Professional Development for the Senior-Serving Sector

Leveraging data at the centre to improve operational and program effectiveness, participant satisfaction and financial sustainability
Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council and MySeniorCenter
September 14, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Training Room #258, Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre, 8330 82 Avenue, Edmonton
Having access to data about the programs and services your senior centre offers is a must in today’s funding world. Join us for an interactive dialogue and technology demonstration of the MySeniorCenter database option that is being used by several local senior centres (and thousands of centres in the U.S). Jeff Rothberg from MySeniorCenter will talk about the system and answer questions about its capabilities when it comes to case management, online registration for classes/events, program management and reporting.
We are inviting current system users, those who are curious about the system (potential users) and funders who require reporting based on outcomes. This is also an opportunity to hear from Edmonton users of MySeniorCenter. Current users may learn something new as we will explore ways to create actionable data that can aid in program and service planning. Funders who provide resources for social and program support at senior centres can see how technology can be used to create reports and evaluate outcomes.
Register online by September 11.
How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Next Fundraising Campaign (Twitter, Instagram & Facebook)
July 18, 11 a.m. (Mountain) or July 26, 11 a.m. (Mountain)
Learn the steps for promoting your fundraising event with Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Engage more supporters and retain more donors with a step-by-step plan for your theme, audiences, content, and more. In this webinar you will learn how to create a fundraising theme that stands out, how to turn event registrants into event promoters, and how to create a social media plan for what to post before, during, and after your fundraising campaign.
Gaming Information for Charitable Groups (GAIN)
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
Upcoming sessions: July 6 or July 20, August 1, 15 or 24
GAIN provides essential information to groups that conduct, or want to conduct, charitable gaming activities like bingos, casinos, pull ticket sales or raffles. Session information provides an overview of charitable gaming events and details on the following:
-Legislation, regulation, and policies
-Eligibility for gaming licensing Licensing application process
-Conducting a gaming event
-Use of proceeds
-Financial reporting requirements
Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle
August 1, 1 p.m. (Mountain)
The fundraising cycle is the foundation for all development efforts, and it pays to know how to work it effectively. Donors’ reasons for giving are complex, so development professionals must understand how to engage with donors effectively at each step in the cycle. What motivates donors? What keeps current donors committed to your mission? What methods can you use to motivate new donors to give and remain a part of your nonprofit’s family? Knowing where each donor is in the cycle—and the types of engagement opportunities that work best for each step in the cycle—will help you acquire more donors, steward relationships with your current donors, and raise the money you need to meet mission. Learn more about this webinar.
Survival of the Connected: The Power of Collaboration for the Nonprofit Sector
Stanford Social Innovation Review
August 2, 11 a.m. (Pacific)
“Survival of the fittest” is out. “Survival of the connected” is in. Nonprofits of all sizes are now seeking out partners across geographies to execute a shared vision in real time. This webinar will explore how this sector can maximize social impact through collaboration. Learn:
-Why collaboration is critical for nonprofits facing increasing technological shifts
-What considerations to keep in mind when entering a collaboration
-How organizations can reframe collaboration as coming from a place of strength rather than weakness
-How nonprofits can leverage big data to foster partnerships and manage their organizations in a cost-effective manner
Insurance and Risk Management for Nonprofits
Charity Village and Volunteer Canada
August 10, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Is your nonprofit and its board of directors adequately protected in case of liability? Nonprofit organizations are not immune from potential claims from employees, board members, and volunteers relating to:
-Employment Practices (i.e. wrongful dismissal, employee discrimination)
-Fiduciary Liability (i.e. administration of employee benefits plan)
-Financial Mismanagement (i.e. board decisions that have adverse financial consequences)
This webinar will show you how, with the right insurance and tools in place, nonprofits can manage their risk effectively. The webinar will cover:
-What are the risks facing nonprofits, particularly those that engage volunteers?
-What insurance solutions and tools are available to mitigate those risks?
-What are some common types of claims against non-profit organizations?
Fostering Resilience in Family Caregivers of Seniors in Care
Covenant Health Network of Excellence in Seniors' Health and Wellness
August 30, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Lodge at Snow Valley, Edmonton
This one-day symposium explores ways to foster resilience in family caregivers of seniors. It is an opportunity to: listen to family caregivers articulate their expectations, needs and priorities; explore innovative strategies to support and involve family caregivers; and consider policies that could guide health care providers in helping family caregivers adapt and cope successfully with caregiving.
The symposium is targeted to healthcare providers, administrators, community senior support organizations, seniors, family caregivers, and provincial partners in seniors care.
2017 Grey Matters Conference
September 11-13
Hinton, Alberta
$250 until July 31, $325 from August 1 -September 1
Registrations are being accepted for Grey Matters 2017. The conference features:
-An interesting and diverse line-up of concurrent sessions
-Keynote address by Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark
-Plenary address by Dr. Dave Hepburn and Dr. Robert Sealey, radio hosts of WISE QUACKS
-Poster sessions
-Trade show
-Creative ideas to get everyone moving during lunch breaks
-Networking opportunities