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
IxDA Expert Workshop: Beyond NPS
JULY 11, 2019, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
They say that “you deliver services the way you evaluate them,” yet most organizations lean on one-size-fits-all metrics, like ‘Net Promoter Score’ as the silver bullet metric to assess impact. To deliver more user-centered services and drive implementation, organizations must find new ways to translate user needs and behaviours into quantifiable and actionable measurements that demonstrate the shared value created. Spoiler: the answer is not NPS 2.0. This interactive Expert Workshop will discuss some of the measurement factors that organizations can use to assess service impact (for the user and the organization) and provide activities and tools to create a shared value measurement framework.
This workshop is for you if…
- You’re a seasoned user experience or service designer with hands-on experience applying service design tools and methods (user research, current and future state journey maps, moments that matter, service blueprints, etc.)
- You’re interested in exploring alternative ways of measuring the value of experiences, from an end user perspective (not just an organizational perspective)
- You’d like to find a way to demonstrate the impact and ROI of your work as a designer
- You’ve attended one too many meetings that focused on improving your organization’s (or your client organization’s) NPS score!
[WEBINAR] I Survived a Toxic Workplace: Insights to Shift your Leadership Practice
JULY 18, 2019, 1:00 PM
Choosing to leave a job she really loved because of the toxicity of the work environment was really tough. In this webinar, Sylvia Plester-Silk will share her story and how she uses this to assist nonprofits to shift their team from conflict to collaboration and cooperation.
- How accountability really counts: Best practices for successful teams
- Conflict isn’t always interpersonal: Getting below the surface to the real cause
- Gratitude Rocks: How to show Felt Appreciation to your team members
- To Trust … or Not to Trust … What is the difference?
- Your energy tells all: How we show up is seen by all
PROPOSAL WRITING: FROM RELUCTANCE TO REWARD
AUGUST 15, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Whether you are a novice or experienced grant writer, this workshop aims to hone your writing skills to help you secure more grant dollars. This 3-hour workshop will walk through the essential components of a proposal, the do’s and don’ts, key writing styles, the budget, and tricks of the trade, along with some interactive exercises. We focus on crafting two essential components: the need statement; and the impact. Bring a proposal you are working on and we can work on improving it.
FUNDAMENTALS OF RUNNING A PRIVATE OR PUBLIC FOUNDATION IN CANADA
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Private and Public Foundations are an important part of the Canadian charity sector. This program will focus on compliance issues with an emphasis on those specifically relevant to running a private or public foundation that is a registered charity in Canada. While some foundations give out a small amount each year – others are giving hundreds of millions. Large gifts might have been $10-20 million a few years ago but are now $100 million and over.
There are over 10,000 foundations (5800 private and 5000 public) and CRA is increasingly auditing them as CRA prioritizes higher risk registered charities with higher assets and expenditures for audits. It is vital that directors and staff of foundation understand their legal obligations to avoid problems such as compliance agreements, penalties, revocation, and directors and officers becoming ineligible individuals.
NONPROFIT DRIVEN 2019
NOVEMBER 27-28, 2019
Ontario’s nonprofit sector is a positive force on the frontlines of community challenges and opportunities, providing on-the-ground solutions to improve people’s lives. We can’t be modest about the profound impact nonprofits and charities have on communities, nor the roles we play in tackling important issues across Ontario. Join 600 nonprofit and community leaders and policymakers at the largest public policy forum for Ontario’s nonprofit sector. Nonprofit Driven 2019 is two full days of interactive and insightful plenary sessions, workshops and networking opportunities to help individuals, their organizations, and the nonprofit sector.