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

Social Media 101

If you've been thinking about making some changes to the way you use social media for your organisation, but don’t know where to start, this is the workshop for you!

Digital Picnic presents this interactive workshop. You'll learn strategies and tactics for making the most out of your presence on social media.

Note: Places are limited to one person per organisation.

Date: Thursday 10 May 2018

Time: 6.30pm to 9pm

Where: Phyllis Hore Room, Kew Library, Corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew

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.

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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