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Upcoming workshops from Exult in Christchurch

Thursday, May 30, 2019   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, workshop, Community Groups, funding, leadership, fundraising, volunteers

These workshops in July are presented by Exult in partnership with Volunteering Canterbury.

These workshops are full of practical ideas you can easily implement in your organisation - you will not be disappointed. Register now to secure your space.

Being an Effective Chair

Are you currently chairing a Board and want to make sure you’re being the best Chair you can be?

Would you like to properly understand the Chair’s role before putting your hand up for the position?

Being an effective Chair is about more than running meetings. You need to be able to lead a team, manage relationships, balance decision making processes, be a confident spokesperson and more.

Date and Time: Tuesday 23rd July 2019, from 5.30 to 7.30pm.
Location: Christchurch Community House (301 Tuam Street).
Cost: $50 per person. Tonic Subscribers receive a 10% discount.

In this workshop you will discover:

  • The role and responsibilities of a Chair;
  • The hallmarks of a great chair: The skills, attitudes and behaviours that great Chairs need to demonstrate; and
  • Tools and strategies for doing your job well: Practices to ensure you are leading your Board well; and how to manage difficult people and tricky situations?

Learn about leadership, meeting processes, decision making, managing relationships and more…

Register for this Being an Effective Chair workshop online. You can also contact Rosie at Exult to register (rosie[at]

Sustainable Funding

Are you sick of scrambling from one funding round to the next?

Would you like your organisation to have a reliable income, but are unsure where to start?

This one-day workshop helps organisations develop a sustainable funding plan. It is jam packed with practical ideas, information and advice, and looks at a range of funding avenues including grants, donations, sponsorship, membership, social enterprise and traditional fundraising activities. 

Date and Time: Wednesday 24th July 2019, from 9.30am to 4pm.
Location: Christchurch Community House (301 Tuam Street).
Cost: $120 per person. Tonic Subscribers receive a 10% discount.

In this workshop you will discover:

  • The essential first step in creating a Sustainable Funding Plan: Have you laid the right foundations and why is it important that you do?
  • The 7 Key Income Streams for Non-Profit Organisations: Are you properly aware of your opportunities and are you making the most of them?
  • The difference between donations, sponsorship and grants: Are you approaching each one in the right way, and if not, how can you do it differently?
  • Why traditional fundraising activities are still an important part of the mix and how to make them worth your while.
  • Why it’s the same people doing all the work and how you can get more people involved in your fundraising efforts. What is stopping people from helping out?
  • How to increase your income by doing what you already do, but by doing it better. What are the simple tweaks you can make for the biggest impact?
  • How to develop a sustainable funding plan so you can stop scrambling for cash.

Explore fundraising through donations, sponsorship, grants, contracts, membership, social enterprise and traditional fundraising events.

Register online for this Sustainable Funding workshop. You can also contact Rosie at Exult to register (rosie[at]

Growing Great Volunteer Teams

Do you wish you had more people helping out, more often?

Do you attract a steady stream of volunteers but find they never stick around for long?

People are spoiled for choice when it comes to volunteering. There is no shortage of organisations to get involved with. To attract volunteers and keep them on-board, you need to offer them the best possible experience.

Date and Time: Thursday 25th July 2019, from 9.30am to 4pm.
Location: Christchurch Community House (301 Tuam Street).
Cost: $120 per person. Tonic Subscribers receive a 10% discount.

In this workshop you will discover:

  • If your organisation is even ready for volunteers. Are you losing volunteers before they properly come on-board? What things do you need to have in place before you start recruiting?
  • How to ensure your organisation offers a good fit for potential volunteers. Is there more than one model of volunteering and should you even care? What things do you need to consider in creating a ‘good fit’?
  • The difference between Recognition and Appreciation. What do volunteers really need to feel appreciated and how can you give it to them effectively?
  • What being part of a team really means to volunteers. Are you providing a true team environment or is there an under-current of ‘them and us’?
  • What makes a volunteer experience go from good to great? What are the simple things you can do to leave a lasting impression and develop loyalty in your volunteer team?

Take home practical ideas for making your organisation a place where everyone wants to volunteer. Get more people helping out more often, with more fun and more impact.

Register online for this Growing Great Volunteer Teams workshop. You can also contact Rosie at Exult to register (rosie[at]

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch