Big Advice Day

Expert advice is not always easy to come by when resources are stretched and this can be a particular problem for small charities. Big Advice Day will take place on 20th June 2017, involving a national London event and various regional events across the country where small charities can access expert 1:1 advice on a variety of topics.

National Big Advice Day
Regional Advice Days

National Big Advice Day

Secure your free place today

The FSI will be hosting its annual Big Advice Day in Central London on the 20th June 2017. We have an array of brilliant experts signing up to share their experience and expertise in a range of different areas, including HR, legal, marketing, business planning and strategy, finance, leadership and more. Just tell us the specific challenge you are facing and we will match you with a skilled advisor who can provide advice and recommendations.

We will have a panel of Fundraising Experts ready to answer your queries on anything from Major Donor programmes, Capital Appeals, Legacies, Individual Giving, Corporate partnerships, Digital fundraising and more.

One-to-one advice appointments will be available either face-to-face at our Advice Hub in central London, or via Skype/over the phone. Those attending the Advice Hub will also benefit from short informative workshops on a range of topics.

Last year over 300 hours of free advice were provided and we’re hoping to increase the total even further this year, so sign up for your session today.

Big Advice Day Workshops

We are pleased to announce the topics for our Big Advice Day Workshops:

  • Proving – and – Improving – Your Impact, The FSI
  • Social Media 101, British Forces Broadcasting Service
  • Risk in Small Charities – Helping Ensure Charity Robustness, UK Charity Insurance

Advice Available 

  • Fundraising – Corporate, Major Donor, Trusts & Foundations, Online & Digital, Donor Profiles & many more
  • Marketing – Writing press releases, Google Grants, Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Direct mail, Websites, Marketing Strategies, Design
  • HR – Individual HR questions, Recruitment, Retention, HR and the Law, Performance management of staff, Volunteers and Teams, Leadership, Change Management
  • Governance – Risk, Accounts, Starting a Charity, Legal Requirements, The Essential Trustee, Business Planning and Strategy
  • Policy – Research, Lobbying, Campaigning
  • Project Management  – Best Practice, Best Tools to Use
  • IT – Cloud Software, Network and PC Infrastructure and Support, Data Access and Security
  • Measuring and Demonstrating Impact, Theory of Change
  • Procurement – Purchasing, Tendering for Business, Spend Management, Supplier Management, Contract Management, Commercial Management
  • Other – Delivering Presentations, Insurance Needs
  • Plus many more!

Secure your free place today

Please note: On booking you will be asked to pay a £50 deposit to secure your place. This will be refunded to you in full within 5 working days of attendance unless you do not meet our cancellation policy.

During Small Charity Week the Trustees of the FSI are donating the normal £15 booking fee usually charged for events organised and run by the FSI. You will therefore receive a full refund of your £50 deposit within 5 working days of the event as set out within our cancellations policy.

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Regional Big Advice Days

The National Small Charity Week Big Advice Day is run in London but we work hard to secure Big Advice Day events around the country. Keep checking back to see information of regional events when they are launched.


Bradford Big Advice Day
Big Advice Day on Tuesday 20th June is being held at Kala Sangam in Bradford as part of Small Charity Week. We hope to bring small charities and non-profit organisations together with sector experts to provide free advice via workshops and 1:1 sessions, on a range of topics from funding, finance and impact measurement through to strategy and HR issues. The event is free and we are looking forward to helping you get the most out of the advice available on the day!

Follow this link to register.

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York Big Advice Day – Funding and Financial Stability 

As part of Small Charity Week’s Big Advice Day, Outsource has teamed up with other leading social enterprises in York to provide an informal drop in advice session.

This year we’ll be offering fundraising and financial advice in partnership with Beware of the Bull and Social Vision.

Participants are invited to drop in, grab a coffee and chat to specialists offering information on a range of topics, including:

  • Grant Opportunities
  • Building Relationships with Donors
  • Online and Crowd Fundraising
  • Financial Planning and Accountancy
  • Generating Sustainable Income
  • Demonstrating Need to Funders

Follow this link for more details. 

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Arun & Chichester Big Advice Day Support Sessions 
Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester, England, Bognor Regis, South East

Free one to one support on a range of topics including volunteering, starting up and organisation, funding, planning, developing partnerships, writing press releases and trustee roles and responsibilities and more! Booking essential.

Event location and contact details

Date: 20 June
Time: 09:30 am – 03:30 pm
Cost: Free
Address:
Bognor Regis Town Hall
Clarence Road
Bognor Regis
England
PO21 1LD

Website: http://www.vaac.org.uk

Contact person: Sharon Westcott
Contact telephone number: 01243 840305
Contact email: sharon.westcott@vaac.org.uk

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Big Advice Day Speedmatching Sessions 
Media Trust & Primesight, London

Media Trust has teamed up with leading outdoor media company, Primesight to bring charities across London marketing and comms support. On 21st June, they’re running speed matching events in each city, you’ll meet industry experts in a speed-dating style, to get on the spot advice, creative ideas, top tips and tools to help boost your communications and raise your profile. You may also meet a media savvy volunteer to support your organisation longer term. Places are limited so apply today!

Date: 20 June
Time: 05:45 pm – 07:45 pm
Cost:  Free
Address:
TBD Central London
London
England
TBD Central London

Website: http://www.mediatrust.org/communications-services/volunteer-services/speedmatching-1


London Speedmatching Advice Event

Date: 21 June
Time: 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Cost: Free
Address:
London
Percy Street
W1T 2BU

Click this link to book now.


