Tammy Walker, IVAC Resources Development Officer
My name is Tammy Walker and I am Resources Development Officer for IVAC.
work within the Small Groups Team at IVAC. Therefore most of the training
workshops and advice surgeries I organise are particularly appropriate
for new and small community/voluntary sector groups in Islington.
LEAFLETS & PRESS RELEASES
Spring 2003 IVAC is planning to run a workshop to help organisations
write their own leaflets, newsletters and Press Releases.
A professional journalist with many years working in the print industry
and volunteering in the community sector will run the workshop.
The workshop will be free to Islington voluntary/community organisations
and will be run at IVAC in Upper Street.
you are interested in attending such a workshop please complete the
Application Form which you can get by clicking here
(return by 30/01/03 at the latest) and you will be sent details of the
date & agenda of the workshop when it is confirmed. You will not
receive the details unless you complete & return the form.
provides a range of ongoing services to small groups in Islington. These
include advice on how to set up and run an organisation through to ideas
of where and how to raise funding. These are explained elsewhere on
this website on our Small
Groups Development and Fundraising
especially when they are first being set up, need to be aware of the
work and skills involved in running and sustaining an organisation.
IVAC wants to encourage workers, management committee members and volunteers
to obtain the skills and information they need from the outset.
of my work at IVAC is to provide additional expertise through support,
training or advice to community/voluntary sector organisations in Islington.
My task is to identify other organisations, local professionals or businesses,
that can provide additional support or training free to Islington groups.
Also to organise “Meet the Funders” events where people
can hear presentations by various funding bodies and ask them questions.
The idea is that this support/advice/training should complement the
one to one advice and support provided by IVAC staff to small groups.
It may be that it provides training within a more cultural or issue
specific focus, or it may just be an area of expertise which small groups
need additional support or advice in.
order to ensure that the additional support I locate is appropriate
I need to know what information, advice or training Islington groups
most need. Also what form groups find the most useful to receive this
support in, be it through training, one-to-one surgeries or written
material. I need to know if groups have any specific language or cultural
needs in the delivery. I need to know what level of training or advice
To do this I would
be very grateful if you download and fill in a questionnaire
(please click on the link) and return it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also please hand it on to any other groups to whom it may be relevant
but may not have received it. Thank you.