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					Workstream Volunteering

Activity 1: Modernising Volunteering Road shows

Description: The Modernising Volunteering partnership will be bringing together all four strands of
work to showcase a variety of the funded work and report on what difference has been made as
well as supporting delegates in modernising volunteering in their own organisations.

Target Audience: Anyone with an interest in the four strands of work of the Modernising
Volunteering project – skills-based ESV; overcoming barriers to volunteering; faith based
volunteering; new forms of volunteer involvement and management.

Date: Dates will be finalised by the end of July 2010 but will be during February and March 2011.

Region: An event will be held in each region

Contact Name: Patrick Scott Email: patrick.scott@volunteeringengland.org Phone: 020 7520
8955




Activity 2: Skills-based ESV
Description: The purpose of the strand is to set up employee volunteering partnerships between
employers and volunteer-involving organisations. Three Volunteer Centres (based in Oxford,
Exeter, and Darlington) have been provided with training and support to set up 30 partnerships. A
good practice guide and training events will be provided to assist organisations interested in setting
up ESV brokerage schemes.

Target Audience: Brokers interested in finding out about setting up ESV schemes; companies
and front line volunteer involving organisations interested in employer supported volunteering.

Date: Training dates will announced in due course.

Region: The aim will be to provide training in a range of regions.

Contact Name: Edie Fassnidge Email: edie.fassnidge@volunteeringengland.org Phone: 020
7520 8953




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 1 of 60 Pages
Activity 3: New forms of volunteer involvement and management

Description: This strand of work is led by Red Foundation and involves three key areas of work:

1) The role of social network services in supporting volunteering

In 2009 and early 2010, a training package was developed and 9 training seminars delivered
across England to support organisations volunteering activity through social networking.

A social networking pilot is in progress at Brighton & Hove Volunteer Centre.

Delivery of 9 regional combined workshops and surgeries on use of social networks to support
volunteering in partnership with NAVCA and the Regional ICT Champions

2) Improving the support of volunteer-led volunteering

An exploration into the role of support services in supporting the development of volunteer-led
volunteering.

3) Developing the role of Volunteering Champions

Research into the role of support services in developing volunteering champions. Warwickshire
County Council has been awarded a grant for a volunteering champion pilot scheme and are in the
process of recruiting, inducting and training volunteering champions in a public sector setting.

Development of sustainable network of volunteering champions and production of case studies
and guidance

Target Audience: Social network training: support providing organisations and Volunteer
Managers interested in social networking. Volunteer-led-volunteering – for anyone with an interest
in supporting smaller organisations that are entirely volunteer-led with few resources. Volunteer
Champions – local authority staff interested in setting up and developing volunteering schemes,
and anybody in working with their local authority to progress public sector volunteering.

Date & Location: London - 2nd June, Sheffield - 23rd June, North East - 7th July, Bolton - 8th
July, Birmingham - 15th July

Region: The aim will be to provide training in a range of regions.

Contact Name: Fabia Bates            Phone: 01273 810275            Email: fabia@redfoundation.org




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 2 of 60 Pages
Activity 4: Faith based volunteering

Description: Develop leadership amongst young people aged 16 – 25. Increase quantity and
quality of youth engagement from faith based communities. Tackle division and promote
community and cross-faith cohesion

Six projects funded
The Volunteer Centre Network, Newham, London - Organise a conference aimed at bringing faith
groups and third sector organisations together and a good practice guide .

UK Islamic Mission, Bradford - Working to develop leadership skills in young people, male and
female, aged 16 – 25 from Pakistani Muslim backgrounds to carry out volunteering within needs
based community services, activities and Engage projects in the local community Ash Shifa Trust,
Oxfordshire - Targeting young people from Muslim Pakistani heritage from the Banbury area in
Oxfordshire including a weekly youth club service and participation in the UK Youth Awards
programme Jewish Volunteering Network, London - The Interfaith Leadership Initiative (ILI) has
been developed by the Jewish Volunteer Network, Interfaith Action and the Three

Faiths Forum in London. The aim of the project is to empower and support 12 young people from
Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith backgrounds who work as a youth committee to design,
organise and lead three volunteer events/programmes for their peers (aged 16-25)

Multi Faith, Derby - Establishing a Derby Youth Faith Forum based at the Multi-Faith Centre
engaging students and the local community of Derby

Passion, Leicestershire - Working with young people and young parents aged 16 to 25 developing
volunteering activities and community cohesion through shared experience

Target Audience: Faith groups and infrastructure networks interested in increasing the quality and
quantity of their youth volunteering. Support providers interested in increasing their ability to work
with faith organisations and networks effectively.

Date: Faith pilots will be sharing their work, learning and results as part of the overall road shows
in February 2011. Date to be announced by end of July 2010.

Region: All regions

Contact Name: Barbara Regnier Phone: 020 8582 9481 Email: barbara@daretochange.co.uk




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 3 of 60 Pages
Activity 5: Overcoming barriers to volunteering

Description: Make volunteering more accessible to marginalised/socially excluded groups through
the development of best practice policies and strategies Improve the performance of Volunteer
Involving Agencies in overcoming barriers to volunteering. Making and presenting the case to the
wider sector for working to overcome barriers to volunteering

PACTS (Policy Action Community Teams)

       Four regional and one national PACTs each led by a NNVIA (National Network of Volunteer
        Involving Agencies) member are taking this work forward. PACTS are East Midlands
       Learning Disabilities – led by Mencap, Midlands
       Refugee and Asylum Seekers – led by CSV, North East
       Mental Health Services – led by Samaritans, London
       Governance – led by Family Action, National

The PACTS are providing opportunities to influence policy and practice development
demonstrating ways in which agencies have removed barriers to volunteering and mobilised more
volunteers. formed of NNVIA members, local and regional infrastructure organisations and local
voluntary and community sector organisations.

Model Action Days

Each PACT to hold a Model Action Day in March 2010 to share experiences and expertise, and
develop innovative ways to involve volunteers from specific communities and groups.

Changing the Profile of Volunteering Conference
A highlight of this strand of work promises to be the 1st June conference titled „Changing the
Profile of Volunteering‟. The work, learning and results of the PACTS will also be shared in the
overall Modernising Volunteering road shows during February 2011.

Target Audience: Front line groups interested in improving the diversity of their volunteers.
Support providing organisations interested in working with front line organisations to improve the
diversity of volunteers.

Date: PACTS will be sharing their work, learning and results as part of the overall road shows in
February 2011. Date to be announced by end of July 2010.

Region: An event will be held in each region.

Contact Name: Tamara Flanagan             Phone: 0207 643 1326 email: tflanagan@csv.org.uk




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 4 of 60 Pages
Workstream: Campaigning and Advocacy


Activity 1: Certificate in Campaigning
Description: Do you want to improve your skills in planning, delivery, evaluation and strategic
thinking? This course covers all aspects of good practice campaigning and influencing policy over
10 modules.

Target Audience: Campaign, policy and development workers Priority reach small to medium
sized support providers and those working in the equalities field with bursary spaces are available.
There are also reduced rates for small organisations and those attending as individuals.

Date: Next series starts in September Booking closes 28th July

Region: All regions but course is based in London

Contact Name: Davinder Kaur
Email: davinder.kaur@ncvo-vol.org.uk
Phone: 020 7520 2505
Website: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/certificateincampaigning



Activity 2: Raising your Voice’ workbook and toolkit / Voice Diagnostic
Description: Resources for groups and networks to explore what „influence‟ is; and help
organisations think differently and develop strategies to help increase influence. Resources to help
organisations map and analyse their Voice activity so they can structure it more holistically and
systematically both organisationally and externally.

Target Audience: Anyone in particular community groups and networks, including: voluntary
organisations sub regional consortia and community organisations.

Date: Will be available in September
Region: All
Contact Name: Ruth Townsley
Email: ruth@bassac.org.uk
Phone: 078 2517 5873




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 5 of 60 Pages
Activity 3: Advocating Intelligent Commissioning
Description: Seminars for people who work with local public bodies to influence commissioning
processes. A published guide and case studies on advocating intelligent commissioning. Available
to download from website and in hard copy.

Target Audience: All

Date: Various (see website for dates)

Region: Various (see website for venues and locations)
Contact Name: Helen Oparinde
Email: Helen.Oparinde@navca.org.uk
Website: http://www.navca.org.uk/events/



Activity 4: Supporting Communities
Description: Resources and seminars to help the sector campaign more effectively on behalf of
the communities most affected by the recession and cuts in public spending. Further details to
follow



Activity 5: Louder.org.uk
Description: A free and accessible website that enables people to create and run campaigns and
learn from others and help turn web-surfing into activism. You can create your own campaign,
track actions and manage your supporters. Online resources include: „Free Dave‟ films - five
amusing videos explaining the basics of effective campaigning with clickable 'learning links'
embedded.

