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Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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February 2020

Writing Persuasive Proposals

February 20 at9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$145

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 2020

Basics of Non-Profit Bookkeeping

March 4 at9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95

Proper bookkeeping (and the information it provides) is crucial to the survival of every non-profit organization. This workshop is designed for staff and volunteers who know little about accounting but need to know the basics of setting up an effective bookkeeping system for the organization, and how non-profit accounting differs from for-profit accounting. Participants will become familiar with bookkeeping basics and accounting vocabulary, and will learn the importance of records, processes, internal control policies, and the timely recognition of revenue…

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Writing Persuasive Proposals

March 12 at9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$145

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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Introduction to Volunteer Management

March 17 at9:00 am - March 19 at4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$400

This workshop will provide staff and volunteers an opportunity to examine and practice the organizational and HR skills necessary to meet the challenges of a changing volunteer environment. Over the course of 3 days, this course will focus on imparting current best practices in volunteer management while helping participants develop and improve the competencies required to manage a strong volunteer department. Participants will develop a clear understanding of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, and how organizations (of all sizes)…

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Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

March 31 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95

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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April 2020

Volunteer Management: Creating Connections to Build Retention

April 7 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95.00

When it comes to volunteer retention our minds often jump first to our own capacity, and what our organization is capable of achieving when it comes to retention. But it’s important to look at retention from the volunteer’s perspective. We know from the research that the number one reason people want to volunteer is to make a difference in their community. The next most popular reason is to build or develop skills and expertise. As a leader of volunteers you…

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Financial Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

April 15 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95.00

The number one job, and often the most puzzling and perplexing, of every board member is to understand financial statements and maintain the financial health of their organization. Board members must ensure that the organization is well-managed and that its financial situation remains sound. This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of your financial responsibilities as a board member, mitigating the risk to both you and the organization, and ensuring the financial health of the organization. You will…

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Program Planning & Evaluation

April 30
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$200

Building and maintaining a quality program takes careful planning and analysis. Participants in this course will gain the skills and resources to Determine the most pressing needs of their clients Establish realistic outcomes and corresponding strategic program plan to achieve these outcomes Evaluate their program's performance. This course is currently being offered in a distance learning format for your convenience. Registration for this course is ongoing throughout the year and participants will have 5 weeks to complete the readings and…

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May 2020

Meeting Management and Minute Taking for Boards

May 7 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95.00

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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Writing Persuasive Proposals

May 12 at9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$145

Join us for this workshop on persuasive proposal writing and learn how to take your proposal from paper to approval! 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…

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Choosing the Right Volunteer Management Software

May 20 at1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$25.00

Have you been thinking about whether to invest in volunteer management software? Do you have a lot of questions but don't know where to start? Let's start the conversation together! Join us for this special event where we will discuss the different ways organizations are using volunteer management software and how they have benefited. Watch live demos from both Better Impact and Volgistics, two of the more popular volunteer management systems, and have an opportunity to ask them questions. At…

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Webinar: It’s OK to turn Volunteers Away

May 27 at12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$10

We spend all our days saying 'we need more volunteers'. So how can we tell a volunteer it's time to leave? How can we say no to a person wanting to help? We can, and we must, if they aren't the right fit. In this webinar, learn to use volunteer screening best practices and performance management to screen out or let go of volunteers. Learn techniques to deliver a professional message that still preserves the relationship. VM Webinars! Volunteer Manitoba's…

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