What's happening in JUNE?

Inspiring Online Fundraisers: Monday 26th June 10am - 1pm

Fundraisers for small charities can be a fantastic potential source of income – taking part in runs, cycles and other events. It's important to think about if you are doing enough to reach potential fundraisers for your cause, and consider what what you could be doing to support them.

This workshop will give you an understanding of where to find potential fundraisers for your charity, how to approach them, how to utilise fundraising events and how to support your individual fundraisers. There is a small charge of £10 per Organisation (not per person) when booking on this workshop. (Click on the title for more information and booking).

Network & News - Understanding Social Value: Thursday 29th June 3pm - 4.30pm

Another of our Networking opportunities with others in the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector, this time with the theme of SOCIAL VALUE.. We will start with refreshments and an opportunity to network followed by an information presentation that focuses on understanding SOCIAL VALUE what is it and how do we create it?... The session will offer participants the opportunity to ask questions and find out more how social value can be embedded with the organisations activities.(Click on the title for more information and booking).

What's happening in JULY?

VCA Annual Conference 2017 Sustainability & Resilience: Wednesday 5th July 9.30am - 3.00pm

We have seen unprecedented financial challenges for the voluntary community faith and social enterprise sector over recent years with things not looking any different for the immediate future. Our conference this year is an opportunity to focus on sustainability and resilience to help us deal with the significant challenges the sector faces in not only continuing the amazing services already being delivered but also how do we meet the emerging needs with less resources.

Our conference on 5th July will offer the sector the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers, meet various funders, access workshops along with the opportunity for networking. There is a small charge of £10 per person to this event when booking. (Click on the title for more information and booking).

Supporting and Supervising Your Valuable Volunteers: Monday 10th July 10am - 3pm

Engaging with volunteers is becoming increasingly more complicated as our roles change and the time we have available to effectively support them shrinks. In such a busy world it can be difficult to effectively implement the systems and support necessary for volunteers to feel supported. This session will help you explore the benefits of good support and supervision for your volunteers and look at ways you can put it into practice. (Click on the title for more information and booking).

Emergency First Aid at Work: Tuesday 11th July 9.30am - 4.30pm

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who work in low hazard environments (for example an office or shop) or where Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines indicate staff should hold a certificate in emergency first aid at work. It gives learners the skills and confidence to respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace. This course is a very discounted price of £45 per person with very limited spaces avaialble. (Click on the title for more information and booking).

Accounts on to Microsoft Excel:  Wednesday 19th July 10.00am - 3.00pm

During this workshop delegates will work on a series of activities that will enable you to input and manage your organisations accounts into a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel. It looks at creating a spreadsheet, creating formulae, formatting, saving and printing spreadsheets. Delivered by Jane Williams MAAT AATQB our Community Accounts for Halton & St Helens VCA. £50 per person (including lunch and learning materials) (Click on the title for more information and booking).

Challenging Discriminatory Behaviour and Dealing with Conflict: Thursday 20th July 10am - 2.30pm

This workshop aims to provide delegates with an opportunity to explore discrimination in the context of the Equality Act 2010 and what this means in terms of both our social and work environments and how to challenge effectively. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and take part in activities that identify how we can challenge others and manage any possible conflict using the approaches set out with Thomas-Kilman. (Click on the title for more information and booking).

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