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We send out a monthly newsletter announcing what’s new, industry news and  helpful information for your organisation. 

Below is a list of previously published emails so you know what to expect in your inbox. 

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    July 2022 Newsletter

    Upcoming Online Workshops

    Lori Modde

    Create a Sponsorship Plan - Part 1

    In Part 1, we’ll discuss:

    • The difference between donations and sponsorships
    • How to find potential sponsors in your community
    • What do businesses look for in a sponsorship relationship
    • How a sponsor can add value to your program, event, or service
    • Developing genuine relationship with your sponsors
    • What you need to research and think about for your sponsorship plan

    There will be plenty of time to ask Lori your questions.

    Don’t miss this Premium online workshop.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

    Create a Sponsorship Plan - Part 2

    In Part 2, we’ll discuss:

    • The difference between donations and sponsorships
    • How to find potential sponsors in your community
    • What do businesses look for in a sponsorship relationship
    • How a sponsor can add value to your program, event, or service
    • Plus more

    Part 2 will be more hands on, where you will be guided to work on an outline of your sponsorship plan.

    NOTE: If you missed Part-1, premium members can watch a recording in the library (after July 15)

    Don’t miss this Premium online workshop.

    Wednesday August 10, 2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

    Andrew Wright

    Work, Heath and Safety - What is it, and Why your organisation needs to understand it.

    Do you know what work health and safety (WHS) are?

    Have you been asked to create risk management or Covid safe plans and are not sure where to start?

    Do you have an appointed safety officer in your organisation or on your committee?

    Have all your questions answered by our WHS expert.

    Some questions you might want to ask:

    • What do volunteers and committees need to know about WHS
    • Why WHS is important for community organisations
    • Who is responsible for WHS
    • Incident reports
    • Risk assessments
    • Covid safe plan
    • Insurance requirements

    Don’t miss this Premium online workshop.

    Wednesday 20 Jul, 2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

    Natalie Bramble
    Natalie Bramble

    Applying for a Grant? Ask our grant expert all your questions.

    Are you thinking of applying for a grant?

    Or, In the middle of writing your grant application?

    This is your chance to ask our grant expert any questions you have about your application. 

    Some questions you might want to ask:

    • How do I know if I’m eligible to apply?
    • Should I apply for the maximum amount?
    • What can I and can’t I include in my budget application?
    • How do I increase my chances of winning the grant
    • Why do my grant applications keep getting rejected?
    • Do I have to pay tax on grant money?
    • How do you do an acquittal?

    Have a specific grant application you’re working on right now? Bring all your questions to this online workshop and let our expert answer them for you.

    Don’t miss this Free online workshop.

    Friday 22 Jul, 2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

    Interested in Corporate Partnerships?

    If you’d like more untied funding, increased mass market exposure (for brand or vital messaging) and extra skills & expertise, then a corporate partnership can deliver.
    There are many opportunities, but also risks.

    Corporate Partnership experts BePartnerReady.com® invite you to join the Corporate Partnerships: ‘Look & Learn Before you Leap’ Online Summit on 25 & 26 August 2022.

    They’ve brought together over 30 speakers for two days of vibrant, practical and game-changing learning and Live Q&A’s.

    iClick2Learn recognised as an Outstanding Employer of Choice

    We’re excited to share that iClick2Learn is a finalist in Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion and Employer of Choice at our regional business awards. The team is attending the awards night on the 22nd July, so fingers crossed!

    About the awards:

    • Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion – this award recognises businesses that address the needs of a diverse community, including seniors, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and people with disability. An inclusive business facilitates the needs of all its employees and customers. 
    • The Employer of Choice – this award recognises a business that has implemented strategies and initiatives to create stimulating and supportive workplace environments for its employees.  

    Keep up to date

    Did you know, you can visit your library dashboard anytime to check upcoming webinars and new resources Just login or click on the link below to keep up to date. You’ll find the new resources under ‘Upcoming Webinars’ and the  ‘What’s New’ sections.

    Can We Help You?

    We teach business skills to not-for-profits, charities and social enterprises.

    We offer face-to-face, virtual and blended learning and yes, we do deliver training at nights and on weekends for volunteer groups 🙂  

    If you know someone who could use my help, please send them our way.

    June 2022 Newsletter

    National NAIDOC Week 4-11 July 2022

    We have been so fortunate to work with wonderful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who have shared their culture with us. NAIDOC is a week that celebrates our oldest culture, history and achievements. There are events to join, or if you’re running your own, don’t forget to promote it on local and NAIDOC week websites. If you need some creativity and motivation, check out ‘7 Tips to Deliver Events on a $0 Budget’ course.

    Upcoming Online Workshops

    Applying for a Grant? Ask our grant expert all your questions.

    Natalie Bramble
    Natalie Bramble

    Are you thinking of applying for a grant or in the middle of writing your grant application?

    This is your chance to ask our grant expert any questions you have about your application.

    You can ask questions like:

    • How do I know if I’m eligible to apply?
    • Should I apply for the maximum amount?
    • What can I and can’t I include in my budget application?
    • How do I increase my chances of winning the grant
    • Why do my grant applications keep getting rejected?
    • Do I have to pay tax on grant money?
    • How do you do an acquittal?

    Have a specific grant application you’re working on right now? Bring all your questions to this online workshop and let our expert answer them for you.

    Don’t miss this online workshop for members of our learning library.

    Tuesday, 28 June, 12pm – 1pm AEDT

    Natalie Bramble
    Natalie Bramble
    Ali Mudford

    Social Impact: Part 2 How to measure the difference you make

    Working or volunteering in a not-for-profit means you are creating social impact.

    In this online workshop you will learn how to measure your social impact.

