As a new board member it can be difficult to know exactly what is expected of you. This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to be an effective board member from the start. This interactive session will walk you through your governing role and covers legal responsibilities and the essentials of good governance, including the questions you should be asking.

What will I learn?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 4 April, 2019 -
18:00 to 20:30
3 April, 2019

 

A coalition of 13 charities, led by NCVO, will be developing a range of new safeguarding resources for VCSE organisations.

The partnership, called the Safer Social Sector Partnership, will aim to ensure that everyone who has contact with voluntary organisations will be safe from harm.

1 April, 2019

 

The Charity Commission has published guidance on how charities should manage their relationships with non-charities.

The guidance aims to ensure that these relationships are contributing to an organisation’s charitable purpose for the public benefit. It has been developed following an extensive period of sector consultation and is based on existing trustee duties.

Sometimes we want to focus attention on an event or idea, to gain support for a particular issue. This course will focus on the skills and techniques you need to communicate a specific message, raise awareness and build momentum, from using a marketing plan to reaching your audience through the right marketing materials.

You will learn to:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 16 May, 2019 -
10:00 to 16:00

This business plan template has been developed by the Key Fund as part of a programme to increase access to social investment.

Voscur is a delivery partner in the programme and all the organisations involved are encouraged to share tools and resources through a learning network to spread good practice and increase its overall impact for VCSE groups.

This simple self-assessment tool aims to help you think about your organisation's current strengths and gaps in relation to income sustainability and the potential you may have to seek social investment.

It has been developed as part of Voscur's 2020 project to support organisational sustainability through social enterprise and social investment in the south-west.

The Small Charities Coalition has launched a new tool to help people register a charity.

The new guide can be found at: https://charitysetup.org.uk and is aimed at people looking to set up a charity where turnover is initially expected to be below £150,000 per year.

The guide aims to steer users through the logistics of setting up a charity in simple steps. It does not aim to provide a full and comprehensive guide to charity law – those who are looking for this should refer to the Charity Commission of England and Wales.

19 February, 2019

 

The Small Charities Coalition has launched a new tool to help people register a charity.

The new guide can be found at: https://charitysetup.org.uk and is aimed at people looking to set up a charity where turnover is initially expected to be below £150,000 per year.

21 January, 2019

NCVO is encouraging governing bodies, staff and volunteers to consider integrating its new set of Charity Ethical Principles throughout their work.

The new principles have been developed following extensive consultation with the sector.

The principles include: beneficiaries first, integrity, openness and the right to be safe.

1 November, 2018
Jenny Wildblook

Blog written by Jenny Wildblood, Development Officer (Funding).

 

 

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