Voscur Training

This course will look at how meetings can be improved to make sure that the discussions you have and the decisions you make in them really matter.

Do your meetings make you groan or grin? Do they make a difference to the effective functioning of your organisation?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 14 May, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

Writing successful funding bids isn’t about being good at spelling, it’s about being good at telling a clear and compelling story. There are lots of simple ways you can help this happen, and get organised to deal with bidwriting stress! This workshop is for anyone who is new to writing funding bids, or who would like an update or refresher for skills they haven’t used in a while.

We’ll concentrate on looking at smaller, less complex bids. The workshop will cover;

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 31 January, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

Not sure where to go next with fundraising or feeling like it is a lot of work for little gain? If so, this course is for you. It introduces fundraising strategies and explains why they are useful, looks at external challenges and opportunities and starts to think about a variety of funding sources.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00

 

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, 25 March, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00

In a changing landscape if you want your organisation to innovate, you must take risks. How do you encourage risk taking while still looking out for the security of your organisation? This course looks at how to try to balance these ideas to sustain your organisation and to meet your mission

 

What is the course about?

This course is about understanding how to balance risk and innovaton to ensure that your organsation can adapt to new circumstances and those of its beneficiaries within a complex landscape for the VCSE sector

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 19 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

This is a briefing on how to fundraise successfully, the different opportunities out there, and the law surrounding fundraising. It's a great introduction to your career as a paid or voluntary fundraiser.

What is this course about?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 12 March, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00

An opportunity to look at the various challenges in managing staff effectively, and to develop skills and processes to benefit your organisation and your staff.

What is this course about?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 09:00 to 13:00

At a time when so much is uncertain, it can seem impossible to plan for your organisation's future; it's not as if you have a crystal ball. But that’s also an opportunity to take things into your own hands. 
So do you have a business plan? Do you know where it is? Is it in the back of a filing cabinet gathering dust? Is it 97 pages long and nobody’s ever read it?

What is the course about?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 15:00

Partnership working is both an opportunity and a challenge. This one-day session offers a chance to look in more detail at what the practical issues of partnerships are, and the skills you need to meet them.

What is the course about?

This course will help you identify and practice the skills needed to undertake successful partnership working. Partnerships and collaborations are areas of expertise for Voscur, and we have many years' experience of facilitating and advising collaborations in and around Bristol. 

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to write a small funding application.

What is the course about?

It can be hard to get funding for your group, and even small bids present a challenge if you aren’t sure of the right approach. This workshop will take you through the basics, from identifying the right opportunity to receiving a grant.

Here are some testimonials from people who have taken the course:

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00

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