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Governance - Major Donor Fundraising

Presented by UK charity specialist Jane Galloway of http://arclightsolutions.co.uk/

This course is aimed at any organisation that is considering developing a major donor fundraising programme. It will benefit fundraisers, trustees or volunteers in your organisation who have been tasked with the responsibility for identifying, securing and retaining wealthy individuals as donors.

We will look at how to identify suitable high net worth individuals, how to build rapport, make face-to-face approaches and ask confidently, whilst developing strong, longer term relationships.

Securing this longer term, major donor income, starts with the development of your major donor strategy and defining your ‘Case for Support’ so you can deliver powerful messages about your charity that get people to say ‘yes!’

Its also about understanding your donors motivations, aspirations and interests of both the established wealthy and the ‘new rich‘ and how you need to tailor individual fundraising propositions to ensure that they retain your major donors, whilst also gaining longer term commitment to ensure that the size and frequency of gifts increase.

Thursday 14th June 2018, 9.30am to 1pm, Jersey Employment Trust, Room 7, Oakfield Building, Highlands College Campus, presented by Jane Galloway of http://arclightsolutions.co.uk/

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/major-donor-fundraising-tickets-46063079912

Governance - What good Governance should look like for charities

Presented by UK charity specialist Jane Galloway of http://arclightsolutions.co.uk/

This course is a basic introduction to the important area of governance and its role within your organisation. In the early stages of a non profit organisation, when there are only a couple of people, doing just about everything, there may not be an obvious difference between governance and the many other tasks you have to do, so you may think that governance doesn't apply to you, or doesn’t really matter, but it does.

If you are a trustee or member of the governing body you have specific responsibilities which you must carry out with the other members of the governing body, according to your constitution and relevant legislation. For that reason it is helpful to distinguish between governance and any other roles you may carry out.
Trustees/board members are responsible for making decisions about the organisations direction and governance, for example:
• Defining and agreeing the purpose of the charity or non profit
• Securing the long term direction of the charity (furthering its objects/purpose as defined in its governing document)
• Developing over arching strategies to carry out the charities purpose effectively
• Being accountable to those with an interest or 'stake' in the charity.
• Fiscal responsibility – accurate accounting for your organisations performance
• Ensuring the charity is run in a way that is legal, responsible and effective
Management on the other hand is all about implementing the strategies agreed by the board e.g. by detailed planning, putting operational policies and procedures in place and by raising money.  

Good governance should run throughout a charity, whilst the trustee board is responsible for good governance, they may rely on many different people to be able to govern well – staff, volunteers, advisors and others with an interest or stake in the organisation.

In this workshop we will look at the UK Charity Commission: The Good Governance: a Code of the Voluntary and Community sector (the Code) which sets out best practice for governance for the Voluntary and Community sector.

Wednesday 13th June 2018, 1.15pm to 4.30pm Jersey Employment Trust, Room 7, Oakfield Building, Highlands College Campus, presented by Jane Galloway of http://arclightsolutions.co.uk/

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-good-governance-should-look-like-for-charities-tickets-46062479115

Governance - Jersey's new charities law and what it will mean to you

Presented by UK charity specialist Jane Galloway of http://arclightsolutions.co.uk/

The Jersey Charity law is now in place, which will provide a clearer definition of what actually constitutes a charity, and defining ‘public benefit’, which will have a big impact on some local organisations, such as sports clubs, allowing them the possibility of registering and benefitting from tax benefits on donations.

The charity commissioner has now been appointed and a central register is about to be introduced to oversee the new law, which will also set out rules for the duties of governors/trustees and place restrictions on the use of the terms "charity" and "charitable".

Jersey’s new charities law is based on the Scottish charity law, so we will look briefly at the principles outlined in the new law, which according to Liz Le Poidevin (chairman of the AJC) is “primarily intended to help protect public trust and confidence without placing an unnecessary financial or bureaucratic burden on charities or on the public purse."

Thursday 12th June 2018, 9.30am to 1pm, Jersey Employment Trust, Room 7, Oakfield Building, Highlands College. Presented by Jane Galloway of http://arclightsolutions.co.uk/

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jerseys-new-charities-law-and-what-it-means-to-you-tickets-46062211314

Quickbooks Training

Three sessions for 'absolute beginners' and one session for 'improvers'

We have arranged Quickbooks training through One Study Training, led by Amanda Holmes, to be held at One Study, Hilgrove Street, St Helier. Three sessions for complete beginners and one for improvers. There are three beginners sessions and those booking must attend all three to obtain the benefit and to make it pay (although there is no financial cost to you).

To attend the 'beginners' sessions you must download the free 30 day trial of Quickbooks, immediately before the first session, to your device, and bring your device with you. Thereafter see the AJC website to obtain a charity discount on the Quickbooks package.

To attend the 'improvers' session, please ensure you bring your device with your current Quickbooks package on.

Training for beginners:

Wednesday 2nd May 5.30pm to 8.00pm

Wednesday 16th May 5.30pm to 8.00pm

Wednesday 23rd May 5.30pm to 8.00pm

Training for improvers, to make better use of Quickbooks facilities:

Wednesday 30th May 5.30pm to 8.00pm

There are only 10 places for beginners and for improvers. Please ensure your availability for all three Wednesdays, before taking up one of the beginners places.

Please book your place for the three beginners sessions here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=44597608648

Please book your place for the improvers session here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quickbooks-training-for-improvers-tickets-44597879458