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All Capacity Building

Gathering Stories

Stories stir the imagination and connect people and organisations to each other. They are a powerful tool to increase the profile of and engagement with your charity. 

If you would like to build on your existing skills and think about new ways to tell stories, this course is for you.

This course is aimed at anyone in a Manchester voluntary and community sector group who would like to increase their skills and use of storytelling in their work. This could mean telling the story of your service users, volunteers or your organisation.

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3 April, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Supporting Young People: Workplace Health and Wellbeing

The course:
Equip yourself with the tools and understanding required to promote good mental health in the workplace. Designed to help you negotiate legal frameworks and highlight best practice, this new course places a specific focus on the needs of young people in your workforce.

12 February, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:15
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN

Bardsley Fund

11 Jan 2019 - 10:04 by michelle.foster

The idea behind the Bardsley Fund is to provide a positive, friendly and accessible approach to gaining much needed financial support for your group. Bardsley will enjoy seeing applications from family, generational and sports focused groups and projects. The Bardsley Fund aims to encourage and support grassroots community activity. This means small, community-based and locally controlled groups that manage themselves, encourage people to get involved as volunteers and who just need a bit of financial help to be able to work with their community in the way they’d like.

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GMYN - Training young people to be peer supporters

This training will help you develop an approach to train the young people you work with to support one another, whether you are interested in delivering a structured peer-support programme or simply developing peer support skills within an existing group setting.

You will gain resources and understanding to deliver the following activities with young people:

•         What is peer support?
•         Starting peer support relationships
•         Communication skills
•         Confidentiality and boundaries

5 February, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
GMYN, Greenfish Resource Fish Centre,

Going it alone – keeping your social enterprise spark alive with minimal physical, emotional or financial support

15 February, 2019 - 16:00 to 18:00

Setting up a social enterprise or business venture, or developing a project to create social change can be tricky and isolating at the best of times, but what if you're trying to do this with minimal physical, emotional or financial support?

At this free peer learning session hear from women changemakers who are triumphing over adversity and/or isolation to pave a path towards social change and economic independence for themselves and others. This will be a discussion and Q& A format with networking and drinks.

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Big Heart Skills – Media, PR and Podcasting

13 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 15:00

Flourish CIC are pleased to be collaborating with the Big Heart Skills Network for this event.

This time Flourish CIC will be looking at getting your message across and exploring a range of methods to give you clarity of communication, take the fear out of using a range of methods and tools, plus create cost effective ways to increase your profile.

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Difficult Dialogues – Importing International Conflict

21 March, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

The format for dialogues is a conversation and not a debate. People can share personal experiences and opinions. When we disagree we do so with respect. This is about listening and sharing.

All discourse should be undertaken in a spirit of understanding, hearing others – an antidote to ‘fake news’ and conflict-speak.

For further information and to register, visit: https://importingconflict.eventbrite.co.uk

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Twitter for NGOs & Charities – Live Session in Bury

8 February, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

Twitter's very own Katy Minshall, Head of UK Government, Public Policy and Philanthropy, will be joining us to deliver this informative, free session on Twitter best practice for charities and NGOs.

The aim is to extend the reach of your messages an increase the success of your campaigns.

Topics covered will include:
• Top tips and planning tools
• Best practices for campaigning
• Creative ideas and inspirations
• Engaging with conversations on Twitter
• How to use Twitter's safety
• Analytics and multimedia tools

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Understanding Social Value

Social value is the value that people place on the changes they experience in their lives.

This workshop is designed to help you develop a practical understanding of what social value means for your organisation.

The workshop will help you to

7 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
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