BCVS e-alerts are intended to serve two overall needs which have been identified at various meetings.
1. THEMED E-ALERTS
These are themed around the issues listed on the left and provide a means by which people involved in running voluntary groups can exchange ideas and information with others involved in related work. E-alerts have been established dealing with whatever theme the sector views appropriate. The E-alerts are open to representatives (either paid staff or volunteers) of any local Voluntary Sector organisation that works in Bournemouth or Poole. To join an e-alert please e-mail us and tell us which specific networks you wish to join (descriptions below). You will receive regular messages by email and you can unsubscribe at any time. Your email address is stored by Bournemouth CVS and will never be sold or shared with any other organisation.
The E-alerts that you can join are:
Information of relevance to the local voluntary sector such as notification of BCVS training, weekly jobs and events, service engagement feedback opportunities, offers of free equipment (eg office furniture, computers).
Bournemouth and Poole Funding Opportunities Group (BPFOG)
Funding opportunities available in the local area and nationally. Monthly edition of What Funds newsletter produced by Linda Maguire at Bournemouth Borough Council.
Factsheets, news and information relevant to being a Trustee and a three-yearly newsletter.
Updates, information and news on local and national developments relating to offenders, ex-offenders and victims. Invitations to the three-yearly Criminal Justice Forum. Updates from voluntary sector representatives sitting on relevant boards.
Children and Young People
Updates, information and news on local and national developments relating to 0-19s. Invitations to the three-yearly Children and Young People Forum. Updates from voluntary sector representatives sitting on relevant boards.
Updates, information and news on local and national developments relating to health and wellbeing. Invitations to the three-yearly Health and Care Forums. Updates from voluntary sector representatives sitting on relevant boards.
Information for Volunteer Co-Ordinators and invitations to Volunteer Co-Ordinator meetings. Notification of groups looking for one-off volunteering opportunties eg corporate offices seeking one day of volunteering as a team building exercise.
Updates, information and news on local and national developments relating to older people.
Notifcation of contracts available for tender locally.
2. GROUPS AND COMMITTEES CONVENED BY STATUTORY AGENCIES
There are a significant number of groups and committees on which the voluntary sector is represented. There is a need for the representatives to be able to communicate quickly and efficiently with those others in the sector who wish to have their views at that particular forum heard. These will be placed in the most appropriate themed group enabling representatives to send minutes of meetings to other interested groups and for people to discuss the issues raised. (Representatives can also post minutes and other documents to the web site.)
OPERATION OF BCVS E-ALERTS
All of the e-lerts which arise from this correspondence will be hosted by BCVS.
Once your interest is registered you will receive an e-mail confirming that you have been added to that e alert. Your e-mail address will be added to a group on our system. BCVS will not add people to a group if it is believed they are inappropriate.
Messages will be added to the particular forum in question and an e-mail notification sent to all members of that forum.
A note about accessibility.
Not everyone will have their own e-mail account. Whilst we do not wish to exclude anyone, the success of this type of group is based around the speed with which information can be shared. There are many free web based e-mail services which can be accessed from any computer on-line and which are suitable for the purposes of e-lerts.