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Announcing the second Better Together Breakfast on 18th July and three Community Training Sessions

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Announcing the second Better Together Breakfast on 18th July and three Community Training Sessions

Better Together Networking Breakfast – The Future of Volunteering + Launch of new Corporate & Group Platform

We are pleased to announce that Andy Fryer, a significant contributor to the Australian Volunteerism community for over 30 years will be our keynote speaker at the second networking breakfast speaking on The Future of Volunteering.  This is a networking event like no other for building value adding relationships between the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors to have a positive impact in our community.

In addition, we are excited that we will be officially launching a new web-based platform for connecting Corporates, Groups of Volunteers and NFP’s. This platform will help you connect with organisations with similar values and goals.  Referrals can be facilitated in any direction between Corporates, Groups of Volunteers and NFP’s.

Register now and share with your colleagues so you and your team don’t miss out.

Training Workshops – 16-18 July 2019

Professional and local trainers will be leading three workshops, all with a choice of morning or evening session. Workshops include: Videography & Social Media // Grant Stats & Outcomes // Volunteer Management: Good Grief! 

Andy Fryer
National Operations Manager for Better Impact in Australia and New Zealand & Founder of OzVPM. 

Keynote Speaker:
Better Together Breakfast
18th July 2019

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Dania Douglas
Lauren & Douglas 

Trainer:
Videography & Social Media
16th July 2019

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Renee Madsen
Director, Create and Evaluate 

Trainer:
Grants Stats & Outcomes
17th July 2019

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Andy Fryer
National Operations Manager for Better Impact in Australia and New Zealand & Founder of OzVPM.

Trainer:
Volunteer Management: Good Grief!
18th July 2019

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National Volunteer Week Celebrations

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National Volunteer Week Celebrations

Volunteering organisations are gearing up for the annual National Volunteer Week (NVW) celebrations, an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of the many volunteers who make a world of difference in the North Queensland community. The North Queensland celebrations, to be held at the Brothers League Club on the 20th May 2019, will include the announcement of four new Volunteer Awards. With live entertainment, finger food, volunteer stories, ‘Shout-Outs’ to some awesome teams, a keynote speaker and more, this evening of celebrating volunteering is not to be missed! Register for the event, nominate a volunteer and reserve a Volunteer ‘Shout Out’ at https://www.vnq.org.au/nvw/
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Announcing Speakers for Community Training & Networking Sessions on 28th March

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Announcing Speakers for Community Training & Networking Sessions on 28th March

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Better Together Networking Breakfast

It’s with great pleasure we announce that Aaron Newman, CEO of the Queensland Country Centre will be our keynote speaker at the networking breakfast speaking on Corporate Social Responsibility.  This is a networking event like no other for building value adding relationships between the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors to have a positive impact in our community.

Training Workshops

Professional and local trainers will be leading the training sessions following breakfast to equip you, your staff and your volunteers. These sessions will be repeated in the evening also to suit everyone’s availability.  Workshops include: Photography  //  Event & Volunteer Management //  Successful Grant Writing

Register now and share with your colleagues so your team doesn’t miss out.

Aaron Newman

CEO, Queensland Country Centre

Keynote Speaker: Better Together Breakfast 

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Shane Harris

Manager, Volunteering North Queensland

Trainer: Event & Volunteer Management

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Dania Douglas

Photographer, Lauren+Douglas

Trainer: Photography Workshop

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Renee Madsen

Director, Create and Evaluate

Trainer: Successful Grant Writing

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21 Training Sessions for Upskilling Yourself, Your Staff and Your Volunteers this Year

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21 Training Sessions for Upskilling Yourself, Your Staff and Your Volunteers this Year

Here it is!  The 2019 Training Calendar

It’s our passion to provide training events that strengthen not-for-profit organisations, staff and volunteers to be equipped to achieve your vision and provide services in our community.

