All training will be delivered online via Zoom and is free for Kildare PPN members.

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Understanding & Preparing Budgets for NonProfit Organisations

Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations have a responsibility to manage their money and other resources properly. Budgeting is an essential management tool that helps such organisations manage resources effectively. This workshop is for anyone involved in the process of budgeting and managing an organisation’s resources.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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Intercultural Awareness & Anti Racism Training

This Introductory session, delivered by Intercultural facilitator Kensika Monshengwo and hosted by Kildare PPN, will introduce participants to the concept of cultural identity; examine unconscious bias, reflect on experiences of prejudice, discrimination and exclusion and will highlight power and privilege between majority and minority groups. The Workshop will also assist participants gain an understanding of diversity and anti-racism vocabulary and concepts.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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New Options for Funding & Grant Applications

This includes new ways of fundraising in 2021 as a result of the changes brought by Covid-19 and digitization: building support from your community, adjusting your organization to survive and develop, digital fundraising, how to make effective applications for funds, up-to-date information on grant and loan sources for the development of community wellbeing, social, community, health, enterprise, educational, arts and other objectives. Course participants will be able to access a specially designed manual. The manual will enable people to take step by step actions to improve their organisation’s finances.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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Best Practice using Zoom to Run and Host Meetings

This short online course is for anyone needing to get a better understanding of how to run and attend meetings using Zoom.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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Using Social Media to promote your work

This online course will include an introduction to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as tips and advice on how to use each platform to communicate different messages to various audiences. Participants will have a better understanding of how each social media platform is used, and what it is best used for.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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Essentials of Volunteer Engagement

This course is for those who are new to the topic of volunteer engagement. In the session you’ll explore the following topics:

  • Planning for volunteer involvement
  • Changes in volunteering
  • Volunteer motivations
  • Volunteer and organisation expectations
  • Volunteer engagement

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

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The Charities Governance Code

The Charities Governance Code explains the minimum standards you should meet to effectively manage and control your charity. This workshop will walk you through the requirements of the code including actions and evidence needed to demonstrate compliance. If your organisation has already started or completed the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations, it will help you to use the evidence you already have to comply with the new Charities Governance Code.



Past Training

2 Running an Effective Meeting

This event has now passed.

Organisations need effective meetings, but these do not happen without correct procedures, preparation and planning. This practical workshop provides the tools needed to run and contribute to online and face-to-face meetings. It covers the purpose of meetings; challenging behaviour; agendas; decision-making; and minutes.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm


Committee Roles & Responsibilities

This event has now passed.

This will demystify Committee members’ roles and responsibilities and give you tools to enhance your contribution and the effectiveness of your Committee. It outlines the purpose of the committee as a whole in relation to governance and management. We then examine the specific roles of individual committee members including their responsibilities and duties. The workshop will finish with a discussion on typical problems arising within committees and some practical solutions to deal with them.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm