Free workshops for small groups at Community Works conference

FREE workshop sessions for small groups (income below £35k per annum)

These following sessions are part of the Community Works conference being held in Brighton and Hove on 9 November 2017

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Session 1: How to cover your costs in a small group

So-called ‘hidden’ costs such as administration and management are essential for any voluntary and community sector organisation, but not always easy to get funded by grants and contracts. This workshop led by fundraising consultant Katie Rabone will look at how using a full cost recovery model can help to secure core costs for your organisation.

A toolkit for success will be shared during the session, to ensure that your organisation can move beyond chasing short-term project funding and look to a more sustainable and confident future.

Session 2: Are you the only paid member of staff in your group? Or is this a situation you anticipate being in in the near future?

Being the only paid member of staff in an organisation can often feel daunting; with a unique set of challenges and circumstances. This interactive session led by Kaye Duerdoth will explore some of the issues that a sole member of staff encounters along with the opportunity to hear from people who have been in this very situation. The time will then be used to share different methods for problem-solving and overcoming the challenges of being the only paid member of staff which typically relate to the following areas:

  • Delegating effectively
  • Managing volunteers
  • Staying well and avoiding burnout
  • Succession planning – ensuring sustainability
  • Balancing delivery and development
  • Managing growth
  • Working with trustees and/or committee members