Minutes are an essential part of the effective and accountable functioning of your organsation and yet we rarely think about the skills and knowledge involved. This course will help you to evaluate the minutes in your meetings and plan to improve them.

What will this course cover?

Minute taking in a range of meetings and for a range of purposes.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 21 February, 2019 -
18:30 to 20:30

Writing successful funding bids isn’t about being good at spelling, it’s about being good at telling a clear and compelling story. There are lots of simple ways you can help this happen, and get organised to deal with bidwriting stress! This workshop is for anyone who is new to writing funding bids, or who would like an update or refresher for skills they haven’t used in a while.

We’ll concentrate on looking at smaller, less complex bids. The workshop will cover;

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 31 January, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

Not sure where to go next with fundraising or feeling like it is a lot of work for little gain? If so, this course is for you. It introduces fundraising strategies and explains why they are useful, looks at external challenges and opportunities and starts to think about a variety of funding sources.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00

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

Are you ready to kick start enterprising changes in your community?  Do you have an idea for a new project, social enterprise or community business and need help to get it off the ground? 

If so, Kick Start could be just what you need. It will help you to:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 18:00 to Thursday, 11 July, 2019 - 21:00

Widening the base and awareness of your organisation is crucial to its success – whether in finding partner organisations, connecting up services for beneficiaries or for widening and deepening your understanding of the community you serve. This short workshop and shared lunch will give you a chance to reflect on how you can improve your organisation’s connectivity as well as networking with others at the event.

 

What will this course cover?

Widening and deepening connections between organisations in order to improve impact and to ensure diversity 

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 -
12:00 to 14:00

Convincing funders and investors of the need for your organisation’s work is increasingly challenging. This course looks at how to make use of data available to you and what you can collect to make your case.

What will this course cover?

Evidencing Need in relation to organisations’ work

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 7 March, 2019 -
09:30 to 13:00

Whether you have used social media just on a personal level or never before, an introduction to social media can just help to gently ease you into a new way of thinking.  No matter what our perception of the world of Facebook, Twitter etc., as voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations we ignore it at our peril. This course is a good starting point for those working within an organisation that needs to move its marketing into the digital age.

What will this course cover?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

The old saying is true – you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket. This is particularly true when thinking about your organisation’s income, especially in these challenging times. This session will enable you to think through the income possibilities for your organisation and plan for diversification.

What will this course cover?

  • Fundraising strategy 
  • Diversifying income

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 19 March, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

Once your organisation starts to deliver services you will need to make sure you have the right volunteers and that they are happy and stay with you as long as you need them. This course will enable you to identify who are the best people for your volunteer roles, how to get them on board and how to ensure they stay.

What will this course cover?

Volunteer recruitment and retention

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 28 February, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

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