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  1. 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.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 13 November 2019 10:30 (SOLD OUT)
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    • Calendar Icon 17 January 2020 10:30
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    • Calendar Icon 18 March 2020 10:30
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    • Calendar Icon 17 June 2020 10:30
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    • Calendar Icon 07 September 2020 10:30
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    • Calendar Icon 25 November 2020 10:30
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  2. NCVO webinar: Charity campaigning and electoral law

    • 0 days
    • Campaigning and lobbying
    • Planning and strategy
    • Legal
    • Webinar
    With a general election is coming up on 12 December, lots of charities and NGOs will be thinking about whether to campaign and what they can do. We want to be clear that charities can campaign on the issues which matter to them. This free webinar will summarise some of the key issues in charity and electoral law, and give you guidance and tools to campaign with confidence.
    • Location Icon This is an online event, join us from your location.
    • Calendar Icon 14 November 2019 15:00 (Good availability)
  3. Charity finance for non-financial managers

    • 1 day
    • Finance
    • Funding and income
    This course will provide you with increased confidence and greater ability to review and assess your organisation's financial health. We will look at basic financial tools to help you to monitor resources, make better decisions for your organisation and communicate with financial professionals including your treasurer, finance officer or accountant.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 15 November 2019 09:30 (SOLD OUT)
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    • Calendar Icon 24 January 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 06 March 2020 09:30
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  4. 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 15 November 2019 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 14 February 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  5. Writing successful bids

    • 1 day
    • Funding and income
    When you write a funding application, how often are you successful? Your time is precious and good funding opportunities few, so make sure every application is as strong as possible. Come and learn with NCVO consultants how to make your bid stand out.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 15 November 2019 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 06 March 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  6. NCVO webinar: How charity sector trends can inform your next board strategy

    • 0 days
    • Planning and strategy
    • Governance and trustees
    • Leadership
    • Impact
    • Webinar
    The environment in which charities are operating is changing faster than ever before. This free webinar will give you an overview of the state of the charity sector and explore how some of the trends can inform your next board strategy.
    • Location Icon This is an online event, join us from your location.
    • Calendar Icon 19 November 2019 15:00 (Good availability)
  7. 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 20 November 2019 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 13 March 2020 09:30
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  8. How to report on outcome and impact data

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    • Impact
    Learn and practise how to make the most of your outcomes and impact data to deliver compelling and useful reports to different audiences. This course will expand your skills to better understand your audience’s needs and develop a strategy for communicating outcome and impact data. You’ll learn how to analyse different types of data, use statistics, quotes and case examples, and structure effective reports. At the end of the course, you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to write reports that demonstrate the difference your work makes, in a way that is useful and used.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 20 November 2019 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 12 February 2020 09:45
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  9. 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 25 November 2019 09:30 (Only 2 seats remaining)
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    • Calendar Icon 20 March 2020 09:30
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  10. Managing people in the voluntary sector

    • 2 days
    • HR
    • Planning and strategy
    • Leadership
    • Communications
    • Management
    This participative 2 day course gives you the practical skills you need to manage your team, and the confidence to respond to challenges as they arise.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 25 November 2019 - 26 November 2019 09:30 (SOLD OUT)
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    • Calendar Icon 16 January 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 27 February 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  11. NCVO/ Zurich Charity Risk Seminars 2019

    • Half day
    • Legal
    • Planning and strategy
    • HR
    In partnership with Zurich, NCVO is pleased to introduce a series of Charity Risk Seminars in 2019. Our half day seminars will cover three key areas in risk management; risk assessment, data and security management and safeguarding.
    • Location Icon BVSC 138 Digbeth, Birmingham , B5 6DR
    • Calendar Icon 26 November 2019 09:00 (Good availability)
  12. Outcomes and impact assessment: for funders, grant makers and commissioners

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    Does our money make a difference? is a question that trusts, foundations and commissioners ask themselves. This course is for funders, grant makers and commissioners who want to better assess the outcomes and impact of the projects they fund. We will help you think through the type of information you need to collect and why, and methods and approaches for assessing outcomes and impact. We will explore good practice principles in monitoring and evaluation, and how you might support grantees to better evidence the effects of their work and make a bigger difference with your money. This is a discursive and interactive course where you will join other funders to share and extend your knowledge, skills and confidence in outcome and impact assessment.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 27 November 2019 09:45 (SOLD OUT)
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    • Calendar Icon 26 March 2020 09:45
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  13. Assessing the impact of your volunteers