    Being able to measure and report on your social impact will help with:

    • Grant applications
    • Defining your purpose
    • Forming a clear marketing message
    • Attracting and retaining volunteers
    • Encouraging new members
    • Informing future projects and programs
    • In this practical workshop you will learn how to capture, track, measure, and report on the difference you make.

    Don’t miss this Premium online workshop.

    Wednesday 29 Jun, 2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm  AEST

    Keep up to date

    Did you know, you can visit your library dashboard anytime to check upcoming webinars and new resources Just login or click on the link below to keep up to date. You’ll find the new resources under ‘Upcoming Webinars’ and the  ‘What’s New’ sections.

    Can We Help You?

    We teach business skills to not-for-profits, charities and social enterprises.

    We offer face-to-face, virtual and blended learning and yes, we do deliver training at nights and on weekends for volunteer groups 🙂  

    If you know someone who could use my help, please send them our way.

    May 2022 Newsletter

    National Volunteer Week 16-22 May 2022

    National Volunteer Week is a national initiative that makes volunteering as easy as possible. The initiative aims to encourage every person, no matter your age, gender, race or religion, to get involved with the community around them. We encourage all volunteers to use the resources in your library to get the best from your volunteering experience.

    What Drives Volunteers?

    Our Jen Cowley interviews Nic Steepe on what drives people to volunteer in the community, why volunteers are important, and how to encourage people to volunteer with your organisation.

    Volunteering 101 (Course)

    In the eCourse, you’ll learn: knowing yourself as a volunteer, volunteer organisations, volunteer roles, and how to stay safe in your role.

    This eCourse provides volunteers with:

    • A better understanding of their role, rights & responsibilities
    • A better idea of what is expected of them as part of a community group
    • In this eCourse, new and existing volunteers will explore:
    • The benefits you receive as a volunteer
    • Skills; knowledge and experience you have to offer as a volunteer
    • Your time commitments you can offer
    • The types of volunteer roles that suit your motivation and skill sets
    • Key things to know about an organisation before you offer to volunteer
    • Getting to know what organisations expect from volunteers, and what they offer volunteers
    • Tips on staying safe while volunteering

    Volunteering During Covid (Course)

    Deliveries in Covid

    Volunteers are vital to a healthy community, especially during a pandemic like COVID-19. This free course will give you practical tips to stay safe while volunteering in this challenging time.

    This course combines the current advice from the Australian Government Department of Health with practical, everyday tips.

    We’ll cover some common volunteer tasks like making deliveries and money handling.

    You’ll get a certificate and practical solutions for keeping you and our communities safe.

    Upcoming Online Workshops

    Natalie Bramble
    Natalie Bramble
    Ali Mudford

    Social Impact: Part 1 What it is, and why it's important.

    Working or volunteering in a not-for-profit means you are creating social impact.

    What is social impact?

    It is the difference your organisation makes.

    Your organisation involves community members, holds meetings, runs events, projects, or programs. The effects these activities have on people and the community can be called social impact.

    Why is it important to understand social impact?

    Understanding the social impact your organisation has can help with:

    • Grant applications
    • Defining your purpose
    • Forming a clear marketing message
    • Attract and retain volunteers
    • Encourage new members
    • Help inform future projects and programs

    In this workshop, you will have two not-for-profit experts available to answer all your questions on social impact.

    Don’t miss this Premium online workshop.

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm  AEST

    Social Impact: Part 2 How to measure the difference you make

    Working or volunteering in a not-for-profit means you are creating social impact.

    In this online workshop you will learn how to measure your social impact.

    Being able to measure and report on your social impact will help with:

    • Grant applications
    • Defining your purpose
    • Forming a clear marketing message
    • Attracting and retaining volunteers
    • Encouraging new members
    • Informing future projects and programs
    • In this practical workshop you will learn how to capture, track, measure, and report on the difference you make.

    Don’t miss this Premium online workshop.

    Wednesday 29 Jun, 2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm  AEST

    Keep up to date

    Did you know, you can visit your library dashboard anytime to check upcoming webinars and new resources Just login or click on the link below to keep up to date. You’ll find the new resources under ‘Upcoming Webinars’ and the  ‘What’s New’ sections.

    Can We Help You?

    We teach business skills to not-for-profits, charities and social enterprises.

    We offer face-to-face, virtual and blended learning and yes, we do deliver training at nights and on weekends for volunteer groups 🙂  

    If you know someone who could use my help, please send them our way.

    April 2022 Newsletter

    End of Financial Year

    The end of the financial year is just around the corner. Some of you will require a financial audit, so here’s a great refresher on the different types of audits. Watch this helpful short video series below.

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    What are Financial Audits and Which One do I need?

    Too much money in the budget?

    If you find yourself with the problem of funds left in the budget and need to invest it on training and development, don’t forget that we have a range of training options, including projects, programs, mentoring, face to face, and online. If you’re looking for a program or a short workshop, we can help. For every dollar you invest in building the capacity of your people, your community achieves a $6 social return on investment. A win for your people, your organisation and your community!

    Upcoming Online Workshop

    Natalie Bramble
    Natalie Bramble
    Lori Modde

    Develop Your Event Plan

    Attend this hands-on workshop and leave with an outline of your event you can use to get sponsorship, grants and get people on board!

    In this online workshop, you’ll workshop a 2 page event plan.  

    We’ll discuss:

    – the purpose and outcomes for your event

    – how to get people involved

    – what resources you’ll need

    – what your budget should include

    – risk to consider including COVID-19 considerations

    Bring all your questions to this online workshop and let our expert answer them for you.

    Don’t miss this Premium online workshop.

    Wednesday, 4 May 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEST

    Natalie Bramble

    Applying for a Grant? Ask our Grant Expert all Your Questions.

    Are you working on a grant application? Bring all your questions to this online workshop and let our expert answer them for you.

