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Grand design: blueprints for training, funding and demonstrating value — July 16, London

July 16 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

£40 – £80
  • Seeking to demonstrate volunteering’s value but don’t have time?
  • Keen to secure funding, but not sure where to start?
  • Looking to influence change through your evaluation of impact?
  • Want to know how to develop meaningful training?

‘Everything is designed. Few things are designed well’ -Brian Reed, UX Designer

Inspiration for improving volunteer involvement can often seem illusive and out-of-reach when you need it most. We’ve gathered inspirational designers of training and evaluation so that you can connect with them and have your own light bulb moment.

When putting together a case for support you need evidence. But, how can you find the time to fully evaluate your volunteering programme and create compelling recommendations if you don’t have the support you need? Our first speaker overcame this challenge by involving specialist volunteers and securing senior management buy-in. He’ll share his designs with you.

Our second speaker traveled from a blank page to securing funding for a major training project. She’ll share how she did it, including why co-designing the training with her volunteers helped drive engagement.

Join us for this vibrant and engaging forum where you’ll have the opportunity to connect, learn and share with a wide variety of people involved in volunteer engagement.

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Programme

1.00pm Arrivals, networking, coffee and tea (lunch not provided)
1.30pm Welcome, introductions and icebreaker Daniel Ingram, AVM
1.45pm Safety in numbers - from pop quizzes to designing influential surveys (click to learn more)

‘The life of the person charged with evaluating a large volunteering programme can be a lonely one. In this session I will share how I got help to work out what to evaluate and how. Identifying pivotal staff and volunteers internally and utilising external pro-bono expertise is a key component to enabling impact measurement to influence upwards and sideways in a charity.

‘This session will be 50% therapy, 50% learning and 50% better use of statistics. Oh and 50% celebration of useful ways to influence your organisation and have confidence in what you’re doing.’

James will share:

  • How to get help by involving others, including a senior sponsor.
  • Tips for evaluators, from scoping to reporting.
  • How to stop worrying and accept that definitive evaluation and public nudity should be avoided.
James Needham, Volunteering Business Partner, Guide Dogs
2.35pm Break and networking
2.50pm Designer training - how co-production with volunteers secured funding (click to learn more)

From initial conception, to writing the bid and managing the year long project – Rebecca will share her journey of partnership working, involving volunteers in co-designing training, and securing funding.

You’ll also hear from some of her volunteers about the impact that this involvement has had on them. Rebecca’s session aim to:

  • Show how you can increase engagement with volunteers through involving them in co-designing.
  • Share the pitfalls and opportunities of managing a funded project involving multiple partners.
Rebecca Turner, Strategic Volunteering Lead, St Christopher’s Hospice
3.30pm Group activity
3.45pm Q&A session

Our speakers answer your questions and discuss the key points with all of our delegates.

Rebecca Turner and James Needham
4.10pm Action planning and wrap up

We reflect on what we’ve learnt today and how we can apply it when we return to the workplace.

Daniel Ingram, AVM
4.30pm Finish

Twitter

Please use the hashtag #AVMDesign to join the conversation and involve others in this event.

Venue

Lift, 45 White Lion Street, Islington, London, N1 9PW

Tickets

36 available
Member - L&D event - Grand design - 16-07-2019£40.00
4 available
Non-member - L&D event - Grand design - 16-07-2019£80.00

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
£40 – £80
Event Category:

Organiser

AVM
Email:
info@volunteermanagers.org.uk

Venue

Lift
45 White Lion Street
London, N1 9PW
Website:
http://www.liftislington.org.uk/find-us

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