Target Audience: Anyone – from individuals, local community groups to large organisations

Date: The site is live now

Region: All

Contact Name: Amelia Gudgion




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 6 of 60 Pages
Email: amelia.gudgion@ncvo-vol.org.uk
Phone: 020 7520 2577
Websites: www.louder.org.uk, http://www.louder.org.uk/haworthaction/,
http://louderdevelop.posterous.com/, http://www.louder.org.uk/FreeDave/

Activity 6: Campaign support in the NW
Description: Project looking into the changing advocacy and campaigning needs of the North
West and to strengthen relationships and capacity across both memberships.

Target Audience: A one day development conference for LIOs, other infrastructure and frontline
community organisations in the NW

Date: October (tbc)

Region: Warrington / North West

For Further details see Bassac and NAVCA websites




Activity 7: Human Rights based approach to campaigning - workshops and
resources
Description: Developing training and resources on Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to
campaigning. Including 2 hour taster sessions HRBA training workshops and 2 day training
module. Using a Human Rights Based approach to Campaigning toolkit integrating HRBA and
campaigning and advocacy. Online tool kit and other materials including case studies to provide
information on Human Rights Based Approach to campaigning.

Target Audience: Anyone

Date: Available now

Region: All

Contact Name: Sonia Omar
Email: somar@bihr.org.uk
Phone: 020 7469 5700
Website: http://www.bihr.org.uk/




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 7 of 60 Pages
Activity 8: Campaigning Resources
Description: Power and Social Change comprehensive guide to help you investigate the nature
of power, how change happens and how it can be influenced

Campaigning in confidence resource for Trustees

Summary guide outlining the principles of campaigning and influencing policy including relevant
case studies for trustees.

Campaigning in confidence resource for Funders

Summary guide outlining the principles of campaigning and influencing policy including relevant
case studies to inspire funders and trusts.

Inspiring Supporter Action

Free pdf guide shares good practice on how to include your beneficiaries and users in all stages of
a campaign

Beneficiary Voice

Free pdf guide shares good practice on how to include your beneficiaries and users in all stages of
a campaign



Target Audience: For all

Date: Available Now

Region: All Regions

Contact Name: Amelia Gudgion
Email: amelia.gudgion@ncvo-vol.org.uk
Phone: 020 7520 2577




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 8 of 60 Pages
Websites: Download the free pdfs here

www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/influencing_social_change

http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/trusteeguidecampaigning
http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/fundingcampaigning
http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/campaigning-resources




Activity 9: Influencing the European Union
Description: Peer exchange & Guide to influencing the EU

Target Audience: Aimed at NGOs and organisations working internationally.

For more information see http://www.bond.org.uk/pages/euinfluencing.html




Activity 10: People and Planet Summer gathering 2010
Description: A national campaign training event aimed at improving student campaigners skills
and knowledge, including student handbook and follow up support post event.

Target Audience: Students either schools, colleges or universities

Date: Now Available

Region: All Regions (see website)



Contact Name: Adam Ramsay
Email: adam.ramsay@peopleandplanet.org
Phone: 01865 245678
Website: http://peopleandplanet.org/summergathering




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 9 of 60 Pages
Workstream: Collaboration NSS
Activity 1: Collaboration skills for development workers
Free 2-day training courses to equip people with the knowledge and skills to improve collaborative
working with organisations they support

Description: 25 x 2-day collaboration skills courses run Cascade capacity building programme
rolled out throughout England; Participants will getter a better understanding of the benefits of
collaboration, drivers, policy context, types of collaboration, success factors for effective
partnerships, how to support joint tendering and consortium development, as well as resources
they can use

Target Audience: Development workers or other workers who are in a role in which they provide
support to other VCS groups

Date: Available now

Region: All Regions (Check website for dates and venues)

Contact Name: Keith Kibirango

Email: keith@bassac.org.uk

Phone: 020 7336 9423
Website: http://www.bassac.org.uk/node/151



Activity 2: Seminars/ workshops helping to prepare organisations to take on a
collaborative venture
Description: Sessions will provide insight into how to take forward a collaborative venture, with
particular emphasis on collaborating for commissioning/ building consortia

Target Audience: CEOs, senior workers & development workers

Date: Available Now

Region: All Regions (Check website for dates and venues)

Contact Name: Keith Kibirango

Email: keith@bassac.org.uk

Phone: 020 7336 9423




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 10 of 60 Pages
Website: http://www.bassac.org.uk



Activity 3: Monthly emailing to development workers


Description: A monthly update of latest events and developments and useful information/tips and
tools to influence the practice of development workers

Target Audience: Development workers mainly, though also of use to CEOs/ others

Date: Available now

Region: All regions

Contact Name: Jo Shardlow
Email: Joanna@bassac.org.uk

Phone: 020 7336 9452
Website: www.bassac.org.uk/collaborationbenefits by following “what‟s new” link




Activity 4: Collaboration Benefit web resources
Description: A comprehensive online resource on collaboration good practice on main CB site, as
well as other web presences

Target Audience: Development workers who either advise/sign post or can provide more in depth
support for groups considering or implementing collaboration.

Date: Available Now

Region: All Regions

Contact Name: Sarah Joy

Email: sarah@bassac.org.uk

Phone: 020 7336 9473
Website: www.bassac.org.uk/collaborationbenefits




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 11 of 60 Pages
Activity 5: Collaboration Benefits publications which are accessible and useful
Description: Getting Ready for Collaboration – guide to taking forward a collaboration

Success Stories – Collaboration case studies booklet

In depth collaboration support manual – a comprehensive guide/handbook designed to help
development workers to provide effective support to all forms of collaborations

Target Audience: Development workers who either advise/sign post or can provide more in depth
support for groups considering or implementing collaboration.

Date: Available now

Region: All regions

Contact Name: Jo Shardlow
Email: Joanna@bassac.org.uk

Phone: 020 7336 9452
Website: www.bassac.org.uk/collaborationbenefits




Activity 6: Collaboration Champions Network Days
Description: Quarterly Development days that provide updates about latest developments in
collaboration support, a training input and a chance for mutual learning

Target Audience: Specialists in providing collaboration support and/or training others to do so

Date: June -December

Region: All Regions (Meetings usually held in Birmingham)

Contact Name: Keith Kibirango

Email: keith@bassac.org.uk

Phone: 020 7336 9423




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 12 of 60 Pages
Website: http://www.bassac.org.uk




Activity 7: Rural training and cluster programme
Description: One day training courses in collaboration support and cluster facilitation support in
rural areas

Target Audience: Rural development workers

Date: Available Now (see website)

Region: All regions

Contact Name: Helen Mardell

Email: hmardell@acre.org.uk

Phone: 01285 653477 x 213
Website: http://www.bassac.org.uk/node/151




Activity 8: Cluster programme
Description: Facilitation of clusters to provide a test bed for models of support in collaborative
working

Target Audience: Groups that have a collaborative venture (including partners on board) and that
requires external facilitation

Date: Available now (see website)

Region: All Regions

Contact Name: Keith Kibirango

Email: keith@bassac.org.uk

Phone: 020 7336 9423
Website: www.bassac.org.uk/collaborationbenefits - follow link to “Cluster support”




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 13 of 60 Pages
Workstream: NPP Third Sector as Employers (managed by NCVO)


Activity 1: HRBANK – sharing sample job description and HR policies donated by
third sector organisations
Target audience: Anyone from the third sector

Region: National

Date: Ongoing

Contact Name: Emma Allford

Email: emma.allford@ncvo-vol.org.uk

Website: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/workforce-development/hrbank




Activity 2: HR/employment factsheets and resources downloadable from website
Target audience: Anyone from the third sector

Contact Name: Emma Allford

Email: emma.allford@ncvo-vol.org.uk

Website: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/sources-of-hr-support




Activity 3: Employment Practice Network e-briefings to circa 1,200+ members of
network
Description: Tool for third sector employers to share, learn and network

Contact Name: Emma Allford

Email: emma.allford@ncvo-vol.org.uk

Website: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/ep-network




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 14 of 60 Pages
Activity 4: Employment Practice Network Online Community – Third Sector
organisations
Description: Online community for frontline third sector employers to share, learn and network

Website: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/networking-discussions/groups/27424




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 15 of 60 Pages
Workstream: Equality & Diversity


