This course will give you an introduction to the basics around financial management for charities (legal requirements, SORP, best practice management reporting.)

What is this course about?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 13 February, 2020 -
09:45 to 13:30

Bristol has declared a Climate Crisis and has committed to being carbon neutral by 2030. This will mean everyone in Bristol making a change and not continuing with ‘Business as Usual’.

This course will enable participants to identify why they need to change, how they can lower their carbon footprint and adapt to a carbon neutral local economy, becoming a sustainable organisation for their beneficiaries.

This course will cover:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 -
10:00 to 13:00

Looking at the range of responsibilities Board Members have in an organisation and building on the Being a Good Board member session, this course focusses beyond legal obligations and into best practice. Topics include resolving conflicts and working strategically.

What is this course about?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 4 February, 2020 -
18:00 to 20:30

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 -
12:30 to 14:00

Twitter is an important social media platform for any voluntary organisation, community group or social enterprise.

You may not have used Twitter before, or maybe you have a personal account and you need to tackle tweeting for work purposes. It’s harder to use Twitter as an organisation than as an individual user – you want to make a good impression, grow your followers, and promote your cause.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 7 November, 2019 -
12:00 to 14:00

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 -
12:30 to 14:00

Funded by ERVIC for Voscur members, this session will provide an overview of the impact of volunteering and ways in which we can measure it.

This course will:

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 -
09:30 to 13:00

For those who employ staff, making sure you not only comply to statutory requirements as an employer but provide a healthy and productive workplace can make a difference to your organisational effectiveness. This course provides an overview of your responsibilities as well as identifying ways that you can improve your employment offer.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 -
10:00 to 16:00

This course provides basic information and understanding for new trustees or those who want to refresh their understanding, of what a trustee is, their legal obligations and their role and responsibilities within an organisation.

What is this course about?
It does what it says on the tin! This course gives an overview of the roles and responsibilities of trustees and what it takes to do the role well.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 16 January, 2020 -
18:00 to 20:30

In this workshop we’ll be looking at the skills and resources you will need if you are exploring the possibility of making bids for major grants or tenders. We’ll see how you can find and assess major opportunities, build the team and plan the process you’ll need to go through before you can make a competent bid. We’ll be concentrating on major grant bids but will also explore tendering as an option.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 -
09:30 to 13:30

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