OU launches online leadership courses for smaller charities

VoluntaryNews mentioned the new Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership at Open University Business School back in March 2016. It has now had its official launch and first conference (12th October), where a package of leadership development courses, with a particular focus on smaller organisations, was also launched.

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Workplace people management guide

Workplace relations experts Acas have produced a new guide ‘Managing people’ which advises front line managers about their role and provides guidance on how to approach situations that may arise.

The Acas publicity news item talks about small businesses and large companies, but much of this will of course be applicable to voluntary organisations too. It says that the new guide highlights leadership, people management and strong organisational skills as three key areas where team leaders need strong skills:

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Reminder, and advice, for small charities on pension auto-enrolment

Charity Finance Group have written a “refresh” blog on pension auto-enrolment for small and micro charities which are coming up to their staging dates.

“All charities that have at least one paid worker will have automatic enrolment duties. Charities need to assess their staff, put those who meet certain criteria into a pension scheme (and make contributions to it), tell them what you’ve done, and complete a declaration of compliance.”

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Plans for this year’s #GivingTuesday

The annual #GivingTuesday, which aims to encourage people to give to good causes following the sale events on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will be on Tuesday 29th November this year.

Led in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation, the campaign has unveiled a new logo and launched its call to action in a promotional video asking people to Do Good Stuff for charity. That’s volunteering as well as donating.

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