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Volunteer Nelson Events Calendar


Finance for Non-financial Managers @ Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Room S106
Oct 31 @ 5:30 am – 7:00 am

A 2-part seminar mini-series to give you confidence in dealing with your organisation’s finances. All board member and managers who receive financial reports or are involved in budgeting, would benefit from attending this course.

Part 1 – Understanding Financial Statements – Tues 24 October 5.30 – 7pm

Dazzled or confused by financial statements?  Let Bill Heritage of Tupiza Ltd remove the mystery.

  • Financial language explained
  • The balance sheet made clear
  • Other financial statements
  • Common confusions
  • The law and financial reporting

Do bring along your own accounts.  There will be time for questions about matters that affect you.


Part 2 – Financial Management – Tues 31 October 5.30 – 7pm

How to use financial information to make decisions for your organisation.

  • The manager’s role in finance
  • Budgeting
  • Monthly versus annual financial statements
  • What to look for
  • Fraud detection

Bill Heritage has been a qualified accountant and educator for almost 40 years.  He has lectured to student accountants, to qualified accountants and many other groups.  Bill has developed a tremendous ability to explain complex ideas simply.  He is famous for delivering humour with even the driest topic.

The course will be held at NMIT Room S106. To view a map of the campus go here. If entering from Nile Street, there is an older style Villa at the front of this small block and Room S106 entrance is on the left hand side of that building.

The cost for the workshops are $22.50+gst each or $45+gst for both. To sign up go to our Workshop Registration Form. Remember to write in the title whether you are signing up for Financial Management Part 1, Part 2 or both. You will be invoiced via email.

Volunteer Nelson provide low-cost training at the rate of $15 per hour+gst to organisations. This helps to enable us to fund the ongoing support we provide to volunteer involving organisations.

Moving Forward: Strengthening Community Governance @ Trafalgar Centre - Northern Extention
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm

Strong, skilled and resilient governance is an important driver for healthy communities. This event explores the issues and opportunities for the governance of community groups in Nelson/Tasman.

Nelson/Tasman combined Community and Whanau meetings and the Social Services Sector Scan commissioned by Rātā Foundation have indicated that there is an unmet need in terms of governance development here in Nelson/Tasman, and that the incredible experience and knowledge in the sector is not always evenly spread.

In answer to this call, Rātā Foundation and Nelson City Council, working with the Department of Internal Affairs and Volunteer Nelson commissioned Brigid Ryan and Esmé Palliser to research the issues and strengths as they relate to governance of community organisations in the Nelson Tasman region. The researchers interviewed 40 people who are either chairs of community organisations or managers who report to boards. The research has been anonymous, with the researchers covering a representative sample of community organisations.

You are invited to hear what we have found out and to share your expertise and your ideas about how we can progress from here. Together, we hope we can gain further clarity about the issues we face and the resources at our disposal and ultimately, how we can improve our communities.

This event is open to board members and managers reporting to boards of community organisations in the Nelson Tasman Region.

For more information contact Matt Walters, Nelson City Council – matt.walters@ncc.govt.nz.

Register via Eventbrite
Workshop by Rob Jackson – Developing Meaningful Roles for Volunteers @ Trafalgar Pavilion
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Developing meaningful roles for volunteers

A half day workshop facilitated by Rob Jackson from the UK.

Developing roles for volunteers is an aspect of volunteer management that gets little attention compared to the more popular topics of recruitment and selection. Yet without well designed, meaningful and motivating volunteer roles, it is often much harder to get and keep volunteers. This workshop will provide a method – and outline the key issues to consider – for developing such volunteer roles.

The workshop will be followed by a light lunch and the opportunity to network with other  Volunteer Managers.

This is a professional development opportunity for volunteer managers across the Top of the South.

For those of you who didn’t get the opportunity to meet with Rob Jackson during his 2015 NZ tour, Rob is one of the leading authorities on volunteering in the world. Rob has helped shape the strategic direction for Volunteering England as well as writing, speaking and training on volunteer programme management for over 20 years. For more info visit: https://sites.google.com/site/robjacksonconsulting/home

Date: Friday 17th November 2017
Time: Workshop 9:30 – 12:30 Lunchtime networking: 12:30 – 2pm
Venue: Trafalgar Pavilion, Trafalgar Park enter from Hathaway Terrace off Trafalgar Street, Nelson Cost: $20/person (including lunch) + GST. A limited number of petrol vouchers will also be available to people travelling/carpooling some distance.

Register online at: https://www.volunteernelson.org.nz/ workshop-registration/

Enquiries to: admin@volunteernelson.org.nz  03 546 7681