Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
Useful, Free, and Low-Cost Tools, Software, and Services for Your Nonprofit
December 10, 1-2 p.m. (Eastern)
What software tools and services are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are worth using? How do you judge when a tool really is low cost, as opposed to one that will end up costing you time and effort? This webinar
will show you the latest free and low-cost tools, software, and services that are worth knowing about.
Drive Engagement Using Ancient Myth, Social Media, and User Generated Video
December 12, 2-3 p.m. (Eastern)
Influential myths from around the world and throughout history follow a narrative arc called "The Hero's Journey". Today, The Hero's Journey is the formula behind all your favorite movies and books, and has become a key to modern marketing. In a modern technological world, this ancient framework can guide effective fundraising and communications. This webinar
will show you how to use The Hero's Journey to weave narratives that inspire action.
3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software
December 12, 2-3 p.m. (Eastern)
Do you sometimes feel that your membership is like a leaky boat, and every time you look at your database, you notice a few members have left? This helpful 45-minute webinar
can provide you with tips about auto-renew services and onboarding automation to save you precious hours each week.
The Power of Blogging and Thought Leadership for Nonprofits
December 18, 10-11 a.m. (Central)
Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. This webinar
will share the collective wisdom gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community. Learn about secrets to becoming a thought leader, components of the best nonprofit blogs, tips to optimize your blog's effectiveness, ways to promote your blog, and tips for measuring your blog's performance.
How to Sell Event Sponsorships–A Step by Step Guide
December 19, 3 p.m. (Eastern)
Have your previous efforts to find sponsors for your events fallen flat? Are you hoping to start the year with a big event sponsorship win? Knowing how to get sponsors for an event can be hard for many nonprofits because they haven't learned to find them the right way. Event sponsorship is sales, not philanthropy. You have to know how and what to sell-and it's not a mention in your gala program book. Learn more in this informative webinar
How to Lead Event Committees to Success
January 8, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
An engaged, enthusiastic event committee is key to the success of any nonprofit event. However, it is up to you to ensure they work as a team to help your organization maximize the event's profits and impact. This 45-minute webinar
will show you how to be an effective committee leader and how to create a happy, productive volunteer event team.
Social Media Management
January 15, 11 a.m. (Pacific)
$125 USD members; $250 USD non-members
Managing your social media channels can often feel more like a headache than a task you look forward to. You don't want to scratch your head over what to post on Instagram vs. Facebook vs. Pinterest vs. Twitter, and even worse, how to make time for it all. This online course
will demonstrate ways to effectively manage different social media spaces, and optimize content and scheduling within your team to improve your reach and success.
Intercultural Competency Training Program (ICTP)
Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op (MCHB)
Various dates, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Intercultural Centre (9538 107 Avenue)
$300 per workshop; cohort pricing available
Four workshops are offered multiple times throughout the year:
- Foundations for Intercultural Practice
- Pre-Migration Context: Role Changes and the Influence of Culture on Refugee Families
- PTSD, Trauma and Strategies to work with affected Newcomer Individuals and Families
- From Colonialism to Interculturalism: Shifting Dynamics of Power
The workshops are based on the Multicultural Health Brokers’ collective knowledge, practice, and experience gained by working as multicultural community health workers and cultural brokers for the past 25 years. The workshops build not just on awareness, but on deepening understanding, empathy and acceptance leading towards behavioural change. This is the perfect space to ask those hard questions and evolve your skills in an environment of mutual respect, safety, constructive and collaborative problem-solving, and reciprocity of learning.
Review the course descriptions, background and schedule. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 780-756-5737.
ARCHIVED or ON-DEMAND WEBINARS
Webinar Series on Combatting Ageism
In January, February, and March of 2019 the International Federation on Ageing hosted three webinars focusing on the topic of combatting ageism. The recordings and presentation slides are now available:
Webinar 1: Human Rights of Older Persons and Agenda 2030
Webinar 2: Combating ageism to improve access to employment
Webinar 3: Campaigning: The best way to address ageism?
Reframing the Conversation on Elder Abuse
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