London Rebuilding Society Training

published: June 17th 2015

Want to learn more about Social Media, Legal Structures for Social Enterprise or Social Impact Measurement ?

London Rebuilding Society has a 12-year track record in providing interactive, practical, fun and affordable training courses, seminars and workshops.  It is 2 years since the last programme, but due to popular demand from our loyal fan base of fellow social enterprises and voluntary organisations, we are running a short programme of 3 seminars in June and July, and an extended programme in September /October 2015. We are delighted that Royal Bank of Scotland have been able to provide centrally located venues and refreshments for each workshop and helped us to keep our charges affordable!

Quotes from previous clients:

“The material and quality of training was great – just what I needed.”
“Thanks – a very inspiring course!”

Introduction to Social Media
Why is Social Media important for voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises?
Wednesday 24th June 2015, 10am to 1pm

In today’s world where the internet use is a standard, and where many people casually carry a small computer in their pockets, Social Media cannot and should not be ignored.
It can play a crucial role in helping you to:

  • Better engage with existing, and attract new customers/clients/service users
  • Raise the profile of your organisation
  • Enhance your campaigns’ success
  • Increase your income via sales and/or donations
  • However – if not understood and managed properly, Social Media can also be a drain on your resources while achieving very little.

In this introductory session, we will cover the following:

  • An overview of the main social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pintrest, etc)
  • How and when can each be best used
  • Where does social media fit into your overall marketing strategy
  • The importance of developing a social media strategy

Cost: £35 normal ticket price

Places are strictly limited, so early booking is advised! To book and find out more please visit:

Introduction to Legal Structures for Social Enterprise
An overview of issues for social enterprises and the Third Sector
Friday 3rd July 2015, 10am to 1pm

The social enterprise sector is growing: the outsourcing of public services contracts and the personalisation of budgets create new opportunities and challenges. In addition, many voluntary and community groups are looking to become more sustainable through trading as grants are cut.

What are the options in terms of legal form that are appropriate for these new ways of working? This overview of the options and issues will cover:

  • Social Enterprises, Co-operatives and Community Businesses
  • Unincorporated Associations and Partnerships
  • Reasons to incorporate
  • Companies Limited by Shares and by Guarantee
  • Industrial and Provident Societies/Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Charities and Trading

Cost: Early Bird £25 or £35 normal ticket price

Places are strictly limited, so early booking is advised! To book and find out more please visit:

Social Impact Measurement
Wednesday 8 July 2015, 10am to 1pm

Social enterprises and voluntary and community organisations all have social and community benefits at the core of what they do. They are the very reason for their existence. And evidencing the positive impact of their work is the key to accessing funds and contracts.
Yet often, social impact goals have not been thought through, planned and defined in advance, so it becomes difficult to measure and evaluate them after the good work has been done.

In this workshop, we will cover:

  • Why is it important to plan and measure your Social Impact
  • Terminology – knowing your Outputs from your Outcomes
  • Tips on planning, measuring, evaluating and communicating your social impact
  • Theory of Change – what is it and how to create one for your organisation or project

Cost: Early Bird £25 or £35 normal ticket price

Places are strictly limited, so early booking is advised! To book and find out more please visit:

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