Training and Events

Funder in Focus – First Steps Enterprise Fund

10-11.30 8th February 2022 via Zoom


Take the opportunity to talk to a social investment expert and find out how to apply for The First Steps Enterprise Fund about

how to apply for their blended (part grant and part loan) fund

Monitoring and Evaluation for Beginners

For M&E the basics of what monitoring and evaluation are and why they are important and the terminology used – a first step for those new to the concept.

Understanding Impact 1

The first in a 3 part course looking at Impact Practice – introducing the cycle of good impact practice, focussing on planning for impact,

Understanding Impact 2

Building on UI 1 and looking at Do and Assess on the cycle of good practice. Do: Measure your performance against key goals, Assess: Make sense of the data you collect

Understanding Impact 3

Building on units 1 & 2 – Review: Communicate the results, and learn how to improve your work.

Myth Busting: Social Investment Q&A

Social Investment can be confusing, join us for a Q&A session for an overview of the potential of social investment and a chance to ask your questions. Please submit questions to Sarah Lomasney beforehand.

Myth Busting: Social Investment & Governance Q&A

An opportunity to ask our social investment panel any questions you may have about social investment and governance. Please submit questions to Sarah Lomasney beforehand.

Business Planning

Community Action Suffolk’s introduction to Business Planning will explain why having a plan is important and how to make the most of the work you put into it.

Introduction to The Lasting Difference Toolkit

Join us for an overview of The Lasting Difference Toolkit, the fifth edition launched during a global pandemic and like the original 2016 edition, it aims to make it easy to assess, prioritise and take action on

sustaining non-profit organisations.

Social Impact for beginners

A practical session that will support you to demonstrate how effective your organisation is and what difference it is making