Scottish Charities Awarded The Lasting Difference® Sustainability Symbol
Dyslexia Scotland, along with Bobath Scotland, Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland, Support in Mind Scotland and Victim Support Scotland have all used ideas and resources from The Lasting Difference toolkit in creative and exciting ways to support their sustainability and impact. In recognition of this commitment to lead best practice in the field, they are among the first organisations to be awarded The Lasting Difference® symbol.
Congratulations to all our new symbol holders! This symbol allows organisations to demonstrate they are committed to taking action on organisational sustainability and working to best practice in the field as sustainability is the number one concern for non-profit organisations and those who fund, support and benefit from them.
To find out more visit The Lasting Difference website, where you can download the toolkit, find out about The Lasting Difference® symbol and access resources that help non-profit organisations make a lasting difference to people and communities.
Laura Lebec, Lasting Difference Development Manager, awarded the symbols to the organsations at a Leadership residential event in June 2019 (pictured below with Cathy Magee).
Our Chief Executive Cathy said,
“We’re delighted to be awarded The Lasting Difference Symbol’, as a demonstration of our commitment to the principles and practices of organisational sustainability. Dyslexia Scotland worked closely with Graeme Reekie on a series of consultation events with our members and other stakeholders about our future, as part of the development of our Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2021. Based on the insights gained through this process, our 3-year plan sets out the difference that Dyslexia Scotland will make to dyslexic people within a framework that is both ambitious and realistic. Our mission is to empower people with dyslexia to reach their potential, but to do this we need to ensure that Dyslexia Scotland is a sustainable, efficient and effective organisation and this is embedded in our plan and way of working.
As a dyslexia organisation, we found the resources and ways of working dyslexia-friendly, accessible and inclusive. I would encourage other organisations to use the practical and inspiring resources and ideas in this practical toolkit – and to join a new community of practice, to support the ongoing challenges of sustainability in the third sector.”