Free workshops to upskill community groups

Enhancing community groups: Strathbogie Mayor Laura Binks is encouraging local groups to take advantage of some free workshops this month. Photo by Contributed

Strathbogie Shire Council is hosting a series of free online workshops to assist community groups in building their skills.

The Community Capacity Building Workshops will be held online covering two topics across four workshops.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Laura Binks said the first workshop, Valuing Our Volunteers, provided a simple framework for best-practice volunteer management and support.

“We want to support community groups so their volunteers have a great experience working with them and they get the best from their volunteers,” Cr Binks said.

“The session will cover how to recruit the best people to do the best job for your organisation, the essentials of supporting your volunteers to be their best and best-practice people management for working with volunteers.”

Cr Binks said the second topic, Fundraising 101, would focus on a simple step-by-step approach to strategically fundraising for organisations.

“This session covers how to assess your needs and the best approaches to fundraising, how to develop an effective fundraising plan to help you move forward and where to go if you need further help to find funding,” she said.

There will be a day and evening session for both topics at the following times:

• Monday, June 27, from 1pm to 4pm, Valuing Our Volunteers — join via

• Tuesday, June 28, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Valuing Our Volunteers — join via

• Wednesday, June 29, from 1pm to 4pm, Fundraising 101. Bookings via

• Thursday, June 30, 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Fundraising 101. Bookings via