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  1. NCVO Webinar: Volunteering in a pandemic: Lessons from volunteering organisations

    • 0 days
    • Volunteer management
    • Webinar
    In this webinar we will share what volunteering organisations have learned since the lockdown in March. The webinar will explore local and national efforts to tackle covid-19, how organisations have adapted traditional recruitment and induction processes for new volunteers, whilst continuing to engage existing volunteers during the hiatus. This webinar will include content from the National Volunteering Forum held on 18 June 2020.
    • Location Icon Online event, join us from your location
    • Calendar Icon 15 July 2020 10:00 (Good availability)
  2. ONLINE TRAINING: Writing Successful Bids

    • 1 day
    • Funding and income
    When you write a funding application, how often are you successful? Your time is precious and there are few good funding opportunities; every application needs to be as strong as possible. In this online training course, you will learn how to write solid funding applications with confidence and with focus.
    • Location Icon Online event, join us from your location
    • Calendar Icon 21 July 2020 10:00 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 30 September 2020 10:00
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  3. NCVO Webinar: How to manage operational change in a time of uncertainty

    • 0 days
    • Webinar
    • Legal
    • Planning and strategy
    The economic impact of coronavirus means that many voluntary sector organisations will be going through a period of significant change over the coming months. For many of the hardest hit charities, the process of restructuring and making redundancies will sadly be inevitable. In this webinar we help organisations prepare for this context.
    • Location Icon Online event, join us from your location
    • Calendar Icon 23 July 2020 14:00 (Good availability)
  4. ONLINE TRAINING: Key principles of fundraising in the voluntary sector

    • 1 day
    • Funding and income
    • Management
    This online course will help you understand the fundamentals of fundraising. We will look at the key principles and how to apply them to your organisation.
    • Location Icon Online event, join us from your location
    • Calendar Icon 29 July 2020 10:00 (Good availability)
  5. ONLINE TRAINING: Funding strategy and diversification post Covid -19

    • 1 day
    • Funding and income
    • Planning and strategy
    This online course will help you understand and analyse the current funding situation of your organisation and teach you how to plan for the future. We’ll use key strategic tools, a funding strategy template (that you’ll adapt and tailor) and help you consider various sources of funding that are most suitable for your organisation including looking at diversification.
    • Location Icon Online event, join us from your location
    • Calendar Icon 05 August 2020 10:00 (Good availability)
  6. ONLINE TRAINING: Charity trustee induction and refresher

    • 1 day
    • Governance and trustees
    This course will give an overview and understanding of charity governance, regulation and best practice. These sessions offer unique networking opportunities with other trustees and access to our knowledgeable expert trainers.
    • Location Icon Online event, join us from your location
    • Calendar Icon 12 August 2020 10:00 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 29 September 2020 10:00
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  7. ONLINE TRAINING: Introduction to Trusted Charity workshop

    • Quarter day
    • Governance and trustees
    • HR
    • Planning and strategy
    • Leadership
    Do you want to strengthen governance, better manage risk, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your charity? The Trusted Charity quality standards will help you achieve all of this and more. Find out more about the standards at our free introductory workshop.
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    • Calendar Icon 19 August 2020 10:00 (SOLD OUT)
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    • Calendar Icon 07 September 2020 10:30
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    • Calendar Icon 08 October 2020 10:00
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    • Calendar Icon 25 November 2020 10:30
    • Location Icon London
  8. ONLINE TRAINING: Case for Support workshop

    • 1 day
    • Funding and income
    • Impact
    • Planning and strategy
    With all of our organisations affected by coronavirus in some way, now is a great time to review your Case for Support, ensuring that you’re articulating your purpose and the (possibly new or exacerbated) social issues that you’re tackling. If you find yourself reinventing the wheel and writing similar but different information for high value funding proposals over and over again, this is the session for you.
    • Location Icon Online event, join us from your location
    • Calendar Icon 19 August 2020 10:00 (Good availability)
  9. ONLINE TRAINING: Good practice in volunteer management

    • 1 day
    • Volunteer management
    Good practice in volunteer management is key to unlocking the potential of volunteering in your organisation. This online course provides an introduction to the key principles of good practice in volunteer management and how to apply them to your organisation. 
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    • Calendar Icon 09 September 2020 10:00 (Only 1 seat remaining)
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    • Calendar Icon 24 September 2020 10:00
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  10. Introduction to public affairs

    • 1 day
    • Campaigning and lobbying
    • Communications
    Effective public affairs activity can ensure your policy recommendations are heard by those with the power to make a difference. Many charities will need to ensure their public affairs activity is well-targeted and effective. This course provides an introduction to the basics of public affairs, ensuring that your lobbying campaigns are strategic and able to draw on a range of tools and tactics to effectively influence ministers, parliamentarians, civil servants and others.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 02 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  11. Safeguarding: Legal responsibilities for trustees

    • 1 day
    • Legal
    • Governance and trustees
    • HR
    • Leadership
    Safeguarding refers to a range of measures that are put in place in any organisation to protect people in their organisation, or those they come into contact with, from abuse or maltreatment of any kind. It’s essential that safeguarding is integrated throughout all policies and procedures. These include: roles and responsibilities, recruitment, concerns and complaints management, ethical fundraising, quality assurance and risk assessments of all our activities. Safeguarding must also help to create an environment where beneficiaries, staff and volunteers feel confident and able to raise concerns or complaints. This interactive course has been specifically designed to help trustees evaluate their current safeguarding procedures.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 05 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  12. Advanced Project Management