Activity 1: Skild Training
Description: Diversity – making it real Disability equality training for development workers Human
rights and equalities, Equality Impact Assessments

Target Audience: Any local support and development organisations, Development Workers

Date: Available now (see website for dates)

Region: Various (see website for venues and locations)

Contact Name: Jaya Gajparia Email: jayagaj@hotmail.com Phone: 0207 324 3048
Website: www.navca.org.uk/services/learningopps/skild/training
www.wrc.org.uk/what_we_do/our_projects/national_equality_partnership/default.aspx




Activity 2: Equality Audit guide and Equality Impact Assessments
Description: Practical step by step guide on how to conduct an EA and EIA

Target Audience: Any local support and development organisations, Development Workers,
cascade to frontline

Date: Ongoing

Region: All Regions

Contact Name: Jaya Gajparia Email: jayagaj@hotmail.com Phone: 0207 324 3048
Website:
www.wrc.org.uk/what_we_do/our_projects/national_equality_partnership/default.aspx




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 16 of 60 Pages
Activity 3: Equality Audit London
Description: Five organisations in London underwent an equality audit and completed work end of
2009 were (the Equality Audit involved all five organisations meeting for six days over a 12month
period, Online case study available

Target Audience: Women‟s Resource Centre, Barking and Dagenham CVS, LVSC, Age Concern
London, London Community Resource Network

Contact Name: Jaya Gajparia Email: jayagaj@hotmail.com Phone: 0207 324 3048




Activity 4: Equality Audit Manchester

Description: Five organisations are in the middle of the equality audit in Manchester, which
involves all five organisations meeting six days over a period of 8-12months.

Target Audience: Greater Manchester Voluntary Service Sector

- Lesbian and Gay Foundation

- One North West

- Manchester Disabled peoples access group

- SEVA Manchester

Date: March - December 2010

Region: Greater Manchester

Contact Name: Jaya Gajparia Email: jayagaj@hotmail.com Phone: 0207 324 3048


Activity 5: Equality Audit Leicester and shire
Description: We are in the middle of putting a seminar together on teaching organisations how to
do an equality audit. The seminar will be a one day programme and all delegates will be offered a
comprehensive guide on doing equality audits and equality impact assessments

Target Audience: We hope to deliver the seminar to approximately 12 -20 organisations. Suitable
for development workers, local support and development organisations




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 17 of 60 Pages

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Date: July 2010

Region: Leicester and shire

Contact Name: Jaya Gajparia Email: jayagaj@hotmail.com Phone: 0207 324 3048


Activity 6: United Nations Conventions a guide on how to access your human rights
and civil liberties
Description: A guide written in partnership with the British Institute of Human Rights. United
Nations Conventions a guide on how to access your human rights and civil liberties Four
conference/ seminars of the guide with workshops around England, these events are in
development

Target Audience: And any local, sub-regional, regional support and development organisations.
Development workers

Date: July 2010 completed guide and four events scheduled in for November

Region: England wide

Contact Name: Jaya Gajparia Email: jayagaj@hotmail.com Phone: 0207 324 3048


Activity 7: Public Law Seminars
Description: Regional seminars delivered by NAVCA, supported with bursaries for fees and travel
by NEP

Target Audience: Any local, sub-regional, regional support and development organisations and
development workers

Date: September 2009 – end 2010

Region: All 9 regions (details to follow)

Contact Name: Ange Jones Email: ange@wrc.org.uk Phone: 0207 324 3034



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Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 18 of 60 Pages
Activity 8: Equality Act events
Description: Four events focusing on the Public Sector Equality Duty and specific duties
legislation

Target Audience: Any local, sub-regional, regional support and development organisations.
Development workers

Date and region: TBC

Contact Name: Ange Jones Email: ange@wrc.org.uk Phone: 0207 324 3034


Activity 9: Equality Act briefing
Description: Briefing for VCS on the Equality Act

Target Audience: Any local, sub-regional, regional support and development organisations.
Available online and at events

Date: From June 2010

Region: All 9 regions

Contact Name: Ange Jones Email: ange@wrc.org.uk Phone: 0207 324 3034



Activity 10: Pen-equality learning events
Description: Regional events delivered in partnership with regional equality networks

Target Audience: Any organisation involved in pan-equality work

Date: September 2010 – end 2010, possibly one end July

Region: TBC

Contact Name: Ange Jones Email: ange@wrc.org.uk Phone: 0207 324 3034


Activity 11: Demonstrating Value Research Capacity Building Project
Description: Project in partnership with new economics foundation and four equalities
infrastructure organisations to measure the value of specialist infrastructure. End result – project
report with launch, organisations equip with Social Return on Investment model skills




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 19 of 60 Pages
Target Audience: Birmingham LGBT Trust, MENTER, National Centre for Independent Living,
Women's Resource Centre, New economics foundation

Date: March to December 2010

Region: Various

Contact Name: Ange Jones Email: ange@wrc.org.uk Phone: 0207 324 3034


Activity 12: Production and distribution of NEP e-news
Description: Bi-monthly equality e-news for infrastructure organisations

Target Audience: Contributions from equality strands and subscribers

Date: April 2010 – March 2011

Region: All Regions

Contact Name: Geraldine Nolan Email: geraldine@wrc.org.uk Phone: 0207 324 3052




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 20 of 60 Pages
Workstream: ICT
Activity 1: Improving access to quality ICT information and resources NAVCA

Description: NAVCA will provide and market information about the services provided by the ICT
Champions for local support providers. NAVCA will work with others in the sector to increase the
number of online and offline places linking to the ICT Champions website. NAVCA will provide
support to all ICT Champions to maintain the ICT Champions website and will investigate „legacy
home‟ for website (NAVCA, Improving Support or other)

Target Audience: All in Local Support and Development Organisations

Date: Throughout the year

Region: National

Contact Name: Paul Webster Phone: 0114 289 3977 Email: paul.webster@navca.org.uk


Activity 2: Improving access to quality ICT information and resources Task Group 1

Description: Task Group 1 will work in collaboration with SKiLD NPP to produce the „ICT for
Development Workers‟ workshop with reviewed and refreshed content.

Target Audience: Development workers

Date: 4 workshops to be delivered as part of the formal SKiLD programme

Region: National
Contact Name: Miles Maier Phone: 020 7426 4496 Email: mmaier@lasa.org.uk


Activity 3: Improving access to quality ICT information and resources Task Group 1
Description: Review of existing briefing sheets and where there are gaps, review and critique,
with case studies where appropriate. Task Group 1 will produce a number of „briefing documents‟
and „key website links‟ which organisations can overprint with own logo or link to about relevant
topics

Target Audience: Development workers and others in local support and development
organisations

Date: First 10 produced by Q2, further 10 by Q4




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 21 of 60 Pages
Region: National
Contact Name: Steve Webster Phone: 01663 735350 Email: steve@highpeakcvs.org.uk


Activity 4: Improving access to quality ICT information and resources Task Group 1

Description: Each ICT Champion will collect & publish contact details on their website or
newsletter of local ICT support providers and will ensure website is linked from the websites of
regional infrastructure bodies. Each ICT Champion will continue to promote Z-cards and ICT
answers in a box

Target Audience: All staff in local support and development organisations

Date: For Q3

Region: National

Contact Name: Paul Webster Phone: 0114 289 3977 Email: paul.webster@navca.org.uk




Activity 5: Collect and share good practice examples of LSDO ICT support services
and digital mentoring and share with other national sector providers
RCs will also be looking for further examples of new projects working well and adding value to
local ICT support e.g. Digital Mentor projects, circuit rider projects

Description: Produce and publish (minimum electronically) a report mapping and outlining ICT
support services working from within LSDOs – include good practice case studies.

Target Audience: Existing third sector organisations looking for ICT support, LSDOs working in
support of third sector delivery of ICT support for themselves and for their members, existing social
enterprises looking for ways to improve their support and services in ICT to third sector

Date: Q1 and Q2

Region: National
Contact Name: Andrew Samuel Phone: 0191 233 2000 Email: Andrew.samuel@vonne.org.uk




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 22 of 60 Pages
Activity 6: Produce a standard technology health check template

Description: Collect all examples of existing health checks, post best compilation of existing
materials onto collaborative document online and achieve agreed standard template. Promote the
health check template as a tool for use within the sector – website, blogs and workshops.