Contact person: Alice Mellar
Contact telephone number: 02078 715604
Contact email: alicem@mediatrust.org

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Shrewsbury/Newtown/Wrexham Big Advice Day
Whittingham Riddell, England & Wales, Shrewsbury, Newtown, Wrexham
West Midlands, North and Central Wales, Free

On Big Advice Day this year we are hosting an event at our Shrewsbury office, offering advice to financial staff and Trustees of charities with annual income of less than £1 million.

The seminars will include the forthcoming changes to the Independent Examinations as well as financial reporting.

The seminars will be presented by Clair Moelwyn-Williams, Director, and Jane Tweedie, Senior Manager, from our Charities Team. This will be followed by a further two events on the Thursday at our wider offices.


Shrewsbury Big Advice Day
Date: 20 June
Time: 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Cost: Free
Address:
Whittingham Riddell, Belmont House
Shrewsbury Business Park
Shrewsbury,
England
SY2 6LG

Booking: https://www.whittinghamriddell.co.uk/scs17

Contact person: Heather Corbett
Contact telephone number: 01743 273273
Contact email: hcorbett@whittinghamriddell.co.uk

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Newtown Big Advice Day
Date: 22 June
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: Free
Address:
Whittingham Riddell, Hafren House
St Giles Business Park
Newtown
England
SY16 3AJ

Booking: https://www.whittinghamriddell.co.uk/scs17

Contact person: Heather Corbett
Contact telephone number: 01743 273273
Contact email: hcorbett@whittinghamriddell.co.uk

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Wrexham Big Advice Day
Date: 22 June
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: Free
Address:
Whittingham Riddell, 1 Edison Court, Ellice Way
Wrexham Technology Park
Wrexham
England
LL13 7YT

Booking: https://www.whittinghamriddell.co.uk/scs17

Contact person: Heather Corbett
Contact telephone number: 01743 273273
Contact email: hcorbett@whittinghamriddell.co.uk

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Stroud Big Advice Day 
The Door, England, Stroud
South West, Free

The Door and Allsorts Invite you to join them at a Big Advice Day for Small Charities as Part of Small Charities Week 2017.
A great opportunity to network with other local small charities and build on your skills thanks to workshops donated by local businesses.

Date: 21 June
Time: 08:45 am – 01:00 pm
Cost:  Free
Address:
The Door Youth Project
45 High St
Stroud
England
GL5 1AN

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/small-charities-week-big-advice-day-stroud-tickets-34823226207

Contact person: Anne Townsend
Contact telephone number: 01453 756745
Contact email: anne@thedoor.org.uk

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Cardiff Big Advice Day 
Cardiff Third Sector Council, England, Cardiff
South Wales, Free

The Big Advice Day on Tuesday 20th June is being held at Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) as part of Small Charity Week. We hope to bring small charities and non-profit organisations together with our Third Sector Development Officer’s to provide free advice and a 1:1 session on funding searches via Open 4 Community funding portal, to assist with funding applications, grants opportunities and any other advice or guidance organisations may require.

The event is FREE and we are looking forward to helping you get the most out of the advice available on the day

If you would like to book an hour 1:1 session please email thoria.m@c3sc.org.uk

Date: 20 June
Time: 10:30 am – 04:30 pm
Cost:  Free
Address:
C3SC, First Floor Baltic House
Mount Stuart Square
Cardiff
England
CF24 5EY

Website: https://www.c3sc.org.uk

Contact person: Thoria Mohamed
Contact telephone number: 029 2048 5722
Contact email: thoria.m@c3sc.org.uk

St Albans Big Advice Day
CVS St Albans, England, St Albans
South East, Free

To celebrate Small Charity Week 2017 we will be hosting a tea party and informal information session for our Member groups.

• Get Funding advice from Kate .. including last chance for help with Community Grants Fund applications
• Check your volunteer vacancies with June to ensure we have up to date information on your volunteer vacancies
• Understand the new pension regulations with Linda
• Stationery Bulk purchasing, find out how to save money with Linda
• Elevate your issues, Tell Paul the issues you’d like him to represent in meetings with HCC and the District Council
• Register your interest for Dragon’s Apprentice 2017/8
• Check your Membership details… and ensure you are paid up for the year ahead!

It’s a drop in but we’d like some idea of the numbers coming, so if possible please let us know by emailing Reception reception@cvsstalbans.org.uk

Date: 20 June
Time: 03:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Cost:  Free
Address:
Civic Centre, St Peter’s St
St Albans
England
AL1 3JE

Website: http://www.volunteerstalbans.org.uk/

Contact person: Kate Newton
Contact telephone number: 01727 814644
Contact email: reception@cvsstalbans.org.uk

Hereford Big Advice Day 
Herefordshire Council, England, Hereford
West Midlands, Free

A funding advice drop in session for small charities and community groups across Herefordshire.

Date: 20 June
Time: 09:30 am – 02:30 pm
Cost:  Free
Address:
Hereford Library
Broad Street
Hereford
England
HR4 9AU

Website: https://herefordfundingupdate.wordpress.com/

Contact person: Hannah McSherry
Contact email: hmcsherry@herefordshire.gov.uk

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