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Membership+ discount for Co Durham and Darlington
Thanks to funding from County Durham Community Foundation, we can now offer organisations based in County Durham and Darlington extra VONNE Membership+ benefits. Through the funding we are able to offer bursaries to 25 organisations which will enable you to receive a Silver Membership+ package for the price of Bronze. This means you can benefit from additional free services from VONNE.
11 Feb 2019
VONNE Member Survey: tell us what you think
VONNE is only as strong as our members and we want to respond to your needs. To help us do that, every year we run a survey for our membership in order to understand what we're doing that works and where we can improve. The member survey 2018/19 is now live and we'd be very grateful if you could spare five minutes to tell us your views. The survey is split into member levels: If you're a Core Member take this survey.
28 Jan 2019
Make recruiting people easier with VONNE Jobs
Save time and money with our new recruitment support and salary benchmarking services. Our members tell us they struggle to find effective, affordable, sector specific recruitment support in the North East. We know many VCSE sector organisations don’t have specialist HR staff, and recruiting the right person for your team takes time that could be better spent on your day job.
3 Dec 2018
Plan and prepare for Brexit at VONNE 2018
Delegates will have a unique opportunity to hear from and speak to Brexit policy makers and influencers at our conference for the North East voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in October 2018. The UK is leaving the European Union in March 2019, with a transition period following until December 2020. This presents the most significant political, economic, legislative and social shift in a generation.
9 Jul 2018
Jane Hartley steps down as CEO of VONNE
I have stepped down from the CEO role at VONNE and handed over the mantle to Carol Botten who will I’m sure be a great CEO, especially with the support of Lisa Goodwin (formerly of VODA) as her new deputy.
12 Sep 2018
New senior management team for VONNE
VONNE is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Goodwin as our new Deputy Chief Executive, replacing Carol Botten who takes over the post of Chief Executive when current CEO Jane Hartley steps down in September. Lisa Goodwin will join VONNE from North Tyneside VODA where she has been Chief Executive for the past eight years. Lisa has worked in the VCSE sector for her whole career, starting at a national arts charity and then moving on to local infrastructure roles in County Durham, before moving to North Tyneside VODA. Lisa said:
8 Aug 2018
Volunteer Plus: a national website for volunteering
A new national Volunteer Plus website has launched as part of Volunteers Week 2018. Powered by Volunteer Plus software and the data of Volunteer Centres from 10 counties including Essex, Shropshire, Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex and Newcastle, the website will enable volunteers throughout England to search for opportunities local to them.
4 Jun 2018
VONNE appoints new CEO
VONNE is happy to announce that Carol Botten has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive. Carol has been VONNE’s Deputy CEO for the last three years and will take up her new role in September, when our current CEO Jane Hartley steps down. Jane Hartley said: "I am delighted that Carol has been appointed as my successor and I have no doubt she will continue to build on the strong reputation and impact VONNE has across the region." Carol Botten said:
23 May 2018
VONNE are recruiting a new Chief Executive
VONNE is seeking a dynamic individual to be a leading champion of the VCSE in the North East, supporting the development of a strong and vibrant sector. You will act as a spokesperson for VONNE and the sector, engaging with cross sector stakeholders, our members, partners, supporters and the wider VCSE sector community, to facilitate and drive collaboration and positive partnership working.
5 Apr 2018
VONNE awarded funding for social investment support
VONNE has been successful in our bid to The Connect Fund to engage VCSEs and stakeholders in the North East to develop a strategy for social investment. The project will trial new approaches to engagement and support of the sector to adopt more enterprising models of operation through four main areas of activity:
9 Mar 2018
VONNE Member Survey
Are you a member of VONNE? We want to know what you think. Please complete our VONNE Member Survey to tell us what we're doing well, and if there's anything we could do better. The survey will take no more than five minutes to complete. One respondent will be chosen at random and the winner will receive a £100 donation from VONNE to a charity of your choice (including your own)! VONNE has a range of membership levels so the survey is targeted at your organisation's membership.
