Social Media and Accounting Software Workshops for Charities Charities

Guernsey Community Foundation and Startup Guernsey are pleased to present a series of new courses designed to help charities and small businesses build their skills and confidence to develop and expand their work. The two separate courses, which run in October will feature workshops on social media, and Cloud Accounting.

Stefanie Haigh of All Things Social will give an overview of social media management for charities, including an understanding of the psychology behind building awareness and encouraging donations.

There will also be a workshop on Cloud Accounting hosted by BDO aimed at and charities. Xero cloud accounting package is designed for non-accountants, making it very user-friendly for small organisations. Experts at BDO will teach novice and beginner Xero users how to migrate accounts to, and get the most out of, Xero. The course assumes some prior basic knowledge of financial record keeping.

Jennifer Strachan from Startup Guernsey said:

“We recognise that some of the challenges for small businesses are the same for charities.  We chose to focus on social media, which is a powerful platform to build awareness at low cost, and cloud accounting, which improves organisational efficiency allowing both charities and small businesses to have more time to focus on delivering their services.  We are delighted to be partnering with the Community Foundation to extend our reach to the charitable sector with these tailored workshops”

Jim Roberts from the Community Foundation said:“The Foundation works to support charities to fulfill their potential. We are therefore delighted to be working in partnership with Startup Guerney to deliver these skills workshops to address opportunities for development within the sector”

 

Charities should contact will@foundation.gg or call 748056 to book their place.

Each course costs £150. The Community Foundation is offering charities a place at a discounted rate on a first come, first served basis.  Bookings should be received by 2nd October.

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