    • 1 day
    • Planning and strategy
    • Leadership
    • Management
    Are you confident in your general project management skills but looking to strengthen your expertise in how you deliver them? This course moves beyond the ‘basics’ of project management to give a deeper analysis into a range of techniques and principles, within a specific charity context.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 06 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  13. Charity trustees: Induction and refresher training

    • 1 day
    • Governance and trustees
    This course has been developed from NCVO’s governance work with a variety of charities over many years. It encompasses all we’ve learnt to ensure trustees make an effective contribution to the governance of their organisation, and create and maintain good relationships with staff.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 12 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 13 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
    • Calendar Icon 11 December 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  14. Project Management in the voluntary sector

    • 2 days
    • Planning and strategy
    • Management
    This two day practical project management course is tailored to the voluntary sector. It will take you on a journey over two days to introduce the principles associated with planning, implementing, managing and evaluating your project.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 15 October 2020 - 16 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 03 December 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  15. Financial intelligence for trustees

    • 1 day
    • Finance
    • Governance and trustees
    • Leadership
    • Funding and income
    To carry out your role as a charity leader or trustee effectively, it’s essential that you have a sound understanding of finance, financial management, corporate and management metrics and reporting. This introductory session provides an overview in how to review and assess financial information. It will also improve your ability to monitor resources, articulate impact and make better financial decisions.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 16 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  16. Good practice in volunteer management

    • 1 day
    • Volunteer management
    • HR
    • Management
    What does good volunteer management look like and how do you put this into practice? Good practice in volunteer management is key to unlocking the potential of volunteering in your organisation. This course provides an introduction to the key principles of good practice in volunteer management and how to apply them to your organisation.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 19 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 11 December 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  17. Creating a theory of change for your charity

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    • Planning and strategy
    • Planning and strategy
    What results are you seeking? What difference do you want to make? A theory of change is a popular tool used to help you plan and communicate what you do and support your monitoring and evaluation. In this course, you will learn about and create your own theory of change and narrative. The tool will help you articulate and connect the change your organisation wants to make with the activities you intend to carry out. This course will challenge you to think critically about what you are doing and why.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 22 October 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 03 December 2020 09:45
    • Location Icon London
  18. Data Protection essentials

    • 1 day
    • Legal
    • Planning and strategy
    • HR
    • Communications
    • IT and digital
    In 2018, new regulations come into force intended to give individuals greater control over how organisations use their data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how charities work with data and look after this valuable information. The new laws are more detailed and carry the potential for hefty financial penalties. This course is specifically for charitable organisations and will take you through the essentials of lawful data processing. This course will be your first step toward becoming GDPR compliant.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 23 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  19. Measuring your impact in the voluntary sector (two days)

    • 2 days
    • Impact
    This two-day course will go beyond the theory, helping you to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework and effectively measure your organisation’s impact. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify the outcomes and impact of your work, know the most appropriate data collection tools and develop a plan to assess the progress of your work against key indicators.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 05 November 2020 - 06 November 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
  20. Supporting good governance: Effective board servicing and governance administration

    • 1 day
    • Governance and trustees
    • Legal
    This course is designed for those who help to implement structures and processes that support trustees in fulfilling their duties and responsibilities. It helps people within this role identify how processes can be improved to align with the organisation’s purpose and objectives.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 06 November 2020 09:30 (Only 6 seats remaining)
  21. Strategic planning: creating the right process for your organisation

    • 1 day
    • Planning and strategy
    In a rapidly changing environment for the voluntary sector, organisations need to have a clear and comprehensive strategy in place. A strategy is not just the plan on paper: it is the process by which an organisation reaches agreement about its direction, priorities, and resources. On this course, you will learn how to craft a strategy development process that is right for your organisation.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 09 November 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  22. Data collection: the essentials

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    Data collection is an important part of impact measurement. Your data collection methods should be appropriate to your beneficiaries and fit your organisational culture. On this course you’ll learn which data collection methods are most appropriate for your work and how you can better demonstrate your impact using a variety of data collection tools. Practical examples will help you learn how to develop data collection tools such as questionnaires and interview topic guides. If you already have data collection tools in place and need help reviewing them, our ‘improve your' workshops may be more suitable.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 12 November 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
  23. Volunteering and the law

    • 1 day
    • Volunteer management
    • Legal
    What is your legal position as an organisation that involves volunteers? How do you ensure that you are supporting and developing volunteers while avoiding the risk of creating contracts and falling foul of employment law? This course will enable you to understand volunteering and the law in relation to issues such as safeguarding, data protection, health and safety, equality and diversity, insurance, and benefits.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 13 November 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  24. Managing data protection in the voluntary sector

    • 1 day
    • Legal
    • Planning and strategy
    The lawful processing of data might seem a daunting task but it’s essential if organisations are to prevent reputational and financial risk. This advanced course is designed to simplify the subject for people who work within GDPR compliance or data control.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 16 November 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  25. The skills of effective influencing and engagement

    • 1 day
    • Communications
    • Leadership
    • Collaboration
    • HR
    • Management
    Success in persuading and motivating others relies on our ability to influence and engage. These skills are essential if you want to build strong partnerships, and develop a culture of collaboration and inclusion. This course covers the fundamental principles of influence and engagement, with practical tips and strategies to increase your personal effectiveness when dealing with colleagues, partners and funders.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 16 November 2020 09:30 (Good availability)