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Training

Tuesday, 19 October, 2021 - 13:00 - 2:00

Like a chocolate selection box of different ideas to choose from, this session will provide lots of easy and practical ways to share the difference you are making. (Sorry, chocolates not included!)


Tuesday, 2 November, 2021 - 12:15 - 1:00

I know it is a real effort for me to implement all of the good ideas I learn in a training session, but in this session you learn a little and start work on the ideas straight away.

Funders often ask what the needs are in your community. How can you prove this?


Wednesday, 3 November, 2021 - 09:30 - 11:00

Charities and social enterprises deliver services that have an impact on the wellbeing of the people and, in most cases, the communities they work with. Sometimes this is the main focus of their organisational mission, for others it is a by-product. Undoubtedly, all work towards improving wellbeing of those they support, however, they may also inadvertently decrease people's wellbeing due to their service delivery model or other crucial factors.

This session will provide an overview of what is meant by wellbeing and what tools exist to help charities and social enterprises to measure their impact.


Thursday, 4 November, 2021 - 12:15 - 12:45

A lunchtime session that trustees access via Zoom.
You’ll find out about some of the requirements on trustees to be checking your outputs, outcomes or impact and what these terms mean.

This session forms one of the 7 Impact for Funding Sessions that looks at how voluntary and community groups need to show the difference they are making.


Tuesday, 9 November, 2021 - 13:00 - 2:00

What do trusts and individuals want to know about how your Voluntary and Community organisation is making a difference? How can you improve your applications, increase funding and help more people? (This session will assume some knowledge of the terms like outcomes, Theory of Change and Quantitative data which are covered in the previous sessions, so please get in touch if you need to know about these before the session).


Thursday, 11 November, 2021 - 10:00 - 11:00

Impact in Action and the Cory Community Fund have teamed up to offer a training session for those interested in applying to the Cory Community Fund. The scheme offers groups up to £7,500 for activities in the community that generate positive improvements in people’s lives.


Tuesday, 16 November, 2021 - 12:30 - 2:00

There is an array of survey options available to small organisations in order to evaluate their activities or explore a specific area of interest.

However, how can you ensure that you build surveys in a way that will maximise your response rates while also ensuring the quality of responses? How can you make sure to remove biases from questions and ensure respondents feel the response options they have allow them to express their honest opinions and thoughts?

In short, how do you get the best out of surveys and ask good questions?


Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 10:00 - 12:00

Have you had to have a challenging conversation with a volunteer and were not sure how to handle it? Then come along to this training to discuss the processes and share experiences with other volunteer managers


Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 - 12:15 - 1:00

I know it is a real effort for me to implement all of the good ideas I learn in a training session, but in this session you learn a little and start work on the ideas straight away.
What are your dreams for the big changes you want to see?


Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 - 12:15 - 1:00

I know it is a real effort for me to implement all of the good ideas I learn in a training session, but in this session you learn a little and start work on the ideas straight away.
What are the smaller changes you expect to see along the way to your group making a big impact?


Wednesday, 1 December, 2021 - 09:30 - 11:00

The focus will be on how to embed the principles into your practice as a small charity or social purpose organisation.

We will discuss the key questions to ask to know your impact, about using this information for better decision making and to taking steps towards maximising value for your stakeholders.

We will also look at demystifying some of social value and Social Return on Investment (SROI).


Tuesday, 7 December, 2021 - 12:15 - 1:00

I know it is a real effort for me to implement all of the good ideas I learn in a training session, but in this session you learn a little and start work on the ideas straight away.

This session takes what participants have worked on in previous sessions and puts them into a one page summary: a Theory of Change.


Tuesday, 14 December, 2021 - 13:00 - 2:00

Trying to measure change can sometimes feel like an assault course! Having the time, energy, skills, money and more can feel like insurmountable hurdles. Here are some tips to making things as straightforward as possible, based on the reality of working in small charities.


Tuesday, 1 February, 2022 - 09:30 - 12:00

Since the beginning of time, stories have helped us understand ourselves and the world around us, turning complex information into messages we can easily digest. At their best they can create a sense of togetherness, spark our imagination and desire to make a change.