    • 1 day
    • Volunteer management
    • Impact
    We all know that volunteers make a difference but how can you prove it? The Volunteering Impact Assessment Toolkit (VIAT) produced by the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) and NCVO can help you measure and demonstrate the impact of volunteering. This course will give you step-by-step guidance on how to use the VIAT to assess the impact your volunteers are having your organisation, your beneficiaries, and themselves, as well as on the wider community and other stakeholders.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 28 November 2019 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 19 March 2020 09:30
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  14. 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 29 November 2019 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 31 January 2020 09:30
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  15. Managing adult and child safeguarding in your organisation

    • 1 day
    • Legal
    • Planning and strategy
    • HR
    Safeguarding means the range of measures we have in place to protect people in our organisation, or those we come into contact with, from abuse and maltreatment of any kind. This means we have to think about safeguarding in everything we do: including policy and procedure writing, roles and responsibilities, safer recruitment, concerns and complaints management, ethical fundraising, quality assurance and safeguarding risk assessments of all our activities. We also have to ensure that beneficiaries, staff and volunteers feel confident and able to raise any concerns or complaints appropriately.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 02 December 2019 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 09 March 2020 09:30
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  16. Writing a sustainable funding strategy

    • 2 days
    • Funding and income
    • Planning and strategy
    If you are a manager or trustee who has the responsibility for developing a funding strategy, then this two-day course is for you. Sustainable funding is more than just fundraising. It is more strategic, more flexible and is built around the aim of reducing an organisation’s exposure to risk while increasing its ability to pursue strategic goals.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 03 December 2019 - 04 December 2019 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 10 March 2020 09:30
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  17. Outcome and impact measurement (one day)

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    Being clear on your outcomes and impact can help you plan, manage and improve your work, making the biggest difference you can for your beneficiaries. On this course, you’ll create an evaluation plan so you can demonstrate the difference your work makes. The course also includes a brief introduction to ways to collect data. If you want to effectively monitor and evaluate the work you do and the difference it makes, this course is for you!
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 03 December 2019 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 16 January 2020 09:45
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    • Calendar Icon 04 March 2020 09:45
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  18. Developing your theory of change

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    • Planning and strategy
    • Planning and strategy
    A theory of change is your description of how you anticipate change happening over time. As a popular tool for those involved in social change, it can help you plan new work, better understand and communicate what you do (particularly to funders) and support your monitoring and evaluation. Starting from the big change you want to see in the world (the impact), the process maps backwards to articulate and connect the real-world changes (the outcomes) your organisation, project or campaign intends to make with the things you’ll do (the outputs/activities). You will be encouraged to think critically about your work, the plausibility of change, and to tackle the underlying assumptions you’re making as you build your theory of change.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 05 December 2019 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 21 January 2020 09:45
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    • Calendar Icon 18 March 2020 09:45
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  19. 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 06 December 2019 09:30 (SOLD OUT)
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    • Calendar Icon 20 January 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 06 March 2020 09:30
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  20. Influencing Parliament

    • 1 day
    • Campaigning and lobbying
    With the ever changing goings on in Westminster and a minority government, many charities will need to understand the various factors shaping this parliament to adapt their lobbying and campaigning tactics. This course draws on NCVO's experience of working with parliament and influencing government.. This course aims to help charities navigate the political environment or refresh their knowledge of parliamentary processes and procedures – essential if your organisation is looking to make an impact in Westminster.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 09 December 2019 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 16 March 2020 09:30
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  21. 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 09 December 2019 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 13 March 2020 09:30
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  22. Implementing Trusted Charity

    • 1 day
    • Planning and strategy
    • Governance and trustees
    • HR
    • Leadership
    Trusted Charity is a straightforward quality standard designed to help you run your organisation more effectively and efficiently. It sets out what organisations need to have in place to ensure sound governance practices, proper financial and risk management systems, and a reliable system for measuring outcomes. If you are new to Trusted Charity and need some help getting started, or if you have come to a standstill with your self-assessment and need some motivation to get going, then this one-day course is for you.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 09 December 2019 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 07 February 2020 09:45
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    • Calendar Icon 30 March 2020 09:45
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    • Calendar Icon 18 November 2020 09:45
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  23. 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 12 December 2019 - 13 December 2019 09:30 (Only 1 seat remaining)
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    • Calendar Icon 07 January 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 26 March 2020 09:30
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  24. 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 13 December 2019 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 13 January 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 28 February 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 30 March 2020 09:30
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  25. 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 24 January 2020 09:30 (Good availability)