It’s getting harder to find the grants and other income you need to keep your group thriving, but there are some simple things you can do to become more fundable and increase your income. This session will outline these positive actions and give you practical ideas of how to set about them.

The session is for anyone involved in a small, local voluntary organisation who would like to re-think and update their approach to successful income generation.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 -
12:00 to 14:00

The new Charity Governance Code, published in July, is essential reading for all trustees. Good governance matters and often where organisations fail it is because governance has been ineffective.

This lunchtime briefing session is aimed at CEOs and trustees who want to understand what the new code includes and how they begin to implement it.

The session will include:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 1 November, 2017 -
12:00 to 14:00

This free training aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and workplace issues, thus offering those who experience gender-based violence, a safer, more supportive and better response in their workplace.

The training gives further knowledge of the effects of domestic abuse on victims and how that can impact on their work. It will also give guidance on developing appropriate policies and procedures and implementing them effectively.

Aimed at all staff to raise awareness of these important issues, but particularly:

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 -
12:30 to 15:00

Leading UK property advice charity The Ethical Property Foundation is delighted to offer this property workshop in partnership with Voscur as part of the National Programme for Property Education: www.ethicalproperty.org.uk

The half day workshop is followed by a free sandwich lunch and a drop in property advice clinic.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 28 September, 2017 -
10:00 to 13:00

Learn about the benefits of online fundraising with Localgiving and how its West of England regional development programme can help your organisation.

The event will also provide the opportunity for you to meet other charities and community groups facing similar funding issues and take away practical online fundraising solutions you can implement yourself.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 20 July, 2017 -
10:00 to 13:00

This is a practical course that provides learners with essential tools and guidance to manage time effectively in the workplace. You have the opportunity to reflect on and share best practice and discuss the challenges you face in organising yourself and your workload.

What will I learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 -
09:30 to 15:30

This briefing session is for Bristol community organisations and small businesses. It will include an update on the implementation of Bristol City Council’s Social Value Policy in its first year and what the policy has delivered to date. Participants will find out more about how the council asks bidders to offer social value in tenders and provide the opportunity to discuss their approaches to social value.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00

This one-day interactive course will help you review how your organisation attracts, involves and keeps active volunteers. Drawing on best practice from across the voluntary sector, it will cover how to:

  • Make sure your organisation is ready to involve volunteers
  • Write a successful volunteer recruitment advert
  • Ensure your recruitment process is volunteer-friendly
  • Support, develop and retain your volunteers, including effective supervision techniques
  • Help your organisation to value volunteers.

 

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 27 June, 2017 -
09:30 to 15:30

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

After the passing of new legislation regarding radicalisation and extremism, Voscur will be offering training in response to increasing concerns about the Prevent Duties imposed by the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 -
09:30 to 12:30

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