Support for community groups

Community OnBoard

Council's Community OnBoard is a networking and skills development program for local community groups, clubs and not-for-profit agencies.

Throughout the year, the program includes workshops designed to help you run, manage and develop your group, including:

  • information on governance, networking and partnerships
  • how to engage with stakeholder groups
  • help with grant applications, fundraising, risk management and marketing.

The workshops are run by experienced practitioners working in relevant industries who can teach you first-hand, practical information and skills.

To find out more about Community OnBoard or to offer suggestions for workshops, contact Council on 9278 4753 or email OnBoard Boroondara.

2018 workshops

Succession planning for Boards 

Presented by Non Profit Training, this workshop provides an overview of governance systems for succession and renewal of Boards.

Topics include attracting and recruiting new members, Board induction, development and assessment, and working with online software to centralise key Board documents and enable transition of knowledge.    Case study examples will guide the learning and you will be provided with handouts and checklists to assess your current succession planning processes.

Date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Where: The Boroondara Room, Camberwell Civic Offices, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

Register: online or call 9278 4753

This event is free, but registrations are essential.

Sustain Ability – grow and thrive

Cultivating Community presents this interactive workshop that will arm you with the knowledge and skills to help your organisation and projects thrive. 

Learn practical steps to help reach your organisation’s goals by building teamwork, community connections and networks on the road towards sustainability.

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2018

Time: 6.30pm to 9pm

Where: The Boroondara Room, Camberwell Civic Offices, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

Register: online or call 9278 4753

This event is free, but registrations are essential.

Evaluating projects and programs

This highly interactive workshop presented by Non Profit Training will provide you with the tools to effectively prepare, measure, report and present the results of your current, existing and upcoming projects.

Date: Wednesday 20 June 2018

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Where: Balwyn Community Centre Function Room, Balwyn Community Centre, 412 Whitehorse Rd, Surrey Hills

Register: online or call 9278 4753

This event is free, but registrations are essential.

How to win grants 

Facilitated by Ourcommunity, these workshops take you through the grant writing process, including developing a grant’s plan, the key questions you’ll need to answer, measuring your results and reporting to funders.

These workshops will prepare organisations for the 2018-19 Boroondara Annual Community Strengthening Grants.

Workshop 1

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Where: The Blackwood Room, Camberwell Civic Offices, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

Register: online or call 9278 4753

Workshop 2

Date: Wednesday 28 March 2018

Time: 10am to 12noon

Where: The Basement, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Register: online or call 9278 4753

This event is free, but registrations are essential.

Community and business networking 

Local businesses and community organisations are invited to a special networking event designed to explore the benefits of not-for-profit and business partnerships.

The event will begin with a panel featuring three speakers: David Christie, co-CEO of Bakers Delight, Felicity Green from Spark Strategy and Shima Ibuki, Manager at the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre.

The panel will discuss the benefits of aligning purpose, values and brand for businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Then, be part of a speed-networking session facilitated by Brett De Hoedt, founder of Hootville Communications.

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018

Time: 6pm to 8.30pm

Where: Chandelier Room, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Register: online or call 9278 4753

This event is free, but registrations are essential.

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