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Child Criminal Exploitation Session

This is session is awareness building of Child Exploitation, focusing on Criminal Exploitation in particular – County Lines.

The session is being delivered by NAVIGATE a Dudley Service passionate about supporting Young People at risk of, or victims of Criminal Exploitation & their families.

The training and awareness session aims to :-

  • Build awareness of Children Criminal Exploitation(CCE)
  • Look at gang language used within CCE
  • Look at CCE in relation to safeguarding
  • Raise awareness of ‘gang culture’
  • Look at the influence of music and social media
  • Discuss how we support a young person who is known to be or suspected to be a victim of CCE
  • How would a victim of County Lines present?
  • How can we spot the signs?

To book a place please view – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cce-awareness-session-with-a-focus-on-county-lines-tickets-137766107135?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

 


Mistakes to Avoid with Digital Fundraising

Are you making errors with your digital fundraising? Mistakes happen however there are a number of mistakes that charities tend to make, and opportunities they commonly miss, when approaching their digital fundraising  that could be avoided.

You may need to rethink your digital fundraising strategy and in Charity Digital News article they discuss common mistakes, what you should be considering and solutions to them. You can read the full article by clicking here.

Source: Charity Digital News


Fircroft College Free Online Short Courses: January – 15th February 2021

Due to the third COVID-19 lockdown and the college building being closed to students, Fircroft College is offering online courses up to 15th February. These short courses are all free to applicants. Should the current lockdown be extended, details of adapted offers beyond 15th February will be advertised.

The course brochure, Your Future Starts Here, give information of courses after 15th February, the majority of which are residential at the college in Birmingham. Many of these short courses are open to people nationwide and are fee, or offered at a much reduced rate, depending on financial circumstances.

For IT Users – the ITQ in Social Media Level 3 course is intended to be residential (3 days, 2 nights) at the college starting 22nd February. There is an online Open Day session for this course on 26th January: details attached.  This course is available to people in certain West Midlands postcodes only.

The Free Thinking programme starts in April (again, certain West Midlands postcodes only).  The programme is aimed at people from new communities who have been victims of modern slavery, trafficking and torture: details attached.

Amendments to Jan and Feb courses

If you have questions about a course, or to find out about postcode eligibility, please email admissions@fircroft.ac.uk

 

 


FREE – Introduction to Basic Risk Management Webinar

In SCVO’s Virtual ‘Introduction to Risk Management Webinar’ we will explore some of the basic risks to an organisation together with potential consequences and what actions can be implemented.

The free webinar will take place via a Zoom Conference Call on Thursday 15th April 2021, 10am – 12pm.

This virtual webinar is aimed at those community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations, seeking to increase their understanding of basic organisational and functional risks within an organisation and contributing factors that should be considered when developing risk assessments.

The webinar aims to:

  • To provide a better understanding of why diversifying your income could increase your organisational sustainability.
  • To reflect and consider your own organisations income streams.
  • To explore some of the different approaches to attracting income or support into your organisation.
  • To explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches.
  • Hints and tips.

There is a maximum of 30 places available for this virtual workshop. All places must be booked through Eventbrite by clicking here. Once you have registered to attend the webinar we will email you with joining instructions nearer the time of the webinar.

Why not go to our website at www.scvo.info to subscribe to our free weekly e-bulletin, so you get e-updates automatically on SCVO webinars and training opportunities straight to your inbox. We’ll be announcing further funding and training webinars via our e-bulletin in coming months such as Introduction to Business Planning Webinar so be sure to subscribe or you risk missing out!


FREE – Diversifying Your Income Webinar

There has never been a more important time than now to consider and review your organisations income sources, as traditional approaches become increasingly more competitive and challenging to achieve. The pandemic has only served to intensify the necessity for an organisation to continue to be adaptive and flexible if they are to increase their sustainability goals moving forward.

In SCVO’s Virtual ‘Diversifying Your Income Webinar’ we will explore some of the different approaches to attracting funding into an organisation from them to consider moving forward. The free webinar will take place via a Zoom Conference Call on Thursday 11th March 2021, 10am – 12pm.

