What's On

Attending training courses, workshops or network meetings, can be a useful means of learning and development. There are many opportunities across our regions. Check-in here regularly to find out What’s On.

15 Aug 17 02 May 18

Easy Evaluation workshops and training support

TIME:    Both days are from 9.00 - 4.00

Two day Easy Evaluation workshops are offered. The workshop focuses on developing a logic model and using the logic model to develop an evaluation plan.

Participants apply learning to their own public health/health promotion programme.

Dates and Venues

  • Auckland, 15-16 August 2017, Jet Park
  • Rotorua, 17-18 October 2017, Millenium Hotel
  • Havelock North, 28-29 November 2017, Havelock North Function Centre
  • Whangarei, 13-14 February 2018, Flames International Hotel
  • Dunedin, 13-14 March 2018, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
  • Wellington, 1-2 May 2018, The Pines - Houghton Bay

Both days are from 9.00am - 4.00pm. To register, email us at easy.evaluation@massey.ac.nz, call Jan Sheeran at 09 366 6136, or complete and submit the registration form here.

27 Sep 17 29 Sep 17

Social Enterprise World Forum

The Social Enterprise World Forum is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future. The event attracts social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, academics and more from all across the globe. Find out how you can join in on the conversation.

Click here for more information.

30 Sep 17

Crowdfunding for Social Causes Workshop

TIME:    9.00 - 12.30   &   2.00 - 5.30

Donation-based crowdfunding is a new way of raising funds allows you to source money for a project by asking a large number of contributors to donate a small amount to make it happen.

Chuffed.org is one of the leading (free!) global crowdfunding platforms for social causes and we are delighted to announce that they are holding two workshops in Christchurch One of which is proudly hosted by Christchurch community House.

You can find out more information on the workshops and register below:

Please note this is a hands on workshop and places are limited to 15 participants. It will be a popular workshop so we strongly recommend you register today to secure your seat.

06 Oct 17

Not-for-Profit Managers' Meeting: Monitoring and Achieving Goals

TIME:    8.30 - 9.30

VENUE:    Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Streeet

All nfp Managers welcome!

Guest Speaker: Graham Luxton

16 Oct 17

Volunteer Co-ordinators' Network Meeting: What we Do and How we Do it

TIME:    1.00 - 2.00

VENUE:    St Albans Community Centre

Come and hear what three community organisations do and how.

St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street (off-street parking entry via Caledonian Road)

18 Oct 17

Results Based Accountability

Presented by Alison Bourne


VENUE:   Advised upon confirmation of registration


Book Here

24 Oct 17 31 Oct 17

Finance for Non-financial Managers @ Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Room S106

A 2-part seminar mini-series in Nelson to give you confidence in dealing with your organisation’s finances. All board member and managers who receive financial reports or are involved in budgeting, would benefit from attending this course.

Part 1 – Understanding Financial Statements – Tues 24 October 5.30 – 7pm

Dazzled or confused by financial statements?  Let Bill Heritage of Tupiza Ltd remove the mystery.

  • Financial language explained
  • The balance sheet made clear
  • Other financial statements
  • Common confusions
  • The law and financial reporting
Part 2 – Financial Management – Tues 31 October 5.30 – 7pm 

How to use financial information to make decisions for your organisation.

  • The manager’s role in finance
  • Budgeting
  • Monthly versus annual financial statements
  • What to look for
  • Fraud detection

Bill Heritage has been a qualified accountant and educator for almost 40 years.  He has lectured to student accountants, to qualified accountants and many other groups.  Bill has developed a tremendous ability to explain complex ideas simply.  He is famous for delivering humour with even the driest topic.

The course will be held at NMIT Room S106. If entering from Nile Street, there is an older style Villa at the front of this small block and Room S106 entrance is on the left hand side of that building.

The cost for the workshops are $22.50+gst each or $45+gst for both. To sign up go to our Workshop Registration Form. Remember to write in the title whether you are signing up for Financial Management Part 1, Part 2 or both. You will be invoiced via email.

Volunteer Nelson provide low-cost training at the rate of $15 per hour+gst to organisations. This helps to enable us to fund the ongoing support we provide to volunteer involving organisations.

Do bring along your own accounts.  There will be time for questions about matters that affect you.


03 Nov 17

Not-for-Profit Managers' Meeting: Storytelling

TIME:    8.30 - 9.30

VENUE:    Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street

Guest Speaker: tbc

17 Nov 17

Developing meaningful roles for volunteers

A half day workshop facilitated by Rob Jackson from the UK on 17 November 2017 - 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Developing roles for volunteers is an aspect of volunteer management that gets little attention compared to the more popular topics of recruitment and selection. Yet without well designed, meaningful and motivating volunteer roles, it is often much harder to get and keep volunteers. This workshop will provide a method – and outline the key issues to consider – for developing such volunteer roles.

The workshop will be followed by a light lunch and the opportunity to network with other Volunteer Managers.

This is a professional development opportunity for volunteer managers across the Top of the South.

For those of you who didn’t get the opportunity to meet with Rob Jackson during his 2015 NZ tour, Rob is one of the leading authorities on volunteering in the world. Rob has helped shape the strategic direction for Volunteering England as well as writing, speaking and training on volunteer programme management for over 20 years. For more info visit: https://sites.google.com/site/robjacksonconsulting/home

Date: Friday 17th November 2017
Time: Workshop 9:30 – 12:30 Lunchtime networking: 12:30 – 2pm
Venue: Trafalgar Pavilion, Trafalgar Park enter from Hathaway Terrace off Trafalgar Street, Nelson Cost: $20/person (including lunch) + GST. A limited number of petrol vouchers will also be available to people travelling/carpooling some distance.

Register online at: http://www.volunteernelson.org.nz/workshop-registration/

Enquiries to: admin@volunteernelson.org.nz  03 546 7681

24 Nov 17

Understanding and Engaging 21st Century Volunteers

TIME:    9.30 - 4.30

VENUE:    Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace

Rob Jackson, who has written, spoken and trained on volunteer programme management internationally for over twenty years will be visiting Christchurch as part of a NZ tour in November. We are delighted to confirm that he will be with us on Friday 24 November from 9.30 to 4.30pm, and will be facilitating two sessions:

  1. Understanding and engaging 21st century volunteers
  2. Measuring volunteering

This Workshop will take place at the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace. Lunch will be provided. On-site parking available. For more information and to register, email outreach@volcan.org.nz