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NCVO Members’ Assembly: Yorkshire and the Humber in partnership with Nova

Join NCVO and Nova to:

  • meet and network with voluntary organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber
  • share best practice, experiences and ideas
  • talk with NCVO staff.

The assembly will be broken up into two sessions.

Session 1: The Road Ahead (NCVO)

The Road Ahead is NCVO’s annual analysis of the changing operating environment for the voluntary sector. It identifies and explains the forces and trends that are likely to impact organisations in the future.

We’ll share the opportunities, hurdles and challenges expected in the year ahead. You’ll have a chance to discuss in small groups how these issues are likely to impact organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber.

By the end of the session, you’ll:

  • have a better understanding of the external environment for charities and volunteering
  • hear from peers across the voluntary sector about the issues facing communities
  • consider the steps your organisation can take to capitalise on opportunities, prepare for challenges and mitigate risks.

Session 2: VCSE Voices (Nova)

VCSE Voices aims to increase the representation of voluntary organisations at strategic decision-making meetings across Wakefield.

The initiative gives Nova’s member organisations opportunities to attend local authority and integrated care board meetings. Organisations can take part in cross-sector discussions and share insights on behalf of the voluntary sector. This helps improve services and directly influences policy.

During this members’ assembly, Nova will share reflections from the first year of delivering the programme. We’ll discuss how the initiative can be used as a model for collaborative working with statutory agencies.

By the end of the session, you’ll:

  • hear reflections on the first year of the initiative, including key learnings and future plans
  • discuss VCSE Voices and similar initiatives with people from around the region.


This event is free.

How will it be delivered?

This event will take place on Zoom. Captions will be available.

We'll share joining instructions, including the Zoom link, one week in advance.

Timings are as follows.

  • 9.30: Informal networking breakout
  • 10.00: Welcome and housekeeping
  • 10.05: Session 1 – The Road Ahead (NCVO)
  • 10.55: Break
  • 11.05: Session 2 – VCSE Voices (Nova)
  • 11.55: How to get more from your membership (NCVO)
  • 12.00: Close

Who should attend?

  • Staff and trustees from NCVO member organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • Staff and trustees from local non-member organisations.