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Meet the Funder – Scottish Land Fund

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The Scottish Land Fund supports rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets. Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, it offers grants of up to £1 million to help […]

Free

Social Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway (SEDG) Network

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The Social Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway (SEDG) Network is an open forum that connects social enterprises that are making the maximum possible contribution to the region’s economy and wellbeing. Mission: To create opportunities for Dumfries and Galloway's Social Enterprise community to develop and thrive, recognising its positive impact on society and the local community. Purpose: […]

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Making social media work for you

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Join us for a beginner's look at the main social media platforms and a quick guide to help boost your engagement with your followers. We will also touch upon analytics, using Facebook as an example of what can be discovered. Suitable for: Staff, Volunteers, and Trustees * This session will be held online on Zoom. […]

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Meet the Funder – National Lottery Community Fund

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Funding Officers from The National Lottery Community Fund, Kirsty Wilson and Neal Bennison would like to meet third sector groups interested in applying for funds from National Lottery ticket sales. They will provide an overview of current funding programmes and talk through the Fund’s Three Approaches; People-Led, Strengths-based, and Connected, which apply across all programmes. […]

Free

Achieving good organisational governance

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Good governance is fundamental to a charity’s success. It enables and supports a charity’s compliance with the law and relevant regulations. It also promotes a culture in which everything works towards fulfilling the charity’s vision. This session will guide you through the Scottish Governance Code and how to use it as a practical tool to […]

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Charity trustee – understanding your responsibilities

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All charity trustees have legal duties and responsibilities under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005. These duties are separated out into general duties, that set out a broad framework that all charity trustees must work within, and specific duties detailed in the 2005 Act. This session will guide you through the general and […]

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Canva – a free design tool for the third sector

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An introductory/beginner's tour to the design tool that offers a free pro account for qualifying third sector organisations and opens the door to a world of opportunities to easily create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more. Suitable for: Staff, Volunteers, and Trustees * This session will be held online on Zoom. An […]

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Canva – a free design tool for the third sector

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An introductory/beginner's tour to the design tool that offers a free pro account for qualifying third sector organisations and opens the door to a world of opportunities to easily create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more. Suitable for: Staff, Volunteers, and Trustees * This session will be held online on Zoom. An […]

Free

How to write a successful funding application

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Writing a funding application can be time consuming; this session will focus on knowing how to prepare effectively for writing a proposal, being confident deciding whether or not to bid, be aware of writing in an appropriate and effective style and understand what makes a successful application. This session is aimed at Trustees, Office Bearers, […]

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Meet the Funder – National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Please be aware that there are limited tickets available for this session. Please only book if you plan to attend. If you can no longer attend, please let us know. If you do not attend and have not notified us, it could put your future attendance at our events at risk.

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Setting outcomes and indicators

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Evaluation is all about measuring your impact; setting meaningful and proportionate outcomes and indicators plays an important part in the evaluation journey. This session will take you through the process of understanding what outcomes and indicators are and how they can help you to explain the difference your work makes to your beneficiaries. Suitable for: […]

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Recruiting trustees

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As part of good governance, third sector organisations usually need to recruit new trustees on a regular basis. This session looks at why having a good recruitment process with clear role descriptions in place can help with the recruitment of new trustees. Understanding why people might like to volunteer as a trustee can help organisations […]

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Organisational sustainability and succession

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Focussing on sustainability and succession will ensure that your organisation is prepared for the future. Sustainability covers need and demand​, people​, materials​, finance​, strategic (governance) planning​ and project (activity) planning. Succession planning should include beneficiaries, members of your governing body​, office bearers, members of your organisation and staff​. This session will assist you in developing […]

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The value of storytelling in the third sector

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Successful storytelling can transform case studies demonstrating how your organisation makes a difference and helping to raise awareness about your work and showcase your impact to service users, external partners, and funders. We will look at what should be included and how to consider and start to construct the content. This session is aimed at […]

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Financial management for the third sector

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Financial Management is an important aspect of good governance. Developed specifically for the non-financially minded​, this session will address some common misconceptions about responsibility, identify who is responsible​ and highlights the questions you should be asking​. You will also be provided with an overview of the documents typically used. Suitable for: Trustees, Office Bearers, Senior […]

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