Connected Communities for Members of The Wheel

Connected Communities series of training webinars

We are very pleased to introduce our Connected Communities series of training webinars. Designed to wrap carefully around your training needs and your busy schedule, the Connected Communities series will provide you with quality training - from practical skills-building to 'big picture' issues - from the comfort of your own desk.

Easy to access and led by The Wheel's team of in-house experts, all Connected Communities webinars are complimentary and exclusive to our members.

Catch up: if you missed any of the following webinars and would like to access their slides and recording, please email


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Connected Communities cover everything from, looking at the big questions facing the Community, Voluntary and Charitable sector, to the practical issues like planing your budget... 

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What corporate donors are really thinking was the title of this webinar, in which Hugh O'Reilly, The Wheel's Director of Business Development sat down for an in-depth conversation with MJ Tierney, Acting Head of Marketing with Topaz, to find out how corporate partnerships work from the inside.
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What are the big challenges facing the community & voluntary sector? Register for this webinar to get up to speed on the big issues facing the sector and have your say about how The Wheel is responding to them.
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Get to grips with the Governance Code – what it is, how it works and why your organisation should go on the Governance Code journey.
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Telling your donors and funders about your impact is becoming as important as measuring it. This webinar will show you how to create impact stories that will move hearts and minds.
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Are you getting the most from your membership? Let our members guide you through the most useful supports and services provided by The Wheel that will enable you to do your work better.
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In the middle of a crisis for your organisation, communication is your key to finding a way out the other side. This webinar will take you through 5 practical communications steps that you can take to help you manage a crisis in your organisation.
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The post-budget webinar will provide an analysis of the implications of the 2018 budget for Irish society, the economy and in particular for the community and voluntary sector.
Budgeting is one of the critical components of securing the financial future of any organisation. This highly accessible webinar will provide you with practical tips and guidance on effective and stress-free budgeting for your nonprofits.
Your board is your guiding light and the true source of leadership for your organisation. This workshop will help highlight and explain - to board members themselves as well as members of staff - the specific roles and responsibilities this position brings. This webinar is designed to equip you with a clear understanding of the key principles of good governance, for board members and staff.
Effective Grant Writing is simple, but never easy. The art of good grant writing is to keep it simple and coherent for the assessor. There is always the temptation when writing to show the grantee just how wonderful you are and why you are deserving of the funding, but that can often lead to an over written application.
This webinar will show you how to come up with a formula for writing winning applications, every time. 
Do you have any burning questions about fundraising? Join this special webinar to get the answers from our expert panel. This panel discussion will chat about the latest trends in fundraising and cover everything from direct mail, major giving and legacies.
This webinar is suitable for all members of The Wheel who want to get to grips with the regulatory landscape in Ireland. It's also a good refresher on current developments for those more familiar with regulation.
Unsure of how and why you should screen your volunteers? Confused about Garda Vetting? This session will help you understand Garda vetting and other screening methods in plain English.
This short but useful webinar will provide an overview of the various EC programmes available to the sector while also providing specific information on the ‘Europe for Citizens’ funding scheme which is seeking applications in 2017.
This webinar will look back at the biggest social media changes and developments over the past 12 months and how nonprofits need to adapt their social media interactions and marketing efforts in the new year. The session will also look forward to trends and marketing developments that we are likely to see in 2018.



These webinars are free for members to participate in and are just one more example of the benefits of being a member of The Wheel.


Find Out More/Request A Recording of any missed webinars

You can get in touch with us directly to know more about Connected Communities or if you have a query by ph: (01) 454 8727 or email Jayne Tennyson:

Additional Resources

The Wheel’s training and events are developed to meet the needs of the community and voluntary sector and includes a wide variety of subjects, all at affordable prices. Our members benefit from 30-45% discount on all courses.

Training is delivered by both our own team of experts and a hand-picked selection of qualified external trainers. Click the link below to find out more.

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If you missed any of the past webinars and would like to access their slides and recordings, please email