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Social Investment - Is it right for you?

Social investment is the use of repayable finance to achieve a social as well as a financial return and is seen as an alternative option explored by charities and social enterprises as a way of financing their work.

Investors will expect their money back but are also interested in the social impact created by the work that you are doing.

12 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Gathering Stories

Stories stir the imagination and connect people and organisations to each other. They are a powerful tool to increase the profile of and engagement with your charity. 

If you would like to build on your existing skills and think about new ways to tell stories, this course is for you.

This course is aimed at anyone in a Manchester voluntary and community sector group who would like to increase their skills and use of storytelling in their work. This could mean telling the story of your service users, volunteers or your organisation.

Learning objectives

3 April, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Understanding Community Development Work

Community development approaches are once more becoming popular as public authorities seek to get more from less through encouraging communities to take on new and greater responsibilities.

National Government also sees community action as the answer to many problems.

This workshop will, through a combination of presentation, discussion and exercises help participants to understand:

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

Refugee Awareness Training

A two hour new refugee awareness session delivered by Annabelle Britton - British Red Cross.

Aimed at anyone who wants to raise their awareness because they have a general interest or would like to support refugee and asylum seeking people to volunteer at their organisation. 

The session will:

28 February, 2019 - 10:30 to 12:30
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Basic Book-keeping

Introductory level workshop – this workshop is aimed at members of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations who are new to finance or those looking for a refresher.

Learn how to record income and expenditure for your small charity or community group so that you can produce regular financial reports for your committee and produce simple accounts for the financial year.

By the end of the session you will:

27 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Trustee Recruitment

This workshop will help any organisation looking to recruit new trustees to their board.

A workshop specifically designed for voluntary community and social enterprise organisations looking to recruit trustees to their board.

Trustees are an essential part to any well run community organisation however finding the right person to join your board can be difficult. How do you ensure that you are attracting and recruiting the right person to your organisation?

This workshop focusses on the following areas and will enable participants to: 

19 March, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:30
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
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Social Media for Beginners

This training session will go over some of the most popular current social media platforms, demystifying them and giving some practical tips on how you could use them.

Social media is a great, free way to promote your group or campaign and this training should help you choose which to invest your time in.

Session will cover:

7 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
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