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Series of Learning, Training and Inspiring Events for Fife's Third Sector
Created: 24/01/2018, Updated: 12/02/2018
A series of learning, training and inspiring events being held during February and March 2018
“Fairness Matters” was published in November 2015 by the Fairer Fife Commission as part of a Fife Partnership-led strategy to tackle poverty and help the citizens of Fife live well and reach their full potential. Many recommendations made in Fairness Matters are applicable to all sectors, but we in the third sector have a unique relationship with communities that gives us special insight and opportunity to tackle poverty and promote fairness. The third sector makes a significant contribution in the areas of physical and mental health, employability, disability, loneliness, long-term unemployment and other challenges that many of us face. Our sector works at the coal-face of deprivation, so we have an increasingly important role to play if we are to achieve our ambitions of a Fairer Fife.
Since 2016 the Third Sector Strategy Group (TTSG) has been developing a new strategic approach to addressing inequalities and promoting fairness through a series of civic conversations and events involving hundreds of contributions, culminating in a large event in Rothes Halls in November. With support from Fife Council and Fife Voluntary Action, we are now running a series of capacity building events in February and March 2018 with the aims of:
further strengthening our commitment;
enhancing our relationships; and
developing a clearer sense of our shared purpose.
Attendance at these events is free of charge, thanks to funding support from Fife Council. We can also support travel expenses for those using public transport (prior approval is required if you wish to claim). Due to the costs involved, the limited number of places and significant opportunities these session present, we will charge a non-attendance fee if you book a place and don't attend (we won't charge a non-attendance fee if you cancel with notice - full details can be found in the Terms and Conditions).
IMPORTANT NOTE: We are in the process of finalising bookings for key speakers for some additional events - they will be added to the list below just as soon as we can confirm the arrangements.
Leadership Development - 9:00 - 5:00 - 13 February and 22 March, New Volunteer House, Kirkcaldy
Led by ACOSVO and Animate
A 2 day course to inform those in a senior position in Fife’s Third Sector in how to expand and develop the role of the leader.
This specially-developed session looks at the legal implications when recruiting/managing volunteers and how to implement best practice, while ensuring your organisation remains legally compliant. Delivered by experts in both the law and practice, this session will cover:
Volunteers’ legal status
Equality Act (2010)
Giving lunch/expenses/gifts to volunteers
Risk of sanction to volunteers
Who should attend:
Trustees, those with supervisor responsibility for volunteers and any other managers.
Social Media Fundamentals - 10:00 - 1:00 - 19 March, New Volunteer House, Kirkcaldy
Led by Fife Voluntary Action
This half-day workshop will help you ensure your social media activity is closely aligned to organisational goals. You'll come away from this session with an understanding of how social media can help your organisation achieve its aims, how you can protect your charity, staff and volunteers with a simple policy, which channels are key to your online presence and content planning techniques.
You'll also get a chance to get hands-on with Twitter - exploring the fundamentals, Lists, Hashtags and more - plus you'll learn what makes a Facebook Page or Group really work for a third sector organisation.
There's time allocated for open discussion, allowing us to explore specific topics set by the group. This could be a particular channel like LinkedIn, Snapchat or Instagram or it could be an issue you're facing in your organisation.
This training will help you to:
- Understand the benefits of using social media
- Develop a social media strategy
- Develop a social media policy
- Get hands-on with Twitter & Facebook
- Understand the role of your website, blogging and video & audio content.
- Explore a range of channels like Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, e-Newsletters and more.
This session will be delivered by Ross McCulloch of Be Good Be Social. Ross is the founder of Be Good Be Social training and events, as well as Director of Third Sector Lab. He has worked with a wide range of charity and public sector clients on social media strategy, including Relationships Scotland, SCVO, Oxfam Scotland, Enable Scotland, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Ross also sits on Foundation Scotland's Impact and Innovation Committee and is Chair of Comic Relief's Community Cash Glasgow funding panel.
Getting to Grips with Social Media & Digital Tools - 1:30 - 4:30 - 19 March, New Volunteer House, Kirkcaldy
Led by Fife Voluntary Action
This session will give you the chance to understand what makes good content online. You'll get an understanding of the importance of storytelling and the role video, audio, graphics and other rich content have to play. During this session you'll get hands on with a wide range of tools including Canva, Legend, Biteable, Anchor and more. You'll also get the chance to explore tools which will allow to measure your impact online and reach new audience like never before - including Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Google Adwords for Nonprofits, HotJar and more.
Delivered by Ross McCulloch of Be Good Be Social. Ross is the founder of Be Good Be Social training and events, as well as Director of Third Sector Lab. He has worked with a wide range of charity and public sector clients on social media strategy, including Relationships Scotland, SCVO, Oxfam Scotland, Enable Scotland, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Ross also sits on Foundation Scotland's Impact and Innovation Committee and is Chair of Comic Relief's Community Cash Glasgow funding panel.