2016-2017 City of Yarra Skills and Training Program

Sharpen your skills by joining Yarra's free community training program which begins in December. This is a great opportunity for people involved in local community organisations to seek advice and information about how to apply for grants, managing relationships, governance, financial management, and media strategies. See below for more details.

The program is aimed at community leaders, managers, coordinators, members of management committees or people considering joining management committees of not-for profit community organisations.

The sessions will run until June 2017. You can attend one session or come to them all.

To register your place, please call Emily and Julie on 9205 5170 or email at yarragrants@yarracity.vic.gov.au

 Successful Partnering with Funders and other Organisations 

 Thursday 16 March 2017 

 6pm – 8.45pm

 Richmond Town Hall

 Meeting Rm 1

 Governance Essentials for Community Organisations

 Tuesday 28 March 2017

 6pm –  8.45pm

 Richmond Town Hall

 Meeting Rm 1

 Social Media Strategies

 Thursday 4 May 2017

 6pm –          8.45pm

 Richmond Town Hall

 Meeting Rm 1

 Grant Writing

 Thursday 1 June 2017

 6pm –  8.45pm

 Richmond Town Hall

 Meeting Rm 1

*Light refreshments will be provided.

Session descriptions

Successful Partnering with Funders and other Organisations
One characteristic of very successful organisations is the number of partners they have. People and organisations like success and actively seek to align themselves with it. Funders also like to see partnerships so their dollars go further. This session will help you to understand what it takes to be a good partner for funders, other community organisations and your members. Topics include:

»     Identifying which part of the organisation needs partners
»     Choosing partners
»     Different types of partnerships that add value
»     What are you adding to the partnership?
»     Evaluating partnerships

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Governance Essentials for Community Organisations
Governance is the system of checks and balances for leaders of not for profit organisations, which help them steer the organisation. That sounds simple yet volunteer non-profit and charitable boards and committees must wade through the complex legal and regulatory environment in which they operate. Good governance leads to positive Committee member experience, proper management of conflicts of interest and risk, good understanding and planning for financial controls and an organisation that thrives even through adversity. Members, funders and donors gain confidence when good governance and transparency are in place and the outcome is greater value delivered to the community. Topics include:

»     Assessing if good governance is in place for your group
»     Understanding the Committee’s role in planning
»     Oversight and monitoring the finances
»     Managing organisational risk
»     Identifying the entities legal structure and the implications for this
»    Outlining the roles and responsibilities of the committee and determining if there are any conflicts of interest
»     Running effective AGMs

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Social Media Strategies
Social media and online activities are now part of the way we communicate at work and play. For community organisations they provide a great opportunity to reduce your workload and create efficient communication with you group, the challenge however, is to decide which platform will have the greatest impact to support your goals. This interactive session will provide your team with an overview of the most popular social media platforms used in Australia and insights on the best way they can be used effectively. Topics include:

»    Learn about the pros and cons of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr and other online platforms
»     Getting the most out of the online platforms that you use
»     Creating an easy to follow plan to maximise your efforts

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Grant Writing
This session will help grant writers to have a better chance of being successful in their grant applications. It is designed for people working in charities, community groups, sporting organisations and other non-profits that intend to or are currently seeking and applying for grants through their local communities and other funding sources. This session will help the application process and assist the organisation to explore additional funding alternatives for longer-term sustainability. Topics include:

»    What is the client value proposition and why is it an important starting point
»    Understanding funder outcomes and how your project will align with these
»    How to define the project and the benefit it will have for the community
»    What is great about your organisation and why can you deliver this project
»    Understanding grant eligibility criteria
»    Formulating your project plan and the resources required
»    Assessing risks
»    Adhering to the grant conditions and responsibilities
»    Preparing the budget 

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