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Storytelling Training for Volunteers' Week 2020

Learn what makes a great story, and join a storytelling movement to help generate stories about the extraordinary contribution of volunteers during Volunteers' Week 2019. Practice gathering stories and to plan how to use your new skills and knowledge.

For Manchester-based Organisations and Volunteers only.

Date & Time of Training: 10 March 2020 - 10:00 to 14:30

Venue: Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

10 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 14:30
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Introduction to Community Asset Transfer (half day)

If you have an asset in mind or looking to explore whether taking on a community asset is the right thing for your organisation this half day workshop is ideal for you.

The workshop will look at giving you an understanding of the history of community asset transfers, an overview of what a community asset transfer is alongside offering hints and tips on good practices and the do's and don'ts to consider.

Workshop will cover

5 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Intelligence Hub - where's the data?

A new workshop specifically for VCSE organisations from the city of Manchester. This workshop will provide a practical guide to how you can use the Intelligence Hub.

Having a good understanding of the people and places of Manchester is essential in helping us to deliver services that meet the needs of the area. It is not always easy, however, to know where to go to find robust and reliable data which can evidence a need, or demonstrate impact of service.

4 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:30
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Choosing Your Structure

A workshop specifically for VCSE groups within the city of Manchester looking at what structure is best suited for them.

  • Are you thinking of setting up a voluntary and community organisation?
  • Are you thinking about changing the structure that you currently have?

This workshop offers the opportunity to double check that the structure you are considering or have is really correct for the type of activities / funding sources / organisation you want to be and will take you through the steps you need to take to adopt a suitable structure.

12 February, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Funding Your Project

Are you looking for funding for your project? Do you know where to search what funding is available? What is a good base to any funding application?

A workshop specifically for voluntary community organisations in the city of Manchester who are looking for funding. Covering searching for funds using the funding portal, applying and diversifying funding to your project - this workshop is aimed primarily at organisations who are new to funding.

Overview of the session:

31 January, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Developing an Effective Board Team- Live Webinar

Haven’t had time to attend one of our workshops?  Would like a refresher?  This webinar covers the core content covered in the Beacon Programme’s ‘Developing an Effective Board’ workshop.

As Chair, your role includes enabling your board to work well together and supporting your trustees to resolve any conflict.  This might mean having difficult conversations with one or more of your trustees to confront problematic behaviours.

31 March, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:15
Online

Being an Effective Chair – Live Webinar

Haven’t had time to attend one of our workshops?  Would like a refresher?  This webinar covers the core content covered in the Beacon Programme’s ‘Being an Effective Chair’ workshop.

The Beacon Programme’s ‘Being an Effective Chair’ live webinar is an introduction to the role of Chair, providing those chairing smaller charities (with an annual income under £1 million) with top tips and tools to help them be more effective in their role.

Outcomes
By the end of the webinar, you will:

4 March, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:15
Online

Developing an Effective Board Team- Live Webinar

Haven’t had time to attend one of our workshops?  Would like a refresher?  This webinar covers the core content covered in the Beacon Programme’s ‘Developing an Effective Board’ workshop.

As Chair, your role includes enabling your board to work well together and supporting your trustees to resolve any conflict.  This might mean having difficult conversations with one or more of your trustees to confront problematic behaviours.

27 February, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:15
Online

Strengthening your Organisation – Live Webinar

As Chair you need to ensure your charity focuses on the right things, uses it resources well and achieves its purpose despite changing circumstances. For smaller organisations this can be a challenge, with reliance on a small staff team and or volunteers and minimal funds to pay for external expertise.

12 February, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:15
Online

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