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    Foreign Affairs Minister Highlights Importance of Pacific Peoples Partnership’s Work in South Pacific

    The most amazing thing happened this past Sunday (September 10th, 2016) as part of the Pacific Peoples' Partnership's 9th One Wave Festival.  The organization received a video message from the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, the Honourable Stéphane Dion who was attending the Pacific Islands Leaders Forum. His message from Micronesia was provided for inclusion in their live broadcast event this past Sunday via […]

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  • Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research
    Wednesday, Sep, 28, 2016
    10:00am - 10:45am
    Live Webinar DescriptionThis course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only twelve GPA approved trainers.There is no doubt, to be done successfully, grant research takes time. Critical time away from writing and grant relationship development and maintenance. However, without ...
  • Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research

    Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 -

    Time: 10:00am - 10:45am

    Live Webinar DescriptionThis course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only twelve GPA approved trainers.There is no doubt, to be done successfully, grant research takes time. Critical time away from writing and grant relationship development and maintenance. However, without the appropriate amount of time spent on grant research, your relationship building efforts and especially your grant writing work will fall flat!Participating in “Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research” will strengthen your grant research process.In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how to best use the variety of tools available for foundation research in order to create and support your grant seeking plan and strategy. We will look at opportunities for discounts or short term access to reduce grant research expenses while supercharging your results from the research.We will also address about the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant research process and how to get them excited and engaged to help keep their eyes open for grant opportunities.What You Will Learn from this Live WebinarHow to utilize a variety of free tools to conduct grant research.How to access discounts for grant research tools.How to engage your colleagues in the grant research process.How to quickly assess new short term RFPs to determine if you will be competitive.This Webinar is Perfect For You If…Proactive grant research is not a part of your current grant seeking process.Your grant research is limited to what you can find on Google.You are new to grant seeking and aren’t sure what information to focus on in all of the databases. Presented by Grant Writing Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPCDiane H. Leonard, GPC is an experienced and highly respected grant professional who has provided grant development counsel to nonprofit organizations of varying size and scope for more than a decade. Diane has secured more than $34 million dollars since founding DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services in 2006 in competitive grant funds for its clients from the federal government, state and local governments, and private foundations. Diane is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association and is proud to have earned her Grant Professional Certification, a credentialed certification conferred by the Grant Professional Credential Institute. Diane is also an approved trainer through the Grant Professionals Association.

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    An Introduction to Your Case for Support – the Must-Have Fundraising Publication for Every Nonprofit

    Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 -

    Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm

    Live Webinar DescriptionWhat’s your story?The Case for Support is the most fundamental of all fundraising publications. It uses emotionally and logically compelling copy and graphics to help current and potential donors learn why they should invest in your mission. Through the case, you sell your credibility, data, and consumers’ stories to help donors understand why they should care about your work.At its core, the Case for Support is the cornerstone of every other fundraising publication (traditional and digital) at your organization. Without it, how will you tell your story to donors and funders?Join Heather and learn the fundamentals of the Case for Support and why it is an absolute must for every nonprofit.What we will cover during the live webinar:● What the Case for Support is (and what it is not)● The fundamentals of donor-centered fundraising and how it applies to your Case● The basic outline of any Case for Support● How you use the Case for SupportKey Benefits of this Webinar:● You can gain significant fundraising advantages by being donor-centered.● You will be able to tell your story in more compelling ways through a Case for Support.● You will be better prepared to start writing your Case for Support.Bonus Materials:1. Case for Support outline2. A brief list of helpful links and resources3. Webinar recording and slides** This course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Heather Stombaugh is one of only seven people in the entire world who is a GPA approved trainer. ** Presented by Nonprofit Data Guru Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC. Heather has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, programming, marketing, and fundraising. She is the founder and principal consultant of JustWrite Solutions, LLC a national nonprofit consulting firm based in Ohio. Heather practices and teaches integrated fundraising and nonprofit management by measurement. She provides technical assistance to nonprofits of all sizes across the country who seek to gain a competitive advantage in fundraising and grants through evidence-based practices, such as needs assessment, meaningful measurement, evaluation, clinical research, and Social Return on Investment. While personally raising more than $73M in grants and donations for her nonprofit clients, Heather is also a published author, a peer-reviewer, a state/federal grant reviewer, a local/national presenter, a volunteer, a mentor, a wife, and a mother.

