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News Round-up, February 2021


MVA brings a selection of local and national news events from the Voluntary Sector.

Engaging Men Earlier – A Downloadable Guide from Samaritans 

National organisation The Samaritans spoke to 27 less well-off men across the UK and Republic of Ireland through a series of co-design workshops, discovering with them which activities and initiatives might support men’s wellbeing before they reached a crisis.

This helped The Samaritans to develop a handbook that contains five key principles of what a good initiative should be aiming for.

To download the handbook, visit The Samaritans website.

Digital Communications Training from Media Trust

National charity Media Trust is offering FREE digital communications training programme for UK charities. This includes webinars, tailored resources, online digital marketing strategy workshops and spring and summer schools.

Launched recently, Media Trust says charities can book now onto the first three webinars, hosted by the Trust, as well as Google Digital Garage which covers social media strategy, writing for social media and Google Analytics.

To learn more about this FREE training, visit the Media Trust website.

How to Start and Manage your Email Marketing Calendar from Classy

International organisation and social enterprise Classy says the average charity sends out about 66 emails to each subscriber during the course of a year, or an email every five days.

They also suggest one of the challenges with this is planning out an email marketing strategy for the entire year.

So that charities can make the most of their email marketing calendar for this year and beyond, Classy have compiled a selection of best practices, tips, and tools and presented it in an on-line guide.

To read the guide, visit the Classy website.

FREE Training Sessions and Events from Small Charities Coalition

National membership organisation Small Charities Coalition (SCC) will shortly be delivering a series of FREE training sessions on charity management and other subjects in multiple community languages.

Starting with Building and Managing your Charity in the UK - for Hindi speakers, the SCC aim to provide trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities access the skills, tools and information they need to continue their efforts they do and the work they deliver.

For more information about their FREE upcoming events, visit the SCC website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Comms Pack From the UK Government 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is asking the voluntary and community sector to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme by sharing or sending out important information and tackling misinformation.

Their COVID-19 Vaccine Comms Pack has been produced to support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations distribute key messages on vaccines. It includes:

  • Guidance and basic explanations you can use answering ‘What is a vaccine?’
  • Comms assets and resources on vaccines you can use and share
  • Vaccine resources for British Sign Language users
  • Key messages on COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
  • Misinformation – assets and copy you can use to tackle misinformation on vaccines

Click here to view the Comms Pack.

Rebalancing the Relationship: Final report

As reported recently, the findings from a major project from NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation has been released which highlights ways in which larger and smaller voluntary organisations can support each other in the competitive commissioning environment and collaborate to achieve greater impact for the communities they serve.

Rebalancing the Relationship is the result of an 18-month research project that collected evidence of good and bad collaborative practice from over 200 larger and smaller charities.

The research found examples of positive collaborative behaviours, such as local staff being empowered to develop partnerships, charities not bidding for a service if a local organisation is already delivering it well, and larger charities building the capacity of smaller organisations.

More details are available at the ACEVO website.

MVA continues its efforts to provide coverage of local and national news and events from the Voluntary and Charity Sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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