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  • 10 Social Media Strategies That Increase Engagement and
    Thursday, Jul, 7, 2016
    10:00am - 12:00pm
    Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good Cost: FreeFor NGOs to succeed on social media, they have to ...
  • 10 Social Media Strategies That Increase Engagement and Inspire Donors

    Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 -

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good Cost: FreeFor NGOs to succeed on social media, they have to be good at social media and that requires a clear understanding of how, when, and why individuals engage with NGOs on social media. It also requires a commitment to a content strategy and increasingly a budget for social media. With a primary focus on blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, this webinar will feature ten social media strategies that NGOs can implement to increase engagement and inspire donors. Topics include:
    • How and when to post content on social media
    • Tips for growing your following on social media
    • How to convert followers into donors, event attendees, and volunteers
    • A step-by-step plan for crafting a 12-month content strategy
    • A discussion about budgeting for social media and what professional skills are required for effective social media management

    Register for the event

    Click here for more information

    Please Note: The webinar will not be recorded. If you cannot attend the webinar live due to scheduling restraints, you can still register for the webinar to receive a comprehensive set of notes that are emailed to all registrants within 24 hours after the end of the webinar. Notes are only sent to individuals that have registered for the webinar.A toll free number is not provided for the webinar, but attendees can listen to the audio presentation for free over their computer speakers or call into a phone number provided by GoToWebinar. Regional phone numbers are provided for those located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For technical questions about attending the webinar, please visit GoToWebinar Customer Support.

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    How Skills-Based Volunteering Can Advance Your Career

    Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 -

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

    Are you ready to start a career in the nonprofit sector, maybe as a new graduate or someone with an established career in the private sector? Or are you a nonprofit professional ready to take the next step in your nonprofit career? Our free career management webinar will show you how skills-based volunteering can help you get the skills and experience you need to get ahead in your career.Volunteering is widely regarded as a way to obtain transferable skills, gain valuable work experience, and explore career options, all while making important contributions to the community. This reciprocal relationship underscores the multiple benefits of volunteering that help both people and communities reach their potential. This free webinar will provide an overview of how you can volunteer to propel your career development and in turn, help propel the development of your community.What you'll learnThis webinar will answer the following questions:What is skills-based volunteering?What are some skills-transferring dimensions of volunteer engagement?How can volunteer engagement help with career development?How can skills-based volunteering complement a current career?Where can I find some skills-based volunteering tools and resources?NOTE: This webinar will be recorded - if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session. We are happy to provide a closed captioned recording upon advance request.About the presenterThis webinar is presented by Paula Speevak, President and CEO of Volunteer Canada. Paula joined Volunteer Canada after serving as the managing director of Carleton University Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development. At Carleton, in the school of public policy and administration, she taught a graduate course in nonprofit management, and at the University of Ottawa she taught undergraduate courses in governance in the voluntary sector and community service-learning. Prior to her focus on applied research, Paula enjoyed a 24-year career as a practitioner and senior manager in the nonprofit and voluntary sector in both institutional and community-based settings, in Montreal, Ottawa and on pan-Canadian initiatives. She holds a master of management degree from McGill University in the McGill-McConnell Program for National Voluntary Sector Leaders.Click here for more information

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    Procurement Through a Sustainability Lens: Methods and Cases

    Friday, Jul 8, 2016 -

    Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

    How an organization buys, sells, and invests is the ultimate driver of a greener, lower carbon economy. If you work in government, the private or non-profit sectors and play a role in buying or ordering for your organization then you have the power to change lives. Find out how to strategically align purchasing with local objectives and sustainability values, while working within the confines of trade agreements. Learn how sustainable purchasing can empower buying staff to influence environmental and social responsibility and advance the company’s broader sustainability goals. Case studies from governments and other business settings will be discussed and analyzed to uncover best practices and practical tips for launching or refreshing a program.Learners will:Examine best practices in sustainable supply chain management and emerging trendsDevelop a business case for sustainable purchasing and learn how to position it with internal client departmentsIdentify the 10 core elements of a successful ‘Sustainable Purchasing Program’Learn the process of identifying the sustainability opportunities and risks associated with different purchasing categories.Understand the different types of sustainable procurement tools (e.g. Codes of Conduct, vendor evaluation matrix, and ecolabels, etc.) and their applicationDiscuss common barriers to program excellence and how to overcome themConsider methods to evaluate success and provide success stories for reportingInstructor BiographyTim Reeve is a well-recognized and results oriented professional with over 20 years’ experience delivering successful ethical and sustainability strategies, corporate social responsibility programs and stakeholder engagement processes for private sector and non-profit organizations, governing bodies and Olympic Games. Tim has a legacy of “firsts” that have helped shape ethical purchasing, supply chain management, industry collaboration, and sustainability awareness in Canada. Tim helped develop Canada’s first ethical policy for a Canadian Credit Union (Vancity), Canada’s first comprehensive product stewardship program (BC Product Stewardship Regulation), Canada’s first ethical purchasing policy for a major Municipality (Vancouver), and the first social compliance program for an Olympic Games (Vancouver 2010) that has led to influence both the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Tim is also the co-founder and lead instructor for the BuySmart Network and the lead facilitator for the Canadian Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement (MCSP) group.Fee: $393.75

