready for the charity retail Pride display competition 2023! | The Charity Retail Consultancy

Welcome all! Using Visual merchandising to drive inclusivity and community engagement through Pride month and beyond – 18.5.23 | Charity Retail Learning


Secondhand market predictions

An interesting read from Thredup and the US, with lots of good links too. Lots of focus on commercial partnerships and not a mention of thrift shops! We need to make sure as a sector we hold our space. 

ThredUp CEO on Resale Economy: ‘Math Says This Stuff Is Super Hard’ | Yahoo


“How to break up with fast fashion” author, Lauren Bravo, sings the praises of charity shops

After 5 years volunteering with Crisis and a lifelong love of secondhand, Lauren Bravo tells us why she believes charity shops are he romantic heroes of the high street 

Why charity shops are the romantic heroes of the high street | Evening Standard


An eco-friendly Coronation party – courtesy of your local charity shops!

Some great tips here for making sure there’s as little waste as possible during the weekend’s celebrations. Good to share with your customers.

Top tips for making your Jubilee party eco-friendly (lancashire.gov.uk)


You never know what you might find….

How lovely is this story, about a rowing club trophy found in the RSPCA Burton shop? Everyone’s a winner! 

Man astonished at history behind £10 ‘jug’ bought from Burton charity shop – Staffordshire Live (staffordshire-live.co.uk)


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Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver training to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach – Dan O’Driscoll offers a first class executive coaching service

The Charity Retail Marketeer – Julian Temblett can support you with all your charity’s marketing needs

The Charity Retail Merchandiser – Kat Maclennan helps you create stunning and profitable displays in store and online

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

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Get ready for the charity retail Pride display competition 2023!


After the fantastic response to our Pride display competition last year, we’re thrilled to let you know that we’re running it once again in 2023.

Over June and July, we’re looking forward to seeing the best of charity retail, with colourful, inclusive displays celebrating all things Pride.

Pics L to R: Sue Ryder, Keighley, Prince of Wales Hospice, Kippax,  British Red Cross, Canterbury

You can email us pictures of your displays – both windows and in-store – between June 1st and July 21st to hello@thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk 

We’ll announce our winners on Wednesday 26th July.

 

Pics L to R: Devon Air Ambulance, Cowick St, Barnardo’s Vintage, Cheadle

Prizes will include a beautiful, stained glass Pride hanger for your shop window, training vouchers and other Pride goodies.

To help you deliver the best display you can, our wonderful VM expert and competition judge, Kat Maclennan is running a webinar on May 18th – Welcome All! Using VM to drive inclusivity and engagement through Pride month and beyond.

Places on the webinar are Buy One Get One Free too, so at just £25 pp plus VAT it’s not to be missed!  You can book your place here.

Pics L to R: Hobart City Mission, Moonah, St Peter’s Hospice, Stoke Lane

We can’t wait to see your proud and fantastic creations!

 

(Main image is last year’s winner – Barnardo’s Marchant City, Glasgow)

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Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver training to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach – Dan O’Driscoll offers a first class executive coaching service

The Charity Retail Marketeer – Julian Temblett can support you with all your charity’s marketing needs

The Charity Retail Merchandiser – Kat Maclennan helps you create stunning and profitable displays in store and online

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

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Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 24.04.23


Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.

We also  add links to relevant Charity Retail Learning courses associated with each article to help you implement some of the ideas we’re sharing

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days


Charity Retail Social Value survey – we need your input!

Our good friends at the Charity Retail Association are collecting views on the social value of charity shops via a short survey. If you haven’t completed it yet, please do – and share widely with your supporters and organisations, as it’s for everyone who shops, volunteers or works in charity retail.  The more responses they get, the more valuable the research will be and the whole sector will benefit – so get sharing! 

Social value of charity shops survey – We need your input! | Charity Retail Association


Can charity shops really be called “greedy”?

This is an interesting read from Third Sector in defense of accusations of “greed” around charity shops who don’t sell their goods for pennies (most shops nowadays!) You have to subscribe for free for the whole article, but definitely worth a read.

Ian MacQuillin: The ethics of ‘greedy’ charity shop prices | Third Sector


Retail Ambassador announced for BHF

We’re seeing several charities establishing Ambassador schemes to help raise awareness. Last month Charity Shop Girl Jen Brady and The Air Ambulance Service announced their partnership – and this week it’s BHF and Kimberly Hart-Simpson’s turn. Finding local (or national) influencers to work alongside your chain can really pay dividends. The CRA has contact details of influencers who are happy to be approached, so that’s a great place to start if you want to find out more

Kimberly Hart-Simpson announced as our first Retail Ambassador | BHF


Charity retail pop-up launching in Melbourne

After Charity Super.Mkt here in the UK, here’s news of a collaborative pop up in Australia too, run by Charitable Recycling Australia

Charitable Recycling Australia launches ‘Charity Shop?’ pop up | Wastemanagement Review


Crisis x De Montfort Uni collab

Working with fashion students can be a great way to highlight sustainability, reach new, younger supporters, raise profile and raise income. Here’s a lovely example from Crisis

DMU students’ designs on sale after winning sustainable fashion challenge


Unusual things found in charity shops….

We love a bit of a giggle – and a great charity shop oddment. So if you fancy some ring pulls in resin, a chicken impaler or a creepy cat with skull jewellery, it’s all here. Can’t wait to see if any of these make it to the Most Unusual Donated Item final at the CRA awards in June….

40 Bizarre Treasures That Could Only Be Found In Secondhand Shops, As Shared On “Charity Shop Stuff” | Bored Panda


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Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver training to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach – Dan O’Driscoll offers a first class executive coaching service

The Charity Retail Marketeer – Julian Temblett can support you with all your charity’s marketing needs

The Charity Retail Merchandiser – Kat Maclennan helps you create stunning and profitable displays in store and online

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

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Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 03.04.23


Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.

We also  add links to relevant Charity Retail Learning courses associated with each article to help you implement some of the ideas we’re sharing

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days


Volunteering to combat loneliness

Here’s a great blog that Billy Farrell, Assistant Director of Retail from CHSS wrote for us about how volunteering in a charity shop in combating isolation and loneliness. Why not share it on your socials to help attract volunteers to your charity? 

Volunteering To Combat Isolation and Loneliness | The Charity Retail Consultancy

 

Volunteer Recruitment – how to develop, implement & review an effective volunteer recruitment plan 

Volunteer Induction & Recognition


Gen Z shopping habits

An interesting article on the different shopping habits across the generations. Gen Zs are the most likely to shop secondhand online to save money, with 42% purchasing a pre-owned item digitally in the past year.

Survey reveals online shopping habits of Gen Z | Chain Store Age

 

Introduction to ecommerce | Charity Retail Learning


Increase in customers, decrease in donations? 

Lots of charities are reporting record sales just now which is fabulous. But are you beginning to see a drop off in donations as people hold onto items for longer for sustainability and financial reasons – or are selling their goods privately online? This article from Canada tells us that the Salvation Army Thrift Stores there need more stock in the light of increased sales. Make sure you have a good plan in place for your stock acquisition to head off any challenges that might be on the horizon

The Salvation Army Thrift Store reporting drop in donations amid increase in customers | Durham Radio News

 

Right stock, right shop – how to effectively stock your shops | Charity Retail Learning


British Heart Foundation research shows that 25% of UK wardrobes contain no preloved items

We’re doing great moving people over to buy preloved fashion – but we’re not there yet, as this survey from the BHF highlights

A quarter of the nation’s wardrobes contain no preloved items | BHF


Tik Tokker window takeover

Lots of love online for this Tik Tokker who volunteered to re-dress charity shop windows in Brighton

British Heart Foundation – London Road, Brighton @Scarlett Elizabeth… | TikTok

If you want to make a real impact with your window displays, we have lots of options for you

 

Visual Merchandising Masterclass – Creating exciting shopping experiences and maximising sales | Charity Retail Learning

All Visual Merchandising Courses | Charity Retail Learning


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The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits be their brilliant best.

Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver training to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach – Dan O’Driscoll offers a first class executive coaching service

The Charity Retail Marketeer – Julian Temblett can support you with all your charity’s marketing needs

The Charity Retail Merchandiser – Kat Maclennan helps you create stunning and profitable displays in store and online

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

hello@thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk

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Volunteering To Combat Isolation and Loneliness






This is a guest post by
Billy Farrell,
Assistant Director of Retail at Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

Volunteering

Tackling isolation and loneliness is key to building stronger social connection and healthier communities. The Scottish Government recognises this in it’s “A connected Scotland” framework that resonates with the work of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) and it’s No Life Half Lived strategy.

CHSS VolunteerPaul Okroj, CHSS’s Director of People Driven Development, is sitting on the advisory panel to link in the work of the charity and volunteering more generally with the government’s plans. Volunteering provides people with the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships regardless of age, status or identity and CHSS believes it plays an essential role in this agenda.

Volunteering in charity shops is a wonderful example of this as we see time and time again that it is a rewarding experience for the volunteers themselves over and above the benefit to the charity and the wider community. From speaking to our volunteers we realise the increasingly role that volunteering in a CHSS shop is playing in reducing loneliness and isolation.

Understanding the problem

Isolation can happen for a variety of reasons, including geographical location, health issues, family breakdown, work or financial stress, and discrimination. At CHSS we have 40 shops from Hawick in the Scottish Borders to Forres in the Highlands, and people come to volunteer with us for all these reasons. Older adults who live in rural areas may be isolated due to limited transportation options or a lack of access to community resources. Similarly, individuals who suffer from chronic illness or disabilities may feel isolated due to mobility issues or the stigma associated with their condition. 

Loneliness has been linked to an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and suicide. It can also lead to physical health issues such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and a weakened immune system – conditions that are central to the work of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. We often see through the services that we provide to people with our conditions the negative affect of loneliness on quality of life, including social withdrawal, loss of motivation to engage and worsening physical health. 

CHSS Volunteers

That’s why we are always delighted when people who are recovering from a stroke or managing a long-term heart or chest condition, come to volunteer in one of our shops. Volunteering in a CHSS shop can provide a sense of community and belonging, which can help to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. By interacting with other volunteers and customers, individuals build meaningful connections and friendships.

How Volunteering can help

CHSS VolunteerPeople who have lost a partner or loved one to one of our conditions are also often struggling with loneliness and isolation. They tell us that volunteering in a CHSS shop can provide a sense of purpose and fulfilment, they feel like they are contributing something to a cause that helped their loved one, and that in turn helps to improve their mental health and overall wellbeing.

Volunteering in a CHSS shop can help to break down social barriers and promote understanding and acceptance among a diverse range of people. Over the last year or so, we’ve welcomed Ukranian refugees into our shops as volunteers. Some of them have arrived here alone, isolated from their families. By working together towards a common goal in our shops, they have developed positive relationships and a sense of connection, and for some improved their English language skills too.

Is Volunteering right for you?

There are all sorts of people who experience loneliness and isolation. Volunteering in a CHSS shop not only helps us to raise vital funds for services that help people with our conditions, but also provides an important service to people who are seeking company and community. Loneliness can have negative impacts on both physical health as well as mental health, so we see it is a preventative health measure that ties in with our charity No Life Half Lived mission.

