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February 2021

Online: Business Continuity Planning and Scenario Planning

February 2 - February 4

Is your organization prepared to continue to deliver its core programs and services if normal operations are interrupted? Having a business continuity plan will allow you to maintain or quickly resume operations during or after an event or hazard like COVID-19 that causes a service interruption. Is effective planning possible during changing and uncertain times? Compiling key information and resources in advance will ensure your organization has a framework to work through important decisions when an event occurs Scenario Planning…

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

February 4 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Board members of an incorporated, non-profit organization are legally responsible for the governance of the organization and are expected to develop, implement and monitor policies that will allow the organization to carry out its mission. Beyond their legal duties, board members are also important resources - they contribute to the culture, effectiveness, and strategic focus, as well as act as ambassadors and advocates for the work being done by the organization. While a board may appoint staff and/or committees to…

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Writing Persuasive Proposals

February 10 - February 17

Proposal writing is one of the most challenging but also rewarding parts of working in the non-profit world. We all operate on very tight budgets, so the opportunity to pursue new programs or projects can be very enticing, but the competition is strong. An increase in demand from other non-profits, a reduction in the availability of government grants, and more pressure being placed on foundations and corporate funders means knowing how to write a persuasive proposal is essential to successfully…

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March 2021

Online: Meeting Management and Minute Taking for Boards

March 4 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A well planned board meeting helps ensure effective board minutes are captured. Board meetings and minutes are a tangible record of the meeting for the board of directors and a source of information for those who were not able to attend. If the Board Chair and the Secretary work together to ensure that the agenda and meeting are well thought out, then capturing the minutes becomes a lot easier. This workshop is designed to help board members work as a…

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Online: Introduction to Volunteer Management (3 Days)

March 23 - March 25

Over the course of 3 sessions, this workshop will focus on imparting current best practices in volunteer management while helping participants develop and improve the competencies required to manage a strong volunteer program. Participants will develop a clear understanding of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, and how organizations (of all sizes) can implement the core components of the CCVI: the value of volunteer involvement, the guiding principles for volunteer involvement and the organizational standards of practice. Topics Covered Include:…

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