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Events

NEW! Stronger Kent Communities Conferences on Tackling Social Injustice 2019

Conference 1: Thursday 30th May The Mick Jagger Centre 10:00 – 15:00

Join third sector colleagues from across Kent working in social justice, diversity, community safety and criminal justice to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools to strengthen and support your organisation and improve your practice. Book here

Access full conference programme here

New! A Stronger Kent Conference – Community and Environmental Action 

Monday 3rd June Canterbury 10:00 – 15:00

Join third sector colleagues from across Kent working on animal, wildlife and environmental projects, in community hubs and healthy living centres, grassroots community groups such as WIs, Soroptimists, Lions clubs and more to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools to strengthen and support your organisation and improve your practice. Book here

Access full conference programme here

A Stronger Kent Communities Conference – Living Well at Any Age – Sharing Best Practice
Thursday 5th September Tonbridge 10:00 – 15:00
Join third sector colleagues from across Kent working in health, youth, family and age 50 plus projects to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools to strengthen and support your organisation and improve your practice. Booking details to follow

A Stronger Kent Communities Conference – Connecting Culture and Communities
Tuesday 5th November Folkestone 10:00 – 15:00
Join third sector colleagues from across Kent working in art, culture, media and history and heritage to network, share best practice and gain practical tips and tools to strengthen and support your organisation and improve your practice. Booking details to follow

For more information contact Emma Cooney, Event Organiser emma@strongerkentcommunities.org.uk

 

NEW! Courses to help improve your fundraising skills – apply now!

Stronger Kent Communities are delighted to inform you that the six courses below are now live on Eventbrite. The courses cost just £10 and all are being delivered by Kathy Roddy, an experienced trainer who is a member of the Institute of Fundraising. These bite-sized courses have been designed for busy people working or volunteering in the VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) sector in Kent who need a quick overview of each topic.

Just follow the links below for more details and to book online with a debit or credit card. Please book early to avoid disappointment. You will find out straight away if you have a place.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-skills-for-fundraisers-tickets-55751715883?aff=ebdssbeac

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evidencing-need-tickets-55709328100?aff=ebdssbeac

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/organising-fundraising-events-tickets-55753527301?aff=ebdssbeac

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tendering-and-procurement-tickets-55754639628?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-social-enterprise-tickets-55755139122?aff=ebdssbeac

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fundraising-from-grant-making-bodies-improving-your-applications-tickets-55754238428?aff=ebdssbeac

Good Practice in Volunteer Recruitment – Volunteer Managers Forum 

Our first SKC Volunteer Managers Forum launched at Dover Town Hall on Tuesday 30 April. A wide range of organisations attended. The training focused on volunteer recruitment, exploring elements of good practice, including: policies and procedures, role descriptions, interviewing and selection and online platforms for adversting volunteering opportunities.

Our forums are informal meetings with facilitated discussions and learning opportunities that allow anyone working with volunteers the opportunity to learn about good practice and discuss volunteering issues. It’s also a great opportunity to be able to share ideas and experiences with other Volunteer Managers and to learn how Stronger Kent Communities can support your organisation and volunteer programme.

Look out for the next Forum

The Volunteer Managers Forum is open to any trustee, staff member or volunteer from the voluntary and community sector who is currently responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers or is thinking of using volunteers in their organisation in the future.

This forum is part of a new series of networking sessions which aim to develop and promote best practice in volunteer management.

We will be running further sessions throughout the year which will cover other aspects of involving volunteers in your organisation.

Please note that these forums are delivered locally across the county and if you are based anywhere in Kent, you can go to any of these Forums. However, spaces are limited so please ensure you book early.

The date of the next Forum will be available soon