12 Jan 2018
Have your say on the future of civil society in the North East
Join the conversation. Representatives from the voluntary sector and other stakeholders from across the North East are being invited to join a national conversation about how English civil society can flourish in a fast changing world.
11 Sep 2017
VONNE on ITV on demise of Northern Rock
VONNE CEO Jane Hartley appeared on ITV Tyne Tees last Wednesday (13 September). She was interviewed about the demise of Northern Rock ten years ago and the impact to the VCSE sector of the loss of the Northern Rock Foundation.
15 Sep 2017
VONNE launches new Membership+ scheme
VONNE has launched a new membership benefits scheme 'Membership+'. Our membership packages offer a wide range of practical and strategic benefits, supporting you to make the greatest impact.
16 Mar 2017
FINE Guide to Grants now online
From today our popular publication the FINE Guide to Grants for North East Voluntary Organisations is now available on our website. The new online directory is fully revised and updated with information on around 100 charitable trust and foundations with a significant grant-making presence in North East England. You can filter your searches of the directory by the following categories:
16 Mar 2017
Job advertising prices increase
Our job advertising prices increase as of 16th March 2017 as we launch our new Membership+ scheme. The new rates are: £50 for Membership+ members (+VAT if applicable) £120 standard rate (+VAT if applicable)
16 Mar 2017
Guide to adding jobs to our site
If it's your first time adding a job to our website please read our guide below. Our process for adding jobs gives you more control over editing your job once it’s live, reduces our admin costs and keep our prices low for you.
26 Mar 2015
VONNE Christmas holiday office hours
The VONNE office will be closed from 4pm Thursday 22nd December, reopening on Tuesday 3rd January. You can still add jobs via our website during this time using our online facility. However any enquiries or payments that need to be made offline won't be responded to until we re-open. Seasons greetings to all our members.
17 Dec 2015
Winners of North East Charity Awards 2016
The winners of the North East Charity Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony on 6th October 2016, with over 400 guests attending. The winners and runners up are as follows: Outstanding Charity Support – by large companies Winner - Elddis Transport P&G Cummins Ltd Outstanding Charity Support – by small to medium-sized companies Winner - SOS Group Ltd Potts Print UK Ltd Darlington Building Society
10 Oct 2016
VONNE now Living Wage employer
We are pleased to announce that we are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage. You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk
6 Oct 2016
VONNE consultancy opportunity
VONNE has a consultancy opportunity to support voluntary sector engagement in health and social care in the North East offering £9k for 30 days work.
16 Jun 2016
Latest VONNE news ebulletin out
Our latest news ebulletin is out now, this week was an events special listing upcoming conferences across the North East of interest to the VCSE sector. View the ebulletin The ebulletin is free to subscribe to, just sign up here.
20 Jan 2016
Slides from VONNE Devolution conference
We held our annual conference on 27th November on the theme of devolution and heard from a number of high-profile speakers. Below are the slides from two of our speakers: Cllr Simon Henig, Chair of North East Combined Authority - Download slides Cllr Sue Jeffrey, Acting leader of Tees Valley Combined Authority - Download slides
9 Dec 2015
VONNE moving office
New address from Wednesday 29th July We've moved office to MEA House in Newcastle. Our phone number remains unchanged on 0191 233 2000. Our new address is:4th Floor, MEA HouseEllison PlaceNewcastle upon TyneNE1 8XS See directions to our new office.
30 Jul 2015
VONNE appoints Jane Hartley as Chief Executive
Jane Hartley has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of VONNE, the regional umbrella body for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises in the North East of England.
12 Mar 2015
VONNE launches election manifesto
In what will be a critical year, which includes the General Election, decisions on devolution and the reframing of our relationship with Europe, this manifesto sets out how we can build a better North East for the benefit of the people of this region and the UK.
10 Feb 2015
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