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You Must Remember This: A Musical Journey in Support of The Hope Centre 7:00 pm
You Must Remember This: A Musical Journey in Support of The Hope Centre @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the second annual musical benefit concert taking you on a musical journey you don’t want to miss! There is some incredible talent performing that evening: Roger Wyatt, Peter Shea, Juliete Dunn, and Melissa-Marie Shriner. They will be playing some of music’s greatest hits from some of music’s greats themselves; The Rat Pack, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Damone, Barbara Streisand and many more. All proceeds from this event will go to support The Hope Centre’s free in-house trauma counselling service “Return 2 Hope Counselling”. In 2016, this program assisted 235 individuals from our community work through past and present traumas that have and are affecting their lives and working towards the root cause of what is causing their individual struggles with poverty and homelessness. This event is hosted by The Hope Centre.
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Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre
Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre @ Brock University
Oct 15 all-day
This fun Run|Walk features 10 exciting activity stations! Help save justice using your Spiderman spidey sense, your Wonder Woman lasso or capture villains with the Justice League. Help Batman, Captain America and their friends save the day at fully accessible stations! By donating and participating in the Superhero Run, you are ensuring that the 3,300 children and their families who rely on support from Niagara Children’s Centre are helped when they need it most. This event is hosted by Niagara Children’s Centre.
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Google Analytics for Online Fundraising 1:30 pm
Google Analytics for Online Fundraising @ Online
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Google Analytics is a powerful tool for understanding what’s working, and what’s not, with your online projects. It can also be used as a tool for online fundraising. If your organization has a website, as well as a web page that accepts donations, chances are it is already tracked with Google Analytics. But are you getting any insights from this powerful tool? Google Analytics generates a lot of ‘vanity metrics’ that give an illusion of progress, but don’t help you get better online results. It can also be overwhelming, filled with jargon and strange numbers that don’t make a lot of sense. A second webinar on October 19th will take a more in-depth look at Google Analytics. This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.
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Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website 1:00 pm
Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website @ Online
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A website content strategy will serve as a guide for many of the decisions you’ll make. You’ll know what content you need to develop, what you can reuse or repurpose, and what content is most important. Because it creates clarity about your sites purpose, audience and the outcomes you’re seeking, a content strategy will also guide specific decisions about website design and development. During this webinar, presenters will explore the benefits (which go far beyond content planning) of creating a clearly defined and documented website content strategy. Presenters will look at: Why you need to develop your content strategy before you start any website design or development work. The elements to include in a website content strategy along with the steps involved in building one. Examples of nonprofits who have benefitted from this content-first approach. This webinar is for you if you are new to content strategy and are wondering where – and how – to start your nonprofit’s upcoming website build or redesign. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
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Alzheimer Curl for Memories @ Niagara Falls Curling Club
Nov 4 all-day

This annual event is a pledged FUNspiel! Put a team together with your friends and enjoy a day with door prizes, raffle table, and silent auction.

Top pledged individuals and top pledged team receives amazing prizes.

No experience necessary!

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Join the WAVE – Walk Against Violence Everyone @ Seaway Mall
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am

Join the WAVE this November as you walk to raise funds and awareness as part of Woman Abuse Awareness Month!

When you participate in this event at the Seaway Mall, you will walk side by side with men, women, youth, and children from across Niagara who together will WIPE OUT domestic violence in our communities.

This event is not only a 5 km mall walk, but also a fun beach party filled with great activities… perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Encourage your friends, family and coworkers to put on their craziest beachwear and join us for this fun event!

This event is hosted by Women’s Place of South Niagara.

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Strides2Wellness @ Pathstone Mental Health
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Did you know that there is growing research that being active, or increasing your activity levels can decrease anxiety and depression? Statistics show an alarming increase in childhood obesity due to lack of exercise and poor diet, increasing children’s risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Physical fitness, through a healthy and active lifestyle is why Strides2Wellness began.

This run/walk/roll (wheelchair) is aimed to engage the community in being active and outdoors. Choose from 1km, 5km and 10km options where you will cross the finish line earning a commemorative medal and limited edition swag that gives you bragging rights for your accomplishment. Proceeds support Pathstone Mental Health.

This event is hosted by Strides2Wellness and Pathstone Mental Health.

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7th Annual Sisterhood of Style @ Welland Historical Museum
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

Ticket price includes Sparkling Wine Reception while viewing Celebration of Canada 150 and Niagara Region history items, a unique new ‘Our Voices’ exhibit offering insight into the stories and history of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people artifacts and artwork, Dinner, and Fashion Show by Local Retailers.

All proceeds support the Go Girls programs for young women ages 11 – 14 years run within our community schools which help build strong, healthy futures for South Niagara’s young women.

This event is hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara.

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Niagara Peninsula Homes 2nd Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Niagara Peninsula Homes is hosting their 2nd annual trivia night fundraiser in support of the Niagara Women’s Enterprise Centre (www.nwec.ca).

All proceeds go towards funding the valuable programs that NWEC runs to help women and youth in the Niagara Region learn sector-specific job skills to achieve gainful employment.

There will be dinner, trivia, a raffle table, 50/50 draw, a silent auction, and a bake sale featuring local bakeries. Sign up a table of 8 and get ready for some fun!

All registration must be done in advance, so email Teresa@nphcr.ca or Joshua@nphcr.ca ASAP to secure your table!

This event is hosted by Niagara Peninsula Homes.

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Fundraising & Communications: Building a Sponsorship Proposal That Works @ Online
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you sending out sponsorship packages every week and hearing nothing back? Gold, Silver, Bronze doesn’t work… but what do you use instead? Simply throwing together a bunch of facts about your cause along with a chart with predefined levels is not going to cut it in the highly competitive sponsorship space.

Building a sponsorship deck is a process and it requires your organization to ask some tough questions. In this session, sponsorship expert Chris Baylis of The Sponsorship Collective will show you exactly what you need to do to build a business case that sponsors will want to read.

In this session you will learn:

  • What every sponsorship package must have and what you should never include
  • The end of Gold, Silver, Bronze and what to replace it with
  • The importance of audience data and how to use it to attract sponsors
  • How to engage your leadership and board of directors and get internal buy in
  • Using sponsor feedback to build a sponsorship package and set up the sale
  • Short cuts and time saving techniques for implementation

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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NCF Niagara Leaders Breakfast @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Join the Niagara Community Foundation for the 16th annual Niagara Leaders Breakfast, featuring the release of the Living in Niagara 2017 Report. This triennial report, prepared by Niagara Connects, weaves together data and knowledge to describe quality of life across 12 Living in Niagara Sectors.

During the breakfast, community leaders and Niagara Community Foundation grant recipients will share stories that highlight ways data sharing supports planning to build a stronger future for Niagara.

For information or tickets call 905-684-8688.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.

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