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Stronger Kent Communities Training

REVAMP Quality Mark

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As part of the Stronger Kent Communities consortium activities, the Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre will be hosting the next Kent-wide workshop featuring the REVAMP (Recognition of Excellent Volunteer Management & Practice) Quality Mark.

The purpose of the REVAMP Quality Mark is to both showcase and increase best practice in Volunteer Management across Kent. Formulated by a number of Volunteer Centres in Kent, the Quality Mark has recently been successfully piloted in the Canterbury District and is now being extended across Kent.

REVAMP is a low cost, straight forward process which will enable you to show that your organisation offers meaningful and well-supported opportunities to existing and potential volunteers.

This workshop is free to attend but submissions for the REVAMP Quality Mark will include a £100 charge per organisation.

Dover District:

Date & time: Tuesday 31st October 2017: 10:00 – 12:30

Tunbridge Wells District:

Date & time: Thursday 16th November 2017: 10:00 – 12:30

Canterbury District:

Date & time: Thursday 7th December 2017: 10:00 – 12:30


Follow this link for more information about the REVAMP Quality mark.

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  •  What is a grant-making trust? 

  • (overview of the sector)

  • Why do applications fail?

  • Principles and planning for trust fundraising

  • How to research grant-making trusts.

  • Getting evidence of need and outcomes.

  • Writing the application.

  • Dos and don'ts of trust fundraising



Online and Social Media Fundraising 

  • Web-based fundraising tools and resources

  • Shopping sites

  • Sponsorship and donation sites

  • In memoriam sites

  • Using your website for fundraising

  • Using social media


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Outputs, outcomes and impact

  •  The difference between outputs, outcomes and impact

  • Gathering internal evidence of outputs, outcomes and impact

  • Gathering external (academic and statistical) evidence of outcomes and impact

  • Formal outcome measurement tools

  • Designing appropriate evaluation forms



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Governance models for voluntary organisations

  • Summary of legal structures

  • Voluntary Associations

  • Registered Charities

  • Charity trading

  • Social Enterprise

  • Limited Liability Companies

  • Community interest Companies

  • Co-operative or Community Benefit Societies


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How to construct a monitoring budget 

  • What is a budget?

  • How budgets are set

  • Using Excel to create a budget

  • The cashflow forecast

  • Authorising and recording income and expenditure

  • Monitoring the budget – variance analysis 


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Your Trainer

Kathy Roddy is a qualified and experienced trainer who has spent more than 20 years in the voluntary sector, first as Executive Director of a national animal welfare organisation, then, since 2000, as a fundraising trainer and consultant. She is a member of, and holds, the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising Management and has recently co-authored an MA module with the University of Kent Centre for Philanthropy on the ‘Art and Science of Fundraising’. Through both training and consultancy, Kathy has helped charities and voluntary groups raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes. 

How to book 

Each course costs just £10 (including VAT). You can  book your course and pay (on Eventbrite’s secure payment system) using a debit or credit card.  You will find out straight away if you have a place.