Training and events

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering (online)

Join us in person for the next meeting of the APPG on Charities and Volunteering. We’ll be discussing the growing role of AI and other emerging technology in the sector

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering (in person)

Join us in person for the next meeting of the APPG on Charities and Volunteering. We’ll be discussing the growing role of AI and other emerging technology in the sector

NCVO members’ assembly: Yorkshire and the Humber in partnership with Nova Wakefield District

Organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber are invited to join us for a free online members' assembly. This is a chance to share your experiences so we can provide you with the right support

Outcomes and impact measurement (1 day)

Learn how to create an evaluation plan to better understand and demonstrate the difference your work makes

Donor Love Actually: Building successful fundraising relationships

This free webinar will show you how to strengthen relationships with prospective donors, corporate partners or funders, so you can boost your fundraising income

Safeguarding essentials for trustees (0.5 day)

This introductory course explains the key trustee responsibilities for safeguarding, following guidance from the Charity Commission

Safeguarding essentials in charities (1 day)

All voluntary organisations have a duty to keep the people they work with safe from harm. This course introduces the basics of safeguarding within a charity context in England and highlights effective safeguarding practice

The Big Help Out 2024: Voluntary sector open webinar

Voluntary sector organisations are invited to join us for this free, practical webinar. Learn about plans for The Big Help Out 2024, including how you can get involved

Supporting good governance (4 x 0.5 days)

This course will help you implement structures and processes to support trustees, and ensure systems are aligned with your organisation’s purpose and objectives

Recruiting volunteers (1 day)

In response to your feedback, we have expanded this course into a comprehensive full-day session, with additional practical exercises for an enhanced learning experience. This course will develop your skills and help you use a marketing approach to recruit volunteers.

NCVO member welcome and refresher session: March 2024

Being an NCVO member means being part of a community. Whether you've just joined us, or you're renewing your membership and need a refresher, join this session to meet and network with other members online

Tools and methods for measuring outcomes (1 day)

This course will help you explore ways to collect data that’s relevant to your organisation and the people you serve

Advanced data protection (2 x 0.5 days)

This advanced course is specifically for data protection leads in charitable organisations. It will prepare your organisation for new laws and obligations

Financial skills for trustees (0.5 day)

This course will revisit the core financial duties of a charity trustee. Explore what it means to practice good financial governance

Strategic planning: Processes and tools for direction and decision making (1 day)

This course will introduce processes and tools to help ensure that decision-making is responsive to your environment and focused on the most important issues affecting your organisation

NCVO/Zurich webinar: Communicating in a crisis

Crises can’t always be avoided, but they can be well managed. Join this free webinar to explore crisis communications

Charity trustee induction and refresher (2 x 0.5 days)

This course will give trustees an overview and understanding of charity governance, regulation and best practice

Managing people in the charity sector (2 days)

This course will equip managers in the voluntary sector with the skills and techniques they need to effectively manage paid members of staff

Creating a theory of change for your charity (1 day)

Learn how to create your own theory of change and narrative. This course will challenge you to think critically about what you're doing and why

Good practice in volunteer management (2 x 0.5 days)

This course provides an introduction to the key principles of good volunteer management and how to apply them in your organisation

Writing successful bids (0.5 day)

Learn how to write solid funding applications with confidence and focus

Webinar: Campaigning with confidence

Learn how to guide your charity through the upcoming election period. If you’re new to charity campaigning or confused about the rules, this free webinar is for you

Data protection essentials (2 x 0.5 days)

This course will take you through the essentials of lawful data processing for charities and help improve your compliance with the law

Advanced project management (1 day)

Are you confident in your general project management skills but looking to strengthen your expertise? This course moves beyond the basics of project management to better understand techniques, activities and principles within a charity context.

Volunteering network meeting

Our volunteering network is open to all NCVO members working within the volunteering ecosystem

Charity finance skills (1 day)

This course will help people with little or no financial background to feel confident in managing day-to-day charity finance

Better impact reporting (0.5 day)

This practical session will build your awareness of different types of reporting and support you to tell a compelling story through your reporting

Charity trustee induction and refresher (2 x 0.5 days)

This course will give trustees an overview and understanding of charity governance, regulation and best practice

Project management in the voluntary sector (2 days)

This practical course is specifically tailored to the voluntary sector. It’s designed to give you all the principles and practical tools you need to plan, deliver and evaluate your project successfully

Outcomes and impact measurement (1 day)

