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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.

Work and Employment: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 31 @ 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.

The sustainability of a community is reliant on the employment of its citizens and putting their talents and human capital into creative and purposeful work. Read more about the Work and Employment Sector here.

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.

Government Funding for Hiring and Training Staff @ Online
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In this webinar, Mentor Works will cover the top trends in government funding and the elements organizations should be aware of when they’re considering various incentive programs. Participants will learn key tactics to develop a funding plan, as well as details on some of the top hiring and training grants available to Canadian organizations.

Learn how to develop your workforce with government funding. Receive insight on how to:

  • Explore the government funding landscape and key funding elements
  • Discover wage subsidies for hiring interns, summer students, and recent graduates
  • Learn how to access training grants to bridge skill gaps and develop employees

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Introducing the 2019 CharityVillage Salary and Benefits Report @ Online
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CharityVillage is pleased to be releasing a brand new, fully updated edition of their popular Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report – the most comprehensive of its kind in the country!

This webinar will give you a basic introduction to the report, unveil the executive summary, and will provide tips and pointers on how to read the report and interpret the data.

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.


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