CEOs’ e-Forum, November 2011

Policy type: 
CEOs’ e-Forum
Publish date: 
Mon, 14/11/2011


Book your place at the Leadership Convention

The Sport and Recreation Alliance is holding its annual Leadership Convention this week, and you can still sign up. Taking place at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Birmingham, on 16 and 17 November, the event focuses on personal development and networking and is aimed at CEOs and chairs of national governing bodies (NGBs) and county sports partnerships (CSPs). The theme of this year’s event is developing high performance organisations.

Download the Leadership Convention 2011 event programme to find out more, or email Helen Tan to book your place.

Facilitation training with Talk Action

The organisation Talk Action is holding a facilitation training course on 2 February 2012. This interactive course is designed to build the confidence of anyone keen to be a good facilitator, and give them a solid basis to develop their own skills.

For bookings and information, contact Jonathan at Talk Action. For more details, visit the Talk Action website.

New: a guide to good governance for small organisations

Following on from the launch of the Code Steering Group's guide: Good Governance – a code for the voluntary and community sector, a new version has been produced for the benefit of smaller organisations. The guide is designed to be clearer and easier to use for those organisations with limited resources, while mirroring the principles of the main code. There is also a useful glossary to explain some of the more legal and technical jargon.

You can download the guide and jargon buster from the Good Governance Code website.


Explore the benefits of Funding Central

Funding Central is a free website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. The site provides access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, as well as tools and resources that support organisations to develop sustainable income strategies.

Visit their website to download tools and resources, and see what Funding Central can do for you.

Campaign funding and financial support

Are you looking for financial support for your campaigns? The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd funds UK political campaigns that promote democratic reform, civil liberties and social justice. It only gives charitable grants in areas closely related to the work of the main Trust.

Visit the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust website to find out more information or to apply for a grant.

Does your organisation fund charities or projects overseas?

Solicitors, Bates Wells & Braithwaite (BWB), and consultants, Sayer Vincent, are holding a seminar to explore the legal implications of tax legislation changes made by The Finance Act 2010, and the effect that this will have on payments to overseas bodies. It takes place on 29 November.

Visit BWB’s website to find out more about the event and to book your place


Pledge your support for a lasting Olympic legacy

UK charity, The Youth Charter, has launched the Youth Charter Legacy Manifesto as part of its pledge to ensure that a socially diverse and cultural legacy is realised following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

To pledge your support for a lasting Olympic legacy, you can sign the ‘2012 Sport Legacy for All’ e-petition. Download a copy of the manifesto to find out more.

Learn lessons from the riots

In the aftermath of the recent riots, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has compiled a report on how the government, the media and voluntary groups can address the sense of social disconnection that contributed to the unrest, and spot early signs of future trouble.

With communities increasingly looking to voluntary organisations to play a central role in social cohesion, you can use the results from the NCVO charity forecast survey to help you measure your progress, and decide on the best way forward for your organisation.

Help beat homophobia in sport

The Government and sport governing bodies launched a charter this year, calling for sport to unite in a common cause to tackle homophobia and transphobia. You can contribute to the cause by emailing to sign up to the charter and ‘liking’ it on its Facebook page.

You can also use and adapt the Government’s new toolkit for your internal communications, as well as for press releases, articles for match day programmes, material for your websites, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.


Hollis Sponsorship Awards

The Sport and Recreation Alliance is supporting the ‘Grass Roots Sponsorship’ category of the Hollis Sponsorship Awards, which champion the excellent work of rights holders and sponsors in the sport and recreation sector. Nominating an organisation in this category provides an opportunity to demonstrate how effective a grass roots sport or recreation campaign has been in introducing an activity, and hence the sponsor, to new audiences.

The early bird nomination deadline is 16 December with a final deadline of 23 January 2012. Email the Hollis Sponsorship Awards or call 020 8891 1067 for more information.

Coach, you’re the best!

Perkins Slade, one of the UK's largest independent insurance brokers for UK and international sport and recreation organisations, has launched a competition called ‘Coach, you’re the best!’ More than 3,300 people have voted so far, with 52 coaches nominated to win the £1000 voucher prize for sports equipment.

Nominate a coach who you think deserves to be recognised, and pass this on to anybody in your organisation who will vote to raise the profile of coaches in your sport.

Get better legal services

The Sport and Recreation Alliance is working in partnership with Sport England, Sport Wales and UK Sport to make it easier for national governing bodies (NGBs) to access high-quality legal support, freeing up valuable staff and volunteer time in the process. It will identify a panel of ten legal firms who offer reduced rates, value-added services and other benefits. Firms will be appointed through a tendering process and monitored annually based on feedback from NGBs.

Find out about the tendering process taking place at the moment. Contact Joy Tottman to find out more.

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