23 August, 2017
 
In the recently published West of England Strategy (WoE) discussion paper, Metro Mayor Tim Bowles lays out his plans for the next four years and pledges to work with “councils and business to lead a region that delivers on economic growth”. 
 
The consultation for this paper is now open (closing date Wednesday, 27 September). This is your chance to shape the regional strategy*, and ensure the needs and interests of all communities are represented.
 
10 August, 2017
 
“The UK Civil Society Almanac, published annually by NCVO, is the definitive reference publication for anybody interested in the voluntary sector, and its role in civil society. Widely cited by the media, it is used extensively by policy makers and sector leaders”.
 
20 July, 2017
 
The Charity Commission is working to make its service more efficient and accessible by developing a new, online ‘one stop shop’ portal. Here VCSE organisations will be able to access easy-to-find advice and guidance, tailored to the size and type of charity. The Charity Commission aims to have the portal up and running by the end of 2017.
 

LawWorks develops resources which provide general information for not-for-profit organisations on specific areas of law, to enable them to spot and avoid potential legal problems.

Free Talks are short online videos about common legal issues faced by small not-for-profit organisations. The videos are all free to watch and aim to help you when making important decisions.

 

Trustee Recruitment Toolkit
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide information and advice that will support your organisation to recruit, select, appoint and induct new trustees. The aim is to positively influence how effective your organisation is in the future through achieving a balanced board and a well governed organisation.

 

 

Trustee roles - chair, treasurer and secretary

This guide gives basic information on the key roles on a trustee board.

 

 

Governance for Community Interest Companies - A Practical Framework

 

Governance for Community Interest Companies: A Practical Framework offers practical principles, hints and tips for anyone looking to demystify governance and build firm governance foundations for their CIC.

 

Management committee skills audit

A skills audit to help identify areas of knowledge or skill that need to be developed in your organisation, or that should be specified when targeting your recruitment of new members to the management committee.

 

This introductory overview is designed to help your organisation get ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation, which is effective as of May 2018.

Click here to view and download this resource.

22 May, 2017
 
Leaders Connect is a new peer support network in Bristol, offering chief executives and senior leaders from voluntary organisations and social enterprises in the South West the opportunity to hear inspirational speakers and be exposed to new ways of thinking and leading. It is also a chance to meet with peers to share experiences, skills and knowledge, and develop new connections.
 
Over 40 leaders attended the last Leaders Connect lunchtime seminar and it was rich with ideas, discussion and networking. 
 

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