Training for 2023

You might have worked through the festive period or this might be your first week back at work, either way you are probably thinking about New Years resolutions and getting the year off to a good start. 

Listed below are some excellent upcoming courses which will help make 2023 an even better year for you and your organisation.

Training Courses

All things financial: building a strong financial foundation. 

Date 10:00-13:00, 19 January 2023

This online course with Pamela Redpath (who is one of our expert associates) will guide you through the basic financial roles and responsibilities within a third sector organisation and how to pull out the right information to ensure long term sustainability.

Get started with fundraising: building capacity to raise funds

Date 10:00, 24 and 31 January 2023

We have all seen the increasing competition for funding. It is becoming vital to diversify income and unlocking potential fundraising income is one way to do so.

This in-depth online course is run in two 3-hour sessions and comes with a pre- course reading list, additional electronic learning materials and a short homework assignment between sessions.

Session 1 - 24 January, 10am - 1pm

Session 2 - 31 January, 10am - 1pm 

Implications of the Scottish Budget on the sector and the economy

Date 10:00-11:00, 10 January 2023

The government launched the new Charity Bill in November and the new budget was announced December 15th, so now is the perfect timing to get a good understanding of how Government policy and decisions will impact the Third Sector. This webinar will help voluntary organisations to understand some of the high-level implications of the budget for the Scottish economy, the sector and the communities they work with.

Social media strategy

Monday 30 January 2023, 10.00am - 11.30am

Ross McCulloch, Director at Third Sector Lab, leads this interactive course in aligning social media with organisational goals and give you a strong understanding of how social media can help your organisation achieve its aims, how you can protect your charity, staff and volunteers with a simple policy, and which channels are key to your online presence and content planning techniques. Ross also posts great blogs and resources on LinkedIn so make sure to check them out!

Trustee Roles & Responsibilities

Wed, 18 January 2023, 16:30 – 18:30

This training will cover the trustee’s legal roles and duties. It will look at the rules on charity trustee remuneration as well as the common pitfalls of conflicts of interests in the boards. An essential course for any charity or social enterprise. 

Setting up a Charity & Introduction to SCIO

Wed, 25 January 2023, 16:30 – 18:30

Maybe your dream for 2023 is to start your own charity, then make sure to attend this online course. You will learn about what is needed to set up a charity, who can help and what paperwork templates are available to make your journey towards charitable status a smooth one.

Also make sure to check out the Social Enterprise Map and Accelerate programme to help you on your journey into the Third Sector.

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