Social Media: Strategies for Success

Date: 16 March 2021

Time: 10.00 - 13.30

Location: Online (Zoom)

Run by Joseph Creative this practical session will help you make the most of your social media presence and how to target this to different audiences, bringing the maximum benefit to your charity, social enterprise or community group.

www.josephcreative.co.uk

We will cover

Facebook & Instagram

This beginner’s course will teach you the essentials to Facebook & Instagram for Business. You will learn the latest cutting-edge techniques to attract people to your charity, generate new leads and make social media work for your charity.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is fast becoming the platform for business. Focused on promotion, fundraising and gaining sponsorship, in this short space we will teach the basics of creating a killer profile on LinkedIn, a short introduction into sales navigator and the uses and ensuring privacy settings are up to date.

Hunts Forum would like to thank Joseph Creative for providing this training specifically for charities and community groups.

Cost: Free to Hunts Forum and CCVS members. Contact Keith Johnson at keith@hunstform.org.uk if your organisation is not a member and you would like to attend.

Information and Booking: To Book, click here.

Discovery Power Hour

Date: 25 February 2021

Time: 10.00 - 11.00

Location: Online

Discovery Power Hour: What role can engaging business play in diversifying your income?

Join us for an in-conversation Power Hour with Rachel Briant of Get Synergised to discover the benefits of building mutually beneficial partnerships with the business community, and where best to place your efforts when starting the journey.

  • Gain pointers for success when starting your business engagement
  • Learn ways to direct your efforts for better results
  • Discover how business engagement can strengthen your organisation
  • Uncover the value of business relationships beyond the financial

Rachel was inspired to set up her business Get Synergised in 2018 following 20 years working in the Charity and Community sector, driven by a mission to see business as a force for good and to ensure organisations embed and align their Corporate Social Responsibility practices within their organisational strategy. Rachel has worked with many charities and businesses to help each side better align their engagement strategy and has an excellent knowledge of what the ‘other side’ is looking for.

Hunts Forum has worked closely with Rachel as part of our Support Cambridgeshire delivery for the last two years. Rachel has delivered extremely popular training sessions and hosted a recent Zoom workshop that saw over 50 organisations, businesses, charities, social enterprises and community groups come together to make a difference in their communities, so critical at this current time.

Sign up to hear Rachel’s journey, what she has discovered along the way and why collaborative working is the way forward!

Cost: Free to any community group, charity or social enterprise in Cambridgeshire

Please click here to book your place.

Financial Legal Requirements for Small Charities

Date: 3 March 2021

Time: 10.00 - 12.00

Location: Online

This course will be most relevant to those from unincorporated charitable organisations or CIOs with an annual income of less than £250,000 a year. Please note that requirements for charitable companies registered with Companies House will not be covered.

The course will give an introduction to the Charities Act 2016, Charities SORP (FRS 102) and Charity Commission requirements, including the format of Receipts and Payments Accounts, Trustees’ Annual Reports, reserves policies and independent examination of charity accounts. We will also look at financial systems and financial controls.

What will I learn?

  • What the filing and reporting requirements of your organisation are with the Charity Commission
  • What format you need to use for your year-end accounts
  • Requirements for including the impact of Covid 19 in your Annual report and accounts
  • How to prepare a reserves policy
  • What an independent examination is and whether you need one
  • How to implement good financial systems and controls

About the Trainer: Louise Prosser is the Finance Manager with Hunts Forum and is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the voluntary sector for 18 years.
She has previously worked as a Development Worker, providing training and support to voluntary organisations. She also has experience as a Treasurer for a variety of organisations.

Cost: Free to Hunts Forum and Cambridge CVS members

Information and Booking: To book, click here.

For more information or if not a member of Hunts Forum or Cambridge CVS email keith@huntsforum.org.uk

Keep in Touch Networking Meeting – Focusing on Working with Volunteers

Date: 24 March 2021

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

Location: Online

Keep-in-Touch Networking meetings are regular meetings for Hunts Forum members to provide an opportunity to get to know others working locally, to find new connections, seek support, and to raise issues and seek advice and guidance form others.

In 2021 we will be focusing on particular themes with each meeting. Out theme for March will be Working with Volunteers

Our guest speaker will be Anna Bradley-Dorman, Communications and Grant Officer with Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust (RNT) who will be talking about the work of RNT, the role volunteers play and what RNT has learned from working successfully with volunteers.

After the talk and Q&A Hunts Forum would like to find out from you what we can provide, organise and deliver to better support volunteer managers/coordinators, paid staff who work closely with volunteers and also volunteer-run groups in our member organisations.

We will end with an informal exchange of information from those present on any topic.

About Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust

Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust offers community led activities and services to everyone who lives, works or volunteers in Ramsey and its surrounding villages. It is managed by a group of local volunteer trustees who are committed to the creation of a strong, active and inclusive community.

RNT is passionate about volunteering and relies upon its band of resident volunteers who make everything they do possible. It uses local knowledge to get people actively involved in the decisions that affect them. This includes working closely with local government, schools, health professionals, businesses, statutory and voluntary sectors to provide a voice for people on local issues.

Cost: Free to Hunts Forum Members

Information and Booking: To book, click here

How to Start a New Community Group

Date: 25 January 2021

Time: 19.00 - 20.00

Location: Online

Do you have a great idea for a new group in your community? Not sure where to start? Then this is for you. This introductory hour will explain the support that is available, what you need to do, help you begin to plan your way forward, explain the most common legal structures, writing a constitution and how to gain funding. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

About the Facilitator: Keith Johnson is the Development Officer with Hunts Forum where his role is support local community groups and charities. He has helped many new organisations start in Huntingdonshire and previously in Devon.

