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.
GREEN SUNDAY HOLIDAY MARKET
DECEMBER 8, 2019 10 AM to 7 PM
“Green Sunday” aims to challenge and offer an alternative to Black Friday and mass corporate consumerism by holding space for equitable, transparent and mindful consumption. Space where every item has a story and isn’t contributing to the current climate crisis in the name of profit. Rather, the community here in Toronto will enjoy a lovely afternoon of mindful shopping and good holiday cheer in a space that is inclusive, welcoming, and thoughtfully curated. Encouraging Torontonians to rethink the way they shop this holiday season by showing support for companies that operate with a social and environmental purpose by selling local, upcycled, reclaimed, repurposed, all-natural, eco-conscious, package-free, and ethical goods. In addition to the market vibe, there will be a local climate keynote, a maker space, zero-waste wrapping demos, and the event will conclude with a local artist showcase for the final two hours. From zero waste tools, handmade items, jewelry & clothing, local yummy nibbles, and so much more, you’ll find something special for everyone on your list and feel good about it! This year, give the gift of green!
GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
DECEMBER 11-12, 2019
A two-day interactive and hands-on workshop that acquaints participants with the process of researching, identifying and cultivating relationships with grant-making sources including government agencies, foundations, and corporations. Building a rapport with the point people from granting agencies and understanding the motivations of decision-makers are crucial subjects that will be covered in this presentation. Among the key takeaways of this session, participants will also learn how to construct a compelling grant proposal template that may be used for multiple granting applications. Most importantly, participants will experience a greater sense of confidence and become firmly acquainted with methods to procure the funds and resources that will enable their respective organizations to make progress towards achieving their missions.
SOCIAL FINANCE INVESTMENT READINESS EXPLORATION
DECEMBER 18, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Join Innoweave and Tapestry Capital’s Social Finance Investment Readiness Exploration Session to learn about social finance opportunities and explore how your organization can benefit to enhance your impact. Learn about how social finance benefits social-purpose organizations, the repayable Social Finance Fund — a $2 billion funding opportunity, and the non-repayable $50 million Investment Readiness Program to access investment-readiness services. Plus take part in exercises for how your organization can benefit from social finance.
THE WALRUS TALKS IMPACT 2020
February 25, 2020, 6:30 PM
Seven speakers for seven minutes each, on the new landscape of community action, giving with impact and creating meaningful change. Speakers to be announced.
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE
The 2nd Annual Corporate Partnership Conference (CPC2020) will explore the entire corporate partnership spectrum. From philanthropy to sponsorship to cause marketing…and everything in between. Experts from across Canada will be sharing their knowledge and best practices relating to how charities and brands work together to expand each other’s mission.