HISEZ Newsletter

The latest HISEZ newsletter can be found here: http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=38c6f431646bc9be274f7a624&id=8ddadaf999&e=a01a108cee

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SCIOs – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here’s a great website all about SCIOs: http://sites.burness.vuturevx.com/1/152/june-2013/scios—frequently-asked-questions.asp?intEmailHistoryId=116728&intExternalSystemId=1

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Social Enterprise Scotland 2013 AGM – Wednesday 26 June 2013

In accordance with the Articles of Association, notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of Social Enterprise Scotland to be held on Wednesday 26 June 2013 at the Grassmarket Community Project, Grassmarket Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA. Please find attached a copy of the agenda. To book your place, please click here. Please note that this is a Members and Associates only event for those who have paid their 2013/14 membership subscription.  If you would like to attend the new members’ induction session at 2pm, please email Sine Munro  sine.munro@socialenterprisescotland.org.uk   to book your place.

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The Conservation Volunteers Scotland: Training in Elgin

TCV Scotland are running a free training course in Elgin.  The course is Introduction to Fundraising, and if there’s enough interest, TCV will  look at holding some of their other courses in the North later in the year.

Here is the link to the fundraising course: http://shop.tcv.org.uk/shop/stock?l=level4;lid=32;sid=9955

A full list of TCV training can be found below; if you’re interested, you could also sign up to receive their monthly e-bulletin:

http://bit.ly/TCVTrg2013

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MSEN Meeting: Tomorrow, Wednesday 5th June, 10 – 12, Elgin

Tomorrow, Wednesday 5th June, 10 – 12, West Lodge, Cooper Park we are having a Picnic in the Park! Sarah from SENSCOT will be joining us and happy to answer any SENSCOT or national network questions. Hope to see loads of you tomorrow! Feel free to let Kim know if you can make it!

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Free Webinar: Developing Community Assets

FROM 2PM WEDNESDAY 8 MAY 2013.

Join Interface –The knowledge connection for business and Heriot-Watt
University
for this essential FREE live and online event for all third
sector organisations and social enterprises.  The event will discuss developing
community assets and look at innovative ways to empower commiunities with
reference to the Scottish Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill.  More info here: https://sp2.actemarketing.com/speasapage.aspx?X=5M0WITTVM2XX16NK00Y9WW

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Social Enterprise Academy Courses

Message from David Bryan of the Social Enterprise Academy:

Spring is just around the corner (apparently!) – always a good time to get out and about, meet new contacts and partners and explore new opportunities. Here’s what we at Social Enterprise Academy have coming up in H&I over the next couple of months:

Measuring Social Impact – Inverness – April 12th

Leadership – Islay – begins April 16th & 17th

Wide Horizons – Inverness – begins April 18th – for young people age 16-19-ish years

Pre-Start Leadership – Inverness – April 24th

Leadership Award (Gaelic Medium) – South Uist – begins April 26th & 27th

Preparing for the Procurement Process – Brora – May 8th & 9th – for organisations providing services for older people

Preparing for the Procurement Process – Kirkwall – May 13th & 14th – all welcome

Understanding Social Enterprise – Ullapool – May 21st & 22nd

Social Accounting & Audit – Elgin – June 6th & 7th – in partnership with Moray Social Enterprise Network

Understanding Social Enterprise – Knoydart – June 10th & 11th

More details from Kate on 01463 238088 or kate@theacademy-ssea.org .

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Just Enterprise Courses – Inverness & The Highlands

Just Enterprise is delivering a range of start-up and business development workshops in Inverness & The Highlands throughout April. We’re delighted to provide further details of these learning opportunities below. To guarantee your delegate place on the event/s of your choice, we recommend booking at your earliest opportunity as these have proved very popular in the past and all have limited places available. You can apply online via the Just Enterprise Website or call Just Enterprise direct on 0141 425 2939.

Business Development Workshops
Social Impact Measurement

12 April (10am to 4.30pm)  

The Social Impact Measurement programme gives an overview   of Social Accounting and Audit, Social Return on Investment, Demonstrating   Value and Social Evaluator to support organisations demonstrate their impact.

The fee for this workshop is £50. This workshop is   delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy.

Maintaining Your Community Asset

16 April (10am to 3pm)

The aim of this event is to help   community/third sector organisations identify the different ways they can   make their asset more sustainable.  Through information   sessions,  facilitated workshops and group discussion delegates   will have the opportunity to raise and discuss key issues facing them on   their journey to developing a sustainable community asset – helping them to   identify and implement practical solutions, build support networks, and   identify other sources of  information and advice.  This event   will be held at The GALE Centre in Gairloch, Wester Ross. The   venue itself is a thriving community asset and, as an introduction to this   event, Gairloch & Loch Ewe Action Forum will take delegates through their   journey towards opening the centre last year and the challenges they faced   along the way.

This programme is fully-funded through Just Enterprise,   meaning there is no fee for participants. This programme is delivered by HISEZ,   HIE and The Big Lottery

Business Planning

26 April (10am to 1pm)

This business planning workshop will help you to review   your current strategy and begin to plan how you want to deliver your services   in the future.

This programme is fully-funded through Just Enterprise,   meaning there is no fee for participants. This programme is delivered by HISEZ.

Start-up Workshops
Pre-start Leadership

24 April (10am   to 4.30pm)

This workshop will develop confidence and knowledge of   leadership and motivation for individuals developing a social enterprise,   either as a new business or as part of an existing one.

This programme is fully-funded through Just Enterprise,   meaning there is no fee for participants. This programme is delivered by the Social   Enterprise Academy.

Sales and Marketing

30 April (11am to 1pm)  

This workshop focuses directly on how marketing generates   business and affects your cash flow in a positive way.

This programme is fully-funded through Just Enterprise,   meaning there is no fee for participants. This programme is delivered by Firstport.

Cash Flow Planning

30 April (1.30pm to 3.30pm)  

This workshop will illustrate and explain the importance of   cash to your social enterprise as a way to grow and survive.

This programme is fully-funded through Just Enterprise,   meaning there is no fee for participants. This programme is delivered by Firstport.

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SCVO Spring Training Programme

Message from SCVO:

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Spring training programme 2013, which includes courses in management, administration and fundraising.  Please note, SCVO members receive preferential rates on all our courses.  In addition, you can get up to £200 towards the cost of our training courses if you are eligible for SDS Individual Learning Accounts (ILA).  Please see the events and training calendar for course content, dates and online booking for the various courses taking place over the next few months or contact Helen Swatton on 0141 559 5019.

 

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tsiMORAY Office Easter Closure

tsiMORAY High Street office will close at 3pm on Thursday 28th March and reopen at 10am on Tuesday 2nd April.  Happy Easter.

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