To be effective third sector organisations need to engage and influence a range of stakeholders – be that at an individual or community level or more broadly. The sector’s role in engagement and influencing has increased in the face of shrinking local and national public sector budgets and legislation that requires sector involvement in local, regional, and national governance. Third Sector Support Wales aim for engagement and influencing is to provide support so that the voices of third sector organisations are heard.

In this section you will find resources that explain the political landscape in Wales, and practical guidance about branding and digital communications to help you get your message across.

Whether you want to play an active role in influencing and shaping policy, or engaging with volunteers, beneficiaries or your wider community, these resources are here to help you.

Based on your interests

Working with the Media
Engagement & Influencing

Working with the Media

Fundraising, public support, and reputation are all affected by media coverage. What can you do to help in a world where press coverage can make or break your organisation?

Working with the Media
Website Development and Maintenance
Engagement & Influencing

Website Development and Maintenance

A well-maintained website helps promote your brand, work, and mission. Properly maintaining your site helps to ensure site security, increase the number of new visitors, boost returning traffic, and more.

Website Development and Maintenance
Newsletters
Engagement & Influencing

Newsletters

There are several questions that you need to consider before deciding to produce a newsletter. The answer to these questions should determine and justify the frequency and purpose of your newsletter.

Newsletters

Resources by pillar

Group producing documents

Good Governance

Helping you to lead and manage your organisation

Good Governance
Supporting hand

Volunteering

Building better communities through volunteering

Volunteering
Hand to support growing plant

Sustainable Funding

Creating a thriving and sustainable third sector

Sustainable Funding