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    Toward Climate Resilient Infrastructure Using Evidence-Based Decision-Making

    Friday, Sep 30, 2016 -

    Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

    This workshop will provide an overview of climate change science, prediction and systems modeling on adaptive management and decision-making in government and organizations. This information is critical for assessing priorities and action particularly on groundwater and energy use. The workshop will address the recognized gap between the science currently available about climate variability and the information needed by decision makers to respond to opportunities and to make robust development and adaptation plans for managing climate-related risks.Details on APEGBC Professional Development Credits TBCBiographiesJohn Clague is Shrum Professor of Science at Simon Fraser University. He was educated at Occidental College (BA, 1967), the University of California Berkeley (MA, 1969), and the University of British Columbia (PhD, 1973). Clague worked as a Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada from 1975 until 1998. In 1998 he accepted a faculty position in Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University, where he is currently the Canada Research Chair in Natural Hazard Research. He is Director of the Centre for Natural Hazard Research at SFU. Clague is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former President of the Geological Association of Canada, and Past-President of the International Union for Quaternary Research and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). He is recipient of the Geological Society of America Burwell Award, the Royal Society of Canada Bancroft Award, APEGBC’s 2001 and 2005 Innovation Editorial Board Awards, the Geological Association of Canada’s (GAC) 2006 E.R.W Neale Medal, and GAC’s 2007 Logan Medal and 2012 Ambrose Medal. He was the 2007-2008 Richard Jahns Distinguished Lecturer for the Geological Society of America and Association of Environmental and Engineering Geology.Steve Conrad has extensive experience in adaptive decision-making theory, climate change adaptation and management, complex system modelling, the water-energy nexus, water governance, and human behavior analysis. Steve often combines his practical experience as an engineer with his extensive social science knowledge to develop integrated strategies for developing environment policy. Steve has worked with major cities in North America, Australia and the United Kingdom, as well as private corporations such as Motorola, Donnelly Systems, and Praxair. Steve is currently a research fellow with the school of Resource and Environmental Management (REM), Simon Fraser University, focusing on adaptive governance, and methods for integrating social science theories with engineering constructs to improve water resource decision-making. Steve is chair of the REM Water Research Group, a Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions fellow, and sits on the board of BC Water and Waste Association as a director for the American Water Works Association. Steve is also a chair of BCWWA's risk and resiliency (f.n.a. climate change) committee and a member of BCWWA's leadership council, directs the International Water Association Water and Energy working group, and volunteers on project advisory committees for the Water Research Foundation.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
    580 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

    Event Fees:


  • An Introduction to Your Case for Support –
    Thursday, Sep, 29, 2016
    12:00pm - 12:45pm
    Live Webinar DescriptionWhat’s your story?The Case for Support is the most fundamental of all fundraising publications. It uses emotionally and logically compelling copy and graphics to help current and potential donors learn why they should invest in your mission. Through the case, you sell your credibility, data, ...
  • Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research

    Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 -

    Time: 10:00am - 10:45am

    Live Webinar DescriptionThis course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only twelve GPA approved trainers.There is no doubt, to be done successfully, grant research takes time. Critical time away from writing and grant relationship development and maintenance. However, without the appropriate amount of time spent on grant research, your relationship building efforts and especially your grant writing work will fall flat!Participating in “Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research” will strengthen your grant research process.In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how to best use the variety of tools available for foundation research in order to create and support your grant seeking plan and strategy. We will look at opportunities for discounts or short term access to reduce grant research expenses while supercharging your results from the research.We will also address about the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant research process and how to get them excited and engaged to help keep their eyes open for grant opportunities.What You Will Learn from this Live WebinarHow to utilize a variety of free tools to conduct grant research.How to access discounts for grant research tools.How to engage your colleagues in the grant research process.How to quickly assess new short term RFPs to determine if you will be competitive.This Webinar is Perfect For You If…Proactive grant research is not a part of your current grant seeking process.Your grant research is limited to what you can find on Google.You are new to grant seeking and aren’t sure what information to focus on in all of the databases. Presented by Grant Writing Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPCDiane H. Leonard, GPC is an experienced and highly respected grant professional who has provided grant development counsel to nonprofit organizations of varying size and scope for more than a decade. Diane has secured more than $34 million dollars since founding DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services in 2006 in competitive grant funds for its clients from the federal government, state and local governments, and private foundations. Diane is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association and is proud to have earned her Grant Professional Certification, a credentialed certification conferred by the Grant Professional Credential Institute. Diane is also an approved trainer through the Grant Professionals Association.

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    An Introduction to Your Case for Support – the Must-Have Fundraising Publication for Every Nonprofit

    Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 -

    Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm

    Live Webinar DescriptionWhat’s your story?The Case for Support is the most fundamental of all fundraising publications. It uses emotionally and logically compelling copy and graphics to help current and potential donors learn why they should invest in your mission. Through the case, you sell your credibility, data, and consumers’ stories to help donors understand why they should care about your work.At its core, the Case for Support is the cornerstone of every other fundraising publication (traditional and digital) at your organization. Without it, how will you tell your story to donors and funders?Join Heather and learn the fundamentals of the Case for Support and why it is an absolute must for every nonprofit.What we will cover during the live webinar:● What the Case for Support is (and what it is not)● The fundamentals of donor-centered fundraising and how it applies to your Case● The basic outline of any Case for Support● How you use the Case for SupportKey Benefits of this Webinar:● You can gain significant fundraising advantages by being donor-centered.● You will be able to tell your story in more compelling ways through a Case for Support.● You will be better prepared to start writing your Case for Support.Bonus Materials:1. Case for Support outline2. A brief list of helpful links and resources3. Webinar recording and slides** This course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Heather Stombaugh is one of only seven people in the entire world who is a GPA approved trainer. ** Presented by Nonprofit Data Guru Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC. Heather has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, programming, marketing, and fundraising. She is the founder and principal consultant of JustWrite Solutions, LLC a national nonprofit consulting firm based in Ohio. Heather practices and teaches integrated fundraising and nonprofit management by measurement. She provides technical assistance to nonprofits of all sizes across the country who seek to gain a competitive advantage in fundraising and grants through evidence-based practices, such as needs assessment, meaningful measurement, evaluation, clinical research, and Social Return on Investment. While personally raising more than $73M in grants and donations for her nonprofit clients, Heather is also a published author, a peer-reviewer, a state/federal grant reviewer, a local/national presenter, a volunteer, a mentor, a wife, and a mother.

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    Toward Climate Resilient Infrastructure Using Evidence-Based Decision-Making

