GOODWORKS : UPCOMING TORONTO EVENTS
Looking for new opportunities to learn and grow? We’ve curated a list of what’s on in the social profit sector. Mark your calendar and get out there, you social butterfly! Here are a couple of upcoming Toronto events we think you should know about.
UPCOMING TORONTO EVENTS
HOW TO TELL STORIES THAT PULL THE RIGHT HEARTSTRINGS
FEBRUARY 5, 2019, 1:00 PM
If most non-profits are telling stories as a part of their fundraising and communications strategy, how can you make sure you tell stories that stand out and get results? It all comes down to the connection you form with the audience through the story you tell. And while that connection may pull at heartstrings, there are many ways to evoke this beyond stories that feature puppies and kids. There’s a wide spectrum of emotion and connection your non-profit can tap into. By evoking the right emotions and values, you can make a better case for support and action. Join me for our next FREE webinar where I’ll be sharing how your non-profit can improve its storytelling effectiveness in 2019.
CPA NOT-FOR-PROFIT FORUM
FEBRUARY 6 to 7, 2019
With change happening at a record pace, not-for-profit executives and managers need to be innovative leaders who can drive performance and maximize their organization’s impact. CPA Canada’s annual Not-for-Profit Forum will inspire you to lead, innovate, transform and thrive as an industry leader in today’s complex NFP environment. The 2019 forum will provide actionable insights to help you tackle critical issues facing the sector and your organization. We will also provide the most current insights and thought leadership from industry leading organizations and professionals as to where the sector is heading in key areas like regulation, compliance and disruptive technology. Make meaningful connections with NFP professionals from across the country and leave prepared to take on the accelerated pace of change with new ideas at Canada’s top national event for not-for-profit leaders.
WEBINAR: 7 KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL & ENTHUSIASTIC VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT AT YOUR NONPROFIT
FEBRUARY 13, 2019, 3:00 PM
Volunteers are more than simply an extra pair of hands. They bring special skills, are trusted service delivery partners, and can extend your connections with diverse communities far beyond your agency’s doors. They are also key financial contributors, donating ten times more than non-volunteers. The value of volunteers can’t be ignored. But, effective volunteer engagement requires a focus on the right tactics at the right time to fully realize the power of volunteer time and talent. Join us and learn where to strategically invest effort throughout the volunteer lifecycle and make the most of community involvement.
WEBINAR: ADDRESSING PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN NONPROFIT WORKPLACES
FEBRUARY 14, 2019, 1:00 PM
Most nonprofits are great at taking care of the people they exist to serve. But how well do you look after your own employees? Find out how to better care for your staff at our free webinar! The psychological health of your teams is becoming increasingly important in the context of performance, retention, and cost – all things that are crucial to achieving your mission. Join the Canadian Mental Health Association to hear more about how organizations both small and large are addressing psychological health and safety. You will learn about practical, low-cost (or no-cost!) strategies you can implement quickly and that are proven to help create a culture that enables your employees to do their best and thrive at work.
FIVE GOOD IDEAS ABOUT MAKING LIVED EXPERIENCE PART OF YOUR NON-PROFIT’S DNA
FEBRUARY 21, 2019, 12:00 PM
If you are part of a non-profit that serves people and/or communities, chances are you have been asked about how well you know the needs of the people you support. In this session of Five Good Ideas, representatives from the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) will share how they create space at all levels for the lived experience of their community members.
PITCH NIGHT FOR AGENTS OF CHANGE: CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
FEBRUARY 22, 2019, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Come help select the finalists and watch them pitch for $20,000 in cash awards at our climate-focused pitch night! Agents of Change: Climate Solutions is an early-stage accelerator run by the Centre for Social Innovation’s Climate Ventures incubator for social enterprises reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackling the climate crisis. The ventures have been hard at work growing their enterprises and impact. As the program ends, they will deliver their elevator pitches to you, the audience, and you will select the top five finalists who will then give their full pitches for our panel of esteemed judges to select the top three to receive the $10,000 award and the $6,000 and $4,000 awards. Then join us for drinks and networking.
STORYTELLING TRAINING: USING STORIES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
MARCH 12, 2019, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
There is a definite buzz around storytelling these days, and there is such huge potential within the non-profit world to harness the power in personal narratives for positive change. Storytelling is a great way to explore a wide diversity of experiences, bring awareness to issues through personal reflection and connect people through shared experiences, particularly in communities or with individuals who have historically been marginalized. This interactive workshop will give participants an opportunity to experience writing and sharing personal stories firsthand and discuss how stories can be shared as training tools, as a device for fundraising, at community organizing events, in policy and advocacy arenas, to promote learning and dialogues, capacity building and to support social justice and human rights both locally and globally. Sample digital stories will be shown and discussed throughout the workshop. Come prepared to participate in story activities, share your stories, listen to the stories of others and take part in discussions! The workshop is designed for those with beginner to intermediate knowledge of storytelling.
AN EVENING WITH DR. JANE GOODALL
APRIL 12, 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Equipped with little more than a notebook, binoculars, and a passionate interest in wildlife, Jane Goodall ventured into the forests of Tanzania nearly 60 years ago to begin her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees. Since that time, Dr. Goodall has not only impressed upon the world the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also helped redefine species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. Today she travels the globe, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and environmental crises, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living creatures and the planet we share. *All net proceeds to be donated to OVC Pet Trust.