Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Charity Commission to hold public meeting in York

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, will hold its next public meeting on 30 March 2017 at York CVS. 

Trustees, charities and charity advisers are invited to attend. To find out more please click on the following link - 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/charity-commission-to-hold-public-meeting-in-york


(Source: Charity Commission)

Regulator warns charities against the use of cash couriers

Commission and police strongly advise charities against the use of cash couriers


(Source: Charity Commission)

Thought for the week

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to our Monday thought for the week which this week has been relegated to Tuesday! This should help keep us inspired and encourage us through the week ahead of Trusteeship!

"Thought for the Week"


“Instead of counting your days, make your days count~ Author unknown

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

We're coming to you Welshpool!

CALLING ALL VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS IN AND AROUND WELSHPOOL

PAVO will be holding not one, not two, but three events in Welshpool on -

Thursday 30th March
At
The beautiful setting of POWIS CASTLE!


10 – 1PM : Trusty Trustee Roadshow
Presentations and workshops around:
·        good governance,
·        what trustees need to know and
·        how to read charity accounts. 
N.B.  This event isn’t just for trustees, staff members of voluntary organisations can attend too, as it’s all really useful information to know.



2 – 3.30pm : Outreach and Drop In
Have you got a burning question you’d like answered?  Would you like the opportunity to have a one to one with PAVO Development Officers?  This is your opportunity.



4 – 6pm : Meet and Greet
Do you know how PAVO can help your organisation?  Would you like to find out more?  Come to our meet and greet to see how we can support you.

Monday, 20 February 2017

There are still places left for our training course

There are still a few places left on our staff supervision and appraisal training course. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity!

Staff Supervision and Appraisal Training 
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 (full day) 
Cost: £20 (PAVO members), £40 (Non PAVO members/Third Sector), £60 (All other/ individuals) 

Aims 
To provide participants with the confidence to deliver effective supervisory relationships and staff appraisals 

By the end of the course, participants will: 

• Understand the benefits of supervision and appraisal to staff and the organisation 
• Recognise the difference between supervision and appraisal 
• Develop and implement appropriate systems for supervision and appraisal 

To book click here


Thought for the week

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to our Monday thought for the week to help keep us inspired and encourage us through the week ahead of Trusteeship!

"Thought for the Week"


“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are~ Unknown

Free, come and meet us

PAVO, Llandrindod Wells - 28th March 2017 - 2pm to 4pm



Do you want to strengthen governance, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your third sector organisation?
Then join us to find out more about how PQASSO can help you do this.  

PQASSO is NCVO’s self-assessment tool that helps third sector organisations identify areas where they are doing well and not so well, and decide exactly where improvements are needed.

The session will also introduce PQASSO Essentials - a new member of the PQASSO family which is being piloted in Wales – to help very small third sector groups and organisations review and strengthen the way they work.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in quality assurance and strengthening third sector organisations including trustees, staff, volunteers, funders, commissioners and contract managers.
To book or for further information email darren.smith@pavo.org.uk

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

KNIGHTON - WE'RE COMING TO YOU TOMORROW!



Come and meet us - warm greeting guaranteed


THURSDAY
16th February, 2017
6.00 to 8.00pm


This month Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) will be running a Meet and Greet event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday 16th February. Anyone can attend this event in Knighton to find out about our varied services and to discover how we can best help you and your organisation. We'll also be looking at how your organisation could benefit from free membership. There's no need to reserve a place, just turn up on the evening:

Knighton Community Support
2 West Street,
Knighton
LD7 1EN

For more information - just get in touch: 01597 822 191 and ask for a member of the PAVO Development Team or email sally.yigit@pavo.org.uk

P.S. Think you know all about PAVO? Test your knowledge with our online quiz.




Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Charity Commission news: Issue 56

Charity Commission News is a quarterly newsletter, which provides essential information for charity trustees and their advisers.

To read all about it click on the following link - 


(Source: Charity Commission)

Monday, 13 February 2017

FREE PQASSO Quality Assurance Training

FREE PQASSO Quality Assurance Training



PAVO, Llandrindod Wells - 28th March 2017 - 2pm to 4pm



Do you want to strengthen governance, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your third sector organisation?
Then join us to find out more about how PQASSO can help you do this.  

PQASSO is NCVO’s self-assessment tool that helps third sector organisations identify areas where they are doing well and not so well, and decide exactly where improvements are needed.

The session will also introduce PQASSO Essentials - a new member of the PQASSO family which is being piloted in Wales – to help very small third sector groups and organisations review and strengthen the way they work.

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in quality assurance and strengthening third sector organisations including trustees, staff, volunteers, funders, commissioners and contract managers.
To book or for further information email darren.smith@pavo.org.uk

We're coming to Knighton!



Come and meet us - warm greeting guaranteed


THURSDAY
16th February, 2017
6.00 to 8.00pm


This month Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) will be running a Meet and Greet event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday 16th February. Anyone can attend this event in Knighton to find out about our varied services and to discover how we can best help you and your organisation. We'll also be looking at how your organisation could benefit from free membership. There's no need to reserve a place, just turn up on the evening:

Knighton Community Support
2 West Street,
Knighton
LD7 1EN

For more information - just get in touch: 01597 822 191 and ask for a member of the PAVO Development Team or email sally.yigit@pavo.org.uk

P.S. Think you know all about PAVO? Test your knowledge with our online quiz.




Thought for the week

Good morning everyone and welcome to our Monday thought for the week to help keep us inspired and encourage us through the week ahead of Trusteeship!

"Thought for the Week"


“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination~ Jimmy Dean

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Charities ‘afraid to stand up for themselves’, says new Acevo chief

Charities must be “less afraid of speaking up for themselves”, and trustees in particular must speak out more, new Acevo chief executive Vicky Browning said yesterday. 

Read more at - https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/charities-afraid-to-stand-up-for-themselves-says-new-acevo-chief.html

(Source: Civil Society)

Monday, 6 February 2017

Charities must get tougher over governance - even if it hurts

Thought for the week

Good morning everyone and welcome to our Monday thought for the week to help keep us inspired and encourage us through the week ahead of Trusteeship!

"Thought for the Week"


“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's the little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world~ Desmond Tutu