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.

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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. 
 

 

One of the key legal duties of a trustee board is to oversee the finances of the charity. This guide, sponsored by Rathbones, aims to help trustees understand — in a simple and practical manner — what is expected of them when it comes to the governance of their charity’s finances.

Dorothy Dalton is a leading expert on governance who has written several books on the subject. 

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16 May, 2017
 
New research by Bristol-based charity, Getting on Board, has found how poor trustee recruitment practices are damaging UK charity effectiveness, and has identified simple steps to improve things.
 
In their report, The Looming Crisis in Charity Trustee Recruitment, they state how trustee recruitment practices are outdated, with low levels of charities advertising their vacancies in the media and high levels recruiting simply through word-of-mouth.
 

Tech4Good Bristol is a free quarterly event for people who are interested in using digital technologies (web, mobile, data) for social good. These events are great opportunities to learn what others are trying, see successful projects and platforms, hear about developing technologies, make new friends and collaborate on new projects.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Too many trustees still fail to understand their duties, and over half the Charity Commission's investigations involve basic failures. Yet in the current climate, strong governance is more important than ever for charities to manage risk and achieve their objectives.

What will I learn?

  • Essential roles, responsibilities and duties of charity trustees
  • How to avoid common mistakes and make being a trustee rewarding

Who is the course for?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 8 June, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Losing vital funding that leaves the survival of your group in doubt is a difficult and stressful situation for you, your Board or Committee, your Staff and volunteers, and the people you support. This information sheet can’t cover everything but will give you somewhere to start.

Social value

Social value is the difference that organisations can make in not just what kind of services they deliver, but how they deliver them. Voscur works with commissioners who design and buy services, and VCSE organisations that would like to deliver services, to help them work together to create the most impact and social value through the delivery of public services. 

This set of resources to help organisations collaborate provides support through the whole cycle of partnership development from research through planning to legal contracts:

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