    Don’t miss this exclusive Free Members online workshop.

    Thursday, 28 April, 12pm – 1pm AEST 

    Welcome to Hawkesbury City Council!

    Natalie visited the Hawkesbury last week, delivering an NFP boot-camp to support the Hawkesbury City Council Community Recovery Team. They’re an amazing team working on the ground in the community, offering guidance to community groups across the region. 

    We’re also proud to partner with the Hawkesbury Council, launching the learning library to support the valuable work across their community.

    Approving a Budget with Kylie Neary

    Did you miss our financial expert Kylie Neary’s online workshop ‘Approving a budget’?  Watch the recording in your library to:

    – Understand information and keywords used in a budget
    – Red flags to look out for
    – Check if the budget meets the goals of the organisation
    – Ask what safety measures are in place
    – Check all essential items are included in the proposed budgets like insurance, GST, staff costs, utilities, etc.
    – Questions to ask before voting on whether to approve the budget

    Financial advisor: Book your FREE 30min Q&A!

    Kylie Neary
    Kylie Neary

    iClick2Learn is always looking for ways to grow our range of subject matter experts to produce learning content that helps you.

    Last year, finance expert Kylie Neary joined our team of guides to present a webinar ‘top 10 tips to developing a grant budget’ which you can view in your member library here: https://www.iclick2learn.com.au/top-10-tips-for-your-grant-budget/

    Kylie shared ‘I am excited to serve the iclick2learn community as your financial expert. As a kid from the bush, no one is more capable than me of stretching a dollar for a good cause. For the click2learn community I offer a free 30 min session. My calendar is always open’. 

    Keep up to date

    Did you know, you can visit your library dashboard anytime to check upcoming webinars and new resources Just login or click on the link below to keep up to date. You’ll find the new resources under ‘Upcoming Webinars’ and the  ‘What’s New’ sections.

    Can We Help You?

    We teach business skills to not-for-profits, charities and social enterprises.

    We offer face-to-face, virtual and blended learning and yes, we do deliver training at nights and on weekends for volunteer groups 🙂  

    If you know someone who could use my help, please send them our way.

    February 2022 Newsletter

    Grant Spotlight

    Mental Health Sports Fund Grant
    Step-by-step guide to help you apply for the NSW Sports Health Fund grant.

    “We’re going to produce regular step-by-step grant program videos instead of our webinars’ said founder, Natalie.  ‘This way we can be more responsive, and get this information out within days of the grant program being announced. We’ll also start sending out grant alerts to members as soon as we launch them live, so they get early access to the videos’  

    These videos will walk you through grant guidelines and application forms, giving you vital information and expert tips along the way. You can follow along as you complete your application.  Next up will be the QLD Community Benefit Fund grants which are released on the 23rd February.

    This video is available publicly on the front of our website, so feel free to share with your community. 

    If you’d like to suggest a grant program for a video walk-through, send an email directly to natalie@iclick2learn.com.au

    Upcoming Online Workshop

    Natalie Bramble
    Develop Your Action Plan with Natalie Bramble

    Join our governance expert Natalie Bramble for a deep dive on how to create plans for your organisation. You could be planning for a single event, a large project, or creating a long-term plan for their organisation.

    Don’t miss this exclusive Premium Members online workshop.

    Friday, 4 March, 1pm – 2pm AEDT 

    Kylie Neary
    Approving a Budget with Kylie Neary

    Even if you are not the treasurer it’s important to understand how budgets work, red flags to look out for, and questions to ask before voting.

    After this workshop you will be able to understand more clearly the information contained in a budget, red flags to look out for and questions to ask before voting to approve a proposed budget.

    Don’t miss this exclusive Premium Members online workshop.

    Thursday, 17 March, 1pm – 2pm AEDT

    Natalie Bramble

    Applying for a Grant?

    Ask our grant expert all your questions

    Are you thinking of applying for a grant or in the middle of writing your grant application?

    This is your chance to ask our grant expert any questions you have about your application. This might include:

    • How do I know if I’m eligible to apply?

    • Should I apply for the maximum amount?

    • What can I and can’t I include in my budget application?

    • How do I increase my chances of winning the grant

    • Why do my grant applications keep getting rejected?

    • Do I have to pay tax on grant money?

    • How do you do an acquittal?

    • Have a specific grant application you’re working on right now?

    Bring all your questions to this online workshop and let our expert answer them for you.

    Don’t miss this FREE online workshop.

    Friday, 24 March, 1pm – 2pm AEDT

    iClick2Learn News

    iClick2Learn recognised as an Outstanding Employer of Choice

    In the world of virtual awards and COVID, team member Lisa Griffiths recorded this acceptance speech after being told iClick2Learn was awarded the Rhino Award for Outstanding Employer of Choice 2021. The Rhino Awards event was held on 4th February 2022.

    Financial advisor: Book your FREE 30min Q&A!

    Kylie Neary
    Kylie Neary

    iClick2Learn is always looking for ways to grow our range of subject matter experts to produce learning content that helps you.

    Last year, finance expert Kylie Neary joined our team of guides to present a webinar ‘top 10 tips to developing a grant budget’ which you can view in your member library here: https://www.iclick2learn.com.au/top-10-tips-for-your-grant-budget/

    Kylie shared ‘I am excited to serve the iclick2learn community as your financial expert. As a kid from the bush, no one is more capable than me of stretching a dollar for a good cause. For the click2learn community I offer a free 30 min session. My calendar is always open’. 

    Keep up to date

    Did you know, you can visit your library dashboard anytime to check upcoming webinars and new resources Just login or click on the link below to keep up to date. You’ll find the new resources under ‘Upcoming Webinars’ and the  ‘What’s New’ sections.

    Can We Help You?

    We teach business skills to not-for-profits, charities and social enterprises.