Target Audience: LSDOs working in support of third sector delivery of ICT support for themselves
and for their members, Circuit Riders and ther LSDO Development Workers

Region: National Date: Q3
Contact Name: Paul Ruskin           Phone: 01223 861760 Email: Paul.ruskin@i-trust.org.uk




Activity 7: Produce guidelines and other training resources which cover how to
become established as a sustainable social enterprise support provider to the
sector
Description: Build on report published April 2008 “Sustainable ICT support for the Third Sector –
is Social Enterprise the Answer?” – Review and update with new examples and sector
developments. Improved understanding of support for new-start ICT support and a new training
package or workshop designed to introduce people to setting up an ICT social enterprise for third
sector (dependant on further time allocation and funding)

Target Audience: Existing third sector organisations looking to develop social enterprise delivery
in ICT support, LSDOs working in support of third sector delivery of ICT support for themselves
and for their members, existing social enterprises looking for ways to improve their support and
services in ICT to third sector Social Enterprise support agencies (local, regional, national)

Date: Q3

Region: National

Contact Name: Julie Harris Phone: 01404 813226                 Email: Julie@cosmic.org.uk




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 23 of 60 Pages
Activity 8: Produce guidelines and other training resources which cover how to
become established as a sustainable social enterprise support provider to the
sector
Description: Investigate range of database / CRM / outcome recording and reporting systems and
in-use by local third sector support and development organisations. Briefing sheets and article
about range of database, CRM solutions and outcomes management products in the sector and
ways to select appropriately. Review existing guides to databases / CRMs. Where gaps, review
and update. (E.G. report by Lewis Atkinson - ICT Hub 2008 which looked at this area).

Target Audience: Support staff and others in local support and development organisations

Date: Q3
Region: National
Contact Name: Peter Dunn Phone: 01254 879966 Email: pdunn@theitzone.org.uk


Activity 9: Each ICT Champion will collect and maintain national and regional
preferred suppliers lists showing local providers
Description: All RCs to support local suppliers providing encouragement and advice to be listed in
the Suppliers Directory

Target Audience: Support staff and others in local support and development organisations

Region: National

Contact Name: Paul Webster Phone: 0114 289 3977 Email: paul.webster@navca.org.uk



Activity 10: Making the most of Social Media
Description: NAVCA will work with Media Trust (Media and Communications NSS) to update
“New Media” booklet and other resources. Include examples relevant to LSDOs and Volunteer
Centres in the Media Trust “New Media” booklet.

Target Audience: Development workers & others in local support and development organisations
Date: Q3
Region: National




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 24 of 60 Pages
Contact Name: Simon Duncan Phone: 01924 488725 Email:
simonduncan@electroville.org.uk




Activity 11: Making the most of Social Media
Description: In collaboration with Red Foundation (as part of Modernising Volunteering NSS)
develop and deliver a „Social Media for Support Providers‟ workshop in each region. Will comprise
of a Social Media Game, Explanation of tools, Case Studies and Social Media Surgery

Target Audience: Development workers in local support and development organisations Workers
in local Volunteer Centres (as this is being run jointly with Mod Vol NSS)

Date: Q2 and Q3

Region: National

Contact Name: Pete Read Phone: 024 7664 2022 Email: pete@illuminateict.org.uk



Activity 12: Making the most of Social Media
Description: Task Group 3 will produce guidelines, resources and case studies which cover:
Social Media Guidelines / Policy „How local support providers can communicate efficiency using
social media‟ How third sector organisations can be more effective using social media‟

Target Audience: All third sector organisations seeking to find out about social media

Date: Q2 and Q3

Region: National

Contact Name: Simon Duncan Phone: 01924 488725 Email:
simonduncan@electroville.org.uk




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 25 of 60 Pages
Workstream: Income Generation


Activity 1: Recession Recovery: Ensuring Success
Description: With the effects of the recession still being felt throughout the sector Social
Enterprise London are running 3 facilitated workshops to help leaders ensure the continued
success of their organisations. By helping leaders analyse the current status of their organisations,
through a combination of financial planning and strategic review, leaders will uncover risks
currently facing them and Income Generation opportunities for the future.

Target Audience: Leaders and senior management teams

Date: TBC

Region: TBC

Phone: 020 7022 1920


Activity 2: Community Sector Trading
Description: By offering practical learning based on the real experience of the „nuts and bolts‟ of
running a community business Community Sector Trading offers participants a unique way of
understanding enterprise. Delivered through a mix of face-to-face and live online sessions
combined with post course mentoring the course aims to help participants understand how
voluntary and community organisations can develop their trading activities.

Target Audience: Development workers and senior managers

Date: Ongoing

Region: Various

Contact Name: Haoming Yau Email: h.yau@dta.org.uk Phone: 0207 336 9438


Activity 3: Developing Income Generation Capabilities
Description: This program, consisting of both coaching and consultancy, offers leaders and senior
managers the space to develop an income generation activity. The coaching is aimed at
organisations at the initial stage of this process. They will have the opportunity to shape and form
the idea. Discovering the feasibility and starting along the often difficult first steps of diversifying
their income sources.




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Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 26 of 60 Pages
The consultancy element is offered at those organisations whose ideas are more developed and
will help them to implement and execute an idea. Combined these aim to strengthen the
organisations sustainability so that they can continue to provide vital services in preparation for the
economic upturn.

Target Audience: Leaders and senior management teams

Date: Application process for coaching open till 4th June

Region: Various

Contact Name: Daniel Hooper Email: daniel.hooper@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4929



Activity 4: Cascading Asset Transfer
Description: Asset transfer has the capability of transforming spaces into vibrant community
spaces. To help organisations who provide support in this area this course will offer participants
the chance to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of asset transfer and the wider asset
development process.

Target Audience: Development workers and senior managers

Date: TBC

Region: TBC

Contact Name: Sarah Eustace Email: s.eustace@dta.org.uk Phone: 0845 345 4564


Activity 5: Community Assets Matter

Description: Covering the myriad of legal, technical and regulatory aspects of asset management
participants of this course will, by the end of the course, be better able to advise and support
frontline organisations with asset management The Community Assets Matter project consists of a
publication and learning events on legal, technical and regulatory and operational aspects of asset
management for community anchors and local infrastructure organisations.

Target Audience: Development workers and senior managers

Date: Various TBC

Region: Various TBC




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 27 of 60 Pages
Contact Name: Annie Jenkins Email: annie.jenkins@communitymatters.org.uk Phone: 020
7837 7887




Activity 6: Winning a Bigger Buck for the Bang
Description: This training develops the crucial role that second tier infrastructure organisations
play in expanding the capacity for the frontline to win government contracts and secure sub-
contracts, with larger organisations. The programme comprises five different training topics,
delivered by experts with the aim of giving these organisations the skills they need to support the
groups they work with and to help them develop opportunities and to win the contracts they need
to continue delivering their vital work.

Target Audience: Development workers and senior managers

Dates & Regions:

How to successfully approach commissioning and procurement processes

2nd September 2010 (Taunton), 21st September 2010 (Manchester), 7th October 2010
(Lincolnshire), 14th October 2010 (Newcastle)

How big is your bang? Setting targets and measuring benefit

5th October 2010 (Taunton), 12th October 2010 (Manchester), 4th November 2010 (Lincolnshire),
11th November 2010 (Newcastle)

Influencing commissioning processes

2nd November 2010 (Taunton), 9th November 2010 (Manchester), 2nd December 2010
(Lincolnshire), 9th December 2010 (Newcastle)

How to negotiate during commissioning processes

7th December 2010 (Taunton), 14th December 2010 (Manchester), 13th January
2011(Lincolnshire), 20th January 2011 (Newcastle)

Financial planning and budgeting to win

11th January 2011 (Taunton), 18th January 2011 (Manchester), 3rd February 2011(Lincolnshire)

10th February 2011 (Newcastle)

Contact Name: Nick McAllister Email: nick.mcallister@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4937




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 28 of 60 Pages
Activity 7: Procurement Champions Network
Description: The procurement champions are those people who play the crucial role in helping
third sector organisations provide their services to the public as public sector commissioners. This
event facilitates the sharing of knowledge and skills between commissioners and procurement
champions with a particular focus on raising skills and connecting infrastructure. It aims to provide
an opportunity for the professional development of the champions by creating opportunities for
strategic leadership, networking and peer support.

Target Audience: Development workers and senior managers

Dates:

Carbon footprint of public services – 15th September

The continuing development of personalisation – 15th December

Consortia – 15th March

Region: Various

Contact Name: Nick McAllister Email: nick.mcallister@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4937


Activity 8: Capacity Manager
Description: The online tool enables you to evaluate whether your internal support services are
working effectively. By examining all the main types of overhead costs it can help judge the
effectiveness of spending in different areas of business. It can assist organisations in
benchmarking their spending against similar businesses, as well as make a case to funding and
commissioning bodies to support investment.

