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Bid Writing : The Basics

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection ? Are you gathering the right evidence ? Are you making the right arguments ? Are you using the right terminology ? Are your numbers right ? Are you learning from rejections ?

Are you assembling the right documents ? Do you know how to create a clear and succinct standard funding bid ? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them ? Do you know your own organisation well enough ? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough ?

24 January, 2019 - 09:00 to 11:30
Jurys Inn, Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5LE

Leading a Team

Who is the Course For?
This 1-day course is for Team Leaders who are new to the role, or who haven’t received any previous management training.  The course will help Team Leaders understand more about how to build their team and improve their team’s performance. 

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course managers will:

28 November, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

International Women's Day grants – apply by 11 November 2018

26 Oct 2018 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

Whether you’re a group, individual, a community or organisation, you can apply for a grant between £100 to £1000 to cover the costs of arranging an event, big or small, fun or formal, city-wide or community-led to mark International Women’s Day in March 2019. Manchester City Council

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Relate launches new counselling service for Greater Manchester

26 Oct 2018 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

Relate is launching a new service in Greater Manchester for people experiencing problems in their relationships, and relationship counselling is now available at new locations in central Manchester, Sale, Stockport, and Wigan. The leading relationship charity experienced a peak in calls last month (a 51% increase on a typical month) from people whose relationships reached crisis point over the summer, and this half-term is encouraging  anyone facing difficulties in their relationships to seek support .

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Free Bursaries for Launch of FSI E-Learning Programme

26 Oct 2018 - 10:43 by michelle.foster

The FSI is always looking for ways to support their members as effectively as possible and ensure that the learning options are varied, so that all small charities are able to choose from a menu of services that best meets their needs. the FSI

Building on their successful webinar series, the FSI are now launching their first ever fully-online training course in Developing Your Fundraising Strategy, supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation.

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50 for Free: Free stays in historic buildings for charities and non-profits

26 Oct 2018 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

50 for Free is back for its sixth year in a row. Once again, the Landmark Trust are offering 50 free, self-catering breaks in their amazing historic buildings to charities and non-profit organisations for their nominees in March 2019, absolutely free. That’s 50 short breaks in some of their most treasured Landmarks across England, Scotland and Wales going directly to those who most need a break. The Landmark Trust

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Charity Tech Survey

26 Oct 2018 - 10:36 by michelle.foster

Institute for Voluntary Action Research are giving away eight £50 gift cards and a free 30-minute digital consultation for participants of a survey exploring how the use of technology could help smaller voluntary organisations to address challenges they face in the delivery of their services. IVAR and CAST

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IOF NW Leaders in Fundraising Network

22 November, 2018 - 09:30 to 15:30

The Fundraising Leaders Network meets twice a year and is an opportunity to hear from specialist speakers, share knowledge and best practice and network with peers.

Following on from the previous session which looked at developing and embedding a culture of philanthropy across an organisation; this time the Network are looking at local philanthropy across the north west, what it looks like now, what it might look like in the future and the potential for growth. The Network will also be looking at collaboration and how some charities have benefited from partnership working.

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How to build your personal brand in the charity sector

Howard Lake shares practical ideas on how to get noticed, connect with others, and build your career and reputation in the fundraising and charity sector.

What do you want to achieve in the charity sector?
How do you improve your career in the charity sector? How do you get your ideas across? How can you make the change you want to see in your organisation or in the wider sector?

28 November, 2018 - 13:30 to 16:45
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, 13 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU
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Health, Safety, Environment, Your Responsibilities

This workshop will look at your responsibilities when it comes to Health and Safety within your organisation. Ideal for new staff who have a Health and Safety role and for staff who simply would like a refresher.

Please note that this workshop is at an introductory level and will offer an overview of Health and Safety. This is not an accredited Health and Safety course.


20 November, 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW