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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.

2019 workshops

The first 2019 Community OnBoard workshop Marketing for Community Groups will be held on Wednesday 6 February 2018 from 10am to 12.30pm in the Boroondara Room, Camberwell Civic Centre. Visit the event page for further information and bookings.

Grant writing for community groups

Learn how to create a well-written and successful grant application at this free and interactive workshop run by Peggy Hailstone, founder of The Grant Engineer.

In this session you’ll learn how to find funding opportunities, design fundable projects, answer key questions, summarise funder requirements and compile an itemised budget.

These workshops are well-timed to help organisations prepare for the upcoming 2019-20 Boroondara Annual Community Strengthening Grants.

Date: Tuesday 26 March or Wednesday 27 March 2019

Time: Tuesday 26 March - 6.30pm to 8.30pm or Wednesday 27 March - 10am to 12pm

Where: Tuesday 26 March - The Blackwood Room, Camberwell Civic Offices, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell, or Wednesday 27 March - Meeting Room 1, Balwyn Library, 336 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn

Registeronline or call 9278 4753

This event is free, but registrations are essential.

Good governance, great results

Our Community presents this workshop that will arm you with the knowledge and skills to help your organisation achieve good governance and great results!

You’ll learn why governance is important, how to meet legal requirements, recruitment and succession strategies, how to get the right people on your board for the right reasons and how to make your constitution work for you.

Date: Wednesday 17 April 2019

Time: 6pm to 8pm

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

Registeronline or call 9278 4753

This event is free, but registrations are essential.

Advocacy training for community groups

Community groups are powerful agents of change. Creating change for a better, more just society is sometimes a long and difficult task.

Change begins with behind the scenes preparation and great efforts of passionate people
who believe they can remove barriers and make a positive difference in our society – the advocates.

Presented by Non Profit Training, this session will help your community group appreciate how advocacy can be powerful in differing situations and provide you with the foundations for effectively bringing issues to a range of audiences to stimulate discussion and change.

Date: Thursday 30 May 2019

Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm

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

Registeronline or call 9278 4753

This event is free, but registrations are essential.

Evaluating projects and programs

Learn how to effectively communicate the results of your current, existing and upcoming projects in this special free workshop, presented by Non Profit Training.

In this highly interactive session, participants will gain the skills to effectively prepare, measure, report and present their findings in a compelling and impactful way.

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

Time: 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Where: Meeting Rooms 3 and 4, Hawthorn Library Precinct

Registeronline or call 9278 4753

This event is free, but registrations are essential.

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