BCVS e-alerts are intended to serve two overall needs which have been identified at various meetings.
1. THEMED E-FORUMS
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 lerts are open to representatives (either paid staff or volunteers) of any local Voluntary Sector organisation that works in Bournemouth. To join an e-alert please complete the application form.
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.)
Many of the voluntary groups in Bournemouth are already members of Bournemouth & Poole Fundraising Opportunities Group. This is an established and effective means of sharing information about funding news. If you would like further information about BPFOG please contact us.
The pages for each forum include news and information relevant to those groups. If you have items which you would like added please e-mail us.
Please click the link on the left for details of how the e-forums work.
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 now 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. For those who have no means of accessing the internet please contact us for details of how you can be kept informed of developments via traditional mail.