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Training details.

Day of Free Introductory Workshops

Fundraising strategy workshop 10:30 – 12:00, Tuesday 2nd April

We know that many charities and community groups are struggling to raise the income needed to sustain their vital services.  A fundraising strategy is a great starting point, helping you to be more proactive and ensure that you are focussing your efforts in the best possible way.  This workshop will help you to consider a variety of fundraising options and consider their appropriateness for your cause, your charity/community group and your short- and long-term needs.  Participants will:

  • Be introduced to different types of fundraising and what is needed for these to be successful
  • Consider what sort of fundraising options might be best for them
  • Be guided through a three-step process in developing a fundraising strategy

Demonstrating Your Impact workshop 12:30 – 14:00, Tuesday 2nd April

Charities and community groups on the Isle of Wight make an incredible difference to our people, community and the environment.  We know the work delivers impact but it is ever increasingly important to be able to demonstrate this to stakeholders such as donors, grant makers, partners, trustees, media and volunteers.  Participants will:

  • Be introduced to different approaches to impact measurement and the key terms and definitions
  • Identify the key outcomes for their work and consider how best to evidence these
  • Have tools and ideas to communicate their impact in lots of different ways.

Good Governance workshop 14:15 – 15:45, Tuesday 2nd April

An active and involved trustee board is essential for the success of any charity or community group.  This course will be of benefit to Chairs, Trustees and staff working with their board, who want to find out how they can ensure they deliver good governance and get the best out of their Trustee Boards.  Participants will:

  • Understand the role and composition of an effective board, including legal roles and responsibilities
  • Be introduced to the Charity Governance Code and other useful tools to support strong and effective governance
  • Engage trustees to go beyond the basic requirements of their role, bringing their full range of skills and values in order to demonstrate outstanding governance.

Trainer: Janine Edwards, the FSI

Janine leads the FSI’s consultancy and development service and brings significant experience from the private and charity sector including strategic development, governance, diversifying income/developing earned income streams and impact measurement.  Janine is a qualified teacher and action learning facilitator, with a wealth of experience in designing and developing outcome-based support solutions for clients in the public, private and charity sector.  She is also an accredited Social Return on Investment practitioner.

Janine is a Trustee of the Gordon Moody Association, a UK charity providing advice, education and innovative therapeutic support to problem gamblers and those affected by problem gambling.

Janine delivers training, consultancy and advice to organisations across a range of subjects including governance, strategy, impact and fundraising.  She is the lead trainer for the Association of Chairs ‘Beacon’ programme and an approved trainer for the Big Local Impact Training programme.

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