The Faculty encourages you whether you are responsible for a voluntary sector body or a purely commercial organisation to visit the Directory of Social Change website to see the range of courses and information DSC offers and which we recommend. Full Faculty CPD will be given for engagement in DSC events.
As Winter Fair does not seem to be a project in 2014 please see the DSC connections to web pages below in order to update yourself on Charity and Voluntary Sector Training.
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DSC Winter Fair, a partnership event with the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO), is the premier voluntary sector training day in the North of England. Workshops are priced at an accessible and affordable £35, or why not book a day rate – 5 workshops and lunch for £160.
You’ll take away skills, tips and best practice advice that you can use straight away.
Winter Fair has 21 workshops empowering you with the skills and knowledge to succeed. You can tailor your day to suit your individual needs. Pick and choose from a variety of workshops covering many aspects of working in the voluntary sector.
Join the debate
Access key information, insights, thoughts and opinions of the high quality debate panel around the subject of “How will working together ensure a strong and sustainable voluntary sector?” You can exchange ideas with fellow delegates around the subject as well as questioning the panel. This free debate starts at 13.45.
Gain key insights and funding advice Visit the DSC bookshop team and ask them any questions you may have as well asaccessing free DSC Funding Website demos throughout the day.
Access valuable knowledge, expertise and info from the GMCVO teamGMCVO will be exhibiting and providing advice and support on the day. Fire any questions you may have at them. Learn more here.
We look forward to seeing you in November.
Just 3 weeks to go - have you booked your places yet?
'Content of all workshops was very good, as was having time to meet and chat to other delegates and speakers - very beneficial'
Margaret Anderson, Finance and Administration Manager, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Hi Colleague The Charity Accountants' Conference is now in its 22nd year and is the largest residential conference for charity finance professionals.
Organised by DSC with Sayer Vincent, this two day event provides essential finance training for voluntary sector finance professionals of all levels.
Featuring 28 different sessions, this year's conference will support participants in their growth into becoming better financial leaders.
Book your place now, from just £550 (charity rate) which includes luxury 4 star hotel accommodation overnight as well as a three course meal and the Sayer Vincent Financial Leadership Awards on the evening of the 19th.
How this conference benefits you
- Gain at least 10 hours CPD
- Access valuable insight and information from the Thursday opening plenary 'How to Become an Outstanding Financial Leader', by Petra Ingram; Chief Executive of Brooke Hospital for Animals
- Learn about the new charity SORP at the Friday panel session on the changes to charity accounting, with Ray Jones and Nigel Davies
- Exchange ideas, knowledge and share experiences with peers during the networking sessions
- Access free information, demonstrations and advice throughout the two days.
About our Media Partner
Third Sector is the UK's leading publication for everyone who needs to know what's going on in the voluntary and not-for-profit sector. Visit the Third Sector websitehere.
To access all the important updates in charity accounting, alongside empowering yourself to become a better financial leader, book your place now.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
independent voluntary sector at the heart of social change.
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Do you deserve a Social Change Award?
DSC is pleased to announce the nominations for the 2013 Social Change Awards are now open. The Social Change Awards are for all those working to achieve a positive change in society - individuals, charities, community groups, funders, companies, public bodies. Click on the button to nominate yourself or your own organisation by 16 September 2013.Do you deserve a Social Change Award?
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DSC launches Company Giving Almanac at House of Lords!
Over 75 people from the public, private and voluntary sectors gathered at the House of Lords on Friday 21st June to celebrate the launch of DSC’s new Company Giving Almanac 2013. Hosted by the Baroness Elizabeth Barker, the event was sponsored by haysmacintyre, with flowers sponsored by Mills & Reeve LLP. DSC launches Company Giving Almanac at House of Lords!
