Fundraising training for ‘local’ charities

Local charities are being encouraged to sign up for training being run in December as part of the government’s support for Local Charities Day. The programme is targeted at charities and community groups with an annual income of up to £1 million and a local focus. Official news release.

There will be fundraising related training in 8 cities (Birmingham Brighton, Bristol, Ipswich, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle) in early December, run by the FSI – sets of 3 one hour sessions. » Continue reading news item ... “Fundraising training for ‘local’ charities”

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.

An article on The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network gives some background to the new courses, with a focus on working collaboratively:

One of our current studies, with individuals working collaboratively within children’s services, suggests that leadership requires political astuteness as well as the willingness to nurture collaborative practices for the benefit of vulnerable children and families.

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Swapping shoes to understand government workings

This year’s opportunity for staff from government and voluntary organisations to step into each other’s shoes for a day and learn about how the other sector operates is open for applications.

As well as improving cross-sector understanding, the programme helps participants find out about the roles and responsibilities of staff within another organisation, and the operational environments and wider contexts in which they work.

The scheme is run by England’s umbrella body NCVO – find out more and how to apply (by 16th October) here: ‘A Day in the Life’ work shadow scheme 2016/17. » Continue reading news item ... “Swapping shoes to understand government workings”

CFG launches small charities finance training project

Charity Finance Group has launched a Small Charities Programme to provide practical training and resources to smaller organisations across England and Wales, to support them with managing their finances.

The programme aims to develop the knowledge and financial capabilities of small charities (with an annual income of up to a million pounds), helping them to inform their decision making, improving their resilience and increasing the difference they make in their communities. » Continue reading news item ... “CFG launches small charities finance training project”

Development opportunity for emerging sector leaders

Applications have opened for the 2017 batch of Clore Social Leadership Fellowships for emerging leaders, its eighth year.

The 12-month Fellowship Programme

“like social leadership itself, isn’t a straight line or a box-ticking exercise – every individual approaches it differently. At the same time, we provide a core structure and a number of elements that all our Clore Social Fellows do.”

It includes experiential team challenges, residential training, coaching, mentoring, a secondment and a provocation piece.  » Continue reading news item ... “Development opportunity for emerging sector leaders”

New online volunteer management courses

Voluntary Action Sheffield is offering new online distance learning courses to equip volunteer managers with the knowledge, skills and expertise they need.

Available nationwide, the courses are accredited through Awarding Body CERTA, at Level 3 and 4. They cover the three key stages of volunteer co-ordination: Organisational arrangements, policies and practice; Finding and recruiting volunteers; Supporting, supervising and developing volunteers.

See VAS website for details. » Continue reading news item ... “New online volunteer management courses”