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Application Deadline: BCM Community Grant
Application Deadline: BCM Community Grant @ Online
Jun 1 all-day
BCM Insurance is launching a Community Grants Program in 2019. With an annual investment in excess of $200,000 their goal is to strengthen local non-profit organizations’ capacity to continue to do their great work in serving Niagara’s communities. BCM Insurance has identified two types of initiatives to support: Capital or equipment that can be sustained on an ongoing basis beyond this funding (maximum $50,000) Special events taking place in the community (maximum $25,000) Only applicants who speak to the Grants Administrator at least one week prior to the deadline will have their applications reviewed by Grant Assessors. The Grants Administrator can be reached at Just send your name and a day time phone number along with a brief description of your project. You will be called back shortly after sending your email. BCM Insurance is asking all applicants to prepare a three-minute video on their project. This way you have an opportunity to share your passion for your organization and project and how BCM Insurance can help ignite that passion. Further details on the video are included in the grant application. This does not need to be a professionally produced video. It can be as simple as one produced on a cell phone. Further details and applications are available online.
Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team 1:00 pm
Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team @ Online
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Leadership comes with a lot of responsibility and a ton of hard work. It is often also laced with criticism, judgment and condemnation from your team, stakeholders and the community. That constant stream of disdain can impact any leader’s confidence. Studies show the best leaders, those who are effective and have a loyal following, have high levels of engagement with their team. Their team trusts them and respects them. As such, their team works well with the leader to serve the mission of the organization. Many leaders have no idea how to develop that level of trust and respect with their team. The way is to lead with your strength of character. However, we are often not taught though, how to develop our character. In this session you will: Understand why your character matters so much in leadership. Spoiler alert: Look at the comments on social media about leaders who don’t have good character. Learn what impacts others description of your character. Leave with a 3-step strategy for developing your character. This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
NextGen Leaders: Ask Me Anything! 1:00 pm
NextGen Leaders: Ask Me Anything! @ Online
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In this AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, Lianne Picot will address questions about leadership in general and in the nonprofit sector from new and aspiring leaders who want to know more about what it takes to lead social change. Lianne will also talk about the potential leadership gap we will be facing in the sector and what senior leaders need to do to future proof their organization. Send your questions anonymously in advance to or have them ready to ask on the day in person. It’s up to you! At this special, interactive webinar, you’ll have an opportunity to: Learn about the potential leadership gap in the nonprofit sector Ask your questions about how to be a more effective nonprofit leader Discover ways you can start futureproofing your organization now This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
ATTCH Niagara Family Fun & Wellness Day 11:00 am
ATTCH Niagara Family Fun & Wellness Day @ Hernder Estate Winery
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
ATTCH Niagara is thrilled to be holding a Family Fun & Wellness Day to launch their new non-profit organization. The goal of the Family Fun & Wellness Day is to promote connection, wellness, and fun for families while raising funds to support the delivery of free and low-cost therapy for people in need of all ages. There will be fun for the whole family, including: Bouncy castle Skyhunters Birds of Prey Exhibit Family Photographs Yoga by the Vineyard A live Preformance from a new youth band, Deadwax Music Lead Activities Crafts Family Games Penny Sale Table Thrifting Section & More! For more information, call 905-684-9333 or email All activities other than penny sale and thrift table are by donation. Suggested amounts will be posted but people can participate regardless. This event is hosted by ATTCH Niagara.
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Annual General Meeting 6:30 pm
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Annual General Meeting @ Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region is having their Annual General Meeting, June 18, 2019, and you’re invited! Hear from guest speaker Dr. William Brown, “Dementia: Hope for the Future.” All welcome, free of charge, light refreshments. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Beyond Grants: Alternative Financing for Your Nonprofit or Charity 12:00 pm
Beyond Grants: Alternative Financing for Your Nonprofit or Charity @ Online
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This interactive webinar will explore ways to strengthen your nonprofit’s and/or charity’s financial resilience with supportive financing tools. Your organization may be looking to diversify its financing options or new funding realities may make it more challenging to continue to serve your mission and communities. ONN is committed to catalyzing improvements in the nonprofit sector’s funding environment, and to facilitating strategic partnerships that increase the sector’s access to capacity-building opportunities. Join ONN and the Canadian Alternative Investment Foundation (CAIF) for a deep dive into financing options that may be used by your organization to achieve its goals and the how-to’s of preparing for financing. Through this webinar you will learn: What is debt financing? Loans, lines of credits, and how nonprofits and charities can leverage tools to support their mission What is a line of credit and when it is beneficial to organizations? How to assess your financing needs & readiness Ways to identify your “borrowing profile” How and when to get ready to apply for a line of credit Bring your questions to the webinar for the Q&A. You can also send your questions in advance by June 15 to Speakers: Financial Manager, Beth Coates, CPA, CA Impact Investment Associate, Rebecca Waterhouse, MPNL This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
Joining a Board of Directors: What Are You Getting Yourself Into? 1:00 pm
Joining a Board of Directors: What Are You Getting Yourself Into? @ Online
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Being a board member for the first time means a lot of things: taking on significant responsibility, doing a tremendous service, and committing to learning a lot of new things. But what does a board member actually do? What are your roles, responsibilities and duties? How much time should you expect to commit? What expertise do you need to bring to the table? Many people join boards without knowing the answers to these questions, which sometimes makes the reality of board membership a bit surprising, to say the least. This webinar will provide participants with guidance about what boards expect of you, and what you should expect from your board. We will cover the fundamentals about being a director, bust some myths, and help to get you ready for board membership. This webinar has the following learning objectives: Understand the basic roles and responsibilities of board members Get introduced to what makes board membership challenging and how to prepare yourself Set your expectations about what you should expect from your board and what they should expect of you This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
Community Support Services of Niagara 19th Annual General Meeting 1:30 pm
Community Support Services of Niagara 19th Annual General Meeting @ Welland International Flatwater Centre
Jun 20 @ 1:30 pm
Community Support Services of Niagara invites you to attend their 19th Annual General Meeting. Doors open at 1:00, meeting begins at 1:30. Light refreshments to follow. Please RSVP to Lisa at or call 905-682-3800 ext. 31 by Thursday June 10, 2019.

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