    We offer face-to-face, virtual and blended learning and yes, we do deliver training at nights and on weekends for volunteer groups 🙂  

    If you know someone who could use my help, please send them our way.

    December 2021 Newsletter

    Time for a break, you deserve it.

    As we come closer to the end of the year, we would like to thank you for all that you do for the community. It’s been tough trying to fundraise, organise events, and keep the doors to your organisation open.

    Hopefully the new year will have us back doing things more face to face, but with Covid and lockdowns, we have all had to learn where to find our computer microphone and camera settings. We’ve all the heard the “have you got your microphone turned on” more than once!

    Who knew you could work from home and attend an online annual general meeting with a cat on your lap and be able to check the slow cooker at lunch time?

    This has been a positive as we’ve experienced the benefits of online meetings and learning. 

    Just this year alone we have hosted 22 online workshops on topics like grant and tender writing, governance, strategic planning and running meetings.

    And thanks to your financial support through memberships, our social enterprise has reinvested back into creating over 50 new resources to the library.

    We’d like to thank our partner organisations who helped provide training to their communities across Australia from the NSW south coast, to Queensland to Western Australia.

    So switch off, take a break, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2022. 

    November 2021 Newsletter

    Get Organised

    With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s tempting to start winding down. But don’t switch off just yet as iClick2learn is releasing some great resources to get organised and hit the ground running in 2022.

    Upcoming Online Workshop

    Kylie Neary
    Kylie Neary

    Top 10 tips for your grant budget

    We can all benefit from being able to better understand budget requirements for grants, and improve your chance of winning that next grant!
    And all grant applications need a budget to go with it.
    That’s why budget requirements can range from simple to complex.

    Hi, I’m Kylie.

    I’m a passionate financial expert, with many years experience working with NFPs, and look forward to stepping you through how to create a budget for your next grant application

    Don’t miss this exclusive Premium Members online workshop.

    Monday, 15 September, 1pm – 2pm AEST 

    Welcome

    Queensland Conservation Council

    Members

    A shout-out to our newest members from QCC. We’ve developed a customised annual governance training program, where they study curated content each month and share their learnings in follow up meetings. It was a pleasure customising our library to their specific needs.

    Coming Soon

    New Library Category 'Personal Development'

    This is a new category of resources we will be adding to your library

    Explore topics from self management to self-care. We all need support to develop our personal skills and attributes that help our not-for-profit and our community. 

    Keep up to date

    Did you know, you can visit your library dashboard anytime to check upcoming webinars and new resources Just login or click on the link below to keep up to date. You’ll find the new resources under ‘Upcoming Webinars’ and the  ‘What’s New’ sections.

    Changes to user access

    Sharing logins and brute force attacks

    81% of data breaches happen due to poor password security (Source SoS Daily News)

    With cyber security something we all need to be aware of nowadays, one of the risks we are addressing is the sharing passwords and multiple logins. We are taking a step forward to addressing this risk by locking out multiple logins, too many login attempts and password sharing. This not only helps with the users own online security, but also helps us protect against brute force attacks. This change is part of one of our ongoing cyber security measures.

    Upcoming Online Workshop

    Ask Me Anything

    Are you a volunteer, committee member, or staff member of a not-for-profit? Then this is your chance to ask our not-for-profit and governance expert your burning questions.

    • Do you have a question about a grant or tender you’re applying for?
    • Conflict in your committee and not sure how to resolve them
    • Are you a new treasurer, secretary, or president and unsure of your role?
    • Unsure if your organisation needs insurance?
    • Do your volunteers need a Working With Children Check?

    Bring all your questions to this webinar and let Natalie answer them for you.

    Don’t miss this exclusive Premium Members online workshop.

    Thursday, 9 December, 1pm – 2pm AEST

    October 2021 Newsletter

    Spring is in the air!

    The weather is warming up, and you’re getting ready for the event and festival season. To help you get ready, we have a range of articles on events, with handy tips and tricks. 

    Upcoming Online Workshop

    How To Win a Grant for Your Local Sports Organisation.

    Would your sports organisation like a grant up to $15,000

    This online workshop will take you step by step through the guidelines of the current Inland Local Sports Grants Round.

    • Sport Development: up to $2,000
    • Sport Event: up to $5,000
    • Sport Access: up to $5,000
    • Sport Facility: up to $15,000

    This grant closes 19 November 2021, so this webinar is a must watch for those thinking of applying or who have already started their application.

    Don’t miss this FREE online workshop.

    Tuesday, 9 November, 1pm – 2pm AEST

    Upcoming Online Workshop

    Ask Me Anything

    Are you a volunteer, committee member, or staff member of a not-for-profit? Then this is your chance to ask our not-for-profit and governance expert your burning questions.

    • Do you have a question about a grant or tender you’re applying for?
    • Conflict in your committee and not sure how to resolve them
    • Are you a new treasurer, secretary, or president and unsure of your role?
    • Unsure if your organisation needs insurance?
    • Do your volunteers need a Working With Children Check?

    Bring all your questions to this webinar and let Natalie answer them for you.

    Don’t miss this exclusive Premium Members online workshop.

    Thursday, 9 December, 1pm – 2pm AEST

    Awards

    Western NSW Business Awards

    iClick2Learn were humbled to be named as finalists in the recent western NSW Business Awards. These awards recognise growth, entrepreneurship and celebrate business success from across the Central West, Orana and Far West regions. iClick2Learn were finalists in two categories: Innovation, and Employer of Choice.

    September 2021 Newsletter

    Are online meetings the new face-to-face training?

    Well, for those of us in lockdown, it appears to be the new norm. But whether staying home or working from home, we’re becoming used to Zoom meetings nowadays. And a bonus, at the end of the meeting, we can go back to the kitchen and stir the slow cooker! Of course we prefer to be seeing your smiling face, that’s why we’re only doing Zoom workshops so we can all get to see each other on the screen and be more interactive. At least we all know where the microphone and video settings are now 😉

    Upcoming Online Workshop

    How to run your Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    AGM’s are a legal requirement of running your organisation. Join this exclusive webinar to make sure your AGM is effective and legally compliant. Watch our governance expert Natalie Bramble as she explains how to run a smooth and legally compliant AGM.

    Topics included in this webinar will include:

    • Scheduling your AGM
    • Giving adequate notice of your AGM
    • How to prepare for your AGM
    • What reports need to presented
    • Election of Officers
    • What happens after your AGM

    Don’t miss this exclusive Premium Members online workshop. A helpful handout will also be provided to participants.

    Tuesday, 28 September, 6pm – 7pm AEST

    Upcoming Online Workshop

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    How To Win an Inland Rail Community Grant [Online Workshop]

    Would your community organisation like a $4000 grant?

    This webinar will take you step by step through the guidelines of the current Inland Rail Community Grants Round.

    Community organisations can apply for a grant between $1000 – $4000 for short-term or one-off initiatives.

    This grant closes on 31 October 2021, so this webinar is a must watch for those thinking of applying or who have already started their application.

    Monday October 11,  1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST

    New Library Resource

    Event Risk Management for Charities and Not-For-Profits

    Is your organisation planning an event? If so, it is essential to identify and manage the risks. Event risk management is a process your charity or not-for-profit can use to manage your exposure to liabilities. By identifying event risks beforehand, your charity can prevent or reduce them. Event risk management helps you prepare.

    New Library Resource

    Governance Risks for Service Based Organisations

    Service-based organisations like childcare services and neighbourhood centres face unique governance risks. It is vital to manage governance risks for service-based organisations. Doing so will help you meet compliance, governance, organisational, and statutory requirements.

    August 2021 Newsletter

    New England Grant Writing Face-to-FaceTraining

    It’s been a busy month and we’re glad to be safely back home after delivering grant writing training in the New England NSW area. It was great to be helping the local volunteers in Tenterfield, Legume, Torrington and Drake that have been effected by the bushfires. Helping passionate local community members to build and grow sustainable organisations is what we live for, so this trip we were full of warm fuzzies rubbing shoulders with the locals (figuratively speaking while being covid safe). 

    Ask me anything with Natalie Bramble [Online workshop]

    • Are you a volunteer, committee member, or staff member of a not-for-profit?
    • Do you have a question about a grant or tender you’re applying for?
    • Conflict in your committee and not sure how to resolve them?
    • Are you a new treasurer, secretary, or president and unsure of your role?
    • Unsure if your organisation needs insurance?
    • Do your volunteers need a Working With Children Check?

    Bring all your questions to this online workshop and let Natalie answer them for you.

    Tuesday, 31 August, 12pm -1pm AEST

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    Risk Management and Your Organisation [Online Workshop]

    Not all risks can be avoided. But a risk management strategy helps your organisation minimize risks to prevent or reduce damage. 

    Topics discussed will include:

    • What are the different types of risk?
    • Identifying risks?
    • Evaluating and prosing risks?
    • What is a risk management plan?
    • How to minimise risk in a pandemic?

    Don’t miss this exclusive premium members online workshop.

    Thursday, August 26,  12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

    Volunteering During COVID-19 [Course]

    Volunteers are vital to a healthy community, especially during a pandemic like COVID-19. This free course will give you practical tips to stay safe while volunteering in this challenging time.

    This course combines the current advice from the Australian Government Department of Health with practical, everyday tips.

    We’ll cover some common volunteer tasks like making deliveries and money handling.

    And share some no-fuss ideas for things like making your own go-bag.

    You’ll get a certificate and practical solutions for keeping you and our communities safe.

    July 2021 Newsletter

    Your Free Membership content is now easy to find in one place

    Now you can find all free library content at once. We have added a link on your hub page to all of your resources. We hope this makes this easier for you and welcome your feedback or questions. You can go straight to your free conent by selecting the button link below. Just make you are signed in 🙂

    ANZ Seeds of Renewal Grant Writing Workshop [Webinar]

    Grant of the Month: ANZ Seeds of Renewal – a small grants program designed to help build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia. Apply for up to $15 000 for your not-for-profit organisation.

     

    How to take meeting minutes [Webinar]

    Included in Premium Memberships

    There is so much more to taking minutes than just recording what is said. Join this exclusive webinar to make sure your meeting minutes are effective and legally compliant. Join our governance expert Natalie Bramble as she explains how to make your meeting minutes effective and legally compliant.

    Ask me anything with Dominic Cudmore [Webinar]

    Ask me anything with Dominic Cudmore [Webinar]

    Included in Premium Memberships

    Do you have a legal or compliance question about your committee, board, or organisation? Maybe you have a question about child safety requirements. Then this webinar is for you. Bring all your questions to ask our not-for-profit legal expert in this ask me anything webinar.

    New Library Resource 

    Membership Application Form 

    Included in Premium Memberships

    We take you through a fairly standard process that discusses the application stage of membership process and we’ve also got a handy membership application template you can use and adopt.

    June 2021 Newsletter

    Australia Post Community Grant How-To-Apply Webinar

    There’s $10,000 available for eligible community-led projects that connect individuals and communities to improve mental health and wellbeing.

    Australia post has supported thousands of grassroots not-for-profits with their community grants and this round of funding will close on 4th July.

    There’s a strong need in the community to support programs that have well-being and mental health focus. Australia Post is supporting projects that genuinely focus on this as the primary purpose, enable meaningful connections, and are led and delivered in your local community. 

    Join Natalie on Wednesday at 12:30 AEST / 10:30 AWST in this live webinar.

