Upcoming Events

February 2020

Volunteers and the Law

Tuesday, 25 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00

This short briefing will contain the basic information required to ensure that you are operating within the law, as well as a chance to share experience with others.

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Skills for Partnership Working

Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

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.

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This course will help you...

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March 2020

Business Planning

Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 15:00

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...

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Essentials for Managing Staff

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 09:00 to 13:00

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.

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So You're New to Fundraising?

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

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.


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Risky Business - Balancing innovation and risk

Thursday, 19 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

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...

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Basic Bid Writing

Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00

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

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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...

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Setting up as a CIC

Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 - 12:30 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...

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Introduction to Financial Management

Thursday, 26 March, 2020 - 09:45 to 13:30

This course will give you an introduction to the basics around financial management for charities (legal requirements, SORP, best practice management reporting). You'll be led by an expert in charity finance and accounting, who can show you the ropes in just half a...

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