Want to Make Your Organization Stronger? These Workshops Will Help You Out!

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Strengthening Non-Profits workshops will help you to

  • Learn skills to make your work more effective
  • Meet local practitioners with expertise who can support your work
  • Network with others doing important work

Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise | May 7, 2015

Are you looking to start a social enterprise? Are you working to help start social enterprise? Or are you someone just interested in expanding your knowledge on social enterprise? This interactive session will explore examples of successful social enterprise across Canada and identify some of the nuts and bolts of how to create a business that will not only succeed along conventional lines but will have social impact.

Additionally, you will receive a hard copy of Enterprising Non-Profit's comprehensive Canadian Guide to Social Enterprise.

Organizations must attend this workshop to be eligible for an enp-mb Social Enterprise Development Grant.

Learn more and register for Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise


Sponsorship Strategies for Today’s Market | May 21, 2015

Let's face it, funding your organization is becoming more and more of a challenge. Becoming enterprising (see above) is one option to help finance your social mission. Sponsorship is another area non-profits are exploring. But while mainstream businesses are taking corporate social responsibility more seriously, often they are looking for more than just logo recognition.

Chrystal Robert-Macey is an expert in the area of sponsorship. She understands the sponsorship experience from both sides and can help guide you on how to meet the needs and expectations of sponsors while at the same time meeting your needs.

Learn more and register for Sponsorship Strategies for Today’s Market


3 wrenches held up in the airTools for Effective Community Engagement | June 4, 2015

So you want to be an organization that is community-led. This means you need to effectively engage the community you are working with. But there are many challenges to community engagement, from increased individualization and isolation to growing diversity and distraction. How can you overcome the barriers to effective engagement, and how do you measure your success?

Join Erin Huck from Health in Common to get hands-on experience with community engagement tools and techniques. Erin has vast and ongoing experience in the field and can help you to develop the strategies you need to collectively build and meet community goals.

Learn more and register for Tools for Effective Community Engagement


Also this spring!

Planning for Your Organization’s Financial Sustainability Series | May 5 & 19 and June 2 & 16

Begin creating a sound financial plan that will help your organization in the long run. Over four sessions, learn about innovative tools for identifying financial and non-financial resources and for making strategic decisions around priorities and programming. Strengthen your emerging plan through ongoing feedback from peers in the workshop.

This session is great for executive directors, program managers, or others who do financial planning for organizations.

Learn more and register for Planning for Your Organization’s Financial Sustainability


For more information

Contact Nadia Kidwai: n.kidwai at ccednet-rcdec.ca | 204.943.0547


Strengthening Non-Profits workshops are presented by Spark, a pro bono matching service of the Canadian CED Network. Financial support is provided by United Way of Winnipeg.