We regularly run a series of workshop sessions to help you plan and grow your organisation. We cover a range of topics such as best practice, volunteer retention, record keeping and how to run better meetings.

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1. Planning - Where are you going and how will you get there?

This workshop asks you the following questions and helps you find the answers for your organisation.

– What is the purpose of your organisation? Why does it exist?
– What is a strategic plan? How should you complete a plan and review your current one?
– What is your business plan and why do you need one?
– How do you market yourself?

2. The Laws of Attraction - Volunteers and Members

This session focuses on the people that make your organisation run.

– How many members and volunteers do you have? How many do you need?
– How do you plan to increase and keep your members?
– Do volunteers know what their roles are?
– How do you train your volunteers and keep skills up to date?

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3. Funding and Record Keeping

A session aimed at examining your financial and record keeping practices.

– Basic budgeting and record keeping
– Actuals vs budget
– Financial reporting
– Grants, fees and funding – which is best for you?
– Dropbox, Google Drive and the Cloud vs the minutes book and emails

4. Let's Have a Meeting...Because It's a Month Since the Last One

We work on efficient meeting practices and how to get the most out of scheduled time.

– Governance: obligations of the committee or board
– Effective meetings: structure and listening
– Agendas: who does this, how and how do you distribute them?
– Minutes: does anyone read them?
– Constitutions: using yours
– AGMs: why are they useful?
– Annual reports: how to write a good one

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