Welcome to Watford & Three Rivers Trust newsletter
Please find enclosed an update on events and funding opportunities which may be useful to your networks and community groups in and around Watford. www.watfordcvs.org
New Lead for CVS
W3RT is pleased to announce that our new lead for CVS services will be Amanda Williams, W3RT’s Director of Development. Amanda has been working for W3RT for the past eight months supporting Michal and the team and therefore has a good understanding of the CVS work as well as formerly serving as a W3RT Trustee. She has a strong background in the Corporate sector, is a long-term Watford resident, and has worked with many local charities and community groups.
Amanda will be supported by Gill Crowson, who has served Watford charities her entire life, and who will lead for us on particular local projects. You can learn more about Amanda and Gill at: http://w3rt.org/our-people/staff/
All CVS members received invitations to attend a skills sharing conference on Monday 23rd July where experts from each Hilton HQ department presented top tips for strategic and tactical success
Amanda attended for Watford CVS. Here are her 3 favourite tips she picked up on the day:
The new algorithm on Facebook pushes & prioritises video and key date posts to the top of readers newsfeeds - dramatically increasing the reach to get your key messages across
Free and heavily reduced software is available to charities from www.tt-exchange.org/ W3RT have just purchased Norton antivirus for 20 devices for £31. Which would normally cost £144 + VAT to buy elsewhere
Excellent information, tips and advice was shared by their finance, HR, IT, social marketing and HR teams with the offer of one to one personal consultations.
New Quality Standard
In collaboration with partners accross the country, W3RT is piloting a new quality standard for voluntary organisations.
The University of Hertfordshire are evaluating the pilot and those taking part will receive a free accreditation - it's not too late to take part! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01923 216966.
Love Watford Radio
We are offering CVS members a chance to visit The Barn to make recordings to help promote their work or their message. These can be posted on your website and also on our new site http://lovewatfordradio.org.
We plan to spend the rest of the summer developing an archive of basic recordings and then to start "live" broadcasting in the autumn.
If you would like to book a slot, please email email@example.com - Tracy will get back in touch asap to confirm the booking or offer an alternative. During your session, someone will be on hand to introduce you to the equipment and help with any queries. You will also need to sign a volunteer contributors’ agreement. If you would like to use music, please bring CDs or similar along with you on the day!
Funding and Fundraising
We are supporting Hertfordshire's 2018 funding conference. Details to follow. Meanwhile, please reserve the date: 14 September.
Nominations are open for the next Local Hero awards - recognising the unsung heroes within our communities. The nomination form can be downloaded here.
We have got about 15 of old MITEL 5312 IP phones we no longer need. If anyone is interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support from Professional Charity Consultants
We have some great new consultants that have been recruited to the W3RT team. We can match you with the right consultant to help with your business plan, constitution, fundraising, board development and anything else you might need! And we can often contribute toward the costs.