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MSVA Training:

FUNDRAISING

FREE Training with Lucy Stone (LinkedIn, Twitter) from No Stone Unturned Fundraising.

Lucy specialises in supporting grassroots community organisations helping them raise more through trusts and foundations, diversify their income and make better connections with their funders and supporters.

WRITING FOR IMPACTMAKE YOUR APPLICATIONS STAND OUT
27 September, 10am-12pm
Writing for funders is a kay part of a fundraiser’s work, this session will explore how to make your writing stand out, common traps people fall into, funders pet peeves and more.

UNTAPPED FUNDRAISING POTENTIALFIND NEW WAYS TO RAISE FUNDS
3 November, 1-3pm
Learn to understand your untapped potential for new income streams; recognise what you need to do to ‘get your ducks in a row’ and create a plan that you can implement and sustain long term.

STEWARDSHIPMANAGE RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR DONORS AND FUNDERS
3 December, 10am-12pm
Explore developing relationships so funders and donors become long term partners; find out how to understand and exceed funders requirements and expectations and how to create a relationship management and stewardship plan that you can achieve and sustain long term.

For more information and to book your place at any of these sessions please email enquiries@msva.org.uk.

Training from other providers:

Below are courses ordered by their date, followed by ongoing courses and webinars you can do in your own time.

Training courses in date order:

CLIMATE & SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP COURSE

Date: Mon 20 September 2021

5-part course starting on 20 September, 5.30pm, online, FREE
Bringing together the expertise of top-level scientists, educators, behavioural psychologists and expert communicators, alongside the community businesses that are delivering local solutions, you will come away with an understanding of the key climate concepts and the transforming landscape in which community businesses operate, as well as a toolkit of solutions and communication skills.

HELPING LOAN SHARK'S VICTIMS - Session 2: Changing Lives: A borrower’s journey and the part you play

Date: Tue 21 September 2021

10.30am-12pm, FREE
Additional learning tool for those that already know the basic facts about loan sharks. Learn about the implications and facts of (not) reporting for your business and staff; victim safety; Data Protection issues and how to help borrowers open up about their situation.

STORYTELLING FOR SMALL CHARITIES

Date: Tue 21 September 2021

2-3.30pm, £11.67
Storytelling helps bring your work and case studies to life by adding personality behind the issue and statistics. Explores how to enhance your stories to connect with beneficiaries and donors in a meaningful way.

PLANNING FOR 2022 FUNDRAISING

Date: Thu 23 September 2021

10.15-11.45am, online, from £60
Key insights to help you maximise your income.

MANAGING MONEY

Date: Wed 29 September 2021

Starting 29 September in East Grinstead or 17 November online, FREE
Where does all your money go? Christians Against Poverty’s short courses about managing money are aimed at those who want to learn how to make a budget that works or those feeling weighed down by debt or bills. Details in PDF

BE SAFE AGAINST SCAMS

Date: Tue 12 October 2021

10-11.30am, online, FREE
Find out about useful information and resources to help keep your family, friends and yourself safe from scams.

WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP TO TACKLE LONELINESS AND ISOLATION

Date: Tue 19 October 2021

9am-3pm, online, £249+VAT
This event will examine how local government, healthcare and voluntary sector organisations are working together to build a sense of community and connectedness to combat social isolation and loneliness. Hear from a wide range of organisations who are working together to support people both in rural and urban communities. Discover which interventions are the most effective and efficient at building social connections across different demographics and effective ways for organisations to work together to make a difference.

INCLUSION HEALTH DAY 2021

Date: Thu 21 October 2021

9am-1pm, £25
This year’s theme is ‘Changing Perceptions of Inclusion Health’. The event will be of interest to those concerned with the health of people who are homeless, gypsies or travellers, vulnerable migrants or sex workers, and is particularly aimed at healthcare, support, and key workers, service managers, planners and commissioners.

BE SAFE AGAINST SCAMS

Date: Thu 4 November 2021

10-11.30am, online, FREE
Find out about useful information and resources to help keep your family, friends and yourself safe from scams.


Ongoing training opportunities

The following online training courses can be taken at a convenient time for you:

WEST SUSSEX LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY

West Sussex County Council’s online learning.

