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 2018.
For more information or to let us know about a customized Build-Your-Own workshop you'd like to see, contact Dunja Kovačević at d.kovacevic at ccednet-rcdec.ca.
Unless otherwise noted, all of the events will take place at:
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9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Price: CCEDNet Members $25 Non-members $75
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Purposing Our Stories: Making Marketable Content
April 23, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre,
1st Floor, 580 Main Street
Securing funding or donations for your non-profit, or marketing your social enterprise to build your client list is crucial to the success of your organization, but staff capacity is limited and you may feel like you're recycling the same grant application over and over again. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to explain all the good things your organization does, or share that work with others in a meaningful way.
Are you worried you're not standing out? Fear not! In this workshop, you'll learn the skills to identify the good stories your organization already has --even if you don't know it--and you'll learn how to utilize them over multiple platforms to create a stockpile of marketable material you can draw from and add to.
Facilitators: Sara Atnikov and Jessica Antony
Unlocking Access: Achieving Barrier-Free Service
What audience do you have in mind when booking meetings, designing programming, and developing resources? Much of what restricts people from participating in meetings and events is not their disability, but, rather, an inaccessible environment. Developing accessibility literacy goes beyond simple space considerations. In this workshop, we will provide considerations for planning accessible meetings and events, provide guidelines to follow for print documents as well as develop an understanding of appropriate and inappropriate disability terminology and imagery.
Facilitator: Heather Hiscock
Build and 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 facilitator(s) will introduce participants to tools for deciding if you’re ready to take on an enterprise, how to clarify your idea, test its feasibility, plan the business model including legal and financial considerations, start-up and then evaluate and strengthen.
Anyone curious about social enterprise will benefit from this half-day session. Non-profit organizations considering the model and economic or business developers wanting to expand their knowledge are particularly welcome. All participants will receive a copy of Using The Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise Development, a great tool to help you think about your enterprise idea.
Facilitator: Frank Atnikov
Understanding Your Ecosystem: Stakeholder Mapping
Have you ever thought about the different kinds of people and organizations that are directly and indirectly affected by your work? By creating a visual, colour-coded stakeholder map, you can quickly see the “ecosystem” within which you work, who your main collaborators and partners are, and where you have your greatest impact. You can also use the information to develop collaborative capacity and shape social impact arguments. In this hands-on workshop, you will construct a stakeholder map for your own organization and then consider its implications for stakeholder engagement, capacity-building, Theory of Change planning, and evidence-gathering for evaluation.
Facilitator: Margarit Roger
Contact d.kovacevic at ccednet-rcdec.ca
for more information on our workshops.