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.

Budgets and Financial Planning for Beginners

Date: 11 November 2020

Time: 10.00 - 12.00

Location: Online

This course will cover where to begin with financial planning, developing budgets, costing projects and planning for the unexpected. The final section will introduce how to use your budgets for monitoring and reporting. It is primarily aimed at those with little previous experience.

The course will cover:

  • Preparing a financial plan for your organisation
  • Different budget formats and when they may be used
  • Budgeting for restricted funds and projects
  • Costing a project
  • Understanding the importance of funding core costs
  • How to deal with financial planning for unforeseen circumstances
  • Using budgets to monitor performance and produce useful financial reports

Please Note: A two-minute silence will be observed at 11 o’clock to mark Remembrance Day.

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 17 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: This course is FREE for Hunts forum and CCVS Members, £40 for non members (click the links for membership information).

Information and Booking: To find out more and to book a place email keith@huntsforum.org.uk

Trustees’ Week: Trustees’ Question Time

Date: 3 November 2020

Time: 18.00 - 19.30

Location: Onine (Zoom)

Join Hunts Forum and CCVS  for a novel Trustees’ Week event, inspired by the BBC Question Time political panel show and the move to virtual meetings in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Hear from a panel of experts, discussing topical issues around trusteeship raised by our voluntary sector members.

Questions

Members of CCVS and Hunts Forum will be given the opportunity to ask questions when booking.

Additional questions from the audience will be taken on the day depending on time constraints.

All questions not answered will be taken away by CCVS and Hunts Forum staff and answered where possible.

The Panel

Chair: Elizabeth Forbes, Trustee at CCVS

Elizabeth Forbes is a retired public sector senior manager and a qualified executive coach. She has extensive experience of working with a variety of voluntary and public sector organisations. She has served as a volunteer member of Cambridgeshire’s Youth Offending Panel and is currently a trustee of both CCVS and an Arts Foundation in Norfolk.


Virginia Henley, Head of Charities, Education and Social Enterprise, Hewitsons LLP

Virginia graduated in Law at Cambridge University and has a Master’s degree in Pre-Raphaelite Art and Literature from Oxford University. She has also run her own successful business. Virginia is a member of the Charity Law Association and has an active interest in the development of the sector. She is a school governor and a trustee. Virginia specialises in advising charities, universities and schools, and a wide range of not-for-profit organisations on the core legal, regulatory and governance issues they face. This includes close support on governance, re-structuring, policies and procedures, registrations, trading, fundraising, the role of trustees, disputes, contracts, commercial arrangements, constitutional documents, collaborative working and mergers, risk management and general charity law. Having been a trustee of a number of charities herself, Virginia has a particular interest in governance issues and the many challenges facing trustees. She is very familiar with the range of practical concerns affecting charities and their need to be kept fully informed and updated to ensure effective compliance with their legal responsibilities. She has been involved in a number of Charity Law Association working parties, and regularly delivers trustee induction and refresher training. Apart from charity law, she loves running in the countryside and playing her French horn (not at the same time).


Monica Brown, Head of Charity Advisory and Programmes, Charities Aid Foundation

Monica is an experienced senior charity executive with extensive experience of working in and with the voluntary sector. She leads CAF’s grant making and consultancy advice for charities and legacy programmes. She has held a number of senior positions including as Assistant Director for Trident Reach the People Charity where she had responsibility for leading on strategic change for the charity, growing their social investment business ethos and some aspects of service delivery; 12 years as the National Head of England for BBC Children in Need contributing to the strategic direction of the charity, managing a significant fundraising/grant making portfolio across England and extensive stakeholder management. This was preceded by roles as a Business Analyst and Senior Grant Manager for the Community Fund (BIG Lottery) and the Head of the Community Development Unit for South Birmingham College. She also has experience of youth training, community development and working with young offenders.In her spare time Monica mentors young people who have been disaffected by the education system and/or life in general.


Anthony Wheeler, East of England Ambassador for the Young Trustees Movement, Chair of Trustees of Cambridge Student Community Action.

Anthony first became a trustee at 20 and is passionate about empowering young people and breaking down barriers. He’s part of the 1% of trustees under 26 and 3% under 30. At 25, he is Chair of Trustees of Cambridge Student Community Action a charity supporting disadvantaged groups in the local community through group and 1-to-1 projects and providing students with a valuable learning experience. He’s also the East of England Ambassador for the Young Trustees Movement where he works with charities to embark on a journey of change to diversity their boards and supports young people into trustee roles, aiming to double the number of young people on trustee boards by 2024. Outside of trusteeship, he’s a CIM and MBA qualified marketer working as the International Marketing and Communications Manager at Pembroke College, Cambridge.


Patricia Rose, The Diversity Trust

Pat Rose is part of the Windrush generation who came from the Caribbean to the UK as child in the sixties. The challenges of growing up in a predominantly white working class background inspired a lifelong commitment to Equality and Social Justice.

Pat studied at the University of Bristol and has a background in Social Work and Criminal Justice. She has worked as a Trainer and as a Practice Teacher for Social Work students. Her current role is based in an NHS service working to make healthcare accessible to homeless people.

Throughout her career in the Health and Social Care sector she has supported people with complex needs such as addiction, trauma and homelessness. She has a reputation of being able to connect and work with those who are seen as “hard to engage” In 2014 Pat was nominated for a BBC radio 4 “All in the mind” National Award. Out of hundreds of nominees she won the Mental Health Professional Award.

Pat’s interests include exploring our countryside and coasts, spending time with family and friends, listening to music and dancing (mainly in her kitchen).


Information and Booking

This event is free to attend.