SETTING UP A CIO AND A CIC

FREE videos
Designed for people who have already made an informed choice about the type of legal structure they wish to set up for the delivery of their service and activities and who need some guidance on the application process.

AN HOUR TO SKILL

FREE
The government is encouraging all to set aside just one hour a week to take free online courses that will not only improve skills and keep minds active, but could also boost future job prospects.

CROWDFUNDING

New free of charge Learn Platform available as part of Crowdfunder’s commitment to support communities.

EASING OF LOCKDOWN

Recording of an NCVO’s webinar on the legal and practical considerations for returning to work.

FUNDRAISER APPRENTICESHIP LEVEL 3

18-month course, FREE for charities
This is a new expert-developed programme focused on achieving occupational competence for fundraisers. The course is delivered through half-day workshops which take place digitally twice each month. This is complemented by expert coaching and high quality online resources.

HOW TO RECOGNISE THE SIGNS OF POOR MENTAL HEALTH AND RAISE CONCERNS

A video designed for volunteers during the coronavirus pandemic, who are supporting their local community, to help them recognise the signs of poor mental health and raise concerns.

ACAS WEBINARS

FREE
- MANAGING A FAIR DISCIPLINARY PROCESS
- MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE CURRENT CLIMATE
- FURLOUGH LEAVE: THE HMRC JOB RETENTION SCHEME
- EMPLOYMENT LAW TOPICS AND EMPLOYMENT RELATION

FINANCIAL ESSENTIALS FOR CHARITIES - ONLINE COURSE

£129.99
Specially designed to support finance professionals and charity leaders with this increasing remit, and help drive sustainable finance strategies and decision-making.

INTRODUCTION TO THE FUNDRAISING CODE

Recording of a webinar: The Code of Fundraising Practice sets the standards that apply to fundraising. This webinar will help you understand what the code is, who it applies to, what it covers and how to use it.

GETTING YOUR VOICE HEARD

FREE, online
UK Parliament offers community and youth groups a first-hand expertise and guidance on how UK democracy works and how they can take action on issues they care about.

MENTAL HEALTH NANO COURSES

£49.99+vat
Two comprehensive modules, with access to the study materials, introductory videos, assessment tests and downloadable resources.
Whether you are a new manager, looking to increase your mental health awareness, or would like to develop your role within an organisation, this course is the perfect solution.

ASPIRE SUSSEX

Free Level 2 Distance Learning courses designed to be completed in your own time, within 15 weeks, topics include: Understanding Mental Health Problems; Autism; Learning Disabilities; Counselling Skills; Safeguarding and many more.

ADVANCED MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE FIRST AIDER CERTIFICATE - ONLINE COURSE

£159.99
Advanced online training to help you provide effective mental health support for your organisation

EFFECTIVE REMOTE TEAM MANAGEMENT

£89.99 + VAT
The course will provide managers and employers with best practice guidance for putting in place effective remote management and engagement strategies.

PEER SUPPORT SESSIONS FOR VOLUNTARY SECTOR LEADERS

FREE
Chance to sign up to an online peer support session for the opportunity to explore and discuss the challenges you are currently experiencing, precipitated by the Covid-19 outbreak.

PROFESSIONAL CURIOSITY - VARIOUS DATES AVAILABLE

This 2-hour webinar is for all those who work with children and young people, including volunteers (Police, Children’s Services, Early Years, Health, Community & Voluntary services). It will provide you with an opportunity to discuss this important safeguarding skill and apply it to your daily practice.

SUICIDE PREVENTION

Anytime until April 2021, FREE
For anyone working or volunteering for a community support organisation in West Sussex.

THE SKILLS TOOLKIT

Over 70 free digital, numeracy and workplace skills courses from the Department for Education, to help you progress in work and boost your earnings.

TRAINING FOR CORONAVIRUS VOLUNTEERS

FREE
Designed for anyone responding to COVID-19, whether deployed by a charity or just decided to lend a hand to a neighbour.

FORMER CARERS GROUPS - MONTHLY

3rd Thursday of every month, 10.30am–12pm, online, FREE
Carers Support groups for carers who have experienced bereavement and would benefit from meeting with others going through a similar experience.