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All Capacity Building

GMYN - Training young people to be peer supporters

This training will help you develop an approach to train the young people you work with to support one another, whether you are interested in delivering a structured peer-support programme or simply developing peer support skills within an existing group setting.

You will gain resources and understanding to deliver the following activities with young people:

•         What is peer support?
•         Starting peer support relationships
•         Communication skills
•         Confidentiality and boundaries

5 February, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
GMYN, Greenfish Resource Fish Centre,

Going it alone – keeping your social enterprise spark alive with minimal physical, emotional or financial support

15 February, 2019 - 16:00 to 18:00

Setting up a social enterprise or business venture, or developing a project to create social change can be tricky and isolating at the best of times, but what if you're trying to do this with minimal physical, emotional or financial support?

At this free peer learning session hear from women changemakers who are triumphing over adversity and/or isolation to pave a path towards social change and economic independence for themselves and others. This will be a discussion and Q& A format with networking and drinks.

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Big Heart Skills – Media, PR and Podcasting

13 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 15:00

Flourish CIC are pleased to be collaborating with the Big Heart Skills Network for this event.

This time Flourish CIC will be looking at getting your message across and exploring a range of methods to give you clarity of communication, take the fear out of using a range of methods and tools, plus create cost effective ways to increase your profile.

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Difficult Dialogues – Importing International Conflict

21 March, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

The format for dialogues is a conversation and not a debate. People can share personal experiences and opinions. When we disagree we do so with respect. This is about listening and sharing.

All discourse should be undertaken in a spirit of understanding, hearing others – an antidote to ‘fake news’ and conflict-speak.

For further information and to register, visit: https://importingconflict.eventbrite.co.uk

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Twitter for NGOs & Charities – Live Session in Bury

8 February, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

Twitter's very own Katy Minshall, Head of UK Government, Public Policy and Philanthropy, will be joining us to deliver this informative, free session on Twitter best practice for charities and NGOs.

The aim is to extend the reach of your messages an increase the success of your campaigns.

Topics covered will include:
• Top tips and planning tools
• Best practices for campaigning
• Creative ideas and inspirations
• Engaging with conversations on Twitter
• How to use Twitter's safety
• Analytics and multimedia tools

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Understanding Social Value

Social value is the value that people place on the changes they experience in their lives.

This workshop is designed to help you develop a practical understanding of what social value means for your organisation.

The workshop will help you to

7 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
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Health and Social Care Policy & Strategy in Manchester and Greater Manchester

If you are representing your organisation in health and social care forums or need a broader perspective on what’s happening in health and social care policy & strategy, or starting a new job with more policy and strategic responsibilities, then this is the course for you.

27 February, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Funding bulletin January 2019

7 Jan 2019 - 11:13 by michelle.foster

Information for the bulletin is compiled from a number of sources including Grantfinder, and direct from funders themselves. It showcases just a few of the hundreds of funding opportunities available for local community, voluntary and faith organisations. Macc

This bulletin is produced by a partnership of local support and development agencies across Greater Manchester.

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Building a sustainable social enterprise

24 January, 2019 - 09:30 to 12:30

There are a growing number of Community Interest Companies (CIC) and other businesses that exist for a social purpose. Many charities are having to re-invent themselves as social enterprises as grant funding has diminished or disappeared. 

The seminar will focus on diversifying revenues and wider sources of funding. We will also explore routes to sustainability and how to build a wider network.

The seminar will end with a panel session with:

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