Target Audience: Leaders, senior management teams and development workers .

Date: Available now

Region: All Regions

Contact Name: Daniel Hooper Email: daniel.hooper@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4929


Activity 9: Individual Budgets Core Package Training




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 29 of 60 Pages
Description: Following the production of 5 guides covering the key topics organisations will have
to address with the introduction of individual budgets we are offering 5 organisations the chance to
use the reference guides to design their own locally tailored individual budgets training package to
be used in their locality.

Target Audience: Development workers and senior managers

Date: TBC

Region: TBC

Contact Name: Daniel Hooper Email: daniel.hooper@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4929


Activity 10: Building Capacity for Personalisation
Description:Under this project support provider leaders will be given a „personal budget‟ to spend
on the services/training that they believe would build their capacity to prepare for the introduction
of personalisation in the fields of health and social care. Leaders will be expected to match their
leveraged funds and design their own capacity building needs in the fields of health and social
care.

Target Audience: Leaders and senior management teams

Date: TBC

Region: TBC

Contact Name: Daniel Hooper Email: daniel.hooper@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4929


Activity 11: Trading Consultancy
Description: Under this project Social Enterprise London are providing bespoke consultancy to 10
organisations to assist infrastructure providers to support them in the identification, exploration,
and realisation of enterprising ideas to generate income.

Target Audience: Leaders, senior management teams and development workers

Date: Application process open

Region: Various

Contact Name: Catriona Rust Email: catriona@sel.org.uk Phone: 020 7022 1920




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 30 of 60 Pages
Activity 12: Strategic Support Group for Infrastructure Leaders
Description: ACEVO‟s Income Generation and Leadership and Governance workstream teams
will be running 5 Strategic Support Group meetings around the country that will help third sector
support provider leaders to navigate some of the key strategic issues necessary for a long term
sustainable future. Delegates will hear from some of the top thinkers from within and beyond the
sector on crucial aspects of developing effective income generation functions and leadership skills,
as well as benefiting from networking and peer support from other leaders in the sector.

Target Audience: Leaders and senior management teams

Date & Regions:

Topic TBC 9 September (London), 12 October (Liverpool), 28 October (Birmingham), 23
November (Sheffield), 1 December(Durham)

Contact Name: Daniel Hooper Email: daniel.hooper@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4929


Activity 13: Supporting Infrastructure Consortia
Description: In order to support the development of third sector consortium ACEVO, in
partnership with the Social Investment Business and Voluntary Action Sheffield is offering a
number of packages of business development support, valued at over £5000 to third sector infra-
structure support providers who wish to work with the groups they support to develop consortia
approaches aimed at securing contracts from local or national public sector bodies to deliver public
service contracts. Aimed at supporting both the establishment of brand new consortia and to help
newly formed consortia find their feet and bid for their first contracts. In tandem to this offer two
Consortium Development Training seminars will also be run on how to go about setting up third
sector consortium.

Target Audience: Leaders, senior management teams and development workers

Dates & Regions: Application process open

Contact Name: Nick McAllister Email: nick.mcallister@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4937
Activity 14: The Future of Infrastructure Consortia
Description: Research on how the markets for support may develop. To include local authorities‟
views on how they wish to support infrastructure in the future and how support providers can assist
local authorities to add value to local communities

Target Audience: TBC

Date: TBC




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 31 of 60 Pages

   .
Region: TBC

Contact Name: Daniel Hooper Email: daniel.hooper@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4929




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 32 of 60 Pages
Workstream name: Leadership and Governance
Activity 1: Run your own trustee recruitment Trustee recruitment campaigns.
Description: Following research into how public/ private sectors, and other countries recruit board
members, we have piloted a campaigns approach to recruiting trustees. As a result we have
created a campaigns pack for infrastructure organisations to support their sector to recruit trustees,
open up new supplied of trustees in local areas, as well as supporting boards so that they are able
to better recruit, induct and support new board members.
Target Audience: All infrastructure organisations

Date: Now

Region: All Regions

Contact: Carrie Deacon Email: carrie.deacon@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 0207 5202501
Website: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/Trusteerecruitmentcampaignspack


Activity 2: Trustee Recruitment Learning Forums
Description. Building on the trustee recruitment campaigns pack and the success of the Trustee
Recruitment Learning Forum held in March 2010, we are holding further trustee recruitment
learning forums around the country. This is your opportunity to hear about our learning from
piloting, see the materials and hear the great ideas of others.
Target Audience: All infrastructure organisations

Date: Now

Region: All Regions

Contact: Carrie Deacon Email: carrie.deacon@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 0207 5202501



Activity 3: Target Audience: National Trustees’ Week
Description: We are pleased to be able to announce that the first national Trustees‟ Week will be
held from the 24th to the 31st October 2010. Led by the Charity Commission, this week will
primarily be used to celebrate of the work of trustees across the country, and raise the profile of
the great work trustees carry out in organisations across the country. This will be a great




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Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 33 of 60 Pages
opportunity to celebrate the work of the trustees in your organisation, create greater understanding
about their work role, or could even help you recruit new trustees.
Target Audience: All infrastructure organisations

Date: Now

Region: All Regions

Contact: Carrie Deacon Email: carrie.deacon@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 0207 5202501



Activity 4: Resources for Small Organisations
Description: We recognise that trustee recruitment can be challenging for small organisations that
have limited resources, and have developed a simple range of on trustee recruitment resources,
specifically designed for the needs of very small organisations. Alongside a number of simple
steps, there are 10 activities and templates to help organisations through the main considerations
for effective trustee recruitment.
Target Audience: Development Workers

Date: Now

Region: All Regions

Contact: Carrie Deacon Email: carrie.deacon@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 0207 5202501
Website: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/trusteerecruitmentforsmallorganisations


Activity 5: Improving Support Provider’s governance: Cracking the Code
Description: Cracking the Code is a bursary scheme for infrastructure organisations to improve
their governance based on Good Governance: A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector.
We have already awarded a number of bursaries to organisations in every region in the 4
successful rounds of the scheme. A number of case studies are also available to learn from their
experiences. 4 successful rounds of the scheme and are now working to publish the case studies
to share this learning.
Date: Now

Region: All Regions

Target Audience: Trustees and CEO‟s of support providers with an income under £1 million




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 34 of 60 Pages
Contact: Carrie Deacon Email: carrie.deacon@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 0207 5202501
Website: www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/crackingthecode


Activity 6: Improving Support Provider’s governance: Governance health checks
Description: We continue to conduct a number of governance health checks with support
providers. Further applications are welcome at this time. We will publish a high level learning
report once all reviews have been completed.
Target Audience: Trustees and CEO‟s of support providers

Date: Now Region: All Regions

Contact: Carrie Deacon Email: carrie.deacon@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 0207 5202501
Website: www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/nssgovernancehealthchecks




Activity 7: Improving Support Provider’s governance: Governance healthchecks
Description: We have created a governance and leadership resilience pack containing a range of
publications and practical information for organisations on governance and leadership in difficult
times. These will be sent to infrastructure organisations who register their interest free of charge.
As well as improving the governance of your own organisation this information can also be used
with the groups you work with
Target Audience: All support providers

Date: July 2010 Region: All Regions

Contact: Carrie Deacon Email: carrie.deacon@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 0207 5202501
Website: www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/nssgovernancehealthchecks


Activity 8: Proportionate Governance
Description: Our aim is that policy makers, funders and support providers will be more aware of
the need for governance systems and regulation proportionate to the size and needs of the
organisation. A briefing is being prepared and will be sent to governance, policy makers and




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Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 35 of 60 Pages
funders. We will also send you a copy so you can discuss with the funders and local authorities
you work with.
Target Audience: All support providers

Contact: Carrie Deacon Email: carrie.deacon@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 0207 5202501

Date: September 2010

Region: All Regions

Activity 9: Get Legal
Description: NCVO is working with Bates, Wells and Braithwaite (BWB) and Society Media to
develop an innovative online tool to take organisations through the appropriate steps and
information to decide what legal and organisational form they should be. This tool with be launched
un July and training will be held in every region for those who advise groups on governance and
legal structures.
Date: July 2010

Region: All Regions

Target Audience: Support providers, development workers, governance advisers.

