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Posted by Sarah Brown on 23 Aug '12

First seminar for investment and contract readiness has a sweet ending

People found our first seminar to let organisations know the detail about investment and contract readiness so informative that we expect to schedule more. With a mix of specialist advisers and charities the seminar focused on how the fund could help improve the success of social ventures by building their capacity and providing tailored support.

We held our first seminar about investment and contract readiness at Sedum house in Doncaster, a great venue, with beautiful views of birds feeding and out over the nature reserve.

With a mix of specialist advisers and charities our seminar focused on how the investment and contract readiness fund could help improve the success of social ventures by building their capacity and providing tailored support.

After introductions and some background about the fund we focused on our three step method of reviewing potential ideas to help people assess whether the fund was for them. We provided an example case of an organisation wanting to tender but needing to improve its governance, systems and tendering ability. Sadly attendees were talking about tenders that had been lost either because of missed deadlines, lack of capacity or poor bid writing. The discussions during the seminar merely illustrated why the funding should be so useful to organisations that have great operational services that they are not capitalising on.

The feedback was very positive and as people found our first seminar so informative we expect to schedule more. We ended with a dark chocolate cheesecake from Very Delicious which everyone enjoyed - a sweet ending for an important topic.

Tags: charity social enterprise investment contract readiness

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