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25 events found

Financial management for the third sector

Monday 20 May 2024
1.30pm - 4pm

Financial Management is an important aspect of good governance. Developed specifically for the non-financially minded​, this session will address some common misconceptions about responsibility, identify who is responsible​ and highlights the questions you should be asking​. You will also be provided with an overview of the documents typically used. This session will be presented by… Read more »

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The value of storytelling in the third sector

Tuesday 21 May 2024
2pm - 3pm

Successful storytelling can transform case studies demonstrating how your organisation makes a difference and helping to raise awareness about your work and showcase your impact to service users, external partners, and funders. We will look at what should be included and how to consider and start to construct the content. This session will be presented… Read more »

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Effective business planning in the third sector

Tuesday 4 June 2024
10am - 12.30pm

All charities should focus resources towards effective business planning. This session will focus on the key steps to follow to develop a business plan. Looking at governance and activity planning, you will develop the knowledge needed to effectively business plan for the future. This session will be presented by independent consultant David Link. David has… Read more »

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Volunteering Network Forum

Volunteering Network Forum

Tuesday 4 June 2024
1pm - 3.30pm

The Forum is an online platform to support third sector organisations in Dumfries and Galloway in enhancing their volunteer management through the exchange of experiences, skills, and practices. Agenda 13:00 – 13:10 – Welcome / Introductions 13:10 – 14:10 – Forthcoming changes to PVG scheme: Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Service (VSDS) and Disclosure Scotland will be… Read more »

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Recruiting trustees

Recruiting trustees

Thursday 6 June 2024
10am - 12pm

As part of good governance, third sector organisations usually need to recruit new trustees on a regular basis. This session looks at why having a good recruitment process with clear role descriptions in place can help with the recruitment of new trustees. Understanding why people might like to volunteer as a trustee can help organisations… Read more »

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Evaluating your impact

Tuesday 11 June 2024
1.30pm - 4pm

Evaluation is all about measuring your impact. Designing your evaluation methods and sharing your learning are important parts of the evaluation cycle. This session will take you through the process of choosing creative ways to engage with your beneficiaries and explain the difference your work makes. This session will be presented by Jane Stanistreet, our… Read more »

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Organisational sustainability and succession

Thursday 13 June 2024
1.30pm - 4pm

Focussing on sustainability and succession will ensure that your organisation is prepared for the future. Sustainability covers need and demand​, people​, materials​, finance​, strategic (governance) planning​ and project (activity) planning. Succession planning should include beneficiaries, members of your governing body​, office bearers, members of your organisation and staff​. This session will be presented by independent… Read more »

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Holding Effective and Engaging Trustee Meetings

Monday 17 June 2024
10am - 12.30pm

Trustee meetings are held to make decisions that govern a charity and are an important aspect of good governance. This session will help improve how effective and engaging your meetings are and will include tips on how to engage with everyone either on screen or around the table. This session will be presented by independent… Read more »

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Canva - A free design tool for the third sector

Canva – a free design tool for the third sector

Tuesday 18 June 2024
2pm - 3pm

An introductory/beginner’s tour to the design tool that offers a free pro account for qualifying third sector organisations and opens the door to a world of opportunities to easily create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more. This session will be presented by Alan Hall, our Head of Communications and Impact. Alan provides… Read more »

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Scottish Land Fund

Meet the Funder – Scottish Land Fund

Wednesday 26 June 2024
11am - 12pm

The Scottish Land Fund supports rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets. Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, it offers grants of up to £1 million to help… Read more »

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Making social media work for you

Wednesday 28 August 2024
10am - 11.30pm

Join us for a beginner’s look at the main social media platforms and a quick guide to help boost your engagement with your followers. We will also touch upon analytics, using Facebook as an example of what can be discovered. This session will be presented by Alan Hall, our Head of Communications and Impact. Alan… Read more »

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Meet the Funder – National Lottery Community Fund

Thursday 5 September 2024
11am - 11.30am

Funding Officers from The National Lottery Community Fund, Kirsty Wilson and Neal Bennison would like to meet third sector groups interested in applying for funds from National Lottery ticket sales. They will provide an overview of current funding programmes and talk through the Fund’s Three Approaches; People-Led, Strengths-based, and Connected, which apply across all programmes…. Read more »

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Achieving good organisational governance

