Upcoming events...

If you’re looking for inspiring, useful yet affordable training, check out our upcoming events below. All of these are specifically tailored for small charities, and as well as learning new skills you’ll have the chance to meet and share ideas with others from the sector.

Our full-day workshops usually have 20 participants, while half-day clinics have up to 12. If you’d like any further information or have a suggestion for a small charity training session, email us at info@smallcharities.or.uk.

Please note: From September 2015, workshop fees will increase slightly to £30, to enable us to continue to provide exceptional training opportunities for small charities.

HR for Small Charities Workshop - London

If you’d like to learn more about HR and discuss any related issues you have encountered in the past, come along and speak with one of OneTouchTeam’s HR experts.

This workshop will explain the key areas of HR and employment law that employers need to know about. It is ideal for charities thinking of taking on their first employee, or who already have staff and want to know if they are doing things right
Date: Tuesday 8th September
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, London, SE11 4TH 
Nearest tube: Elephant and Castle
Tickets: £30


Fundraising for Trustees Workshop - London 

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This fundraising workshop is aimed specifically at trustees. It will provide trustees with an overview of fundraising and help you to understand how it works. 

Learn how to plan, manage and prioritise to optimise your fundraising efforts.

Date: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Venue: Manor Gardens Centre, 6-9 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA 
London (nearest tube Holloway Road) 
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: £30 

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Building engagement with your audience through email newsletters

This practical workshop led by Abby Wright-Parkes will focus on how to develop, plan and produce email newsletters.

An email newsletter is an effective and low-cost way for small charities to build and maintain a relationship with beneficiaries, service users, donors, volunteers and the public. This training will help you to constantly improve your results.

Date: Thursday 24th September 2015
Location: Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, London, SE11 4TH
Time: 9:30am - 16:30pm
Cost: £30


Introduction to Project Management

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The workshop will introduce participants to the basic principles and concepts of project management. The IBM team will take attendees through a series of structured activities – some in plenary, some in small groups, designed to explain why project management is a vital skill and how to develop effective practices. 

Date: Monday 28 September 2015
Location: 76/78 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PZ
Time: 9:30am - 16:30pm
Cost: £20 (lunch included)

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Writing Effective Fundraising Copy Workshop

This new workshop delivered by experienced copywriter James Barry is aimed at fundraising and communications staff of smaller charities that want to improve their copy skills around fundraising and marketing.

This workshop aims to help you think about your organisation’s copy in a donor-centric way. It will help you engage better with the people who support you – so that they feel more valued and engaged than ever.

Date: Wednesday 7 October 2015
Location: Just Giving, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0TA
Time: 9:30am - 16:30pm
Cost: £30


Measuring Impact

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The Measuring Impact Master class will introduce participants to the concept of ‘outcomes thinking’ – where the focus is less on what charities do and more on why they do what they do and on what they’re seeking to achieve. The day will be an opportunity to engage in a process of critical thinking about your organisation, ideas generation and constructive challenge and dialogue with peers from the charity sector – facilitated by IBM staff. 

Date: Friday 9 October 2015
Location: 76/78 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PZ 
Time: 9:30am - 16:30pm
Cost: £20 (lunch included)

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An Introduction to Grant Fundraising Workshop – London

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This fundraising workshop is designed to help upskill charities on finding, applying for and securing grant funding from trusts, foundations and statutory sources. It will be delivered by the team at the Bright Ideas Partnership.

Date: Monday 12th October 2015
Venue: Woodcraft Folk, 83 Crampton Street London, SE17 3BQ 
London (nearest tube: Elephant and Castle)  
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Cost: £30 

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Trustees and Good Governance Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to understand the importance of good governance and particularly the role of the leadership team in delivering to an organisation's stated purpose. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of the role of a charity trustee and discuss steps to improve the governance of their charity.

The workshop is led by Alan Clarkin, who has over 15 years experience as a trainer for the Charity Commission. 

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015 
Location: Manor Gardens Centre, 6-9 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA
Time: 9:30am - 16:30pm
Cost: £30


DIY PR Clinic

Through this practical and interactive workshop, trainer James Gray will give a broad introduction to media-focused PR for small charities.

You will learn how the media works and how to raise your charity's profile with good stories and powerful press releases.

Date: Friday 23 October 2015
Location: 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD
Meeting Room kindly provided by Initiatives of Change
Read more about the venue here: http://www.greencoatplace.org/ 
Nearest tube: Victoria
1:30 - 5pm
Cost: £15

An Effective Trustee Board - the do's and dont's seminar

This introduction to building an effective board will look at board structure, governance, trustee roles and responsibilities, recruitment and retention as well as the relationship between the board and the charities staff.

Trainer D’Arcy is a highly experienced independent charity consultant specialising in effective strategic development and change processes in not-for-profit and voluntary organisations.

Date: Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Location: Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, London, SE11 4TH
Time: 15:00 - 17:00 and 18:00 - 20:00
Cost: £15


Where else to go...

The FSI for all manner of free training including fundraising, marketing and demonstrating impact

The IoF that has a number of very affordable OCS-funded fundraising training

Or contact your local CVS, Volunteer Centre, Voluntary Action etc to see if they deliver any training. Simply type your local area + CVS into a search engine to find your local infrastructure organisation.

If you would like to add or suggest a training provider that offers good quality and affordable training to charities, please contact info@smallcharities.org.uk

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