    REGISTER HEREDo you have a discount code? Be sure to input it upon registration as no discounts will be applied retroactively.


    Location


    Wosk Centre for Dialogue – Room 370
    580 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

    Event Fees:


  • How Skills-Based Volunteering Can Advance Your Career
    Thursday, Jul, 7, 2016
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Are you ready to start a career in the nonprofit sector, maybe as a new graduate or someone with an established career in the private sector? Or are you a nonprofit professional ready to take the next step in your nonprofit career? Our free career management webinar will show you ...
  • 10 Social Media Strategies That Increase Engagement and Inspire Donors

    Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 -

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good Cost: FreeFor NGOs to succeed on social media, they have to be good at social media and that requires a clear understanding of how, when, and why individuals engage with NGOs on social media. It also requires a commitment to a content strategy and increasingly a budget for social media. With a primary focus on blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, this webinar will feature ten social media strategies that NGOs can implement to increase engagement and inspire donors. Topics include:
    • How and when to post content on social media
    • Tips for growing your following on social media
    • How to convert followers into donors, event attendees, and volunteers
    • A step-by-step plan for crafting a 12-month content strategy
    • A discussion about budgeting for social media and what professional skills are required for effective social media management

    Register for the event

    Click here for more information

    Please Note: The webinar will not be recorded. If you cannot attend the webinar live due to scheduling restraints, you can still register for the webinar to receive a comprehensive set of notes that are emailed to all registrants within 24 hours after the end of the webinar. Notes are only sent to individuals that have registered for the webinar.A toll free number is not provided for the webinar, but attendees can listen to the audio presentation for free over their computer speakers or call into a phone number provided by GoToWebinar. Regional phone numbers are provided for those located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For technical questions about attending the webinar, please visit GoToWebinar Customer Support.

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    How Skills-Based Volunteering Can Advance Your Career

    Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 -

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

    Are you ready to start a career in the nonprofit sector, maybe as a new graduate or someone with an established career in the private sector? Or are you a nonprofit professional ready to take the next step in your nonprofit career? Our free career management webinar will show you how skills-based volunteering can help you get the skills and experience you need to get ahead in your career.Volunteering is widely regarded as a way to obtain transferable skills, gain valuable work experience, and explore career options, all while making important contributions to the community. This reciprocal relationship underscores the multiple benefits of volunteering that help both people and communities reach their potential. This free webinar will provide an overview of how you can volunteer to propel your career development and in turn, help propel the development of your community.What you'll learnThis webinar will answer the following questions:What is skills-based volunteering?What are some skills-transferring dimensions of volunteer engagement?How can volunteer engagement help with career development?How can skills-based volunteering complement a current career?Where can I find some skills-based volunteering tools and resources?NOTE: This webinar will be recorded - if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session. We are happy to provide a closed captioned recording upon advance request.About the presenterThis webinar is presented by Paula Speevak, President and CEO of Volunteer Canada. Paula joined Volunteer Canada after serving as the managing director of Carleton University Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development. At Carleton, in the school of public policy and administration, she taught a graduate course in nonprofit management, and at the University of Ottawa she taught undergraduate courses in governance in the voluntary sector and community service-learning. Prior to her focus on applied research, Paula enjoyed a 24-year career as a practitioner and senior manager in the nonprofit and voluntary sector in both institutional and community-based settings, in Montreal, Ottawa and on pan-Canadian initiatives. She holds a master of management degree from McGill University in the McGill-McConnell Program for National Voluntary Sector Leaders.Click here for more information