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The true extent of companies’ charitable support for UK charities and communities
The research for DSC's new Company Giving Almanac 2013 analysed the top 418 company givers, which together gave some £600 million to UK charities and communities (£470 million in cash). That works out as £7.45 per person!Learn more
Spending Review 2013 - Key Points
Spending Reviews are when the Government considers the public finances in the round and makes its plans for a longer period of time than the annual budget – often but not always for a three year period.Learn more
Charitable Incorporated Organisations take off in a big way
The new legal structure of Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) has taken off in a big way and is set to become the leading structure for newly formed voluntary organisations with charitable aims – especially for smaller and medium sized charities.Learn more
Improving Your Time Management
The other day, I read an article in the Evening Standard (a classic for every Londoner I’m afraid), that said recent research tells us we need seven hours a day to ourselves. Yes, I can hear you all chuckling and making comments along the line of ‘yeah right, where am I going to find seven hours!’ ‘well that would be nice!’ and ‘try and get that when you have to deal with a toddler, a long commute and work being chucked at you in every direction!’Learn more
FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
we thought you may be interested in hearing what SSE has to offer.
One Day Workshop at SSE London:
'People and Culture'
18th September 2012
We would like to invite you to attend the first in a brand new series of one day workshops delivered by SSE London aimed at tackling some of the key issues faced by social entrepreneurs.
This workshop, 'People and Culture', looks at the steps that you can take to ensure that you are getting the most from your staff whilst also offering a work environment that allows them to thrive.
Georgie Fienberg of Afrikids and Henry Stewart of Happy will be delivering sessions based on their own experience and during the day we will cover topics including:
· How to create a great place to work
· Recruiting the right staff
· Effective staff development
· How to develop a sense of job ownership and responsibility
· Involving stakeholders (including staff) in the decision making process
· Developing strategy and services from the bottom up
· Developing a transparent process of strategic planning
Throughout the day, we will be looking at the changes that you can implement within your own organisation and support you to develop an action plan that will allow you to make these changes.
This will be also be an excellent opportunity to develop new relationships with likeminded individuals and fellow social entrepreneurs.
To book your place now, please visit our website or email email@example.com; the cost of the workshop is £250.
We hope to see you on September 18th!
Date: 18th Sep 2012
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Where: SSE London (London Bridge)
Cost: £250, which includes a light lunch
How to Book:
Please visit our website
or contact David McGlashan: 020 7089 9120
Georgie Fienberg, founder and International Director of Afrikids, will deliver a session reflecting on her own experiences as a social entrepreneur.
Georgie is involved in every element of AfriKids’ work and guides the strategy for overall organisational development in collaboration with the UK and Ghana Senior Management Teams.
Afrikids is a previous winner of the 'Social Enterprise of the Year' award and Georgie has won 'Outstanding Individual Achievement', awarded by the Charity Times.
Henry Stewart, founder and CEO of Happy and author of the ‘Happy Manifesto’ will be sharing his insight and expertise.
Happy provides training to transform organisations and to help create great workplaces.
Happy was rated by the Financial Times as one of the top 2 places to work in the entire UK economy, as a result of their annual Best Workplaces award, organised with the Great Place to Work Institute.
Henry has been listed on 'Guru Radar of Thinkers 50′ list of top 50 business thinkers in world.
School for Social Entrepreneurs
2nd floor, The Fire Station
139 Tooley St
London, England SE1 2HZ
The future of your charity is in your hands. DSC Trustee Fair is just over a week away - have you booked your sessions yet?
As a trustee, you have a lot of power. It's important that you understand what that power is, how to exercise it appropriately and how to provide the right level of support to your management team and fellow trustees.
DSC Trustee Fair, supported by Small Charities Coalition, offers high quality training specifically designed for trustees, boards, CEO's and any executives wanting to know how to make their charity board more effective - from only £25 per session (when booking more than four), bring your board!
The 17 workshops are intensive and focussed, covering topics such as The Board's Role in Fundraising, How to be the Best Possible Chair, Trustee Recruitment, Conflicts of Interest, Board Leadership in Tough Times and many more topics.