This virtual webinar is aimed at those community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations, seeking to strengthen and increase their sustainability by exploring different approaches to fundraising and attracting investment.

The webinar aims to:

  • provide a better understanding of why diversifying your income could increase your organisational sustainability;
  • explore some of the different approaches to attracting income or support into your organisation;
  • explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches and
  • provide practical hints and tips.

There is a maximum of 30 places available for this virtual webinar. All places must be booked through Eventbrite by clicking here. Once you have registered to attend the webinar we will email you with joining instructions nearer the time of the webinar.

Save the Date!

SCVO will also be running a FREE webinar on An Introduction to Risk Management being held on Thursday 15th April 2021, 10am via a Zoom Conference Call. Avoid disappointment and subscribe to our free weekly e-bulletin at www.scvo.info, to ensure you are one of the first to know about other webinars, Meet the Funders and so much more.


Small Charity Guide to Cyber Security

Now more than ever it’s important to ensure your charity is as protected as possible from cybercrime threats and fraud. A good place to start is the National Cyber Security Centre’s Small Charity Guide. How to improve cyber security within your charity – quickly, easily and at low cost is explained in this free guide.

To download your copy click here.

Source: National Cyber Security Centre


Online Training from West Midlands Combined Authority

As part of West Midlands Combined Authority’s ongoing work with faith and community groups supporting individuals who either are or at risk of rough sleeping, the following free online training is available for groups to access. Places are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

 

For more details or to request a place on any of the following please contact James Walker at james.walker@wmca.org.uk or on 07766 441424.

17:30 – 19:30 Thursday 21st January – Impact Measurement – Directory of Social Change

17:30 – 19:30 Thursday 28th January – Assisting Non-UK Nationals – National Homelessness Advice Service

17:30 – 19:30  Thursday 4th February – Governance and Accountability – Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations

17:30 – 19:30 Thursday 4th March and Thursday 18th March – Psychologically Informed Environments, Trauma Informed Care and Strengths Based Approach – No One Left Out

 

 


Unemployed and 18 – 29? Generation UK can help you back into Employment

Generation UK is a charity that offers free training courses and qualifications to young people, aged 18 to 29, who currently live in Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley or Walsall. The next five week programme will launch on 22 February, 2021.

• Learners should be available for five weeks, 9 am – 5 pm
• Remote delivery
• laptops and Wi-Fi access can be provided for free
• Learners can still receive benefits during programme
• Expert instructors

For further information about the programmes, click here.  Please direct questions to oneke.whitter@generation.org


Tools for Social Media Scheduling

Charity Digital News have taken a look at some of the top tools for scheduling on social media and how they can help. The timing of your post is everything, as different audiences are more likely to read posts and view videos at different times of the day.

For example, commuters are more likely to consume social media on their daily journeys to work. Homeworkers may be more eager to read posts in the middle of the day. Meanwhile, parents of young children barely have any time to look at Twitter and Facebook and other social media, especially in the early evening, when meals, baths, and bedtime take priority.

It is therefore important that you time your posts with this in mind if you want to attract diverse audiences which is key to successful marketing campaigns or information sharing. And different social media platform audiences may require tailored content, from the professional users of LinkedIn to the more visually-focussed and younger users of TikTok and Instagram.

To help with this there are a range of social media scheduling tools, which plan when content is published to ensure they reach target audiences. In their article they take a look at a handful of the best scheduling tools for the different needs and sizes of charities. To read the full article click here.

Source: Charity Digital News


How to Build an Impactful and Effective Digital Strategy

Charity Digital News discuss their five simple steps to creating an effective and impactful digital content strategy from scratch.

Content is a form of storytelling and needs to be aligned with your organisation’s goals. It can come in various forms, on various platforms, across various types of media.

The article takes you over their top tips to building an impactful and effective digital strategy with tips including:

  • Setting goals and allocating resources – Setting goals starts with defining what you hope to achieve.
  • Specific – Ensure your goals are specific by asking questions.
  • Measurable – Your specific goals should be measurable.
  • Achievable – How realistic are your goals?
  • Relevant – Keeping things relevant is important, particularly because you need to stay motivated.

To read the full article click here.

Source: Charity Digital News


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