CHSS Volunteers

To read more about A connected Scotland, click here

To sign up to be a volunteer at CHSS, here is the link

 

Many thanks to Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland and their fantastic volunteers for the images used throughout


Charity Retail Learning Courses

Volunteering:

Volunteer Recruitment – how to develop, implement & review an effective volunteer recruitment plan

Volunteer Induction & Recognition

 

Billy’s Course:

Essential Stock Processes – from back room to shop floor


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The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits be their brilliant best.

Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver training to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach – Dan O’Driscoll offers a first class executive coaching service

The Charity Retail Marketeer – Julian Temblett can support you with all your charity’s marketing needs

The Charity Retail Merchandiser – Kat Maclennan helps you create stunning and profitable displays in store and online

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

hello@thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk

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Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 27.03.23


Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.

We also  add links to relevant Charity Retail Learning courses associated with each article to help you implement some of the ideas we’re sharing

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days


Charity Super.Mkt opens in Reading

It’s wonderful to see the next stop on the pop up tour of this brilliant collaboration – once again charities are working together to make a massive impact in a traditionally mainstream retail environment. 

UK’s second multi-charity shop opens after London outlet raises £370,000 | Civil Society


Service delivery from charity shops

Do you deliver any part of your services via your shops? Retail is a great way to widen access to the work your charity does and makes the most of the space and resources you already have. We love this example from the US of Out of the Closet Thrift stores – a HIV charity that offers free HIV testing from its shops. (And what a great name for the chain too! Love it!)

Out of the Closet Thrift Stores | Facebook


Gumtree focusing on sustainability

Looks like Gumtree is raising its game – interesting to read it’s partnering with a charity, We wonder if this will be something it does more of in future – perhaps introducing a charity sellers programme, like ebay or Depop? Worth keeping an eye out.

The Drum | How Gumtree Plans To Change Perceptions Of Shopping Secondhand To Save The Planet

 

Recommended:

Introduction to ecommerce | Charity Retail Learning


Charity Retail Association members to get 10% discount on all Charity Retail Learning courses

From 1st April, if you’re a member of the CRA, you’ll automatically receive 10% off all CRL courses. Whether you buy one or two courses only or take up the fantastic subscription offer that gives you access to the entire suite of learning at a fraction of the price – you’ll get the same level of discount. Contact the CRA for your coupon code if you’re already a member – or find out more about how to join if you’re not.    

Charity Retail Learning


Don’t forget to enter into the charity retail awards!

Closing date for entries is April 21st – make sure you’re shouting about all the brilliant things you do at your charity. 

Charity Retail Awards 2023 | Charity Retail Association


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The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits be their brilliant best.

Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver training to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach – Dan O’Driscoll offers a first class executive coaching service

The Charity Retail Marketeer – Julian Temblett can support you with all your charity’s marketing needs

The Charity Retail Merchandiser – Kat Maclennan helps you create stunning and profitable displays in store and online

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

hello@thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk

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Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 20.03.23


Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.

We also  add links to relevant Charity Retail Learning courses associated with each article to help you implement some of the ideas we’re sharing

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days


Increase in charity retail shoppers over the winter

The Charity Retail Association shared more good news this week, with  a 9.1 per cent increase in the average number of transactions per day in charity shops compared to 2021. You can read more about it here

Charity shops see boost in shoppers over the winter | Tenby Today


Are you taking part in the Big Help Out?

This is a great opportunity to promote volunteering in your retail operation – make sure you keep in touch with what’s happening. More info on this is also available from the Charity Retail Association

The Big Help Out app is here – how you can get involved in the Coronation celebrations | Cheshire Live

 

Recommended:

Volunteer Recruitment – how to develop, implement & review an effective volunteer recruitment plan | Charity Retail Learning


Vinyl resurgence – are you aware of the value of your vinyl?

Vinyl is a great seller again – and especially in charity shops. This Big Issue article highlights the joys of secondhand vinyl. 

