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PPN Bulletin

We hope you’re well and taking care, and still enjoying the summer.

Several organisations are advertising their autumn training programmes and so there’s no time like the present to book some courses, upskill, re-learn and be newly inspired for the coming season.

There is a selection of these courses below:

Autumn training courses and events

Dublin City Volunteer Centre have regular training and networking events, which are tailored to support the needs of organisations in Dublin City, including

Volunteer Policy – The Fundamentals,

The Fundamentals of Volunteer Engagement,  and Volunteer Leadership Training.

Frances Hayden is the Organisational Support Officer at Dublin City Volunteer Centre, and you can contact her at:  for more information about these, and other courses.

There are some wonderful training courses with The Wheel this autumn.  From Canva to the Charities Regulator, from Critical Thinking Skills to Grant Writing Tips.  You can find something for everyone on their website here:

Carmichael are also offering a new set of training sessions.  You can learn about GDPR here, how to take meetings minutes here and Risk Management for Non-Profits here.

Finally, our own PPN events start back up again in the autumn, with the Festival of Fundraising (26 – 29 September), October Last Thursday of the Month Members Meet-Up (27 October), and the November Plenary in the Rediscovery Centre (24 November).

In addition, we would like to invite everyone to a once off meeting on Wednesday 31 August, from 6.30pm – 7.30pm to discuss a new logo for the PPN.  This is with regards to the communications work being carried out by the Department of Rural and Community Development, and all are welcome Wednesday. 

Email Ruth if you would like the Zoom link and come along for a chat about logos!

News from the wider PPN

PPN Member Group Anam Cara invite you to an event called “Supporting a bereaved colleague on their return to work”.

The session takes place on Friday 23 September, from 10.30am – 12.30pm with Dorothy Ingram, who is a pluralistic counsellor.  Her specialist area is bereavement.  For more information about this event, please go here.

Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meetings

If you would like to see your elected representatives in action and would like to learn more about what goes on in the SPC meetings, you can watch the meetings live or recorded here

You can see a full list of your Dublin City PPN representatives here.

PPN Communications

Please follow Dublin City PPN on Facebook and Twitter if you can, and feel free to browse through our website

Dublin City PPN is hosted by Dublin City Volunteer Centre, and you can find out more about their work and activities here.

Please contact Ruth on or Beatriz on if you have any questions, comments, thoughts or suggestions.

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