Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
Being able to respond to shifting landscapes allows program interventions to be adapted so they can be more impactful and effective in reaching a collective goal.
Join us to hear how local organizations have shown adaptability and how work being done in the seniors sector could contribute to a city-wide Smart Cities initiative.
RSVP online by December 3. For more information call 780-423-5635.
Livestream of Conversation Cafe
In addition to the in-person event, we’re going to broadcast the presentations using Facebook Live. If you’re not able to join us in person on December 6, we hope you’ll join us from the comfort of your home or office via Facebook. Tune in at 1 p.m. on ESCC’s Facebook page for the live stream of the conversation cafe.
Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements
Dec 6, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
This webinar will focus on fundamental concepts of understanding, developing, and maintaining strategic partnerships that will ensure long-term organizational success. At the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Establish an understanding of collaborations versus partnerships
- Learn how to establish organizational needs before reaching out to potential partners
- Identify mutually beneficial partnerships versus those that consume resources
- Outline partnership agreements for community or grant writing purposes
- Learn effective methods to develop and maintain strategic partnerships
How to Launch A Wildly Successful Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaign - A Step-By-Step Guide
December 6, 1 p.m. or December 11, 11 a.m. (Mountain)
This webinar will walk you step-by-step through the entire process of planning for and launching a crowdfunding campaign, including how to create a detailed checklist and calendar to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks, setup your campaign page for success, use compelling storytelling to drive more donations, and catalyze social media ambassadors. You will leave with a customized blueprint and calendar that you can start using immediately to launch your very own wildly successful crowdfunding campaign.
Fundraising for Small Nonprofits: Stop Competing and Start Thriving!
December 6, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Fundraising in small organizations can be crazy-making. It can be demoralizing to hear "XYZ large organization just hosted a million-dollar gala. I think we should try host a gala too". Or maybe it's the dreaded "I've never heard of your organization". It's tough to be a small nonprofit where it feels like the large ones have all the advantages. How can you compete?
This webinar will show you how you can leverage unique opportunities of being a small nonprofit so you can stop "competing" and start raising more money.
Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits
December 12, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception. Learn best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review tools to maximize your findability. This webinar will cover the basics of search engines, why they matter, the tools every nonprofit should use and the six steps to mastering SEO:
- Keyword research
- Website optimization
- Link building
- Fresh content
- Landing pages
Mastering Critical First Step for Grants: Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
December 12, 11 a.m. or December 19, 1 p.m. (Mountain)
A common first step of private foundation applications is the letter of inquiry (LOI). Not to be confused with a letter of intent often required by government grant makers, letters of inquiry can be a barrier to grant seeking success if you aren’t careful. You need to engage your letter of inquiry reader right away to be invited to submit a full proposal. This webinar will walk you through, step-by-step, how to write a letter of inquiry that will grab your potential funder’s attention.
CASL and GDPR for Nonprofits
December 12, 12 p.m. (Eastern)
All nonprofits operating in Canada need to comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) if they send “commercial” electronic messages (including electronic newsletters). Additionally, if you have members, donors or website visitors from the EU, you must be in compliance with the GDPR, Europe’s new privacy law.
But don’t worry! It’s not as complicated as it sounds and complying with this legislation shouldn’t be a barrier to effective communication with your audiences, whether it’s in your fundraising activities, donor communications, or general practices.
In this webinar you will learn:
- How to handle your contacts’ personal data
- How to obtain and handle meaningful consent
- The types of software to help you stay compliant
- The channels of communication (e-mail and other digital communication) you can use to promote your work while remaining compliant
Unlocking the Mystery of Donor Retention
December 13, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Did you know that on average nonprofits lose more than 60 per cent of their donors each and every year? This donor churn creates unnecessary work and is not cost effective for nonprofits, especially those with limited capacity. So, just what can an organization do to increase the loyalty of its donors? This webinar will unlock the mystery of donor retention by covering:
- What matters to donors and how that affects their giving decisions
- How to build a fundraising strategy that focuses on increasing donor retention
- Ways to create greater engagement with your current donors so they are inspired to increase their giving
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.
Alberta Board Member Essentials Program
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
January - March 2019
The Alberta Board Member Essentials Program (ABME) was built by Albertans for Albertans and is designed to support the growth of new and developing board members. ABME is a multi-part training program that combines online learning with in-person workshops to give new and developing board members the tools to successfully serve on a non-profit board. The program consists of three online courses and two half-day in-person sessions. Online sessions take approximately 3 hours each to be completed on the student's own time.
Person Centred Dementia Care Training Course
Dementia Care Matters
Edmonton dates for the 12-day course:
Block One: January 14 – 17, 2019
Block Two: April 9 – 12, 2019
Block Three: July 9 – 12, 2019
Location: Providence Renewal Centre (3005 119 Street)
$1600 per person plus GST; 15% discount if booked prior to Sept. 30, 2018
This course is designed for directors, managers, nurses and senior care workers working with people living with a dementia who wish to positively change dementia care for now and future generations. The course moves beyond understanding person-centred care to ensure you are equipped with the skills, knowledge and ability to be person-centred where ‘Feelings Matter Most®”, what is called ‘The Butterfly Approach’.
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
How can Your Nonprofit Stand out to Corporate Funders?
Stanford Social Innovation Review
$29 (includes unlimited access to the video and downloadable slides for six months until December 15, 2018)
- Most nonprofits have figured out how to raise money from individual donors, family funds, and even private foundations. But relatively few nonprofits have figured out how to attract funding from corporations. This video learning tool will take you inside the business boardroom and help you unlock the world of corporate philanthropy:
- Share a vision: How to identify a company’s philanthropic goals and understand whether its goals match your own
- Build a case: How to best position your work, your vision, and your strategy to attract corporate funding
- Sharpen communications: How to talk about your impact in a way that forges a deep connection with corporate funders
- Build relationships: How to leverage your board and leadership team to rally for you.
Archived Webinar Series: Establishing Age-Friendly Environments
International Federation on Ageing and World Health Organization
Age-friendly environments is a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia.
In 2017 and 2018 the IFA and WHO presented a series of six webinars on trends and themes relating to age-friendly communities and environments.
- Webinar 1: Establishing Age-Friendly Environments
- Webinar 2: WHO Core Indicators of Age-Friendliness
- Webinar 3: Making communities work for the most vulnerable: What can age-friendly learn from the dementia-friendly movement?
- Webinar 4: Aging2.0: Improving experiences for older people through technology and innovation
- Webinar 5: Rural and Remote Age-friendly Communities
- Webinar 6: Engaging Planners as Livable Community Allies