Cost: Free

Information and Booking: To Book click here.

 

Corporate Social Responsibility: More than a Giving Machine

Date: 23 March 2021

Time: 10.00 - 12.30

Location: Online

Increasingly charities are looking towards Corporate Social Responsibility as a way to diversify their income and leverage resource, but how businesses look at their CSR is changing, and charities have to adapt too.

So what is the best way to approach a business for support?

What are businesses looking for?

Discover the benefits of looking beyond a comic cheque and delving deeper into forming partnerships based upon mutual understanding, shared values and purpose.

Hunts Forum is working with Rachel Briant of Get Synergised to help you get CSR ready. The session will help you understand the changing nature of CSR, what strategies work to help engage businesses and learn practical steps you can make to turn ambition into reality.

About the Trainer:

Rachel Briant is a female entrepreneur and the mastermind behind Get Synergised a bespoke consultancy and project management service established to enable the business, voluntary, charitable and public sectors to collaborate for greater social impact.

Highly skilled at building effective partnerships and a natural collaborator, Rachel provides strategic thinking, internal audits, presentations, project management and online workshops for all sectors, driven by the belief and conviction that working together we are a powerful catalyst for change.

Rachel inspires others to leverage resource to help build sustainable and resilient communities, in turn addressing some of the most pressing social issues of our time. Rachel works to ensure that Corporate Social Responsibility practices and approaches to giving back and collaboration are embedded and aligned within any organisational strategy. Drawing on her 20 years combined experience in all sectors, Rachel is motivated and passionate about connecting people, empowering others and making a difference.

Cost: Free to Hunts Forum and Cambridge CVS members

Information and Booking: To book, click here

Zoom Admin Training

Date: 14 December 2020

Time: 15.00 - 16.00

Location: Online

This training aims to give you the confidence to run engaging and interactive Zoom events and meetings. Participants will need to have a paid-for Zoom account in order to use the functions covered in this training.

Within the hour, the trainer will cover:

  • How to turn breakout rooms and polls on
  • How to set up a poll on Zoom
  • How to get the information regarding the poll off Zoom after the event
  • How to set up breakout rooms
  • Managing breakout rooms in the meeting

All presentation slides will be forwarded on to you after the training; there will also be the chance to act as a host and create your own breakout rooms.

This online training is free to Hunts Forum and CCVS members.

This session will be held on 8th (now fully booked), 11th and 14th December. To book email kathryn@huntsforum.org.uk with the title: Zoom training. Please note there are only six places available. If there is more interest another training session will be arranged.

 

Zoom Admin Training

Date: 11 December 2020

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

Location: Online

This training aims to give you the confidence to run engaging and interactive Zoom events and meetings. Participants will need to have a paid-for Zoom account in order to use the functions covered in this training.

Within the hour, the trainer will cover:

  • How to turn breakout rooms and polls on
  • How to set up a poll on Zoom
  • How to get the information regarding the poll off Zoom after the event
  • How to set up breakout rooms
  • Managing breakout rooms in the meeting

All presentation slides will be forwarded on to you after the training; there will also be the chance to act as a host and create your own breakout rooms.

This online training is free to Hunts Forum and CCVS members.

This session will be held on 8th (now fully booked), 11th and 14th December. To book email kathryn@huntsforum.org.uk with the title: Zoom training. Please note there are only six places available. If there is more interest another training session will be arranged.

 

Zoom Admin Training

Date: 8 December 2020

Time: 15.00 - 16.00

Location: Online (Zoom)

This training aims to give you the confidence to run engaging and interactive Zoom events and meetings. Participants will need to have a paid-for Zoom account in order to use the functions covered in this training.

Within the hour, the trainer will cover:

  • How to turn breakout rooms and polls on
  • How to set up a poll on Zoom
  • How to get the information regarding the poll off Zoom after the event
  • How to set up breakout rooms
  • Managing breakout rooms in the meeting

All presentation slides will be forwarded on to you after the training; there will also be the chance to act as a host and create your own breakout rooms.

This online training is free to Hunts Forum and CCVS members.

This session will be held on 8th (now fully booked), 11th and 14th December.  To book email kathryn@huntsforum.org.uk with the title: Zoom training. Please note there are only six places available. If there is more interest another training session will be arranged.

 

Hunts Forum AGM and Volunteer Awards 2020

Date: 2 December 2020

Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Location: Online

The 2020 AGM for Hunts Forum of Voluntary Organisations will be held on 2 December followed by the annual Volunteer Awards.

About this Event

This year our AGM and Volunteer Awards will be held as a virtual meeting, but we hope that doesn't stop you joining us, and celebrating not only our, but also your, communities' successes over the past year.

The AGM starts at 4pm, followed by our Volunteer Awards at roughly 4:45pm. Both events will be a mixture of videos and live reports.

AGM

A reflection on the past year from our Chair, Treasurer and CEO, followed by the formalities of trustee elections.

Volunteer Awards

Our Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to shine a light on the people who deserve special praise for their contribution to your organisation. It might be someone who kick-started a new project, an unsung hero who rarely receives thanks, someone who has provided years of service or who has gone the extra mile in recent months. This year we will be celebrating our nominees, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes being announced on the night.

Book your place

Please click here to book your place.