Contact: Carrie Deacon Email: carrie.deacon@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 0207 5202501



Activity 10: Community Sector Leadership
Description: Liberating Leadership is a fresh perspective for the community sector that has been
developed to recognise and support leadership in community groups and collective community
activities. The practical three day (two days residential and one day follow up) programme provide
development workers with the confidence, resources and tools to help groups to recognise and
grow their leadership role. Programmes are being run in every region and adapted for conference
and other workshops
Target Audience: Development Workers

Date: Now

Region: All Regions

Contact: Hazel Capper Email: Hazel@communitysectorcoalition.org.uk
Phone: 0207 3369424 Website: www.communitysectorcoalition.org.uk/leadership




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 36 of 60 Pages
Activity 11: Investors in Leaders Bursary Scheme
Description: Through „Investing in Leaders‟, ACEVO is striving to remove the barriers which exist
for third sector leaders to access leadership development opportunities. Specifically through
bursaries and by engaging with the public and private sectors, ACEVO is now able to
provide various cross-sector learning opportunities. Find out more and download our free
publication at www.acevo.org.uk/investinginleaders 75% Bursaries Available for Leadership
Development Programmes. Bursaries of up to 75% are now available for leaders of
infrastructure organisations to access a range of ACEVO courses, from one-day
workshops to residential accredited courses. This is the final year of funding for this
scheme and bursary places are limited.
Date: Now Region: All Regions

Target Audience: Leaders of support providers

Contact: Erin Mcfeely       Email: Erin.Mcfeely@acevo.org.uk Phone: 07950 178761

Website: www.acevo.org.uk/infrastructuresig



Activity 12: Investors in Leaders Cross Sector Learning
Description: Sharing expertise and experience is a free and effective way of enhancing skills,
inspiring new thoughts and actions and working on development areas. Connecting with leaders
from public and private sector organisations will also allow you to build valuable relationships, and
insight into areas you may wish to influence

Target Audience: Leaders of support providers

Date: Now

Region: All Regions

Contact: Erin Mcfeely         Email: Erin.Mcfeely@acevo.org.uk Phone: 07950 178761

Website: www.acevo.org.uk/infrastructuresig



Activity 13: Meet the Changemakers




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 37 of 60 Pages
Description: Meet the Changemakers: Expert Tips for Effective Engagement is a free resource,
bringing together a collection of contributions from accomplished leaders with backgrounds in
different sectors. The publication and podcasts focus on three key leadership skills necessary for
effective engagement.

Date: Now

Region: Every region

Target Audience: Leaders of support providers

Contact: Erin Mcfeely Email: Erin.Mcfeely@acevo.org.uk
Phone: 07950 178761 Website: www.acevo.org.uk/infrastructuresig



Activity 14: Infrastructure special interest groups
Description: With the uncertain political and economic landscape also affecting infrastructure
organisations, bold choices must now be made to ensure they can continue their important role of
support and advocacy on behalf of front-line third sector organisations. ACEVO‟s Income
Generation and Leadership and Governance teams will be running Special Interest Group
meetings around the country to help third sector support provider leaders to navigate some of the
key strategic issues necessary for a long term sustainable future

Date: Now

Region: Every region

Target Audience: Leaders of support providers

Contact: Erin Mcfeely        Email: Erin.Mcfeely@acevo.org.uk
Phone: 07950 178761 Website: www.acevo.org.uk/infrastructuresig



Activity 15: Get Legal

Description: For many individuals and groups wanting to establish a new organisation one of the
biggest challenges is deciding on the legal form and governance structure of the
organisation. Choices are often based on dominant legal forms or preconceptions rather than well
informed consideration of a range of structures. Problems can also arise if organisations want to
change their legal structures or governing documents. The Get Legal training is designed to help
development workers and advisors help organisations to overcome these challenges.




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Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 38 of 60 Pages
By the end of the training delegates will:
    Have an understanding of the different legal forms
    Have an understanding of the benefits and characteristics of each legal form
    Be able to use the Get Legal website
    Know how to register a charity
    Know how to set up a company
    Network with and learn from peers

The session will also include case study exercises and hands-on practical examples to help you
apply the learning to your work. There will also be opportunities to ask your questions about legal
structures.

Target Audience: The training is for advisors, development workers and other workers in
infrstructure and support organisations who advise individuals and organisations about their
governance and legal structures.


Dates & Regions:
    London- 22nd July 2010
    Cambridge- 23rd July 2010
    Nottingham- 9th September 2010
    Exeter- 13th September 2010
    Manchester- 17th September 2010
    Leeds- 20th September 2010
    Newcastle- 28th September 2010
    Birmingham- 4th October 2010
    South East Region- TBC


Contact: Carrie Deacon Email: carrie.deacon@ncvo-vol.org.uk
Phone: 0207 5202501

Website: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/Trusteerecruitmentcampaignspack




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 39 of 60 Pages
Workstream: Media Trust
Activity 1: Make your website count
Description: Make your website work for you by looking at how people behave online and how
you can use the stats to help you.

Date: 24th August 2010

Region: London

Target Audience: Any support provider

Contact Name: Cherry Russell Email: trainingandevents@mediatrust.org

Phone: 020 7217 3780

Weblink: http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/make-your-website-
count/648145621/



Activity 2: 1 to 1 communication consultations
Description: Your opportunity to have a one to one two hour session with a top communications
consultant free of charge.

Date & Region:

London: 28th June 2010 & 27th October 2010 Liverpool: 15th July & 16th July 2010

Birmingham: 30th September 2010 & 1st October 2010 Leeds: 5th October & 6th October 2010

Newcastle: 3rd November 2010 & 4th November 2010 Exeter: 8th December & 9th December 2010

Nottingham: 27th January & 28th January 2011 Norwich: 22nd February & 23rd February 2011

Brighton: 17th March & 18th March 2011

Target Audience: Any support provider

Contact Name: Cherry Russell Email: trainingandevents@mediatrust.org Phone: 020 7217
3780

Weblink: http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/improving-support-1/




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 40 of 60 Pages
Activity 3: Community Newswire
Description: Get your story written up by professional journalists and sent directly to 1,000s of
newsdesks for free

Date: Until March 2011

Region: National

Target Audience: Any support provider

Contact Name: Joanna Inskip Email: joannai@mediatrust.org

Weblink: http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/community-newswire-1/



Activity 4: Broadcasting
Description: Get your videos, campaigns and messages on the only TV channel dedicated to
communities, The Community Channel showing 24/7

Date: Ongoing

Region: National

Target Audience: Any support provider

Contact Name: James Stittle Email: jamess@mediatrust.org Phone: 0207 217 3646

Weblink: http://www.mediatrust.org/community-channel-1/



Activity 5: Celebrity support
Description: Learn to use celebrities wisely, plan your task and how this activity fits into your
marketing strategy. Make sure that your charity features in the media coverage

Date: 1st July 2010

Region: London

Target Audience: Any support provider

Contact Name: Cherry Russell Email: trainingandevents@mediatrust.org Phone: 020 7217
3780




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 41 of 60 Pages
Weblink: http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/celebrity-support/647853748/



Activity 6: What journalists want
Description: Identify newsworthy stories and make them interesting and relevant for the press to
pick to them up

Date & Region: London - 29th June 2010 & 21st September 2010

Target Audience: Any support provider

Contact Name: Cherry Russell Email: trainingandevents@mediatrust.org

Phone: 020 7217 3780

Weblink: http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/media-releases-what-
journalists-want/648196774/



Activity 7: Media relations essentials
Description: Increase your confidence in approaching press and PR opportunities with an
overview of tools, techniques and best practise.

Date & Region: London -13th July 2010

Target Audience: Any support provider

Contact Name: Cherry Russell Email: trainingandevents@mediatrust.org

Phone: 020 7217 3780

Weblink: http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/media-relations-
essentials/648029273/



Activity 8: Media matching

Description: Speedmatch around a series of different media professionals to see if they can help
you to achieve your goals. If you are matched then your details will be swapped for further support.
Perfect if you are looking for any kind of media support or advise, best of all it‟s completely free to
support providers.




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Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 42 of 60 Pages
Date & Region:

London: 28th June 2010 Liverpool: 15th July 2010 Birmingham: 30th September 2010

Leeds :5th October 2010 Newcastle :3rd November 2010 Exeter : 8th December 2010

Nottingham: 27th January 2011 Norwich : 22nd February 2011 Brighton:17th March 2011

Target Audience: Any support provider

Contact Name: Daniel Solle Email: daniels@mediatrust.org Phone: 020 7217 3771

Weblink: http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/one-to-one-support/media-matching/



Activity 9: Maximise social media
Description: Use your existing social and digital networks to boost your organisation‟s reach
through social media. Take time to look at audience targeting and outcome-focus

Date & Region: London - 10th August 2010

Target Audience: Any support provider

Contact Name: Cherry Russell Email: trainingandevents@mediatrust.org Phone: 020 7217
3780

Weblink: http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/maximise-social-
media/648127567/



Activity 10: Marketing essentials
Description: Experts will lead you through concepts, tools and best practise of marketing for third
sector organisations

Date: London - 10th August 2010

Target Audience: Any support provider

Contact Name: Cherry Russell Email: trainingandevents@mediatrust.org Phone: 020 7217
3780

Weblink:
http://www.mediatrust.org/get-support/training/events/marketing-essentials/648096474/




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Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 43 of 60 Pages
Workstream: Performance
Activity 1: Training for support providers

Description: Open and in house training delivered across England. Courses are designed to give
people the knowledge and confidence to offer better support to the frontline

Target Audience: Any support provider.