Book online at https://trusteequestiontime.eventbrite.co.uk

Additional details

Question Time style event for Trustees' Week for trustees, those considering being a trustee and anyone with an interest in charity. People from CCVS and Hunts Forum member organisations can submit questions prior to the event.

Creating a #GivingTuesday Digital Fundraising Campaign

Date: 22 September 2020

Time: 13.00-15.00

Location: Online

With physical fundraising events either heavily restricted or cancelled due to Covid-19, digital fundraising is more important than ever, but getting noticed online can be difficult. And while the number of people giving to charity has declined recently due to Covid, nfpSynergy reports that giving via a charity website and text message are at their highest levels.

Giving Tuesday is a growing yet under-exploited resource for charities and community groups in the UK. In 2019, £14.2 million, equivalent to £10,000 a minute, was raised in the UK in 2019. Now in its ninth year, this global online day of giving continues to grow. This year it falls on 1 December. The #GivingTuesday hashtag was the UK’s top trend on Twitter last year from 8am to 5.30pm, with huge numbers of celebrities, politicians, businesses and leading charities tweeting about it.

A good campaign takes time to plan and implement. In this session we will look at:

  • the different ways to use Giving Tuesday to benefit your organisation;
  • the stages for a successful campaign;
  • planning your digital Giving Tuesday fundraising strategy.

This will be an interactive session with open discussions, sharing ideas and support, and explore avenues of co-operation and collaboration.

The day will be followed with two additional one-hour sessions of facilitated group peer support where you can discuss with others from the group how your plans are developing, seek solutions to any problems you have faced, flesh out ideas and receive honest feedback from your peers. As a group, we will seek ways that we can actively support each other’s campaigns and make the biggest noise and get Cambridgeshire charities noticed on #GivingTusday 2020. Kick off your end-of-year fundraising with a strong high profile campaign.

About the Trainer: Keith is the Development Officer with Hunts Forum.

Cost: Free to any Cambridgeshire-based community group or charity.

Information and Booking: To find out more and to book a place email keith@huntsforum.org.uk

Additional details: Follow up support sessions will be held on Tuesday 13th October 11am-12pm, and Tuesday 17th November 11am-12pm

Keep-in-Touch Networking Meeting (KIT)

Date: 10 November 2020

Time: 14.00 - 15.00

Location: Online

Hunts Forum is hosting a virtual, Zoom, version of the regular facilitated Keep in Touch networking meetings for Voluntary and Community Groups. It’s a valuable opportunity to come together , bounce ideas and learn from each other raise questions and concerns.

As a by-product of this work, we will also feedback to local authorities and funders the kinds of challenges that voluntary sector organisations are currently facing. This will help them to think about what kind of support they need to be offering. We will not share specific organisations information or case studies unless you are happy for us to do so.

Guest Speaker Vikki Barr, Armed Forces Covenant Development Officer for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, will be talking about the work of the Armed Forces Covenant and funding sources available. Vikki will be speaking and answering questions, after which we will discuss topical issues raised by you.

Cost: Free to any Huntingdonshire-based community group or charity.

Information and Booking: If you have specific queries or topics you would like to raise please send them to keith@huntsforum.org.uk

To reserve your space please contact Keith, above.

Additional details: This virtual meeting is limited to 15 people.

Cyber Security for Small- and Medium-sized Charities

Date: 29 September 2020

Time: 9.30 - 13.00

Location: Online

In the new blended world with greater use of IT and home working, it is more important than ever to be able to understand the potential risks of cyber attack, and ways to avoid and mitigate these risks.

Phishing, identity theft and ransomware are persistent threats and they all typically start with one malicious email. It’s more important than ever to make sure everyone in your organisation is aware of the dangers.

The course will look at what cyber crime is and the different forms of attack this can take. You will discover:

  • Why charities and community groups are at risk irrespective of their size, from whom and how
  • How to recognise and identify different forms of cyber attack
  • How you can help prevent and mitigate the consequences of attack

About the Trainer:

Keith is the Development Officer with Hunts Forum. From his work over the last few years he has developed a strong understanding of the risks posed to VCSE organisations by cyber criminals.

Keith has undertaken training delivered by the National Cyber Security Centre and developed with the National Association for Voluntary Community Action and 10 pilot CVS organisations to deliver these sessions to help charities and community groups protect themselves from cyber crime. The course and course materials have been developed by NCSC and NAVCA.

Cost: Free to any Cambridgeshire-based community group or charity.

Information and Booking: To find out more and to book a place email keith@huntsforum.org.uk

Additional details: The course is in two parts from 9.30 to 11am and 11.30am to 1pm. Both parts must be attended.

Keep in Touch Networking Meeting- Reopening after Lockdown

Date: 16 July 2020

Time: 11.00 - 12.00

Location: Online Zoom meeting

Hunts Forum is hosting an online version of the regular facilitated Keep in Touch networking meetings for voluntary and community groups. This one will be held using Zoom.

This is an opportunity to discuss topical issues, share skills and knowledge, develop shared understanding, collaboration and to learn from each other as we start to reopen after lockdown. The best support in these changing, challenging, but perhaps opportunistic, times, is peer support.

We have limited the numbers to 15 to accommodate a wide range of organisations whilst also providing enough time for everyone to raise their ideas, questions and concerns.

As a by-product of this work, we will also feedback to local authorities and funders the kinds of challenges that voluntary sector organisations are currently facing. This will help them to think about what kind of support they need to be offering. We will not share specific organisations' information or case studies unless you are happy to.

Cost: Free to any Huntingdonshire-based community group or charity.

Information and Booking: To book your place please please contact Keith at keith@huntsforum.org.uk. Please also get in touch if you have specific queries or topics you would like to raise.

Additional details: This virtual meeting is limited to 15 people.