Expanding Horizons at The Hub, Yeovil.

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by David McGlashan.

This week I spoke to Clive Tuck, Chief Executive of The Hub Yeovil, a charity keen to build a market place of businesses and social enterprises that can trade with one another as part of the wider ‘Buy Social‘ campaign…

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Recap: Days 1 and 2 of Third Sector Digital Leaders

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Last week I facilitated the first block of our Third Sector Digital Leaders course with the super Zoe Amar (of Zoe Amar Communications). It was a cracking couple of days; we knew it was going to be a good course when we put it together but it managed to be even better than we could have imagined! Huge thanks to all of the speakers, each of whom put in a huge amount of preparation and effort. Here’s some of what we covered…

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Autumn 2016 courses at SSE London

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We’ve got a busy schedule between now and Christmas at SSE London, including a couple of brand new courses. Our courses our open to all – come along to learn new skills, network with great people and have some fun! We’d love to see you….

Kickstart Your Social Media Strategy
27th September 10:30am – 4:30pm
This practical workshop will help you to create an efficient and effective social media strategy for your organisation. You’ll leave with lots of tips and ideas for how you can uses social media to fundraise, make new connections, generate PR and undertake advocacy work for your organisation.
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Transition to Trading
5th + 6th October, 3rd + 4th November, 7th + 8th December
Early-bird booking still open! A six-day course that will give you the knowledge that you need to make the transition to a more diverse and sustainable income model.
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Third Sector Digital Leaders
6th + 7th October, 10th + 11th November 10:30am – 4:30pm
A digital leadership skills training programme for the leaders and senior management of charities and social enterprises.
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Unlocking Social Investment
14th October 10:30am – 4:30pm
Discounted places available! Join us for a balanced, unbiased one-day workshop designed to make sense of social finance and social investment.
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Writing Successful Bids
27th October 10:30am – 4:30pm
This one-day bid writing course for charities and social enterprises will guide you through the steps that you need to take to make your organisation’s funding and grant applications more successful.
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Developing a Fundraising Strategy
28th October 10:30am – 4:30pm
A one-day workshop that will give you the tools and techniques to ensure the best fundraising return, both now and in the future.
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Sources of Funding
23rd November 10:30am – 4:30pm
A practical workshop giving you insight into the mindset of the people who make funding decisions and what makes them tick. A panel of funders will give you the top tips that you need to win new funding for your organisation.
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Measuring Social Impact
24th + 25th November 9:30am – 5:00pm
A two day course jam packed full of the information that you need to measure your impact successfully.
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Finding New Customers And Making More Sales
29th November 10:30am – 4:30pm
Finding new customers, increasing revenue and growing your charity or social enterprise through sales requires planning. This one-day workshop will provide you with all the tools, techniques and help you will need to make this planning stage as straightforward as possible.
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Working with Corporates
5th December 10:30am – 4:30pm
Working with Corporates will examine the different ways that you can get involved with corporates, from accessing support from CSR teams through to getting your organisation on a corporate supply chain.
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The challenge of starting a social change movement

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By Tracey Ford, JAGS Foundation

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One year ago I sat nervously in the offices of School for Social Entrepreneurs – applying for a place on the first ‘Power Up’ course for social entrepreneurs.   I had no idea what was meant by ‘social change makers’, I just knew that I wanted to be part of this exciting new programme.

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A missive from the Treasury: Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You

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SSE budget briefcase

In the unlikely event that you missed it, there was a budget this week. I’m still reeling from the news that the tonic in a gin and tonic will qualify for the sugar tax, which has displeased me so much that I have decided to draft my own budget. It makes no mention of things like inflation, fiscal targets or deficit forecasts because while I understand that those things are important they are actually quite boring and I’m not always sure what they actually mean.

Enjoy the news…

@davemcglashan

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