Date: Open training is scheduled throughout the year
We can deliver in-house training when convenient to the host

Region: All regions

Contact Name: Peter Norgate Email: peter@ces-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7078 9394


Activity 2: E-bulletin

Description: Monthly e-bulletin going to over 2,000 contacts.

Target Audience: We invite stories from readers

Date: Monthly (usually at start of month)

Region: All regions

Contact Name: Nicky Coward Email: nicky@ces-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7078 9381


Activity 3: Mentoring support

Description: Face-to-face, online and/or telephone mentoring to any support provider who is
getting to grips with outcomes, impact, quality, strategy etc

Target Audience: Any support provider

Date: Flexible service based around client needs

Region: All regions

Contact Names: Shafiq Meghani or Anastasia Mihailidou Email: Shafiq@ces-vol.org.uk or
Anastasia@ces-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7078 9393 or 020 7078 9380


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Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 44 of 60 Pages
Activity 4: Register of local outcomes champions offering skilled support across
England

Description: Creation of an online register of Outcomes Champions across England

Target Audience: Outcomes Champions who have been trained by the National Outcomes
Programme

Date: Throughout the year

Region: All regions

Contact Name: Tim Wilson Email: tim@ces-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7078 9379


Activity 5: Supporting BME infrastructure organisations

Description: In-depth support over 12 months to four BME infrastructure organisations

Target Audience: We will invite expressions of interest from BME infrastructure organisations

Date: TBC

Region: Dependent on location of the infrastructure organisations

Contact Name: Tim Wilson Email: tim@ces-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7078 9379



Activity 6: Supporting LGBT infrastructure organisations

Description: In-depth support over 12 months to eight LGBT infrastructure organisations

Target Audience: The LGBT Consortium is inviting expressions of interest from their infrastructure
members

Date: To be scheduled

Region: Training will run in London, support will take place at the participants' offices

Contact Name: Anastasia Mihailidou Email: Anastasia@ces-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7078 9380


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Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 45 of 60 Pages
Activity 7: Cascade performance support from BME infrastructure to BME frontline
organisations

Description: . In-depth training for five BME infrastructure organisations who will also conduct
some research before cascading what they learn to at least 50 frontline BME organisations

Target Audience: Five BME infrastructure organisations and 50 frontline BME organisations

Date: TBC

Region: Dependent on location of participants

Contact Name: Tim Wilson Email: tim@ces-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7078 9379


Activity 8: Monitoring and evaluation on a shoestring: a guide

Description: Publication of an accessible guide to M&E for organisations with limited resources

Target Audience: TBC

Date: Likely January - March 2011

Region: TBC

Contact Name: Tim Wilson Email: tim@ces-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7078 9379


Activity 9: Promoting 'performance' to equalities infrastructure

Description: Adaptation of performance campaign materials prepared by Voice4Change England
in 2009/10 and promoted to a range of equalities infrastructure organisations

Target Audience: Equalities infrastructure organisations

Date: To be scheduled

Region: Regional promotion to be scheduled

Contact Name: Mark Delacour Email: mark.delacour@lgbtconsortium.org.uk Phone: 020
7064 6512


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Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 46 of 60 Pages
Activity 10: Environmental impact briefing

Description: Third in a series of three briefings on ways non-environmental organisations can do
to assess and limit their environmental impact

Target Audience: ACEVO will be consulting with experts in the sector

Date: To be scheduled

Region: To be decided

Contact Name: Liam Cranley Email: liam.cranley@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4938



Activity 11: Funders investing in support provision

Description: Research report on funders who invest in support providers to assist frontline grant
recipients

Target Audience: NPC will be consulting a range of funders

Date: Ongoing over course of the year

Region: Support provider case examples to be chosen

Contact Name: Gustaf Lofgren Email: glofgren@philanthropycapital.org Phone: 020 7785
6483


Activity 12: Valuing performance campaign

Description: Continued work to promote better performance management to sector leaders
through the use of case examples

Target Audience: ACEVO to identify case examples

Date: Monthly messages over the course of the year

Region: Probably West Midlands

Contact Name: Liam Cranley Email: liam.cranley@acevo.org.uk Phone: 020 7280 4938




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Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 47 of 60 Pages
Activity 13: Outcomes based commissioning in practice

Description: Research into the implications to VCOs of outcomes based statutory contracts

Target Audience: CES to contact case examples

Date: Over the course of the year

Region: National

Contact Name: Tim Wilson Email: tim@ces-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7078 9379


Activity 14: Cascade awareness raising campaign with BME organisations

Description: BME infrastructure organisations write performance management materials for a
wider BME audience

Target Audience: Voice4Change England to invite expressions of interest for infrastructure
participants

Region & Date: To be decided


Activity 15: Claiming your share of the outcome

Description: Think piece on how organisations working collaboratively can attribute their share of
outcomes generated fairly

Target Audience: Nef to invite participants to discussion workshops

Date: August 2010 - January 2011

Region: To be decided

Contact Name: Susan Steed Email: susan.steed@neweconomics.org Phone: 020 7820 6373




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Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 48 of 60 Pages
Workstream: SKiLD


Activity 1: Social Media for development workers.
Description: Maintaining email discussion forums for development workers & developing a Twitter
account

Target Audience: Development workers supporting voluntary organisations and community
groups.

Date: Throughout the year

Region: National

Name: Carolyn Ellis Email: carolyn.ellis@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 289 3952


Activity 2: Support for networks
Description: Visiting networks for development workers and CB regional events

Target Audience: Development workers, network co-ordinators

Date: Throughout the year

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636


Activity 3: Support for liaison with network co-ordinators
Description: Convening a meeting of development worker network co-ordinators to support their
work and development

Target Audience: Development workers, network co-ordinators

Date: Two meetings a year

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 49 of 60 Pages
Activity 4: Electronic forum for network co-ordinators
Description: Maintain and encourage new users to use navcaboodle to share information

Target Audience: Development workers, network co-ordinators

Date: Throughout the year

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636


Activity 5: Research project on networks
Description:Research report on maintaining & sustaining networks for development workers

Target Audience: Development worker network co-ordinators

Date: Throughout the year

Region: National

Contact Name: Carolyn Ellis Email: carolyn.ellis@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 289 3952


Activity 6: SKiLD framework website
Description: Maintain and improve SKiLD framework content.

Target Audience: Development workers

Date: Throughout the year

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636


Activity 7: NOS for development work
Description: Evaluate SKiLD framework in light of NOS




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 50 of 60 Pages
Target Audience: Development workers when asked for input

Date: Throughout the year

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636


Activity 8: Accredited learning for development workers research project
   .Description: Research report on the suitability of accredited learning in relation to courses for
    development workers.

Target Audience: Development workers when asked for input

Date: Throughout the year

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636


Activity 9: Research project for methods of membership for development workers
Description: Research report on the differing methods and benefits of creating a membership
body for development workers.

Target Audience: Development workers when asked for input .

Date: Throughout the year

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636


Activity 10: SKiLDbites e-bulletin
Description: Publish one bulletin every six weeks. .

Target Audience: Information from NSS workstreams for development workers

Date: Every six weeks throughout the year

Region: National




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 51 of 60 Pages
Name: Carolyn Ellis Email: carolyn.ellis@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 289 3952




Activity 11: SKiLD brochure
Description: Brochure outlining the forthcoming season‟s learning offer from SKiLD and individual
NSS

Target Audience: Information from SKiLD & NSS workstreams for development workers

Date: Two editions of the brochure issued throughout the year

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636




Activity 12: Improving Support website
Description: Manage SKiLD section of website. Update with regular news, events and other
communications

Target Audience: Information from SKiLD & NSS workstreams for development workers

Date: Throughout the year.

Region: National

Name: Carolyn Ellis Email: carolyn.ellis@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 289 3952




Activity 13: Liaison with NSS communications leads
Description: Participate in any CB meetings and one-to-one contact with each workstream in
order to get relevant information for development workers

Target Audience: Development workers to benefit from communications




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 52 of 60 Pages
Date: Throughout the year.

