Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
Organizing Your Board to Get Things Done
January 17, 12 – 1:30 p.m. (Mountain)
One of the most obvious and challenging functions of governance is how we structure the board and committees to get things done. This webinar addresses how to best organize board committees and meetings for effective governance and explores many of the nuts and bolts such as board materials, agendas, and ongoing communications between meetings. The webinar will present background information on common committees and board structures and answer common questions about governance models and board organization.
Matching Gifts: The Secret to Boosting Revenue
January 22, 1 – 2 p.m. (Mountain)
This webinar will discuss corporate philanthropy with a particular focus on matching gifts. The presenter will walk-through several examples of how to communicate with donors and increase revenue using matching gifts.
Engage, Assess, Treat: Strategies for the Aging Network to Address Behavioral Health
National Council on Aging
January 22, 2 - 3 p.m. (Eastern)
Depression and anxiety are not a normal part of aging and may impact older adult’s ability to complete daily activities and enjoy time with friends and family. Join this webinar for a discussion of strategies for the aging network to get involved in talking to older adults about mental health, screening individuals for anxiety and depression, and options for providing or referring individuals to treatment. Best practices and lessons learned will be shared from two initiatives focused on providing mental health services through senior centers.
Wine & Wisdom
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
January 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Almanac (10351 82 Avenue)
Wine & Wisdom is your chance to network with fellow Executive Directors & CEOs and to exchange insight and stories about your experiences in the nonprofit sector. Wine & Wisdom is built on the belief that regular networking is essential to creating a strong non-profit sector and affecting change in our communities.
The topic for January's edition is collaboration. How can you and your organization maximize opportunities for collaboration and partnership that creates mutual benefit for all parties? This conversation will be led by Kim Buehler, Executive Director of the South East Edmonton Seniors Association (SEESA).
Five Easy Steps to Launch Your Nonprofit’s Podcast
Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com
January 24, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Podcasts are getting more and more listeners from all walks of life. Can you take advantage of their popularity at your nonprofit? In this webinar, you'll learn how you can use podcasts to increase engagement and spread your organization’s message.
Gender Matters: A Practical Approach to Grow Women's Philanthropy
January 24, 1 – 2 p.m. (Mountain)
Research shows women give differently. What are the practices, behaviors and processes to adapt so we engage women donors in ways that acknowledge their preferences? This webinar will provide examples of how to translate the research into adapted fundraising behaviors.
Respectful Workplace Training - the Bully, Bullied and Bystander
Centre for Race and Culture
January 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Intercultural Centre (9538 107 Ave.)
Employees and supervisors contribute to respectful workplaces by taking responsibility for their own actions and their effect on others. This workshop covers essential skills in recognizing behaviours that constitute workplace harassment and provides a template to develop a strategy for designing a policy and complaint resolution process.
To register visit www.cfrac.com/training or contact Elli Dehnavi at 780-425-4644 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships
January 29, 2 – 3 p.m. (Eastern)
Are you finding it a challenge to grow your membership? For many organizations, the culprit is not telling the right stories to motivate your target audience. If you want to learn how some of the most successful membership organizations use strategic storytelling to attract and engage members, join this webinar. The webinar will show you:
- Why storytelling is important to grow your membership program
- The 5 key ingredients of effective storytelling
- 3 ways to use storytelling to attract new members
Bylaws Refresher: A Society Bylaws Overview
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
February 4, 2019, 5:30 - 10 p.m.
Is your organization looking to update its bylaws to stay current in an evolving non-profit sector? This workshop will be an in-depth exploration of the areas that you need to cover, key questions your board and membership need to answer, and recommendations on how to structure your bylaws to support your organization in moving forward. You'll have a lot of opportunity to ask experts from the Government of Alberta and Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis about your organization's specifics needs and how to effectively reflect them in your bylaws.
Grief Interventions for All Types of Situational Loss Over the Life Course
Institute for Life Course and Aging
February 4 – March 3, 2019 (online weekly)
Grief is not just about death. Grief is experienced in response to many life situations that involve loss such as divorce, job loss, family caregiving, health decline and other age-related challenges. In this 4-week online workshop, you will gain insight into providing compassionate practice from a loss perspective. You will learn to apply an innovative coping tool specifically developed with methods to address nondeath related situations of adversity and loss. Register by January 28.
How Savvy Marketing Translates to More Donations
February 6, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Without great marketing, it is difficult for donors — and prospects — to feel connected to your work. This webinar will show you what savvy nonprofit marketers do to build engagement and turn it into action:
- What you have to do first to make all your marketing more effective
- How to create a manageable year-round plan
- Tactics that really work without adding more work
- Why eliminating mail may be a big mistake
Government Funding for Hiring and Training Staff
February 7, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Need help figuring out what government funding is available to you to hire and train staff at your nonprofit or charity? Learn how to develop your workforce with government funding with this webinar:
- Explore the government funding landscape and key funding elements
- Discover wage subsidies for hiring interns, summer students, and recent graduates
- Learn how to access training grants to bridge skill gaps and develop employees
8th Annual Connections Conference
April 10, 2019
This year’s theme - adaptive - has been developed to support nonprofit sector resiliency and responsiveness to change. Expert speakers and thought leaders will challenge perceptions, provide new skills, and build a shared understanding of how the nonprofit sector can become adaptive in the face of unpredictable times and challenges in securing resources.
This annual one-day conference will build your adaptive capacity in leadership, policy, advocacy, and learning through both large group and breakout sessions. Plus, you'll have ample networking opportunities and access to the resource marketplace.
Early bird tickets are available until January 31, 2019.
Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, Imagination
May 28 - 31, 2019
Trent University, Peterborough, Canada
This is a joint international conference of the North American and European Networks in Aging Studies hosted by the Trent Centre for Aging & Society.
The conference invites researchers, writers, and scholars from all disciplines and at every career stage to share their diverse approaches to conventional fields of gerontology and critical aging studies. Organizers wish to encourage new insights into assumed styles of life and thought, imaginative reflections on the meanings and representations of aging, challenging perspectives from cross-cultural and global experience, and activist strategies to take back aging from those powers and practices that relegate it to the margins of social existence and citizenship.
ARCHIVED or ON-DEMAND WEBINARS
Reframing the Conversation on Elder Abuse
Use the coupon code WEAAD2018 for a 100% discount (valid until June 2019)
This online course will help advocates working on the issue of elder abuse communicate more effectively. The course offers an extensive online learning experience and step-by-step guidance with video lectures, animations, quizzes, and downloadable resources--all designed to help advocates increase support for policies to address and prevent elder abuse. The course will give advocates tools to:
- Reframe elder abuse as a matter of social justice
- Explain how our current social structure fosters isolation, which allows elder abuse to go unnoticed and unchallenged
- Demonstrate how restructuring our communities, by providing access to transportation and other public services, can address and prevent elder abuse