    You’ll be more confident, more knowledgeable, and better equipped to write a strong application. In previous webinars, we’ve heard from students who have successfully won a grant and believe that information they picked up from the webinar was a key to that success.

    Questions to Ask Your Board [New Course]

    Included in Premium Memberships

    If you’re new to a committee or board, or a long-time member this course will go over the foundational essentials you really should know to better understand the organisation and your role. There’s a BONUS checklist included, so you can take it to your next committee or board meeting to discuss these points.

    Welcome Community Connect Southern Shoalhaven 

    We’re excited to welcome the Southern Shoalhaven members to our library. This month Southern Shoalhaven launched their library partnership. Community members wanting to access the Southern Shoalhaven Premium Library are encouraged to contact Matt Dell on 1300 459 319 for more details. This library will help so many more community members strengthen their not-for-profits.

    Welcome Leeton Community Connect

    We’re excited to welcome the Leeton community members to our library. This month Leeton Connect launched their library partnership. They’ve already provided over 67 organisations access to community training with iClick2Learn and this library will help so many more community members strengthen their not-for-profits.

    We’re looking forward to seeing you on our upcoming live workshops! 

    On the road again… 

    Tenterfield we’re coming to you!  We’re so excited to be heading into Tenterfield to run a series of grant writing workshops for community groups in the local government area.  For our members who live in the area, if you haven’t heard about these, Tenterfield Shire Council is offering one day workshops from the 12th to the 16th July on 101 foundations and a second series from the 26th to the 30th July.  If you’d like to attend contact Ally Murray 0417 278 730  a.murray@tenterfield.nsw.gov.au. Our CEO, Natalie is the one heading up that way so if you’d like to connect for a coffee chat, you can email her to arrange it: natalie@iclick2learn.com.au

    Keep up to date on what’s happening.

    Don’t forget to check your learning library dashboard for upcoming webinars and new content added anytime 

    May 2021 Newsletter

    Volunteer Week 17 - 25 May

    It’s volunteer week this week, a week focus on celebrating and connecting with our volunteers. The reality is, you’re actually doing this all the time, but this week is important as it offers a chance for others to reflect on the great work you’re doing. With the challenges of last year, some have had volunteer reductions and others have experienced an increase.  Wherever you are at in your volunteer recruitment strategy, please know we’re doing what we can to support you. We have a few free courses that are specifically designed to support volunteer knowledge.  Feel free to put the links on your websites and share with your existing volunteers.

     https://www.iclick2learn.com.au/volunteering-101/ 

     https://www.iclick2learn.com.au/volunteer-induction/

    Volunteer Induction [Course] 

    We have a useful Volunteering 101 course for those who want to understand how to volunteer and what volunteering work they should look for.

    Volunteering 101 [Course]

    There’s also a volunteer induction course. This helps volunteers understand the expectations and what questions they should ask (we also reinforce why their reliability meeting agreed rosters is important!)

    How to create roles and responsibilities for your not-for-profit  organisation [Webinar]

    Learn how to create roles and responsibilities for your organisation and how this can help increase your organisational success.In this webinar, our expert Natalie Bramble, will show you how to develop roles and responsibilities. There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions specific to your organisation.

    Date: Monday 24 May
    Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm AEST 

    Ask us anything

    Ask us anything

    Natalie Bramble will be here to answer any of your questions! Well, anything that is related to the community development sector that is 🙂
    Facing some challenges in your organisation or not sure how to approach a situation? Here’s your opportunity to ask an expert.

    Date: Friday 21st May
    Time: 12.30pm – 1.15pm

    How to Create an Annual Communications Plan [New Course]

    Learn how to create content that will engage and connect with your organisation’s community.This course taken from a 90-minute webinar is for those of you who have the communications and marketing role, either as a staff member or volunteer. The presenter Flavia Young will remove any stress you’re feeling from having to ‘go it alone’. You’ll find it less daunting and yes, even fun!

    Welcome Leeton Community Connect

    We’re excited to welcome the Leeton community members to our library. This month Leeton Connect launched their library partnership. They’ve already provided over 67 organisations access to community training with iClick2Learn and this library will help so many more community members strengthen their not-for-profits.

    We’re looking forward to seeing you on our upcoming live workshops! 

    On the road again…

    We’ve had a great few week, the back in the community, helping some wonderful organisations with customised training.

    We’ve impacted 76 community groups this month across NSW and QLD, helping them govern, fund and strengthen their organisations.

    We held sessions on governance and grant writing which were well received with 96% saying they recommend our governance training and 100% recommending the grant writing training. 

    *Happy Dance* We’re so pleased to have helped these groups. We had a lot of lovely comments and feedback (we won’t bore you with them 😉 ) but couldn’t resist sharing this one “Feedback and comments were incredibly positive.

    Participants were blown away with the content, the quality of the presentation and the presenter herself, Natalie Bramble”

    Sue Gavel, Chair, Leeton Connect

    Keep up to date on what’s happening.

    Don’t forget to check your learning library dashboard for upcoming webinars and new content added anytime 

    April 2021 Newsletter

    What's New

    New Micro Video Series.

    Life just gets busier and busier and you might feel overwhelmed with too much information and not enough time. That’s why we have started a new and fast way to find answers to your questions so you can get back to doing what you need to do. We have included a couple below.

    Governance 101

    What is Auspicing?

    What is Auspicing? In simple terms, it’s where another organisation supports your organisation. One of the most common ways is where one organisation auspices another when applying for a grant program.

    Run an effective meeting

    How to Create Content Without a budget

    One of the common questions we get asked is “how can we create an annual comms plan or draft social media content without a budget. Flavia gives you a couple of quick tips to get you started.

    Upcoming Course

    Learn how to create a draft annual communication plan in under 2 hours. You’ll discover how to create content that will engage and connect with your organisation’s community. Coming next month and available to Premium Members.

    On the road again..

    It seems road trips are all the go lately especially face to face training on grant writing in Junee and Leeton.  

    Keep up to date on what’s happening.

    Don’t forget to check your learning library dashboard for upcoming webinars and new content added anytime 

    March 2021 Newsletter

    Your Premium Membership extras

    Another month has gone by and don’t ask me where that went. I just don’t know. But what I do know is that we must soldier on. And part of soldiering on is learning new things that help our organisation become stronger and be more effective. That’s why we have come up some grass roots topics you’ll love.

    What's New

    Strategic Planning [Course]

    This advanced webinar workshop on strategic planning is suitable to service based boards as we talk about methodology; research and how the theory of change helps build your strategy. Interested in those topics? Jump in! You’ll hear from our expert-in-residence, Natalie Bramble.  

    Governance 101

    Governance 101 Workshop 

    Every organisation wants to make a difference, but internal issues distract us. If you’re wanting to start-up; review or refresh your organisation and think about how to instil good governance practices and culture, then this session is for you. Short, snappy webinars of 1/2 hour each, held over two sessions and yes, on a Saturday to help all those great volunteers outside working hours!
    Run an effective meeting

    5 Top tips on How to Run an Effective Meeting

    Do your meetings start or finish late? Do people talk over one another? Are previous minutes, reports, and other relevant documents available to read. If your meetings aren’t well run, people may stop attending, not participate or add value during in meetings, or not feel valued.

    Well run meetings can help with: board and committee retention, keep members and volunteers informed, stay on track of important financial and legal issues, and make meetings enjoyable instead of a chore. 

    We’ve Been Busy

    It’s been a big month and the work we’re doing in the community is so exciting. 

    We’ve delivered fundraising; governance and grant writing training sessions for community groups and we were so chuffed to get this great feedback from the City of Sydney who hosted a few webinar sessions for their community.  

    We just love to hear the difference we’re making to community groups and this was one of the highlight responses the council team shared with us “I have written 100’s of grants. I have learned more in the last 2 hours, I cannot believe it. Thank you so much”  Awww… this is the stuff that makes us continue our purpose to deliver you relevant, practical learning that makes a real difference! 

    Keep up to date on what’s happening.

    Don’t forget to check your learning library dashboard for upcoming webinars and new content added anytime 

    February 2021 Newsletter

    Your library has new content. 

    A bonus of having your Premium Membership is that you have access to all upcoming webinars and new library content. We’ve just added some new content including a series of great questions from members during the recent ‘Ask us Anything’ Q&A webinar. In coming weeks, you’ll also find two new courses on Strategic Planning and Creating Content that Engages and Connects with your Community. You’ll find these in the ‘WHATS NEW’ section of your dashboard 

    Upcoming Webinars

    1. Strategic Planning

    Strategic planning isn’t a swear word! A great plan will get your resources and activities focused on achieving your goals and your whole team aligned to your purpose. It’s time to take a deep breath and consider your future direction. What should you be doing and more importantly why do you think those things are the best approach to achieve your impact goals? 

    Date: Wednesday 3 February 
    Time: 11:30am AEDT / 8:30am AWST

    Board and Committee webinar

    2. New to the Board or Committee Role?

    If you’re new to a committee or board, or a long-time member this webinar will go over the foundational essentials you really should know to do your job and prevent your reputational risk.

    You’ll learn how to get a quick, solid overview of the organisation so you’re not drowning in information overload and take a review of the critical organisational elements and the key questions you should be asking.

    You’ll also receive a toolkit of resources.

    Date: Monday 15 February 
    Time: 11.00am AEDT / 8:00am AWST 

    Tender Writing Webinar

    3. Tender Writing Success

    There’s a lot of money (government and private) that’s provided in a tender process and you deserve a piece of that!
    In this information-packed webinar, Natalie reveals:

    • How to strategically analyse tender questions
    • Why doing a strengths, opportunities, weakness, and threat analysis should be one of the first things you do, before wasting time and money!
    • How a service methodology helps communicate your value

    You’ll uncover the top questions you should be answering to decide if the opportunity is right for you and why it’s so important to say ‘no’ if it’s not!
    You’ll learn how to use the tender RFQ (Request for proposal) document as a strategic and compliance tool
    This webinar is for anyone who is responsible for either writing or outsourcing their tender procurement.

    Date: Thursday 11 March
    Time: 10.30am AEDT / 8:30am AWS

    iClick2Learn recognised globally in Business Worldwide Awards

     

    iClick2Learn wins Best Digital eLearning Agency for Not-for-profit Organisations and Social Enterprise of the Year

    Keep up to date on what’s happening.

    Don’t forget to check your learning library dashboard for upcoming webinars and new content added anytime 

    January 2021 Newsletter

    Welcome to the new year.

    We hope you managed to recharge and reset after a challenging 2020.

    We’re kicking off the year with these amazing webinars in February and March just for you! One of the benefits of being a Premium Member is that you have exclusive member-only access to new webinars and learning materials.

    Remember these are all included in your membership at no additional charge to you as a premium member!

    1. Strategic Planning

    Strategic planning isn’t a swear word! A great plan will get your resources and activities focused on achieving your goals and your whole team aligned to your purpose. It’s time to take a deep breath and consider your future direction. What should you be doing and more importantly why do you think those things are the best approach to achieve your impact goals? 

    Date: Wednesday 3 February 
    Time: 11:30am AEDT / 8:30am AWST

    Ask us anything

    2. Ask us anything

    Your opportunity to ask our team of community development experts anything! Well, anything that is related to the community development sector that is 🙂
    Facing some challenges in your organisation or not sure how to approach a situation? Here’s your opportunity to ask an expert.

