Workshop Programme 2018

Our workshop programme covers a wide range of topics and is suitable for anyone working in the voluntary sector, paid or unpaid. If there are other subjects you would like to see here, please let us know.

20 March  Time Management

We all have too much to do and too little time to do it in.  We'll look at a range of techniques to help you make the best use of the time you have.  Delivered by Hilary Burr

17 April  Social Media for Voluntary Organisations

Are you making the most of social media communication channels?  Have you embraced social media or are you concerned about how to use it?  What happens to your posts after they are put in the public domain?  Bring your laptop and have a go!  

15 May  Difficult Converstions - Managing Underperformance

How do you deal with a member of staff who is consistently underperforming?  We'll look at tools and methods to give you confidence to challenge underperformance and deal with difficult behaviour and conflict.  Delivered by Hilary Burr

19 June  Legacy Giving

Legacy giving in the UK is usually in the region of two billion pounds per year, with most of that going to the larger charities.  This workshop explores how you can increase your income from legacies. 

17 July  Preparing the Perfect Pitch

What makes a good presentation?  Whether it's five minutes or an hour, there are some simple tips to keeing an audience engaged and interested.  Delivered by Hilary Burr.

18 September Motivating Volunteers

We will use theories of motivation as a framework for practical action to build and maintain motivation in volunteers. We'll also look at the best ways of supporting, recognising and rewarding volunteers. Delivered by Hilary Burr.

All workshops are held at Queen’s House, Barnstaple from 10am to 1pm, and cost £30, unless stated differently.  To book your place, please complete and return the NDVS_Booking_form_2018.doc  to

What people have said about our workshops:

“Thank you very much, I’m going away really enthused with a clearer idea of how we can fundraise!”

“Every part of the workshop was really useful, Thanks.”

“The two members of staff who attended your course found it really useful – which of course, is why I had wanted to book someone else on it!”