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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 miss something at the Gathering in-person, aren't able to make it, or simply prefer to join events online, the Gathering Extra is for you. The Gathering Extra will take place during the week of 3rd March 2025 (exact date to be confirmed).

The Gathering Extra features real-time event hosts, live chats and special guests from across the sector bringing you curated, recorded content from the Gathering.

Fancy finding out what the Gathering Extra's like or want to catch up on anything you missed at last year's Gathering Extra? The last Gathering Extra is free to view online.

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

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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 is something we've thought long and hard about. We want to make the Gathering accessible for as many people as possible. Last year we introduced the Gathering Extra and we'll be back again the week of the 3rd March 2025.

Here are the details
  • We consulted with last year's Gathering Extra delegates and organisations across the sector that have approached hybrid and online events in different ways. We have consistently heard that the Gathering Extra was a positive, engaging experience for people who came along. We think from our conversations with others and through our experience of delivering events like the Gathering Extra that making a hybrid event work well requires smaller audience sizes and a simpler programme.
  • We work with online event experts to offer an online experience that includes live and recorded sessions. We'll record a range of sessions from across the two in-person Gathering days and edit them so they work well for an online audience, whose needs are different to people who attend in person.
  • We'll host the Gathering Extra live during the week of 3rd March 2025 and you’ll be able to join us 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 Gathering Extra on during the week of 3rd March 2025, it will be available to watch back later, and because it’s the Gathering it is 100% free for all delegates.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the Gathering Extra get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.

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