Working Smarter - Introducing Training Tuesdays

Despite being a charity with an office we don’t spend much time there! Much of what we do happens because we’re in other people’s spaces, lives and conversations, listening, learning and contributing. Conversations that take place in community halls, schools, places of worship, universities, conferences and many other places where people who care about their communities gather to work together for change. Good intentions and plans for transformation need practical skills and applications, and FbRN exists to resource groups and conversations just like this. You’ve been telling us where you’d like more help and information and we’re delighted to respond with a series of interactive workshops to help with the basics. This autumn we’re launching ‘Training Tuesdays’ and our first sessions will cover:

Introduction to Bid Writing – Tuesday 30th September, Birmingham

Money is tight these days.  But there are sources of funds around and with a well written bid, they are not impossible to get.  Often we limit ourselves because we haven’t got time or we find the whole bid-writing process too difficult.  This workshop will take participants through the process of writing a well constructed bid.  We will be looking at the Awards for All scheme as an example, but the skills will apply to any funding bid. 

The workshop will be led by Mohammed Mamdani who is the founder and director of Al-Mizan Charitable Trust and a trustee of FbRN. He has 12 years’ experience in supporting small, grassroots charities with fundraising, project management and governance.

The workshop will take place in the centre of Birmingham close to all main railway stations.

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Introduction to Social Media – Tuesday 14th October, London

Connecting with the online world can seem like just another demand on already-stretched time, a mysterious new way of communicating with its own language and customs and a poor substitute to face-to-face conversations. We’ll show you what you’re missing!

Communication consultant Vicky Akrill, director of Art & Flo, will show you how social media can work effectively for you and your organisation, help make valuable connections and build beneficial working relationships.

The workshop will take place at our new training rooms close to Goodge Street tube station.

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Introduction to Impact Measurement – Tuesday 28th October, London

This workshop will help to clarify why impact measurement matters and how to get started. Understanding your impact is essential both internally, so that you can ensure you do the best possible job for your community and the people who use your services, and also externally for funders and other stakeholders. This introductory workshop will give you an overview of different approaches to measuring your impact, and also some specific tools you can use straightaway.

The workshop will be led by FbRN’s executive director Steve Miller who is a social entrepreneur, community activist and independent consultant. Steve has over 35 years’ experience in the voluntary sector and has been responsible for forming or co-creating various third sector organisations including Tzedek, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Restore Community Projects and North London Action for the Homeless. Steve is a facilitator assisting many groups with organisational dynamics, strategic planning, creativity and leadership development.

The workshop will take place at our new training rooms close to Goodge Street tube station.

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These afternoon-long sessions will offer practical help, good ideas and actions to take away.

Details for all workshops: Registration from 1.00pm. Workshop 1.30-4.30pm.  Followed by tea/refreshments and an opportunity to network with participants and FbRN staff.

Offered at a great value introductory rate of just £10 per session, places are limited so if you want to learn more about funding, communicating or understanding results, come along.  

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