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May 2022

Understanding Financial Management

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this ever changing environment, many organisations have had to restructure, review their working practices and revisit the services they offer. With this in mind, this session will look at financial management and the processes needed to ensure your organisation looks after its finances. This session is equally suited to those organisations who wish to review current practice and those who are setting up. Please note this is an online event. You will be required to register with Zoom before…

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June 2022

Making Better Grant Applications: Community Assets & Facilities

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Improve your funding applications for community buildings, sports facilities and land/parks. This session will present key information to help improve your chances of success when applying for grant funding for community buildings, sports facilities and land/parks. We will include practical advice to help you identify potential funders; outline the grant application process; and explain the types of information funders are looking for in a good application. The session will include a short workshop to help you create a basic Case…

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Impact – Demonstrating the Difference You Make

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Measuring the impact of your organisation- Evidence, Data and EvaluationThis session will act as an introduction or refresher to self-evaluation and measuring impact. Most people are aware how important it is to tell their story and demonstrate impact, both to funders and the communities they support, but how do you do this when you are busy delivering services? By having a plan and not doing it on your own! In this short session we will consider:Understanding the basicsWhat does impact…

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Stepping Forward into Partnership for a Purpose

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How organisations can partner around a particular project or common purposeIf your Community Group, Voluntary Organisation or Social Enterprise is pursuing a particular objective such as establishing a new project or takin on new premises, it can often be advantageous to do this in partnership with other organisations who have similar goals. A partnership for a purpose can benefit all the partners and the communities who will engage with the new project, facility or services.In this interactive session facilitated ,…

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Fuel Poverty: an issue for groups & individuals

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Is your organisation helping people who are facing fuel poverty? Do you want to know more about reducing the impact of fuel poverty for your group and service users? Saving energy is an important matter in the fuel crisis, and taking steps towards reduced energy bills and CO2 emissions benefit both people and planet. In this session, Lilian Delaney from Home Energy Scotland and Lucy Gillie from South Seeds share experiences and expertise on helping groups and individuals to save…

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Stepping Forward into Engaging with Communities

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An honest exploration of the possibilities and pitfalls of Community EngagementIt is essential for any community group, voluntary organisation or social enterprise to engage with the communities they serve. As the National Standards for Community Engagement state, “Community engagement is the process of involving communities…” and this should be at every stage in the development of an organisation and the services it provides. When community engagement is carried out well it enhances both the life of the organisation and the…

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Defining your Marketing & Communications Approach

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Create effective communications at any experience level. As part of a manageable and effective strategy, we will discuss how to prioritise your marketing efforts and create highly effective communications. With the help of case study examples and discussion sections, we'll show you how to focus your efforts when resources are limited. The session includes: Defining your organisations goals Understanding your audience Deciding how and where to communicate Developing your marketing and campaign plans Social media fundamentals Measuring success Who is…

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Interpreting Financial Statements

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Essential training for Trustees. Every Board or Management Committee Members/Trustees has a duty to ensure that good financial management is being carried out by their organisation. It is not just the responsibility of the Chair and the Treasurer – it is one of the central responsibilities of Trustees. Good financial management is the efficient and effective management of an organisation’s resources (money, physical assets, people and intellectual property) in order to accomplish the organisation’s objectives. The purpose of this workshop…

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Digital & Online Fundraising

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This non-technical short course will introduce the key principles of fundraising online for your group. Aimed at small charities and grassroots voluntary organisations in Glasgow, we will discuss the use of the Internet as part of your overall fundraising plan. The course will cover digital communications and fundraising through a website and social media sites. The course will include links to external sources of further support. Please note this is an online event. You will be required to register with…

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