Professional Development for the Senior-Serving Sector

 
ESCC EVENTS
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.
 
 
 
AUGUST
Nonprofit webinars
For the month of August Idealware is offering select course recordings for 50 per cent off. Some of the useful webinars include:
-Accidental Techie – How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background
-The Accidental Designer: How to Design Images Like a Pro
-Using Pro Bono Help for Tech Projects
-Managing Tech Projects: A Nonprofit Crash Course
-New Administration, New Risks? How To Protect Your Nonprofit’s Data
-10 Tips for Measuring Programs with Data
-Visual Storytelling: The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits
View the entire list of recorded webinars. To redeem your discount, just enter Summer17 when you check out.
Insurance and Risk Management for Nonprofits
Charity Village and Volunteer Canada
August 10, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free
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?
10 Emerging Trends in Online Communications and Fundraising
Nonprofit Tech for Good
August 15, 11 a.m. (Mountain)
Free
This webinar will focus on what’s new and next in online communications and fundraising so that your nonprofit can prepare for the future and embrace being an early adopter. Topics include:
-What’s new online and mobile fundraising
-What’s next in social media and online community engagement
-The Internet of Things and its impact nonprofit communications and fundraising
-Demographic changes and their impact on the nonprofit sector
Gaming Information for Charitable Groups (GAIN)
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
Upcoming sessions: 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
Raise Money from Corporate Employees
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
August 24, 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Early Bird: $79 After August 17: $99
Affinity groups, workplace giving, corporate volunteers and alumni chapters can all help open the door to corporate grant makers while providing valuable support for your nonprofit. Learn how to tap into this often overlooked source of support.
30 Ways to Make Your Donors Feel Like Superheroes
Network for Good
August 24, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free
Research shows that when your donors feel appreciated, they make larger gifts and give more. Sending a thank you letter or online receipt is just the beginning. #DonorLove can be so much MORE. In this lively session, a fundraising expert will share:
-Easy donor recognition tactics to increase individual contributions.
-Simple steps to create deeper connections with donors.
-Unique ideas to keep your supporters feeling the love year-round. 
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.
 
 
 
SEPTEMBER
The Year Before Your Capital Campaign
Bloomerang
September 7, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free
Fundraising managers know advanced planning is essential to achieving targets in an annual fundraising program. But many fundraising managers disregard this wisdom when it comes to planning a capital campaign. In this webinar you'll learn how to start planning for a capital campaign one year before your feasibility study. Learn what critical items to get started on early to position your capital campaign for success.
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
Navigator for Professionals and Health Providers
Caregivers Alberta
Sept. 13 (one-day workshop)
Fulton Place School (10310 56 Street)
Free
Caregivers Alberta has published the dates of their Fall 2017 Navigator workshops. Navigator trains health professionals, service providers and community agency staff to better support caregivers by showing how to identify caregivers early in their journey, support caregivers to adopt self-care practices and facilitate caregivers' access to programs/resources and referrals. Review the brochure for more information. To register, contact 780-453-5088 or navigator@caregiversalberta.ca.
Financial Management for Nonprofits and Charities
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
Sept. 20, Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
St. John's Institute (11024 82 Avenue)
$220-$350
Nonprofit organizations that exercise strong financial management skills can better fulfill their mission and deliver high-quality services. ECVO along with experts from KPMG and Hilary Rose, CPA, CA have created a valuable financial management course to get you and your nonprofit organization fiscally fit. This 3-day program is tailored to the nonprofit sector and will strengthen the financial skills of nonprofit professionals, executives and board members. This course qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant which will cover up to two thirds of the training cost if your organization is eligible.
 
 
 
OCTOBER
Navigator for Professionals and Health Providers
Caregivers Alberta
Oct. 19 (one-day workshop)
Fulton Place School (10310 56 Street)
Free
Caregivers Alberta has published the dates of their Fall 2017 Navigator workshops. Navigator trains health professionals, service providers and community agency staff to better support caregivers by showing how to identify caregivers early in their journey, support caregivers to adopt self-care practices and facilitate caregivers' access to programs/resources and referrals. Review the brochure for more information. To register, contact 780-453-5088 or navigator@caregiversalberta.ca.
 
 
 
NOVEMBER
Navigator for Professionals and Health Providers
Caregivers Alberta
Nov. 16 (one-day workshop)
Fulton Place School (10310 56 Street)
Free
Caregivers Alberta has published the dates of their Fall 2017 Navigator workshops. Navigator trains health professionals, service providers and community agency staff to better support caregivers by showing how to identify caregivers early in their journey, support caregivers to adopt self-care practices and facilitate caregivers' access to programs/resources and referrals. Review the brochure for more information. To register, contact 780-453-5088 or navigator@caregiversalberta.ca.
 
 
 
DECEMBER
Navigator for Professionals and Health Providers
Caregivers Alberta
Dec. 4 (one-day workshop)
Fulton Place School (10310 56 Street)
Free
Caregivers Alberta has published the dates of their Fall 2017 Navigator workshops. Navigator trains health professionals, service providers and community agency staff to better support caregivers by showing how to identify caregivers early in their journey, support caregivers to adopt self-care practices and facilitate caregivers' access to programs/resources and referrals. Review the brochure for more information. To register, contact 780-453-5088 or navigator@caregiversalberta.ca.