Network Meeting - February 2023

The next Network Meeting will be held online on Thursday 23rd February @ 11:00am.
This is an opportunity for you to present topics, learning or issues of interest or concern for members to share, discuss or learn from.


This is an opportunity for you to present topics, learning or issues of interest or concern for members to share, discuss or learn from.

In this meeting, we will be covering:

  • Introductions
  • Feature: Emily Jewell (Arts Council)
  • Network Updates
  • CML Feature: Deborah Lamb (Old Town Library, Swindon)
  • Discussion Groups

If there are any other topics which you would like to be covered, please email


Libraries and Homelessness

Discover the innovative ways libraries are working to ensure they meet the needs and expectations of people experiencing homelessness.

Wednesday 1st March 2023

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The Foundation for Social Improvement

UK Charities, CICs or Community Organisations with an annual turnover of less than £1 million can register as members, giving you access to a range of free and heavily subsidised training. FSI are running a number of webinars and training sessions (30 minutes to full days) on subjects such as: Donor Retention, Fundraising & Impact Measurement.

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Essentials to Excellence: How to create a business plan for your charity

  • Be successful at business planning – what has changed forever and why you need to revisit your business planning approach.
  • Make your business plan robust and avoid being ‘blindsided’.
  • Use your business plan as a focus for funders.
  • Do business planning with half the effort for twice the result!

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    Canva Tutorial for Non-Profits

    Whether you’re new to this platform or in need of a refresher, join Miles and Emma from 3SG for a fun and interactive tutorial on how to get the most out of Canva for your organisation.

    They’ll be time to ask questions and have some good creative discussions. Feel free to bring along a cuppa or your lunch during the session.
    31st Jan, 12:00-13:00
    *Free to 3GS members, £15 for non-members

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    Data Poverty and Digital Inclusion: signposting and providing support

    Today, internet access is often key to accessing support and basic services. However, many people are unable to afford to access wifi or a device. In this webinar, the Good Things Foundation will share how you can practically respond to data poverty in your warm space and help those who need it to access the internet.

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    Digital Leadership for Libraries

    Digital Leadership for Libraries is a free, online learning course comprised of five open-access, modules created for public library workers, volunteers and apprentices. CILIP members who work outside of public libraries can also access the course. The modules are intended to create engagement with the principles and values of being a digital leader in public libraries, unlocking the potential for all public library workers, and their services, to be confident digital leaders.

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