2017 Strengthening Non-Profits Workshops in Winnipeg

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The Canadian CED Network hosts a number of "Strengthening Non-Profits" workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics identified through engagement and consultation with our members and partners. Check out the following offerings in 2017. For more information or to let us know about a customized Build-Your-Own workshop you'd like to see, contact Jenna Drabble at jdrabble at ccednet-rcdec.ca.

2017 Strengthening Non-Profits Workshops

Planning for Your Organization's Financial Sustainability

4 Wednesdays, February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Register for Planning for Your Organization's Financial Sustainability

This half-day workshop will teach participants about the foundational models for conflict resolution and how to respond to the conflicts that inevitably arise when working in a community setting. Whether it is an interpersonal issue or you are 3rd party to a conflict, this workshop will equip you with the tools to assess a conflict and determine the most appropriate response. Participants are invited to bring low intensity examples of conflicts they are dealing with in their work and use the opportunity of this interactive workshop to talk through challenges and approaches. Participants will also learn about Mediation Services, a community resource, and how it can support the work of community groups.

FACILITATORS: Sarah Leeson-Klym and Brendan Reimer


Build & Grow Your Social Enterprise
Build & Grow Your Social Enterprise

Monday, February 27 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Register for Build & Grow Your Social Enterprise

Non-profits and social entrepreneurs are increasingly considering social enterprise – a blended value model where business methods are put to work achieving social impacts. This workshop will explain what social enterprise is and what it’s not, then lead participants through an overview of the typical steps in an enterprise’s early development. The facilitators will introduce participants to tools for deciding if you’re ready to take on an enterprise, how to clarify your idea, test it’s feasibility, plan the business model including legal and financial considerations, start-up and then evaluate and strengthen.

FACILITATORS: Sarah Leeson-Klym and Gilbert Dion


Community Development as Community Organizing: Building People Power for Social Change
Community Development as Community Organizing

Friday, March 10 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Register for Community Development as Community Organizing

What does it mean to "organize"? How do we gain "people power" and put it to use?  The answers to these questions can help people in communities of all types identify and carry out effective strategies for achieving social change on scales big and small. While organizing is often associated with political parties and issue-based social movement organizations, community development actors can also benefit from thinking strategically about the resources and opportunities that exist within their political landscapes.

FACILITATOR: Joe Wasylycia-Leis


The Power of Story: A Toolbox for Action

Wednesday, April 5 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Register for The Power of Story​The Power of Story: A Toolbox for Action

Stories are a powerful way to connect, to engage, and to motivate people to take action. This three-hour workshop is designed to give organizations the tools they need to: discover the stories that convey the raison d’être for their existence, share the impact they have in the community, use stories as a strong call to action. Participants will get hands-on practice, listen to great examples of powerful storytelling, and take away tools that will help them shape their story for different audiences.

FACILITATOR: Cate Friesen


Stronger Outcomes Statements for Better Results
Stronger Outcomes Statements for Better Results

Wednesday, May 3 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Register for Stronger Outcomes Statements for Better Results

Strong, well-written outcomes can focus your program’s activities and make it easier to evaluate your effectiveness. In this half-day workshop, you will get step-by-step guidance in writing practical, measurable outcomes so that you can better communicate your goals to stakeholders. You will find out about different ways of organizing outcomes, and learn how to use performance indicators as supporting evidence to illustrate your successes.

FACILITATOR: Margerit Roger


Understanding Fundraising
Understanding Fundraising

Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Register for Understanding Fundraising

Strong, well-written outcomes can focus your program’s activities and make it easier to evaluate your effectiveness. In this half-day workshop, you will get step-by-step guidance in writing practical, measurable outcomes so that you can better communicate your goals to stakeholders. You will find out about different ways of organizing outcomes, and learn how to use performance indicators as supporting evidence to illustrate your successes.

FACILITATORS: Mikuska Group Inc. - Laura and Julie Mikuska ​

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