Thursday 12 September 2024
10am - 12.30pm

Good governance is fundamental to a charity’s success. It enables and supports a charity’s compliance with the law and relevant regulations. It also promotes a culture in which everything works towards fulfilling the charity’s vision. This session will guide you through the Scottish Governance Code and how to use it as a practical tool to… Read more »

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Charity trustee – understanding your responsibilities

Thursday 19 September 2024
1.30pm - 4pm

All charity trustees have legal duties and responsibilities under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. These duties are separated out into general duties, that set out a broad framework that all charity trustees must work within, and specific duties detailed in the 2005 Act. This session will guide you through the general and… Read more »

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Canva - A free design tool for the third sector

Canva – a free design tool for the third sector

Wednesday 25 September 2024
10am - 11am

An introductory/beginner’s tour to the design tool that offers a free pro account for qualifying third sector organisations and opens the door to a world of opportunities to easily create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more. This session will be presented by Alan Hall, our Head of Communications and Impact. Alan provides… Read more »

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How to write a successful funding application

Wednesday 2 October 2024
9.30am - 12pm

Writing a funding application can be time consuming; this session will focus on knowing how to prepare effectively for writing a proposal, being confident deciding whether or not to bid, be aware of writing in an appropriate and effective style and understand what makes a successful application. This session will be presented by Jane Stanistreet,… Read more »

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Meet the Funder – National Lottery Heritage Fund

Thursday 3 October 2024
2pm - 3pm

This session is for anyone from a third sector organisation in Dumfries and Galloway who has an interest in a potential heritage project. Please bring an item of heritage which is important to you for this online meet the funder session. A member of the Engagement team at the National Lottery Heritage Fund will be… Read more »

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Effective business planning in the third sector

Tuesday 8 October 2024
1.30pm - 4pm

All charities should focus resources towards effective business planning. This session will focus on the key steps to follow to develop a business plan. Looking at governance and activity planning, you will develop the knowledge needed to effectively business plan for the future. This session will be presented by independent consultant David Link. David has… Read more »

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Setting outcomes and indicators

Wednesday 30 October 2024
10am - 12.30pm

Evaluation is all about measuring your impact; setting meaningful and proportionate outcomes and indicators plays an important part in the evaluation journey. This session will take you through the process of understanding what outcomes and indicators are and how they can help you to explain the difference your work makes to your beneficiaries. This session… Read more »

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Recruiting trustees

Recruiting trustees

Tuesday 5 November 2024
2pm - 4pm

As part of good governance, third sector organisations usually need to recruit new trustees on a regular basis. This session looks at why having a good recruitment process with clear role descriptions in place can help with the recruitment of new trustees. Understanding why people might like to volunteer as a trustee can help organisations… Read more »

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Organisational sustainability and succession

Thursday 7 November 2024
10am - 12.30pm

Focussing on sustainability and succession will ensure that your organisation is prepared for the future. Sustainability covers need and demand​, people​, materials​, finance​, strategic (governance) planning​ and project (activity) planning. Succession planning should include beneficiaries, members of your governing body​, office bearers, members of your organisation and staff​. This session will be presented by independent… Read more »

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The value of storytelling in the third sector

Wednesday 13 November 2024
10am - 11am

Successful storytelling can transform case studies demonstrating how your organisation makes a difference and helping to raise awareness about your work and showcase your impact to service users, external partners, and funders. We will look at what should be included and how to consider and start to construct the content. This session will be presented… Read more »

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Financial management for the third sector

Thursday 21 November 2024
10am - 12.30pm

Financial Management is an important aspect of good governance. Developed specifically for the non-financially minded​, this session will address some common misconceptions about responsibility, identify who is responsible​ and highlights the questions you should be asking​. You will also be provided with an overview of the documents typically used. This session will be presented by… Read more »

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Evaluating your impact

Tuesday 26 November 2024
10am - 12.30pm

Evaluation is all about measuring your impact. Designing your evaluation methods and sharing your learning are important parts of the evaluation cycle. This session will take you through the process of choosing creative ways to engage with your beneficiaries and explain the difference your work makes. This session will be presented by Jane Stanistreet, our… Read more »

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Understanding your role as Office Bearer

Thursday 28 November 2024
1.30pm - 4pm

The role of officer bearer carries certain responsibilities over and above that of a trustee. This session will help you identify if your constitution requires office bearers and will focus on the role of Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary and understanding the responsibilities that these roles command. It will be presented by independent consultant David Link…. Read more »

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