A practical session for designed for charities and small businesses wanting to know how they can get more out of facebook. If you are a beginner, this is a great session to help you be focused on results right from the start. If you are already using facebook you can tap Rik’s advice on how to get more likes, shares and engagement from your posts.
Our speaker is Rik Courtney of Be More Social, a marketing agency that specialising in helping small businesses and charities to build their skills so they can get the most out of facebook.
Rik’s sessions are great value and fun - whatever level of skill you arrive with, you’ll learn something valuable in the session! See more info and a brief interview with Rik in our recent blog post
This Third Sector Cafe session is being held courtesy of branding expert Justine Gaubert and Karl Hallam of Eyeye Opticians. Over the past 12 months they have been collaborating on creating an ethical branding for Eyeye. Justine will share the steps you need to take with your not for profit, or independent business, to make branding work for you. Karl will be sharing the nuts and bolts of how he put her advice into practice - and the impact it's had on his business.
If you are interested in attracting an audience who love what you do this session is a must for you!
Social media means that even very small organisations can now reach large audiences at very little cost. Many of us are keen to benefit from the pulling power that social media can offer - either to build a new customer base as a start up business, or to attract donations and volunteers from people who support the work of your non-profit.
Working through Justine's step by step branding process will show you how to communicate the essence of what you stand for in a way which attracts customers and supporters who are a great fit for your cause and will become loyal fans.
A highly recommended session for anyone tasked with helping not for profits in the city reach out and engage more people in the value of their work.
Also good for independent businesses with values and opinions that want to find customers who agree with them!
Tame your inbox! Join us for some powerful productivity tips that will help you get more done! Local productivity coach Mark Perry will lead our cafe session in March. Bring along your frazzled nerves and get a productivity boost from Mark who will share some of the techniques and tricks behind successful 90 Day Action Planning. Not for the faint-hearted (yes - there are changes you may need to make!) but for those of us who need support in being super productive in the face of never ending to-do lists and large email inboxes, this will be a really helpful (and encouraging!) session led by a calm and sympathetic coach.
How to use buildings to diversify your income
Have you ever considered that involvement in property might be one way you could diversify your non-profit’s income?
We’re going to be exploring this topic in the Third Sector Café this month by talking to some local organisations with experience.
Almost half of all charities in the of UK lack basic digital skills, according to Lloyd’s Bank UK Digital Business Index 2016, with organisations in the third sector ranking above small businesses in their need for better digital learning opportunities and access to technology. There is so much opportunity for charities and social enterprises to deliver more, drive greater impact and be able to be smarter with the work they do just through tech- with some of these being achieved through free tools which are readily available.
We are going out to the Peak District for this Cafe to hear from the Anglers Rest in Bamford about how they took a pub and turned it into a community resource.
Come and join us as we talk tech with Rachel from Arkom and Andrew from Resolve IT
Almost half of all charities in the of UK lack basic digital skills, according to Lloyd’s Bank UK Digital Business Index 2016, with organisations in the third sector ranking above small businesses in their need for better digital learning opportunities and access to technology.
This event is all about helping charities, offering support to help charities understand the positive impact technology can have on their charitable missions.”
For our first café of 2017 we'll be taking a look at how to create a great website for your organisation, but there's a twist... Katy Carlisle from The Wheel Exists will be creating a website from start to finish, live during the café.
Our discussion topic for July’s Third Sector Café is what charities can learn from businesses about how to profit from sales. If you are working in the not for profit sector, and looking for ways your organisation can increase income from selling goods or services, this café is for you! Book a ticket to join our discussion.
Our afternoon session is going to be looking at the serious topic of tender writing. This session is a must for you if you would like some friendly, pragmatic help in structuring your approach to bid writing. Registered participants will be given the opportunity to submit some specimen answers if they’d like individual feedback on how to improve their scores.
In celebration of National Co-operative Fortnight we are holding June’s TSC at the lovely home of Sheffield’s enterprising trading co-operative, Re-gather. Regather is one of many inspiring examples of Co-ops in Sheffield and it runs many ventures from its base at the re-furbished Regather Works in central Sheffield including veg boxes, event hire and a brewery.
Life festival is a celebration of the innovative medicine, dentistry and health research taking place in Sheffield. There will be hands-on activities, interactive lab demos, free health checks, theatrical performances, sporting events, film screenings and talks from our researchers on the latest medical discoveries.
Has your organisation faced the need to make some changes in order to continue to be sustainable? Our March Third Sector Café will be looking at a case study about an organisation that knew it needed to change. It will look at how it went about deciding what changes to make, and how they went on to make them.
In February's Café, Tom Jolly from Jolly IT will be sharing some tips on how you can reduce your IT costs and streamline your systems, and Nicola Mayer from YooMee will be talking about their new Meetup group, Sheffield Tech for Good, which aims to bring people from Sheffield's tech scene together with the third sector to create positive change.
The Fordham Lecture 2016 by Professor Christian Mallen will be followed by a wine reception at 7pm.
Guy Weston from SOAR will be joining us to talk about the work that they have done on mapping outcomes and making their client journey more transparent and accessible for the outside world.