    Friday, Sep 30, 2016 -

    Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

    This workshop will provide an overview of climate change science, prediction and systems modeling on adaptive management and decision-making in government and organizations. This information is critical for assessing priorities and action particularly on groundwater and energy use. The workshop will address the recognized gap between the science currently available about climate variability and the information needed by decision makers to respond to opportunities and to make robust development and adaptation plans for managing climate-related risks.Details on APEGBC Professional Development Credits TBCBiographiesJohn Clague is Shrum Professor of Science at Simon Fraser University. He was educated at Occidental College (BA, 1967), the University of California Berkeley (MA, 1969), and the University of British Columbia (PhD, 1973). Clague worked as a Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada from 1975 until 1998. In 1998 he accepted a faculty position in Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University, where he is currently the Canada Research Chair in Natural Hazard Research. He is Director of the Centre for Natural Hazard Research at SFU. Clague is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former President of the Geological Association of Canada, and Past-President of the International Union for Quaternary Research and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). He is recipient of the Geological Society of America Burwell Award, the Royal Society of Canada Bancroft Award, APEGBC’s 2001 and 2005 Innovation Editorial Board Awards, the Geological Association of Canada’s (GAC) 2006 E.R.W Neale Medal, and GAC’s 2007 Logan Medal and 2012 Ambrose Medal. He was the 2007-2008 Richard Jahns Distinguished Lecturer for the Geological Society of America and Association of Environmental and Engineering Geology.Steve Conrad has extensive experience in adaptive decision-making theory, climate change adaptation and management, complex system modelling, the water-energy nexus, water governance, and human behavior analysis. Steve often combines his practical experience as an engineer with his extensive social science knowledge to develop integrated strategies for developing environment policy. Steve has worked with major cities in North America, Australia and the United Kingdom, as well as private corporations such as Motorola, Donnelly Systems, and Praxair. Steve is currently a research fellow with the school of Resource and Environmental Management (REM), Simon Fraser University, focusing on adaptive governance, and methods for integrating social science theories with engineering constructs to improve water resource decision-making. Steve is chair of the REM Water Research Group, a Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions fellow, and sits on the board of BC Water and Waste Association as a director for the American Water Works Association. Steve is also a chair of BCWWA's risk and resiliency (f.n.a. climate change) committee and a member of BCWWA's leadership council, directs the International Water Association Water and Energy working group, and volunteers on project advisory committees for the Water Research Foundation.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
    580 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

    Event Fees:


  • Toward Climate Resilient Infrastructure Using Evidence-Based Decision-Making
    Friday, Sep, 30, 2016
    9:00am - 4:30pm
    This workshop will provide an overview of climate change science, prediction and systems modeling on adaptive management and decision-making in government and organizations. This information is critical for assessing priorities and action particularly on groundwater and energy use. The workshop will address the recognized gap between the science currently available ...
  • Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research

    Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 -

    Time: 10:00am - 10:45am

    Live Webinar Description This course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Diane Leonard, GPC is one of only twelve GPA approved trainers. There is no doubt, to be done successfully, grant research takes time. Critical time away from writing and grant relationship development and maintenance. However, without the appropriate amount of time spent on grant research, your relationship building efforts and especially your grant writing work will fall flat! Participating in “Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research” will strengthen your grant research process. In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how to best use the variety of tools available for foundation research in order to create and support your grant seeking plan and strategy. We will look at opportunities for discounts or short term access to reduce grant research expenses while supercharging your results from the research. We will also address about the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant research process and how to get them excited and engaged to help keep their eyes open for grant opportunities. What You Will Learn from this Live Webinar How to utilize a variety of free tools to conduct grant research. How to access discounts for grant research tools. How to engage your colleagues in the grant research process. How to quickly assess new short term RFPs to determine if you will be competitive. This Webinar is Perfect For You If… Proactive grant research is not a part of your current grant seeking process. Your grant research is limited to what you can find on Google. You are new to grant seeking and aren’t sure what information to focus on in all of the databases. Presented by Grant Writing Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPC Diane H. Leonard, GPC is an experienced and highly respected grant professional who has provided grant development counsel to nonprofit organizations of varying size and scope for more than a decade. Diane has secured more than $34 million dollars since founding DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services in 2006 in competitive grant funds for its clients from the federal government, state and local governments, and private foundations. Diane is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association and is proud to have earned her Grant Professional Certification, a credentialed certification conferred by the Grant Professional Credential Institute. Diane is also an approved trainer through the Grant Professionals Association.