Learn how to create an evaluation plan to better understand and demonstrate the difference your work makes

Boost your personal influence and impact (0.5 day)

Learn practical tools and techniques to increase your capability, confidence and impact when seeking to influence others – both within and outside your organisation

NCVO members’ assembly: London in partnership with KCSC and London Plus

Organisations in London are invited to join us for a free online members' assembly. This is a chance to share your experiences so we can provide you with the right support

Charity finance strategy (1 day)

Learn how to analyse and use financial information to strengthen planning, build a strategy, and manage risk

Good practice in volunteer management (2 x 0.5 days)

This course provides an introduction to the key principles of good volunteer management and how to apply them in your organisation

The Big Help Out 2024: Voluntary sector open webinar

Voluntary sector organisations are invited to join us for this free, practical webinar. Learn about plans for The Big Help Out 2024, including how you can get involved

Mentoring and coaching skills (0.5 day)

This course provides an introduction to the key differences between mentoring and coaching. You’ll learn how to use both skills effectively to develop and support staff, volunteers and clients

Understanding environmental impact and creating a sustainable charity (1 day)

Learn how your charity can take action on climate change, improve its relationship with the natural environment, and become more cost efficient

Charity finance skills (1 day)

This course will help people with little or no financial background to feel confident in managing day-to-day charity finance

Managing people in the charity sector (2 days)

This course will equip managers in the voluntary sector with the skills and techniques they need to effectively manage paid members of staff

Safeguarding essentials in charities (1 day)

All voluntary organisations have a duty to keep the people they work with safe from harm. This course introduces the basics of safeguarding within a charity context in England and highlights effective safeguarding practice

Data protection essentials (2 x 0.5 days)

This course will take you through the essentials of lawful data processing for charities and help improve your compliance with the law

Recruiting volunteers (1 day)

This course will develop your skills and help you use a marketing approach to recruit volunteers

Charity trustee induction and refresher (2 x 0.5 days)

This course will give trustees an overview and understanding of charity governance, regulation and best practice

Designated safeguarding leads in charities (1 day)

This one-day training course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of safeguarding leads in charities in England

Project management in the voluntary sector (2 days)

This practical course is specifically tailored to the voluntary sector. It’s designed to give you all the principles and practical tools you need to plan, deliver and evaluate your project successfully

Charity finance strategy (1 day)

Learn how to analyse and use financial information to strengthen planning, build a strategy, and manage risk

Safeguarding essentials for trustees (0.5 day)

This introductory course explains the key trustee responsibilities for safeguarding, following guidance from the Charity Commission

Influencing parliament (2 x 0.5 days)

This course introduces key parliamentary processes and ways charities can use them to influence parliamentarians and government

Writing successful bids (0.5 day)

Learn how to write solid funding applications with confidence and focus

Volunteers and the law (0.5 day)

This course will help you create a positive and inclusive experience for volunteers. The course will explore best practice in relation to safeguarding, data protection, health and safety, and equality

Supporting good governance (4 x 0.5 days)

This course will help you implement structures and processes to support trustees, and ensure systems are aligned with your organisation’s purpose and objectives

NCVO member welcome and refresher session: May 2024

Being an NCVO member means being part of a community. Whether you've just joined us, or you're renewing your membership and need a refresher, join this session to meet and network with other members online

Recruiting volunteers (1 day)

This course will develop your skills and help you use a marketing approach to recruit volunteers

Designated safeguarding leads in charities (1 day)

This one-day training course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of safeguarding leads in charities in England

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in charity governance (3 x 0.5 days)

This course has been created by The Social Justice Collective to help you understand, address and embed equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into your governance practice

Volunteers and the law (0.5 day)

This course will help you create a positive and inclusive experience for volunteers. The course will explore best practice in relation to safeguarding, data protection, health and safety, and equality

Advanced project management (1 day)

Are you confident in your general project management skills but looking to strengthen your expertise? This course moves beyond the basics of project management to better understand techniques, activities and principles within a charity context.

Safeguarding essentials for trustees (0.5 day)

This introductory course explains the key trustee responsibilities for safeguarding, following guidance from the Charity Commission

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in charity governance (3 x 0.5 days)

This course has been created by The Social Justice Collective to help you understand, address and embed equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into your governance practice

eLearning: Roles and duties of trustees

Trustees play an important role in making sure charities are well-managed and can achieve their aims. This accessible, interactive trustee eLearning course lets you study in your own time and at your own pace so you can fit around your schedule and priorities.

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