I will stick my neck out and still say Happy New Year. I wish you a year full of opportunities for your organisations and beneficiaries.
At MVSC, we started the year with a new Chair, Sarah Wilson, who took over the reins after Lola stepped down at the AGM. Sarah has been a Trustee and Treasurer for many years. She was Head of Finance at Wimbledon Guild and also previously served as Chair of Volunteer Centre Merton.
For many organisations, the new year brings a focus on planning for the end of the financial in March, as is the case with MVSC. We share similar financial difficulties as many front line organisations and like you are exploring all measures for our sustainability.
We are busy reviewing our services, including our membership offer. A Membership Review Panel comprising representatives of our members is due to meet this month. We will feed back their suggestions for the way forward.
Something to look forward to; the VCS Conference on 12th March 2018. Look out for the booking details for the event including masterclasses and workshops which will be announced soon.