Speaking Up for Charity Fundraising

Speaking Up for Charity Fundraising is a new campaign from the Institute of Fundraising (IoF). The campaign is encouraging fundraisers to highlight charity fundraising to their local candidates before the 2017 General Election. You can read more about it here: https://goo.gl/r98lak

There is a Speaking Up for Charity Fundraising toolkit, which is free to download,  and contains advice and guidance on how to get in touch with your local candidates: https://goo.gl/cyhWJH

There is also an article about why this campaign hopes to make a difference, you can read it here: https://fundraising.co.uk/2017/05/16/say-politics-local-thats-need-fundraisers-speak-election/#.WRxK4JLyuUk

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Meet the Funder: Children in Need

We will begin with a 20 minute presentation, followed by reflection on the experience of being funded by Children in Need, by a recipient of one of their grants. This will be followed by a general Q&A session

There will be pre-booked 1:1 sessions between 12.00 and 1.30 if you would like specific advice about an application you have in mind to make.

Please note when booking: You will need to book your ticket for the workshop and 1:1 session separately, choosing your prefered time.

Please click here to book your free place

Please be aware that there will only be one session per group as places are limited


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Financial Governance – A gentle guide for the non-financial charity trustee.

This guide aims to help trustees understand, in a simple and practical manner, what is expected of them when it comes to the governance of their charity’s finances. The vast majority of trustees ensure their organisations are effective and well-run, despite the many challenges they face. In the current climate, good governance  and financial understanding it is more important than ever.

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Protect your organisation from a cyber security attack

The recent cyber security attacks have been a stark reminder of how digitally vulnerable we might be and how quickly an assault can disrupt an organisation, whatever it does. Here are some best practice guides from NCVOs Knowhow Nonprofit site to help your organisation get protected:

How to protect your organisation’s IT systems
Practical steps you should take in using anti-virus software.

How to stay safe from email scammers
Tips for individuals to implement in their every day work.

How to use more secure IT systems
Measures your organisation should carry out to protect itself, including establishing good practice policies.

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Volunteers Week Networking Event

Volunteers Week runs from 1st till 7th June, so alongside appreciating our own volunteers this year we decided there needed to be a bigger celebration, of the folk who donate their time to ensure that Milton Keynes has a thriving voluntary sector. The people without whom activities and services across Milton Keynes would not happen.

If you are a volunteer or volunteer manager please join us for tea and cake and a chance to meet and talk with other like minded people on 6th June 5.30-7.00 at Campbell Park Pavilion. Click here to book your free place

(You can click here for the volunteer week resource pack , if you are planning your own events!)

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UK Civil Society Almanac

The UK Civil Society Almanac is an online publication which combines data from charities’ accounts, administrative data and surveys to map the structure and economy of the UK voluntary sector. There are lots of ways you might use this information:

…to inform your strategy writing
…to help with your financial planning
…to benchmark your organisation
…for staff training or board presentations
…to adapt your campaigns or policy work

You can look at the Almanac here


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