"I enjoy the support, the challenge, developed through the membership, and the ideas and resources Locality brings. I value the membership more each year" Royds Community Association
Because we work with community organisations every day, we’ve learned how to accurately diagnose an organisation’s resilience and short-term sustainability.
We know how to build that resilience in a way that is practical and effective, addressing specific issues, and overcoming complex problems.
How Lighthouse works
Lighthouse is an online tool to be completed collaboratively by staff and Board members. It guides you through a series of questions around six key business areas.
After submitting your answers, you’ll receive a report containing two sections which show:
- how your community organisation is performing against six pillars of sustainability;
- a short-term sustainability report on your community organisation’s strengths and weaknesses.
What are the six pillars of sustainability?
Do you have the structure, processes and management systems you need?
Do you have the leadership, skills and experience you need?
Do you have enough resources to maintain operations and invest for the future?
4. Business model
Is your business model clear, deliverable and sustainable?
Are your relationships with your community and stakeholders effective and constructive?
What are your approaches to innovation and change, customer service, support for staff and volunteers and wider community involvement?
Lighthouse for Essentials and Membership Plus members
We know that with the help of Lighthouse your organisation can grow stronger and more successful, which is why the tool is free for Essentials and Membership Plus members.
Our national team of specialist advisors work with members to fulfil the role of mentor, critical friend and honest broker. We include a remote review of your Lighthouse report by a member of this team in our Membership Plus package.