This year we will be hosting three training days at which there will be three different sessions in the morning and repeated in the evening.  These will include:

More Photography & Video Skills

Event and Volunteer Management

Grant Writing

Media Release Writing

Team Building and Delegation

And more… 

Check-out the ‘calendar’ of sessions and register below.

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6 Not-for-profit Networking Events in 2019 That Will be Worth Your Time

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6 Not-for-profit Networking Events in 2019 That Will be Worth Your Time

Throughout 2019, we are hosting six networking events that will provide an opportunity for you to connect with the right people to help you achieve your goals this year.

For Volunteer Managers we are meeting regularly throughout the year for coffee networking before you start working. This is great way to meet other volunteer managers, share ideas, challenges and successes with people how get you! If you are responsible for coordinating the volunteers in your organisation, whether paid or volunteer, full-time or on the side, then this networking event is for you!

The Better Together Breakfast is a unique networking breakfast for connecting the NFP, Corporate and Government sectors interested in building value adding relationships for the good of our community. Whether it be corporate volunteering, in-kind services, sponsorships or collaborative partnerships, I believe that together, we can make a significant and lasting contribution to our community.

Check-out the ‘calendar’ of networking events below and we look forward to meeting you.

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Grant Acquittals – 10 Oct

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Grant Acquittals – 10 Oct

What do you do if there is money left over?  If the promotional material didn’t include the required logo? Or, the program didn’t achieve the intended outcomes?  This workshop will cover how to answer common questions required in funding acquittals both when it went well and when it didn’t go as planned.  We’ll also cover how to write a great report that positions your group well for future grant opportunities.

What:     Grant Acquittal Workshop

When:    Thursday, 10th October 2019

                9:00 am to 12:30 pm – Catered morning tea

                6:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Catered savoury platter on arrival

Where:   Mercure Townsville – Eacham Room

Keynote Speaker

Renee Madsen from Create and Evaluate

Renée Madsen is a born and bred Townsville local, with a proven track record in writing successful grant applications, from small community grants to million-dollar tenders for state and federal government. Renée’s goal is to provide you with training that is memorable, practical and helps your group to succeed.

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Team Building & Delegation – 10 Oct

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Team Building & Delegation – 10 Oct

The first half of this session will provide practical tips ranging from vision and culture setting to people and conflict management to build a functional team. The second half of the session will focuss on strategies to develop your delegation skills to empower both your paid staff and volunteers. 

What:     Team Building & The Art of Delegation 

When:    Thursday, 10th October 2019

                9:00 am to 12:30 pm – Catered morning tea

                6:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Catered savoury platter on arrival

Where:   Mercure Townsville – Burdekin Room

Keynote Speaker

James McPherson

Calvary Christian Church 

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VM Cafe – Volunteer & Technology – 5 Sept

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VM Cafe – Volunteer & Technology – 5 Sept

The VM Cafe is an opportunity for Volunteer Managers (VM) and Coordinators to connect with others and share their knowledge and experiences on leading volunteer teams.  We meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month, sometimes for coffee and other times to discuss a topic using the World Cafe technique.  A few times throughout the year we’ll also have training sessions with keynote speakers.

What:     Presentations from local volunteer managers introducing how they are leveraging new technologies to recruit, engage and manage volunteers. 

Topic:     Volunteers and Technology

When:    Thursday, 5th September 2019

                9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where:   Mercure Townsville – Boardroom 1

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International Volunteer Managers Day – 5 Nov

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International Volunteer Managers Day – 5 Nov

Celebrate with us!

International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay) was founded and observed for the first time in 1999. The push for IVMDay was led by American Nan Hawthorn who helped form a committee to explore a day recognising the work of Volunteer Managers. IVMDay was developed in order to bring recognition to individual Managers of Volunteers and their roles in the mobilisation and support of the world’s volunteers.

What:     Morning Tea

When:    Tuesday, 5th November 2019

                10:00 am to 11:00 am

Where:   Volunteering NQ Office

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