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 Toronto events we think you should know about.
TRAIN THE NEXT HERO: FREE LIFESAVING SKILLS WORKSHOP
AUGUST 10, 2019 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Toronto, ON)
The goal of this event is to teach Toronto’s citizens basic life-saving skills, raise awareness about the importance of knowing First Aid & CPR, and to mourn those involved in the recent Toronto tragedies.
Here is what to expect from this Free Life Saving Skills workshop:
- Observe our professional instructors to learn, practice and master life-saving skills at our different First Aid and CPR stations
- Earn a Coast2Coast First Aid & CPR certificate upon successfully completing all stations
- Receive gift bags when joining our workshops and try your chance to win a prize at our silent raffle
- Babysitting and Stay Safe workshop for children and teenagers to learn techniques on how to be safe when they’re unsupervised
Entertainment for children; entertainers, colouring booth, bouncy castle and much more!
- Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase
[FREE WEBINAR] 10 FUNDRAISING TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL #GIVINGTUESDAY 2019
AUGUST 13, 2019 1:00 PM EST (Webinar)
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. And given the inherent social nature of #GivingTuesday, it’s the perfect opportunity for nonprofit’s to use online fundraising tools in order to leverage all of the social fundraising opportunities that come with them.
CrowdRise by GoFundMe wants to help you get ahead of your holiday giving season by sharing their best tips for successfully using online tools like CrowdRise and GoFundMe this #GivingTuesday. Topics include:
- The power of social fundraising for #GivingTuesday
- Must-have fundraising functionality and features for your #GivingTuesday campaign
- The importance of regularly communicating with your supporters and fundraisers in the months before #GivingTuesday
- How to extend #GivingTuesday momentum throughout the rest of the year
PROPOSAL WRITING: FROM RELUCTANCE TO REWARD
AUGUST 15, 2019 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Toronto, ON)
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.
ARE YOU READY FOR IMPACT INVESTMENT?
AUGUST 20, 2019 9:30 AM to 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM (London,ON)
Alternative Financing for Nonprofits, Charities and Social Enterprises. Charities, co-ops, nonprofits, and social enterprises/entrepreneurs should be aware of the federal government’s plans to “invest $50 million over two years to help social purpose organizations become investment ready and access the new [$755M] Social Finance Fund, set to launch in 2020.” To help local organizations ensure they are ready and well-positioned to receive investment, Pillar is excited to convene our network of social finance funds, service providers, and support organizations who help advise and invest in social purpose organizations to join us for an interactive workshop. If you are running a social enterprise or a revenue-generating program/service that is exploring options for financing and investment (e.g. loans, lines of credit, Community Bonds, and other sources of capital beyond/in addition to grants or donations), this workshop is for you.
FUNDAMENTALS OF RUNNING A PRIVATE OR PUBLIC FOUNDATION IN CANADA
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Toronto, ON)
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 (Toronto, ON)
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.