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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

February 2023

SCVO Comms Network: Meet the TFN team

SCVO Comms Network
Q+A and open discussion about news in the sector, how it is covered, and how charities can use TFN as a tool to boost their own profile.
23 February Edward House

How to win contracts and Service Level Agreements

This online course will help you to understand the components of a Service Level Agreement (SLA). It will provide an understanding of various tools and their application, and teach you how to create and develop...
27 February Online

Working iteratively: what is it and how do you do it?

To sign up to other sessions in the series click on the links below:How to work collaboratively in the hybrid officeCreating great teamwork in the hybrid officeAsynchronous working- what is it and how to do it
28 February Online

Challenging decisions - mandatory reconsiderations and other tactics

CPAG in Scotland
If you need to get a universal credit or other benefit decision changed, this course aims to gives you the essential knowledge to do it. To successfully challenge a decision, knowing what type of decision to...
28 February Online Social justice & poverty

Help shape Scottish Government's new self-harm strategy

Scottish Recovery Network
How can we make services and support better for those affected by self-harmDo you work or volunteer in in mental health in Scotland? Do you manage, deliver or design frontline mental health services? Do you...
28 February Spectrum Centre Health & social care
March 2023

Developing Creative Partnerships – Level 2

Arts & Business Scotland
This two-session course, led by Alice Samtoy, provides a comprehensive training opportunity to deepen your knowledge of corporate fundraising. The course includes practical training on critical skills for...
1 March Online Funding & finance

Benefits overview

CPAG in Scotland
Most people will claim a social security benefit at some point in their lives. This course is for anyone new to helping people in Scotland navigate their way through the benefits system or who wants an overview...

Develop your fundraising skills: thriving funds in difficult times

Session 1How has Covid affected your organisation? Your overall work. Your beneficiaries. Your funding.What has been your response? New or changed ways of working? New skills gained? New needs identified? Funds...
2 March Online

Building a Board: Diversity & Inclusion

"Board diversity is not just a box-ticking exercise. The goal is to improve the nature and quality of charity board decision-making. A diverse board is better able to minimise ‘group think,’ and a range of...
2 March Online Management

Attendance allowance - an introduction

CPAG in Scotland
Attendance allowance (AA) is the main disability benefit for people who have reached pension age. Getting an award of AA can significantly increase income and so it is a crucial benefit for older people. This...