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Fundraising for Small Nonprofits 1:00 pm
Fundraising for Small Nonprofits @ Online
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fundraising in small organizations can be crazy-making. It can be demoralizing to hear “XYZ large organization just hosted a million dollar gala. I think we should try host a gala too”. Or maybe it’s the dreaded “I’ve never heard of your organization”. It’s tough to be a small nonprofit where it feels like the large ones have all the advantages. How can you compete? Add to that the many hats you wear and the immense time pressures. Who can fit fundraising in? There is never enough time in the day to do what we want to accomplish, and half the time it feels like our time is sucked up by the things that really don’t matter or that don’t get us results. Enough of that! In this webinar, Cindy Wagman, President and CEO of The Good Partnership will show you how you can leverage unique opportunities of being a small nonprofit so you can stop “competing” and start raising more money. This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

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Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education invites community organizations to attend their biannual VolunteerFEST on January 16, 2019.

Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education recognize the benefits students, staff and faculty gain from volunteering in their community. This is an opportunity to assist members of the Brock and Niagara communities to find volunteer opportunities that fit their school and work schedules, as well as personal strengths and interests.

By reserving a booth, you will have the opportunity to promote your organization to many students, staff and faculty as well as foster a positive community image. This year VolunteerFEST will again be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. A four foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass will be included in a $15.00 registration fee.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Disco Ball in Support of Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

Come and dance the night away to all of your favourite decade hits!

By Request DJs will be your host for the evening as we raise funds for the Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre and their public education and Child Assault Prevention Program.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre.

Community Belonging: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

A community builds what is called social capital when its citizens have a well-developed sense of civic responsibility and generosity that is expressed through their voluntarism and involvement in the community. Read more about the Community Belonging Sector here.

Business of Ageing Niagara Network January Event @ Niagara College
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Mike Drak, co-author of Victory Lap Retirement
Topic: How to Design a Healthy Fulfilling Retirement Lifestyle

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s @ Brock University - Ian Beddis Gym
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Niagara Walk for Alzheimer’s! Wellness & Information Fair, Entertainment by Cory Cruise, Fluffy the Clown, Star Wars Characters, Individual & Team prizes, raffle table, win a TV, lots of family fun!

All funds raised stay in Niagara to support the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Information Session: Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) Request for Proposals @ Four Points by Sheraton
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Proposals are invited from the community for projects that will provide an effective service to address poverty for residents of Niagara.

The Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) seeks to build strong neighbourhoods to ease the enduring impacts, stigma and stress associated with living in poverty. Stronger and healthier communities will provide individuals with social supports and access to the broader factors that affect health.

Applications will be available at from February 4, 2019 to March 1, 2019.

An information session will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Four Points by Sheraton (3530 Schmon Parkway, Thorold).

This information session is hosted by the Niagara Prosperity Initiative.

AGEWORKS – The Art of Ageing Forum @ Niagara College
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all-day

SAVE THE DATE: An assembly of thought leaders, organizations, media and individuals who want to make a difference, reduce ageist attitudes and reshape what it means to age.

Hosted by Niagara College, this two-day event includes 14 dynamic presenters covering a wide range of topics from “Ageing is Changing” to “Laugh Yourself Silly” with lunches by Niagara College Canadian Food and Wine Institute.

Networking events, art displays, and musical entertainment make this forum a must-attend if you plan on ageing anytime soon.

Program and registration information will be shared in the coming months.

This event is hosted by Niagara College & AGEWORKS.


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