    Date: Thursday 4 February 
    Time: 1.30pm AEDT / 10:30am AWST 

    3. How to create content that engages and connects with your community

    Effective communication is the driver to increase income through sales, donations, fundraising, and successful capacity building for your organisations.
    You’ll discover how to create content that will engage and connect with your organisation’s community. You’ll create a draft annual communication plan in under 2 hours and also learn how to quickly brainstorm a whole year.

    Date: Thursday 11 February 
    Time: 11.30am AEDT / 8:30am AWST

    Board and Committee webinar

    4. New to the Board or Committee Role?

    If you’re new to a committee or board, or a long-time member this webinar will go over the foundational essentials you really should know to do your job and prevent your reputational risk.

    You’ll learn how to get a quick, solid overview of the organisation so you’re not drowning in information overload and take a review of the critical organisational elements and the key questions you should be asking.

    You’ll also receive a toolkit of resources.

    Date: Monday 15 February 
    Time: 11.00am AEDT / 8:00am AWST 

    Ask us anything

    5. Ask us anything

    Your opportunity to ask our team of community development experts anything! Well, anything that is related to the community development sector that is 🙂 Facing some challenges in your organisation or not sure how to approach a situation? Here’s your opportunity to ask an expert. Date: Wednesday 24 February Time: 11.30pm AEDT / 8:30am AWST
    Tender Writing Webinar

    6. Tender Writing Success

    There’s a lot of money (government and private) that’s provided in a tender process and you deserve a piece of that!
    In this information-packed webinar, Natalie reveals:

    • How to strategically analyse tender questions
    • Why doing a strengths, opportunities, weakness, and threat analysis should be one of the first things you do, before wasting time and money!
    • How a service methodology helps communicate your value

    You’ll uncover the top questions you should be answering to decide if the opportunity is right for you and why it’s so important to say ‘no’ if it’s not!
    You’ll learn how to use the tender RFQ (Request for proposal) document as a strategic and compliance tool
    This webinar is for anyone who is responsible for either writing or outsourcing their tender procurement.

    Date: Thursday 11 March
    Time: 10.30am AEDT / 8:30am AWS

    Keep up to date on what’s happening.

    Don’t forget to check your learning library dashboard for upcoming webinars and new content added anytime 

    December 2020 Newsletter

    Thank you for all the work you’ve done for your community this year.

    You’re amazing. It’s been a tough year and you’ve had to make so many rapid decisions and changes and you’ve done it! 

    We’re so pleased that we’ve been able to help you this year.  But we know there’s so much more to do!  We’re planning on sharing a big 2021 with you full of learning opportunities to support your development and we’d love your feedback, ideas and suggestions. 

    What do you want to learn in 2021 and how can we help?

    Just send us a quick email to hello@iclick2learn.com.au with your suggestion to help us help you.

    Seasons Greetings

    November 2020 Newsletter

    Strategic Planning Webinar

    Strategic Planning Webinar

    This session will take you through a few different approaches to developing a strategic plan.

    At the end of this session you’ll have:

    – A clear direction on your approach to planning
    – An understanding of how important environmental scans and trend analysis are
    – Why it’s so important to take the time to consider ‘who’s in the room’
    – A review of some of the processes, methods and tools you can include in the development of your plan
    – A new way to use the good old SWOT tool to really make this information valuable. 

    Certified Social Enterprise 


    iClick2Learn has been approved with flying colours for Social Enterprise Certification. Under this definition, iClick2Learn is an organisation designed to improve communities by tackling the problems of access and affordability of sector specific training. We’re helping Not-For-Profits, volunteers, and other community groups provide training to their people. 

    New Volunteering During COVID  

    Volunteers are vital to a healthy community, especially during a pandemic like COVID-19. This free course will give you practical tips to stay safe while volunteering in this challenging time. This is for Free and Premium Members. Just log into your dashboard to access

    Albany CCI

    Welcome Albany CCI Members

    Welcome to our new members from Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It’s great to have them onboard. We look forward to providing new members with great content and learning solutions. 

    Upcoming Premium Membership Webinars

    Ask Us Anything Webinar Series

    • Saturday 21 November @ 12:30 pm AEDT
    • Tuesday 24 November @ 2:00 pm AEDT
    • Monday 7 December @ 2:30 pm AEDT\
    • Thursday 17 December @ 12:30 pm AED 

    October 2020 Newsletter

    AGm roles

    AGM Committee Roles Explained

    It’s that time of year! AGMs have wrapped up and as a result, boards are saying goodbye to some members while they also welcome new ones. This is a good time to refresh and remind ourselves what each role in the General Management Committee does.

    Grant Writing Webinar

    FREE Grant Writing Webinar

    You’re invited to join us on Tuesday 10 November 2020 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm for our Guide to FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Grants webinar. In this webinar, Natalie will focus on this grant to provide you with tips and advice about how to write a winning SRC grants submission.

    FREE Volunteering During COVID Course 

    This year has been a difficult one. Community outreach and volunteering has been essential in delivering services and resources to so many people, but how do we keep safe the very people that are providing those essential services? Check your user dashboard or inbox for new published courses like this one.

    Upcoming Premium Membership Webinars

    Deep Dive Webinar Series: Strategic Planning

    • Friday 30 October @ 12:30pm AEDT

    Deep Dive Webinar Series: How to Create an Annual Communications Plan

    • Tuesday 3 November @ 12:30 AEDT

    Ask Us Anything Webinar Series

    • Tuesday 27 October @ 12:00 pm AEDT
      Tuesday 10 November @ 8:30 pm AEDT
      Saturday 21 November @ 12:30 pm AEDT
      Tuesday 24 November @ 2:00 pm AEDT
      Monday 7 December @ 2:30 pm AEDT
      Thursday 17 December @ 12:30 pm AED 
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