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    An Introduction to Your Case for Support – the Must-Have Fundraising Publication for Every Nonprofit

    Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 -

    Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm

    Live Webinar Description What’s your story? The Case for Support is the most fundamental of all fundraising publications. It uses emotionally and logically compelling copy and graphics to help current and potential donors learn why they should invest in your mission. Through the case, you sell your credibility, data, and consumers’ stories to help donors understand why they should care about your work. At its core, the Case for Support is the cornerstone of every other fundraising publication (traditional and digital) at your organization. Without it, how will you tell your story to donors and funders? Join Heather and learn the fundamentals of the Case for Support and why it is an absolute must for every nonprofit. What we will cover during the live webinar: ● What the Case for Support is (and what it is not) ● The fundamentals of donor-centered fundraising and how it applies to your Case ● The basic outline of any Case for Support ● How you use the Case for Support Key Benefits of this Webinar: ● You can gain significant fundraising advantages by being donor-centered. ● You will be able to tell your story in more compelling ways through a Case for Support. ● You will be better prepared to start writing your Case for Support. Bonus Materials: 1. Case for Support outline 2. A brief list of helpful links and resources 3. Webinar recording and slides ** This course is brought to you by a GPA approved trainer. Heather Stombaugh is one of only seven people in the entire world who is a GPA approved trainer. ** Presented by Nonprofit Data Guru Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC. Heather has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, programming, marketing, and fundraising. She is the founder and principal consultant of JustWrite Solutions, LLC a national nonprofit consulting firm based in Ohio. Heather practices and teaches integrated fundraising and nonprofit management by measurement. She provides technical assistance to nonprofits of all sizes across the country who seek to gain a competitive advantage in fundraising and grants through evidence-based practices, such as needs assessment, meaningful measurement, evaluation, clinical research, and Social Return on Investment. While personally raising more than $73M in grants and donations for her nonprofit clients, Heather is also a published author, a peer-reviewer, a state/federal grant reviewer, a local/national presenter, a volunteer, a mentor, a wife, and a mother.

    Location


    Online

    ,

    Event Fees:


    Toward Climate Resilient Infrastructure Using Evidence-Based Decision-Making

    Friday, Sep 30, 2016 -

    Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

    This workshop will provide an overview of climate change science, prediction and systems modeling on adaptive management and decision-making in government and organizations. This information is critical for assessing priorities and action particularly on groundwater and energy use. The workshop will address the recognized gap between the science currently available about climate variability and the information needed by decision makers to respond to opportunities and to make robust development and adaptation plans for managing climate-related risks. Details on APEGBC Professional Development Credits TBC Biographies John Clague is Shrum Professor of Science at Simon Fraser University. He was educated at Occidental College (BA, 1967), the University of California Berkeley (MA, 1969), and the University of British Columbia (PhD, 1973). Clague worked as a Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada from 1975 until 1998. In 1998 he accepted a faculty position in Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University, where he is currently the Canada Research Chair in Natural Hazard Research. He is Director of the Centre for Natural Hazard Research at SFU. Clague is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former President of the Geological Association of Canada, and Past-President of the International Union for Quaternary Research and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). He is recipient of the Geological Society of America Burwell Award, the Royal Society of Canada Bancroft Award, APEGBC’s 2001 and 2005 Innovation Editorial Board Awards, the Geological Association of Canada’s (GAC) 2006 E.R.W Neale Medal, and GAC’s 2007 Logan Medal and 2012 Ambrose Medal. He was the 2007-2008 Richard Jahns Distinguished Lecturer for the Geological Society of America and Association of Environmental and Engineering Geology. Steve Conrad has extensive experience in adaptive decision-making theory, climate change adaptation and management, complex system modelling, the water-energy nexus, water governance, and human behavior analysis. Steve often combines his practical experience as an engineer with his extensive social science knowledge to develop integrated strategies for developing environment policy. Steve has worked with major cities in North America, Australia and the United Kingdom, as well as private corporations such as Motorola, Donnelly Systems, and Praxair. Steve is currently a research fellow with the school of Resource and Environmental Management (REM), Simon Fraser University, focusing on adaptive governance, and methods for integrating social science theories with engineering constructs to improve water resource decision-making. Steve is chair of the REM Water Research Group, a Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions fellow, and sits on the board of BC Water and Waste Association as a director for the American Water Works Association. Steve is also a chair of BCWWA's risk and resiliency (f.n.a. climate change) committee and a member of BCWWA's leadership council, directs the International Water Association Water and Energy working group, and volunteers on project advisory committees for the Water Research Foundation. 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
    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...