National Training August 2011
- Institute of Fundraising – bursary places available
- Training for trustees and senior managers at DSC’s Trustee Fair
- Trustees’ Week – 31 October – 6 November
- Trustee Conference 2011
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Two hundred places at one-day conferences made available to organisations with incomes of less than £250,000 a year.
The Institute of Fundraising is offering staff at small charities the chance to attend its one-day conferences for only £20 under a new bursary scheme with 200 one-day conference bursary places available (to not-for-profit organisations with annual voluntary incomes of less than £250,000).
They are being funded through the IoF’s strategic partnership with the Office for Civil Society. The OCS has awarded £275,000 to the IoF for 2011/12.
The IoF’s usual conference rate is £225 for non-members and £175 for members.
The IoF has conferences on digital fundraising, face-to-face fundraising and legacy fundraising scheduled. To apply for places, charities should visit the Institute’s website
The deadline for applications is 30 August.back to top
Date: Thursday 29 September 2011
Venue: DSC’s Charity Centre, London
Small Charities Coalition and Charity Trustee Networks have worked together with the Directory of Social Change to provide a day full of interactive training designed specifically for trustees, chairs, CEOs and senior executives.
Choose from 14 sessions and three masterclasses, including:
- Chairing board meetings
- Effective decision making by the board
- Essentials skills and fundraising strategy
- Great exceptions – exploring the roles of chair and trustee
- Company law, how it affects charities
- Update on Charity Commission guidance
Full session listings can be found online at www.trusteefair.org.uk .Workshop sessions are priced from £25, but hurry, numbers are limited so book now.
Book online today at www.trusteefair.org.uk or contact DSC at 08450 77 77 07 or email email@example.com if you have any further questions.
Trustees’ Week is an annual celebration of charity trusteeship. It highlights the great work that trustees do and draws attention to opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a real difference. Whilst there are around 800,000 trustees in England and Wales, estimates suggest that almost half of charities have a vacancy on their trustee board. A number of the organisations behind Trustees’ Week provide trustee-matching services, details of these can be found at www.trusteesweek.org.uk.
If you are organising a Trustees’ Week event and want its details to be included on the website, you can send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trustees’ Week 2011 is organised in partnership with The Charity Commission, Charity Trustee Network, recently merged with the Small Charities Coalition, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Reach Volunteering, Getting on Board, ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales), Governance magazine and the National Unions of Students (NUS).back to top
Date: Monday 31 October
Venue: The Brewery, London
In an environment where innovative and enterprising solutions are more important than ever, it is clear that good governance and leadership is crucial for creating successful and sustainable organisations.
Join us at this year's Trustee Conference to discover the latest thinking, practical tools, and support to help you and your trustee board better respond to, adapt to and drive change.
Here are a few highlights to whet your appetite:
- Hear from some of the sector’s most inspiring leaders, including Martyn Lewis CBE, Chair of NCVO who has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in trusteeship and Martha Lane Fox, the Government's Digital Champion who founded lastminute.com, set up her own grant giving foundation in 2007 and has been set the challenge of making sure everyone is an internet user by 2012
- Learn from a range of practical workshops including managing the fallout from enforced change, challenging funding decisions and crisis management for trustees
- Gain insight into legal updates affecting trustee boards
- Network and learn from other chairs, trustees and chief executives
- Celebrate trusteeship with the launch of Trustees' Week 2011 and the announcement of the winner of the Winifred Tumim Prize at our drinks reception.
Date: Tuesday 5 July
Time: 9am – 12.30pm
Venue: KPMG, Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8BB
Social Enterprise London in partnership KPMG deliver another FREE programme of training to ambitious social enterprises based in London.
This session will provide training in:
- Financial modelling
- Budget development and management
- Financial management for non finance professionals
KPMG would also like to provide ongoing support through one to-one mentoring to a small number of workshop participants. Information on this will be provided at the workshop.
The workshops are FREE to attend for members of the London Social Enterprise Network. Places are strictly limited and are in high demand. Follow this link. for more information and to register your place.
Please call 0207 033 2604 or email email@example.com if you require more information.back to top
London Rebuilding Society is a social enterprise that specialises in creating innovative forms of finance, that benefit local communities and the environment.
Planning your Fundraising
Date: Tuesday 19 July, 9.30 for 10am – 1pm
This course aims to prepare organisations for more sustainable fundraising and for making larger funding applications. It aims to deliver improved fundraising skills for volunteers, managers/directors or committee members responsible for fundraising.
Writing funding applications for Trusts and Foundations
Date: Tuesday 19 July, 2-5pm
This introductory seminar will look at the content of a successful funding application. The course aims to deliver improved fundraising skills for volunteers, managers/directors or committee members responsible for fundraising.
Finance skills for business planning
Dates: 5, 12, 18 and 27 July 2011, mornings
Cost: Free to social entrepreneurs, however a £50 returnable deposit will be required to ensure attendance.
Anyone who is setting up or managing an enterprise will benefit from this course. It will help you to demonstrate to others, such as potential investors or lenders, your directors or management committee, but above all to yourself, that the business will survive and be profitable, and how the cash will flow. Knowing how your business is going to perform will give you more confidence and enable you to manage better (and have fewer sleepless nights).
From Voluntary Sector to Social Enterprise
Date: Thursday 14 July, 10am-4pm
Cost: £30 including lunch
This workshop is designed for voluntary sector organisations to help the move from Voluntary Sector grant-funding to social enterprise trading, from spending time applying for grants to selling products or services. We will explore the questions that arise for not-for-profit bodies developing social enterprise activities. What have we got that we can sell? Where are our markets? What new ways of thinking, knowledge skills, systems and structure are needed?
Date: Friday 23 September 2011
Location: Central London
Do you organise and promote training and courses for other voluntary sector organisations and community groups? If so, you are invited to a one-day course on writing effective promotional material for your organisation’s training.
This opportunity is aimed exclusively at charity and voluntary sector training managers, please see criteria on the webpage. To register your place, complete the short application here. Can’t make the date? Complete the application anyway and NGO media will let you know about further training dates.