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    Procurement Through a Sustainability Lens: Methods and Cases

    Friday, Jul 8, 2016 -

    Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

    How an organization buys, sells, and invests is the ultimate driver of a greener, lower carbon economy. If you work in government, the private or non-profit sectors and play a role in buying or ordering for your organization then you have the power to change lives. Find out how to strategically align purchasing with local objectives and sustainability values, while working within the confines of trade agreements. Learn how sustainable purchasing can empower buying staff to influence environmental and social responsibility and advance the company’s broader sustainability goals. Case studies from governments and other business settings will be discussed and analyzed to uncover best practices and practical tips for launching or refreshing a program.Learners will:Examine best practices in sustainable supply chain management and emerging trendsDevelop a business case for sustainable purchasing and learn how to position it with internal client departmentsIdentify the 10 core elements of a successful ‘Sustainable Purchasing Program’Learn the process of identifying the sustainability opportunities and risks associated with different purchasing categories.Understand the different types of sustainable procurement tools (e.g. Codes of Conduct, vendor evaluation matrix, and ecolabels, etc.) and their applicationDiscuss common barriers to program excellence and how to overcome themConsider methods to evaluate success and provide success stories for reportingInstructor BiographyTim Reeve is a well-recognized and results oriented professional with over 20 years’ experience delivering successful ethical and sustainability strategies, corporate social responsibility programs and stakeholder engagement processes for private sector and non-profit organizations, governing bodies and Olympic Games. Tim has a legacy of “firsts” that have helped shape ethical purchasing, supply chain management, industry collaboration, and sustainability awareness in Canada. Tim helped develop Canada’s first ethical policy for a Canadian Credit Union (Vancity), Canada’s first comprehensive product stewardship program (BC Product Stewardship Regulation), Canada’s first ethical purchasing policy for a major Municipality (Vancouver), and the first social compliance program for an Olympic Games (Vancouver 2010) that has led to influence both the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Tim is also the co-founder and lead instructor for the BuySmart Network and the lead facilitator for the Canadian Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement (MCSP) group.Fee: $393.75

    REGISTER HEREDo you have a discount code? Be sure to input it upon registration as no discounts will be applied retroactively.


    Location


    Wosk Centre for Dialogue – Room 370
    580 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

    Event Fees:


  • Procurement Through a Sustainability Lens: Methods and Cases
    Friday, Jul, 8, 2016
    9:00am - 4:30pm
    How an organization buys, sells, and invests is the ultimate driver of a greener, lower carbon economy. If you work in government, the private or non-profit sectors and play a role in buying or ordering for your organization then you have the power to change lives. Find out how to ...
  • 10 Social Media Strategies That Increase Engagement and Inspire Donors

    Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 -

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good Cost: Free For NGOs to succeed on social media, they have to be good at social media and that requires a clear understanding of how, when, and why individuals engage with NGOs on social media. It also requires a commitment to a content strategy and increasingly a budget for social media. With a primary focus on blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, this webinar will feature ten social media strategies that NGOs can implement to increase engagement and inspire donors. Topics include:
    • How and when to post content on social media
    • Tips for growing your following on social media
    • How to convert followers into donors, event attendees, and volunteers
    • A step-by-step plan for crafting a 12-month content strategy
    • A discussion about budgeting for social media and what professional skills are required for effective social media management

    Register for the event

    Click here for more information

    Please Note: The webinar will not be recorded. If you cannot attend the webinar live due to scheduling restraints, you can still register for the webinar to receive a comprehensive set of notes that are emailed to all registrants within 24 hours after the end of the webinar. Notes are only sent to individuals that have registered for the webinar. A toll free number is not provided for the webinar, but attendees can listen to the audio presentation for free over their computer speakers or call into a phone number provided by GoToWebinar. Regional phone numbers are provided for those located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For technical questions about attending the webinar, please visit GoToWebinar Customer Support.