Are you using Discogs to value your vinyl? It’s a fab site and a great source of pricing info

Charity shop vinyl tells the story of our musical journey | The Big Issue


H&M Selling PreLoved via ThredUp

Greart to see another mainstream retailer like H&M working with ThredUp and moving into the preloved market:

Inside H&M’s Strategy to Become a More Sustainable Organization | My Total Retail

 

Recommended:

Introduction to ecommerce | Charity Retail Learning


You saw WHAT in a charity shop…..?!!

When you have your coffee break, why not have a romp around the curious things that end up in charity shops with examples from Oxfam, Air Ambulance, Barnardo’s, Severn Hospice, Sue Ryder, Goodwill, and many more (WARNING – some of them are a bit saucy!)

And don’t forget there’s an award for the most unusual donated item, so get your entries in!

50 Random And Unhinged Things People Gave To Charity Shops That Confused Or Cracked Buyers Up | Bored Panda

 

Recommended:

Right stock, right shop – how to effectively stock your shops | Charity Retail Learning


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The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits be their brilliant best.

Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver training to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach – Dan O’Driscoll offers a first class executive coaching service

The Charity Retail Marketeer – Julian Temblett can support you with all your charity’s marketing needs

The Charity Retail Merchandiser – Kat Maclennan helps you create stunning and profitable displays in store and online

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

hello@thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk

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Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 13.03.23


Each week we share with you our pick of the best stories on charity retail, shopping secondhand and the circular economy from the UK, Ireland and around the world.

We also  add links to relevant Charity Retail Learning courses associated with each article to help you implement some of the ideas we’re sharing

Here’s our pick from the past 7 days


2023 Charity Retail Awards

It feels like the blink of an eye since we celebrated the best of our sector at the postponed awards for 2022 – and here we are again, with nominations open for this year’s accolades. If you need help crafting the perfect nomination, get in touch to see how we can help  

Charity Retail Awards 2023 are GO!! | Charity Retail Association


Charity Shop Girl scoops Most Fashionable Mama award

Whilst we’re on the subject of awards, we want to say huge congratulations to our friend Jen – aka Charity Shop Girl – on receiving Most Fashionable Mama at the Glomama awards. Very well deserved!

 

Recommended:

Charity Shopping with Jen, the Charity Shop Girl | YouTube


Guide released on how to make the most from your book donations

Our friends at Shopiago have produced a helpful guide on processing books – and how they can help with bulk collections. You can read more about it and download the guide here 

Making the most from your book donations – Guest blog by Shopiago | The Charity Retail Consultancy


Royal Trinity Hospice take sustainability even further

A great example from Royal Trinity Hospice on how to really commit to sustainability in all elements of a charity retail operation

Royal Trinity Hospice shops take commitment to sustainability one step further | Local News | News | Clapham Nub News

 

Recommended:

We’re saving the planet! Using Visual Merchandising to tell your sustainability story | Charity Retail Learning


Donation days initiative 

Our friends at Isabel Hospice are fabulous innovators – and their Tonnes of Care campaign is a great example. This article features a fab partnership that’s yielded some fantastic results already

Isabel Hospice donation days at the Dutch Marketplace | Welwyn Hatfield Times


Merger builds strength for Responsible and Haru

New developments in Northern Ireland as these two businesses join forces

Circularity platform Responsible acquires re-commerce provider Haru | Fashion United


Cats Protection brings positive vibes to Penrith

Lovely to see such a positive story around the new Cats Protection shop in Penrith. Focusing on a great shopping environment, sustainability – and creating jobs for local people who’d been made redundant after mainstream retailers in the town had closed, this ticks all the boxes. We wish them lots of success.

New charity shop set to open in Penrith – Cumberland and Westmorland Herald

 

Recommended:

Space management – making the most of your shop floor | Charity Retail Learning


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The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits be their brilliant best.

Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver training to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach – Dan O’Driscoll offers a first class executive coaching service

The Charity Retail Marketeer – Julian Temblett can support you with all your charity’s marketing needs

The Charity Retail Merchandiser – Kat Maclennan helps you create stunning and profitable displays in store and online

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

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Got a budget underspend? Here’s how to make a wise investment that will last for years


At this time of year, you can find yourself with a bit of money left in your expenditure budgets.

