Latest best practice & resources news
- Local Compacts: A User Guide
- Do you work with Job Centre Plus?
- E-Learning resources for the adult social work and social care sector
- Guessing-game fundraising website launched September
- Tax Effective Giving Website
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Compact Voice has published 'Local Compacts: a User Guide'. It has practical information on what Compacts can cover, communicating their contents and addressing non-compliance.back to top
Just to let you know, Volunteering England have published a new guide to working with Jobcentre Plus, aimed at Volunteer Centres and organisations that support volunteers. Volunteering England would like to thank everyone who helped them put this together, and to NAVCA for its support.back to top
This useful resource links to a range of programmes relevant to the adult social work and social care sector, including older people, people with disabilities and people with learning disabilities. Some programmes are specialist others are generic. The needs of frontline workers and managers are addressed in the range of programmes offered.
The resources can be used directly by workers wishing to increase their knowledge or prepare for a training course. Training managers and trainers can also use them as part of their training delivery. The programmes are currently free to access.
Click here to download PDF from the Skills for Care website.
A new fundraising website was launched that enables people to donate money to charity when they guess the outcome of fundraising ventures, with the chance of winning a cash prize.
The site, called Guess2Give, invites supporters to pay to make a guess related to a challenge event, such as how long it will take someone to complete a run or the number of steps it will take to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. The person with the guess that is closest to the eventual outcome will win a cash prize.
It costs £3 to make one guess, with 50p going to a winner’s prize fund. The amount that goes to the charity varies between £1.62 and £2.01 according to how many guesses the person makes.
The remaining money will go to Guess2Give, some of which will be used to cover costs, with the rest going to the company as profit.
Everyone who makes a guess will be kept up to date by email on the progress of their chosen event. The winners will also be asked whether they want to donate their winnings to the charity.back to top
The Institute of Fundraising’s new look tax-effective giving micro site offers comprehensive information about all forms of tax-effective giving (also known as 'tax-efficient giving'). These resources are aimed at everyone involved in charitable giving: charities, fundraisers and donors alike.
For more information, please go to http://www.tax-effective-giving.org.uk/