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Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

The Gathering Extra

If you missed something at the Gathering 2023, weren't able to make it, or simply prefer to join events online, the Gathering Extra is for you.

All new for 2023, the Gathering Extra featured real-time event hosts Maddie Stark and Manish Joshi, live chats and special guests from across the sector bringing curated, recorded content from the Gathering to life.

The Gathering Extra is available to view for free online.

View the Gathering Extra now

Get in touch with our events team if you have any questions, they'll be happy to help.

Manish and Maddie are sitting together , smiling n a podcast studio. Manish holding a clapperboard and Maddie is holding a Gathering Extra clipboard

Who's the Gathering Extra for?

The Gathering Extra is for everyone working in or with the Scottish voluntary sector.

You might decide to join because the in-person event doesn’t work for you, or you might have joined us 7th/8th November in-person at the EICC earlier in November and want to catch up with some sessions, then catch up online with an event that you missed.

How does the Gathering Extra work?

Working out how to make the Gathering work for an online audience has been something we've thought long and hard about.

We want to make the Gathering accessible for as many people as possible.

Here are the details
  • We’ve consulted with organisations across the sector that have approached hybrid and online events in different ways. We have consistently heard that making a hybrid event work well requires smaller audience sizes and a simpler programme.
  • We have worked with online event experts Everywhere+ to think through the options, and decided to offer an in-person experience, and a separate online experience- the Gathering Extra. The plan is to record a range of sessions from across the two days and edit them so they work well for an online audience, whose needs are different to people who attend in person.
  • Rather than just adding the sessions to SCVO’s Youtube channel, they’ll be hosted on the Everywhere+ platform and you’ll be able to join us on 29th November for a full day, real-time online event.
  • We will have real-time event hosts and special guests to bring the recorded content to life. It will feel like the Gathering, with branding and energy, but you won’t be expected to have awkward Zoom breakout room conversations.
  • Throughout the event, you’ll be able to share your thoughts and comments in real-time through a chatbar, which will be monitored by our SCVO hosts.
  • If you can’t make the online event on November 29th, it will be available for a further 30 days on Everywhere+, and because it’s the Gathering it is 100% free for all delegates.

We'd love to hear from you. Tell us what you think!

This was our first year running the Gathering Extra and it's a test year for us. We'd love to hear what you think.

If you've viewed the Gathering Extra you can complete our short two-minute evaluation form here

If you have anything else you'd like share with us or questions about the Gathering, get in touch with our Events team who will be happy to help.

Brought to you by
Platinum sponsor
Keegan & Pennykid
Gold sponsors
Aspen People
Utility Aid
Social Enterprise Scotland
Volunteer Scotland
Local host partner