Region: National

Name: Carolyn Ellis Email: carolyn.ellis@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 289 3952




Activity 14: Quality Marking Resources Research Project
Description: Exploring quality marking resources deemed as „best practice‟ to support
development workers in their work with voluntary organisations and community groups.

Target Audience: Development workers when asked for input.

Date: Throughout the year.

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636


Activity 15: Annual development workers survey
Description: Undertake survey and create a report to highlight awareness and satisfaction with
products & services and identify emerging needs.

Target Audience: Development workers when asked for input.

Date: Throughout the year.

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636


Activity 16: Programme development meetings
Description: Attendance at CB leads meetings

Target Audience: Development workers to benefit from communications between workstreams

Date: Throughout the year.

Region: National




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 53 of 60 Pages
Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636


Activity 17: Programme evaluation
Description: Evaluation report of the SKiLD programme using standardised NSS questions to
demonstrate the changes SKiLD has made.

Target Audience: Development workers to benefit from final findings – will be asked for input
when needed

Date: Throughout the year.

Region: National

Contact Name: SKiLD team Email: skild@navca.org.uk Phone: 0114 278 6636



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Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 54 of 60 Pages
Workstream: Social Change


Activity 1: Third Sector Foresight Website: Looking Out, an online strategy guide
Description: We have developed Looking Out, an online strategy guide, which examines strategic
analysis in detail, gives advice on how to approach each step of the process, and signposts users
to popular tools and sources of support. Looking Out also includes a video case study and a step-
by-step guide to identifying and sorting drivers.

Target Audience: All voluntary and community sector organisations. These tools can also be used
by both the public and private sectors.

Date: Ongoing

Region: All regions. This guide is also being used by civil society organisations all over the world,
including those based in the USA and Australia.

Contact Name: Kathryn Cook Email: kathryn.cook@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7520 2510
Website: www.3s4.org.uk/looking-out



Activity 2: Third Sector Foresight Website: Online database of 100+ drivers.
Description: We have built a comprehensive database of over 100 drivers (forces or trends) that
could have a positive or negative impact on your organisation‟s future. Our bank of drivers specific
to the interests of civil society organisations.

sing and adapting our drivers helps organisations be more sustainable and resilient in the face of
future changes in the external environment. U Foresight members can also comment on drivers
and add new intelligence.

Target Audience: All voluntary and community sector organisations. These drivers can also be
used by both the public and private sectors.

Date: Continuously updated

Region: All regions. Our drivers are also used by civil society organisations from around
the world.

Contact Name: Kathryn Cook Email: kathryn.cook@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7520 2510
Website: www.3s4.org.uk/looking-out




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 55 of 60 Pages
Activity 3: Third Sector Foresight Bulletins: Regular updates to our members.
Description: Our bulletins signpost members to articles and events designed to help the sector
plan ahead for change. We send out two bulletins each month: Insights, dedicated to giving
frontline network members the tools to adapt to a changing environment. Insights for Infrastructure,
designed to support our infrastructure network members support the frontline in a fast-changing
world.

Target Audience: All Third Sector Foresight members.

Date: Ongoing

Region: All regions. We also have many global members who receive and appreciate our updates.
Contact Name: Jessica Farr Email: jess.farr@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7520 2578

Website: foresight@ncvo-vol.org.uk, or become a network member online. You can register
here: www.3s4.org.uk/join


Activity 4: Third Sector Foresight Network: Membership -based network for those
interested in or involved in planning for change
Description: We facilitate a network of over 2,100 people who are involved in strategic analysis
and future planning. Membership to our network is free, and allows full access to our website,
where they can:

       create a profile page, and network with others in the sector
       access discussion forums
       annotate and collect drivers on our website
       ask NCVO Foresight for help and information

We are also planning an event to bring those we‟ve worked with together for mutual learning and
debate. We will follow this with a document that summarises the information and experiences
gained through our work together. This work will be made available on our website, alongside an
analysis of what the future may hold for the sector, based on discussions had on this day

Target Audience: All Third Sector Foresight members.

Date: Ongoing

Region: All regions




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 56 of 60 Pages
Contact Name: Jessica Farr Email: jess.farr@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7520 2578

Website: foresight@ncvo-vol.org.uk, or become a network member online. You can register
here: www.3s4.org.uk/join
Activity 5: Third Sector Foresight Partner Work: Specialist subsector projects
Description: We are working in partnership with sub sector infrastructure organisations to map
drivers that are specific to their future environment, and use this information to help plan ahead for
change.

Those so far worked with include:

       Help the Hospices
       Age Concern
       National Union of Students
       Voice 4 Change England
       Mind
       Disability LIB
       National Council for Voluntary Youth Services
       Central Council of Physical Recreation


As part of these projects we ran bespoke events for specialist infrastructure organisation leaders,
and engaged with specialist sectors beyond the immediate reach of our partner organisations. We
also published our analysis on the website, and publicised it through our bulletins. We are also
planning to build on our intelligence and support tools for membership organisations through
specialist membership research and drivers

Target Audience: Sub sector infrastructure organisations

Date: Ongoing: Organisations and individuals can get involved by adding their comments to
drivers already made public on our website.

Region: This project covers all regions, and those working at a national level.

Contact Name: Sarah Coombes Email: Sarah.coombes@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7520
2437

Website: www.3s4.org.uk




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 57 of 60 Pages
Activity 6: Third Sector Foresight Partnerships: Tailored training and detailed online
analysis of regional drivers
Description: We are delivering training workshops for infrastructure leaders and development
workers in partnership with 8 regional organisations and 1 community groups infrastructure
organisation. These workshops train people to understand the external environment and plan
ahead of change.



Our partners include:

     Yorkshire and Humber Regional Forum
     Regional Action and Involvement South East
     London Voluntary Service Council
     One East Midlands
     South West Forum
     Voluntary Organisations‟ Network North East
     Voluntary Sector North West
     Community and Voluntary Forum: Eastern Region
     Community Matters
In addition to delivering our training, each partner develops and publishes drivers and news
specific to their area. This increases regional futures intelligence.

Target Audience: Regional infrastructure organisations. Leaders and development workers of
local or specialist infrastructure organisations.


Date: Ongoing (see website)

Region: All Regions (except West Midlands)

Contact Name: Sarah Coombes Email: Sarah.coombes@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7520
2437

Website: www.3s4.org.uk




Activity 7: Third Sector Foresight Publications: Future Focus series (Free Future
Focus bulk order offer)




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 58 of 60 Pages
Description: We have researched and published a series of 8 bite-sized publications to help small
to medium-sized organisations think about likely changes in their external environment, and how
these changes could affect them.

Topics include Funding, Volunteers, New technologies, Local democracy, Social trends,
Population, Campaigning and Membership

To help these guides reach as many front line organisations as possible, we also offer
infrastructure organisations free multiple copies of the guides to distribute to their networks

Target Audience: Aimed at small to medium-sized organisations, but also popular with
infrastructure and umbrella organisations. Infrastructure organisations

Date: Ongoing

Region: All regions

Contact Name: Jessica Farr Email: jess.farr@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7520 2578

Website: You can order copies or download free PDFs online at:
www.3s4.org.uk/about/publications/future-focus.



Activity 8: Third Sector Foresight Events: Leading Lights seminar series
Description: We have offered a series of seminars held through the year. These seminars provide
new analysis about social change and give our network members, and beyond, the chance to
meet, plan and discuss. Previous seminar themes include:

       ICT, Citizenship, Migration
       Economic slowdown, Workforce, Climate change
       The future of membership and The future of campaigning


Target Audience: All Third Sector Foresight members, and other interested parties.

Date: Ongoing

Region: All regions

Contact Name: Jessica Farr Email: jess.farr@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 020 7520 2578



Activity 9: Third Sector Foresight Events: Leading and presenting at futures events
by invitation.




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 59 of 60 Pages
Description: We have also been regularly providing infrastructure organisations with support by
facilitating away days, speaking at conferences and leading workshops by invitation.

Organisations who have requested us to speak or lead a workshop include COVER (Annual
Conference), NCVO (Annual Conference), European Civil Society Network, Women‟s Resource
Centre and the Yorkshire and Humber BME Network

Target Audience: Infrastructure organisations

Date: Ongoing

Region: All regions

Contact Name: Nick Wilson Young Email: nick.wilsonyoung@ncvo-vol.org.uk Phone: 020
7520 2578




Data Classification: In-Confidence / Internal Only / Unclassified
Document Reference : 03/12/2011 / Author / 60 of 60 Pages

				
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