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    How Skills-Based Volunteering Can Advance Your Career

    Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 -

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

    Are you ready to start a career in the nonprofit sector, maybe as a new graduate or someone with an established career in the private sector? Or are you a nonprofit professional ready to take the next step in your nonprofit career? Our free career management webinar will show you how skills-based volunteering can help you get the skills and experience you need to get ahead in your career. Volunteering is widely regarded as a way to obtain transferable skills, gain valuable work experience, and explore career options, all while making important contributions to the community. This reciprocal relationship underscores the multiple benefits of volunteering that help both people and communities reach their potential. This free webinar will provide an overview of how you can volunteer to propel your career development and in turn, help propel the development of your community. What you'll learn This webinar will answer the following questions: What is skills-based volunteering? What are some skills-transferring dimensions of volunteer engagement? How can volunteer engagement help with career development? How can skills-based volunteering complement a current career? Where can I find some skills-based volunteering tools and resources? NOTE: This webinar will be recorded - if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session. We are happy to provide a closed captioned recording upon advance request. About the presenter This webinar is presented by Paula Speevak, President and CEO of Volunteer Canada. Paula joined Volunteer Canada after serving as the managing director of Carleton University Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development. At Carleton, in the school of public policy and administration, she taught a graduate course in nonprofit management, and at the University of Ottawa she taught undergraduate courses in governance in the voluntary sector and community service-learning. Prior to her focus on applied research, Paula enjoyed a 24-year career as a practitioner and senior manager in the nonprofit and voluntary sector in both institutional and community-based settings, in Montreal, Ottawa and on pan-Canadian initiatives. She holds a master of management degree from McGill University in the McGill-McConnell Program for National Voluntary Sector Leaders. Click here for more information

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    Procurement Through a Sustainability Lens: Methods and Cases

    Friday, Jul 8, 2016 -

    Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

    How an organization buys, sells, and invests is the ultimate driver of a greener, lower carbon economy. If you work in government, the private or non-profit sectors and play a role in buying or ordering for your organization then you have the power to change lives. Find out how to strategically align purchasing with local objectives and sustainability values, while working within the confines of trade agreements. Learn how sustainable purchasing can empower buying staff to influence environmental and social responsibility and advance the company’s broader sustainability goals. Case studies from governments and other business settings will be discussed and analyzed to uncover best practices and practical tips for launching or refreshing a program. Learners will: Examine best practices in sustainable supply chain management and emerging trends Develop a business case for sustainable purchasing and learn how to position it with internal client departments Identify the 10 core elements of a successful ‘Sustainable Purchasing Program’ Learn the process of identifying the sustainability opportunities and risks associated with different purchasing categories. Understand the different types of sustainable procurement tools (e.g. Codes of Conduct, vendor evaluation matrix, and ecolabels, etc.) and their application Discuss common barriers to program excellence and how to overcome them Consider methods to evaluate success and provide success stories for reporting Instructor Biography Tim Reeve is a well-recognized and results oriented professional with over 20 years’ experience delivering successful ethical and sustainability strategies, corporate social responsibility programs and stakeholder engagement processes for private sector and non-profit organizations, governing bodies and Olympic Games. Tim has a legacy of “firsts” that have helped shape ethical purchasing, supply chain management, industry collaboration, and sustainability awareness in Canada. Tim helped develop Canada’s first ethical policy for a Canadian Credit Union (Vancity), Canada’s first comprehensive product stewardship program (BC Product Stewardship Regulation), Canada’s first ethical purchasing policy for a major Municipality (Vancouver), and the first social compliance program for an Olympic Games (Vancouver 2010) that has led to influence both the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Tim is also the co-founder and lead instructor for the BuySmart Network and the lead facilitator for the Canadian Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement (MCSP) group. Fee: $393.75

    REGISTER HERE Do you have a discount code? Be sure to input it upon registration as no discounts will be applied retroactively.


    Location


    Wosk Centre for Dialogue – Room 370
    580 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

    Event Fees:


Law For Non-Profits Workshop Series – Privacy
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Non Profit Charities Legal Outreach presents a workshop everything you need to know about privacy. The objective of the workshop is to help participants to learn what they need to know about privacy...

Social Media Tune-Up for Nonprofits (with Hootsuite!)
Monday, Oct 19, 2015
5:30pm - 12:00am

Scaling your social media within current resources is often a challenge for NGOs. How do you manage multiple social media platforms without budgeting more for a social media manager or a social team?

A Match Made in Heaven: Integrating Matching Donations into Your Campaigns
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm

A revealing case study of a matching donation campaign partnership between the Canuck Place Hospice and the Conconi Foundation. Learn how they modeled a collaborative fundraising campaign that...