Sometimes it’s because you’ve managed to get better deals than you’d hoped. Other times planned and budgeted-for work just hasn’t happened.  That may be because of things like time pressures and staff shortages – or just dealing wit those curve balls that can come out of the blue in our sector.

Well, here’s the good news. We have a way that you can put that underspend to good use – and will reap rewards for you well into the future.

Invest in your team

Investing in your team is always a good move. Motivating, upskilling, valuing and supporting staff and volunteers through training opportunities is a massive factor in any charity retailer’s success. And Charity Retail Learning can help provide you with all of that.

Here’s how:

  • All our content is completely focused on charity retail, making the training relevant and resonant from the outset
  • Our team support you every step of the way, making signing up and managing your team’s training quick and easy
  • It’s simple to access, with our click-through courses all accessible from a laptop, tablet or phone
  • Our Subscription offer gives your whole team of staff and volunteers access to all of our content at a massive discount
  • Individual courses start at just £25 plus VAT, making them affordable for every charity.
  • We provide reports for you to see how your team is progressing – and certificates for every learner when they pass their course

Our learners love our courses!

We’ve supported thousands of charity retailers through their learning with us. Here’s what some of them have to say:

“Excellent course and tutor, information was so relevant and helpful”

“This is a very informative course, and even though I’ve been involved with Gift Aid for some time I learnt some golden nuggets of information. The pitch and pace were excellent”

“Tutor was amazing – didn’t bombard me with info but made sure I knew all the relevant stuff – and also gave me a chance to do exercises based on my own shop”

“This course is so informative, gives a clear overview, offers best practice, and really gets you thinking differently about how to approach your work.”

Keeping it simple 

Because we’re charity retailers, we understand the challenges and restrictions you can face in so many areas of your work. So we’ve designed our services to be as easy as possible for everyone involved.

Whether you’re a Head of Retail wanting to upskill your team, a Learning & Development lead looking for relevant and great value training, or a Shop Manager taking a course in the back room of your shop – you can relax and let us sort it all out for you.

To find out more about Charity Retail Learning and how we can help you make the most of your underspend – or to plan for the coming year – drop us an email or visit our website.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

 

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The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits be their brilliant best.

Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver training to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach – Dan O’Driscoll offers a first class executive coaching service

The Charity Retail Marketeer – Julian Temblett can support you with all your charity’s marketing needs

The Charity Retail Merchandiser – Kat Maclennan helps you create stunning and profitable displays in store and online

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

hello@thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk

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Making the most from your book donations – Guest blog by Shopiago


Our friends at Shopiago have a range of guides to help you make the most from your donated stock. They’ve just launched a new one on books so we’re happy to share their insights here.

Free Photo Of Woman Reading Book Stock Photo

Pre-loved books are some of the most commonly donated items to charity shops, but these generous donations can quickly start taking up valuable space and can be hard to shift.

The expert team at Shopiago have launched a guide covering all you need to know about bulk book collections – how the process works, what to look for in a collections partner, and how to make sure you’re working as sustainably as possible.

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The Charity Retail Consultancy helps charity retailers and other non-profits (including museums and galleries) develop their retail operation, improve their product offer and people, and improve their profitability.

The Charity Retail Learning provides online & face to face training developed by charity retailers, for charity retailers. We work in partnership with the Charity Retail Association to deliver Charity Retail Learning to their members and beyond.

The Charity Retail Coach offers a first class executive coaching service via our Associate, Dan O’Driscoll.

The Charity Retail Marketeer can support you with all your charity’s marketing needs

The Charity Retail Merchandiser helps you create stunning and profitable displays in store and online

To find out more or to speak to us about how we can help you, please get in touch:

hello@thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk

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