Sessions are filling up fast! Book your sessions now
Free Trustee Speed-Recruiting: 17:00 - 18:00
A fast and fun way of bringing charities and potential trustees together. Each pair is given a few minutes to talk before the bell is rung and all rotate. When both parties think they have found a perfect match, we exchange their details - sign up now here.
Free Governance 1:1 Advice Surgeries with Jacqueline Williams 12:30 - 16:45
If you have any specific questions on governance, book your free session and get some answers. Places are limited so book your 15 minute slot now by emailing Marina Doku at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why attend Trustee Fair?
• A unique opportunity to meet fellow trustees dealing with similar issues
• Attend just one or two sessions, or make a whole day of it with your whole board
• Take away skills and knowledge that you can instantly apply to your work
To book your sessions now please click here. Alternatively if you have any questions or require further information before booking please do not hesitate to contact us on 08450 77 77 07 or email email@example.com.
Directory of Social Change
P.S. If you have any questions, please contact us at 08450 77 77 07 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you next week
THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2011 AT THE MANCHESTER CONFERENCE CENTRE.
High quality and affordable workshops for everyone
Winterfair Returns to Manchester
The Directory of Social Change is excited to announce the return of Winterfair 2011 to Manchester
. This year we have joined forces with GMCVO
to bring you a day full of workshops to boost your voluntary sector skills and knowledge. Join us on Thursday 8 December at the Manchester Conference Centre and create a customised day of training from only £25 (when booking more than five sessions)!
Book your sessions today
Action-focused, personalised day of tailored training
Winterfair presents bite-sized, action-focused workshop sessions that equip you with the key tools to succeed in different areas. From fundraising, management and leadership, governance, to marketing and sales, this training will reinvigorate you and your teams for the challenges you face. With 33 training sessions offered, you can create a day of training tailored to meet your needs. A few of the workshops being offered include:
- Securing Funding in a Competitive Environment
- Selling is Not a Dirty Word
- Effective Networking
- Social Media for Beginners
- Innovative Business Modelling
- Proposal Writing
- Full listing can be found online
In addition to the workshops, we are also offering three two-hour, in-depth masterclasses:
Alliances, Collaboration & Joint Working; Recruiting, Inducting and Motivating Volunteers; and Effective Fundraising Practice. The masterclasses count as two sessions when booking.
Affordably priced - send your entire office
Our Fairs are progressively priced per session so the more sessions you book, the more the price comes down. To make it even more beneficial, the progressive pricing can be used for multiple delegates from your organisation. Simply book all your sessions at the same time to receive the discounted price.
- The first, second and third sessions are £35
- The fourth and fifth are £30
- And all subsequent sessions are then £25
Informative Resource Area
There will also be a FREE
resource area available on the day. DSC and our partners GMCVO
will be exhibiting and available to give help and information. DSC will have a bookshop you can browse and buy our latest updates on fundraising and management development. You don’t need to register for the resource area, just come along and explore.If you are interested in exhibiting in the resource area, please contact Annette Lewis at email@example.com
About our partner and supporter
(Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) is the voluntary sector support organisation covering Greater Manchester. Their vision is of a strong, diverse and influential voluntary sector in Greater Manchester. Their services include websites, newsletters, policy journal, accredited management and specialist training, consultancy, research, project and partnership development, support for community enterprise and hubs, database development, peer networks, conferences and events. Click here
for more information about GMCVO.CTT
aims to work in partnership with the third sector to support and guide charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to use technology to enhance the way they work and collaborate. Since 2001, they have bridged the gap between the third sector and technology partners to help organisations improve their effectiveness. CTT supports third sector organisations through a range of finance, communications and campaigning services, including CTTMail, CTPayments and CTXchange. Click here
for more information.
Sessions fill-up quickly so book your sessions now.
Directory of Social ChangeP.S. If you have any questions, please contact us at 08450 77 77 07 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in December.