Events

Campaigning Conference

This conference is for campaigns, public affairs, policy and media professionals from the voluntary sector. Join around a hundred colleagues at the major campaigning event of the year to learn what works and get the information you need to take your campaigning to the next level.

Date: Monday 8 September 2014
Time: 09.00 - 17.00
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Meaningful Strategy

If you're interested in what makes a good charity with a good strategy process then NCVO's Meaningful Strategy course is ideal for you. 

Start date: Tuesday 9 September 2014
Finish date: Wednesday 10 September 2014
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Organisations - Preparing for the future

The way you are funded is changing, as Police and Crime Commissioners take on new responsibilities for commissioning services from the voluntary and community sector.

This course will help you to understand the new funding landscape alongside meeting with commissioners and similar organisations.

Date: Tuesday 9 September 2014, 10:00 – 16:30
Location: The Pankhurst Centre, Manchester

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20th Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference

This is the primary UK conference for the voluntary sector and volunteering research community.

The conference brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers with a shared interest in the voluntary sector and volunteering. In 2014, NCVO, VSSN and IVR will again be working in partnership to organise the event. This year we are delighted to welcome Julia Unwin, chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, as our keynote speaker.

Date: 10-11 September 2014
Location: Sheffield Hallam University, UK

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Breakfast learning session – Voluntary-sector consortia, supply chains and the private sector

Many commissioners are now outsourcing some commissioning and procurement functions. In order to respond to this new operating environment, the voluntary sector needs to understand how to be innovative by structuring itself into consortia and this may involve working with the private sector.

Date: Wednesday 10 September 2014
Time: 08.30-11.00
Location:  NCVO Conference Suite, London

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The High Performance Board

This practical course aims to develop the effectiveness of the board as the body responsible for meeting the needs of its beneficiaries.

Date: 16 September 2014
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Developing a Winning Strategy for your Campaign

Whether you're new to campaigning or looking to refresh your thinking and create a bigger impact, this course will help you combine your passion with strategic thinking to plan more impactful campaigns.

Date:   Tuesday 23 September 2014
Time:   09.45 - 16.45
Location:   NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Certificate in Campaigning

Learn how to make a greater impact with your campaigning with this training course from the NCVO. Hear from the experts how to create change and have a greater impact with your campaigns.

Start date:   October 2014
Finish date:   January 2015
Location:   NCVO Conference Suite, London

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The 'Lean' Charity: How to improve the efficiency of your core and support processes

To secure a sustainable future for your charity it may be necessary to challenge and think differently about how your services are delivered. How will efficiencies be delivered which enhance, and don’t destroy, capability? We introduce an approach to understanding and improving ‘core & support processes’ including the use of so called ‘lean’ tools, and explore how these can best be applied within the voluntary sector.

Date: 7 October 2014
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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The Trustees’ Role in Sustainable Funding

Trustees have a clear role to play in the oversight of income generation and the financial sustainability of an organisation. Trading is a great way to build independence and sustainability in your organisation. Get the technical and cultural aspects right and your social enterprise will drive growth.

Date:   Thursday 16 October 2014
Time:   13.00 - 17.00
Location:   NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Breakfast learning session – the road ahead and how to respond

Come and hear NCVO’s director of public policy, Karl Wilding, talk about the road ahead for the sector and consider how best to respond to these challenges.

Date: Friday 17 October 2014
Time: 08.30-11.00
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Charity Trustees: Induction and refresher training

If you are interested in what makes a good working relationship between trustees and staff then NCVO's trustee training course is ideal for you.

Date: 21 October 2014
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Creating Impact

This course will help you demonstrate to stakeholders the difference that you make, how to communicate it and learn from your success. 

Date:   Thursday 23 October 2014
Time:   09.30 - 16.30
Location:   NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Trading and enterprise for voluntary organisations

Trading and enterprise is a growing opportunity for voluntary organisations, bringing in new income and promoting creativity and independence.

This one-day introduction covers the key issues in setting up or growing social enterprise or trading activity within your organisation.

Date:   Tuesday 28 October 2014
Time:   09.30 - 16.30
Location:   NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Leading Innovation in the Voluntary Sector

We need to be innovative in how we serve our beneficiaries and this requires us to blend creativity, clear thinking and the ability to get things done.

Date: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Central London – venue to be confirmed

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NCVO / BWB Trustee Conference 2014

The annual NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference is the leading trustee event for the voluntary sector. Join over 500 trustees at the Trustees conference this year and improve your knowledge, learn new skills, network and develop exceptional governance within your organisation.

Date: Monday 10 November 2014
Time:  09.30 - 18.00 (drinks reception 17.00)
Location: The Brewery, London, EC1Y 4SD

This year the conference will launch Trustees’ Week 2014 (10-16 November) which celebrates the role of trustees and championing best practice in governance throughout the UK.

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Better Board Meetings

This practical course aims to help you to conduct effective board meetings and to be able to make the right decisions for your organisation.

Date: 9 December 2014
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Certificate in Financial Sustainability

Now in its third series, the Certificate in Financial Sustainability is more than just training. The Certificate is an opportunity to be supported by NCVO over a period of several weeks to learn key knowledge and skills, and explore how they can be applied to your organisation and contribute to a workable strategy.

At the end of the programme you will have the opportunity to have your funding strategy for your project or organisation reviewed by an NCVO consultant.

Dates: 10 - 11 November and 1 - 2 December 2014
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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