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, 20 October, 2016 -
18:00 to 21:00

Please join us to share your opinions and experience about how data can help your organisation deliver services to your clients and what you would like to see in the future to make your jobs easier in using and interpreting data.

Background:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 13 October, 2016 -
13:00 to 16:00

This Finance Forum will concentrate on budgeting in a collaboration, particularly for VCS organisations applying for VCS Grants Prospectus funds. It will include specialist input from Burton Sweet (charity specialists in accounting, finance and legal matters) and the opportunity to discuss aspects of budgeting across several organisations in a collaboration.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 -
10:30 to 12:30

The Volunteer Organisers' Forum is used to promote and share best practice for those managing or coordinating volunteers.  We meet quarterly to discuss a variety of issues relevant to volunteering such as volunteer recruitment, employability, DBS checks, volunteer retention, thank you events, welfare reform impacts, volunteers and the law amongst others.  Featuring speakers and mini workshops, this forum is also a great opportunity to network.

The September meeting will include:

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 20 September, 2016 -
09:30 to 12:30

Bristol has a wide variety of social prescribing practitioners, supporters and networks. Many are self-funded, some are supported by Bristol Public Health and others by grant making trusts. Whilst a rich variety of social prescribing practices has its advantages, there is also a desire for Bristol to have a more co-ordinated approach, ensuring the best use of our shared assets, share good practice and clarify referral routes.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 -
09:30 to 12:30

This session will cover the Prospectus’ ‘how to make an impact model’ so that applicants understand what is required in the Part 2 Application Form (About the Proposal). It will help applicants develop their thoughts so that their proposal can be described to contribute to the impacts of the Prospectus.

This session is for Bristol VCS organisations.

Date/Time: 
Monday, 10 October, 2016 -
12:00 to 14:00

The application process for Small grants involves a short written expression of interest followed by a meeting with the council to outline and discuss your proposal.

This session will help those applying for a Small grant to prepare for that meeting, particularly small and equalities-led organisations.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 28 September, 2016 -
12:00 to 14:00

This session will introduce some resources that will support organisations to collaborate with others. These include: Memorandum of Understanding; collaboration models; collaboration agreement; finding partner organisations; sustaining effective collaborations and reviewing progress.

This session is for Bristol VCS organisations.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 22 September, 2016 -
12:00 to 14:00

This session will introduce some resources that will support organisations to collaborate with others. These include: Memorandum of Understanding; collaboration models; collaboration agreement; finding partner organisations; sustaining effective collaborations and reviewing progress.

This session is for Bristol VCS organisations.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 13 September, 2016 -
12:00 to 14:00

This session will outline what is required by applications for Small, Medium and Large grants. It will cover the Part 1 Application Form (About the Organisation) and will help applicants understand which organisational documents and policies will be required with their application.

This session is for Bristol VCS organisations.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 8 September, 2016 -
12:15 to 14:30

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