GOODWORKS : UPCOMING 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 events we think you should know about.
UPCOMING TORONTO EVENTS
WEBINAR: WHAT THE HECK IS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ANYWAY?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Social Enterprise is a relatively new term that represents a philosophy of utilizing business practices for social & environmental impact. But what does thinking like a social enterprise really means for your organization and our community? Join a Social Enterprise Coach for an interactive webinar exploring social enterprise as a tool for community change. Learn how nonprofits, businesses & individuals are using social enterprise and social finance to examine their work from a new perspective. Through local examples and take away exercises & tools, you will be equipped to explore your organization in a new light.
Define Social Enterprise & Social Finance
Understand how social enterprise is a tool for social and environmental impact
Learn about examples of social enterprises across Southwestern Ontario
Be equipped with exercises to explore triple bottom line opportunities in your organization
Target Audience: Nonprofits, businesses & individuals interested in how business can be a tool for sustainable social & environmental impact
COMMUNITY CHANGE FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 1-4, 2018
This event is for community engagers, practitioners, and innovators. It is an opportunity to come together with inspirational leaders from across the country and beyond to share ideas, successes, and failures and to take this learning home and apply it to the community change work you’re passionate about. This event is about building the five interconnected practices that are vital to getting to impact when tackling complex community challenges – diving deep in an area you haven’t explored or getting acquainted with different leverage points that may be missing from your community changemaker toolkit. This event will inspire. It will build capacities. It will build connections. Most importantly, it will give us a chance to CELEBRATE with others who dedicate their time, wisdom and passion to making communities stronger.
NON-PROFIT DRIVEN 2018
OCTOBER 10-11, 2018
Two full days of interactive and insightful plenary sessions, workshops and networking opportunities to help you, your organization and the nonprofit sector. We all share a desire for a stronger sector that is able to do more to support thriving communities. This two-day conference will move us closer to that vision. You and your colleagues will come away better equipped to take the bold steps needed to drive the public policy agenda forward – together.
BUILDING FINANCIAL CAPACITY FOR CANADIAN CHARITIES AND NON-PROFITS
OCTOBER 16, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST
Join us for a financial capacity building workshop with Gordon Holley from Humanity Financial Management. Gordon will show organization leaders what they can do to increase the financial capacity of their charities and not-for-profit organizations. It will be a full-day program that senior management and directors of charities and non-profit organizations will find very informative.
Some of the topics will include:
Charity and not-for-profit financial capacity: what is it and how can we get more of it?
Financial reporting to Boards: financial health and performance indicators for charities and not-for-profits
Best practices for allocation of overhead costs to programs and funders
CRA reporting for charities and not-for-profits: how to stay onside with the CRA
GREEN BONDS: INVEST IN YOUR PLANET
OCTOBER 19, 2018, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Join guest speakers Nicole Vadori from TD Bank Group and Marion Oliver of Sustainalytics on October 19 as they demystify Green Bonds, how to issue them and track their impact.
Attend the webinar for FREE and learn about:
Green and social bond market trends growing globally and in Canada
Green and Social Bond Principles in 2018
Second-party opinions and what they provide for investors
WEBINAR: NAVIGATING NEGOTIATIONS: MORE MONEY & MORE MISSION
OCTOBER 24, 2018, 1:00 pm
Do you want to have more to do more? Join in and learn how to best navigate negotiations. Poor negotiation skills and a lack of confidence can cripple a charitable fundraiser’s ability to obtain the necessary financial resources to fuel its organizational mission. These practical tips will help you secure larger major gifts, obtain more multi-year financial commitments and deliver more value. We will share evidence-based solutions that can assist in the creation of a win-win partnership with prospective and current donors.
In this session, you will learn how to:
Create and introduce negotiation standards aligned with AFP Code of Ethical Standards
Frame and rank order organizational priorities to achieve better solicitation success
Establish criteria for counter offers and prepare solicitors to cope with discomfort
Achieve and celebrate donor-centered negotiation outcomes
WEBINAR: FIVE DONOR LOVE LANGUAGES
NOVEMBER 7, 2018, 1 PM EST
Learn about the five donor love languages and how to speak the love language your donors prefer; radically improving your donor retention rates. Participants will learn how to create your annual donor love (cultivation and stewardship) plan and engage executive leadership and board members in sharing the love.
PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN:
– What research says about what donors want
– The five donor love languages
– How to determine your donor’s preferred love language
– How to create an annual donor love (stewardship) plan to attract and retain donors
– How to empower your board to share the love with Gratitude Kits