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Measurement that Makes Sense: Take Control of the Data you Collec

1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern TimeInfographic with two circular graphs saying "how is information used?" and "what information is useful?"

Whether you’re a social enterprise, non-profit program or collaborative initiative, keeping track of data can be a challenge! What’s important to collect? How do you bring data together to gain insights about what you’re doing, make good decisions and show your impact and value? The Demonstrating Value (DV) framework is a simple and practical approach that can help.

In this 1 ½ hour, hands-on session, you’ll learn more about the DV framework and how to apply it. Using practical examples, we’ll walk through activities in the free-to-download DV guide: Performance and Impact Measurement: Improving your Practices. Time will be set aside in the workshop for your questions and open discussion about the practical issues, challenges and solutions in measurement and evaluation.

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The session is facilitated by:

Cathy Lang, Consultant in Social Innovation and Nonprofit Sustainability (C. Lang Consulting)
Karen Gelb, Research, Evaluation, Knowledge Mobilization Consultant
Bryn Sadownik, Consultant, Evaluation and Learning (Vancity Community Foundation)

This workshop is directed to social purpose organizations (e.g. social enterprise, non-profit organization, impact business) and is suitable for executive directors, program staff, social entrepreneurs and others directly involved in running organizations. Feel free to share this invite link with others you think would benefit. Before the session, we’ll reach out to you with a few short activities that you can do ahead of time to get the most of this session.

Purpose and Profit

Banner that says purpose and profit: inspire, educate, empower. Logo of Fair Finance Fund.12pm to 1pm Eastern Time

Final weekly session takes place on February 3, 2021: Creating an online marketing framework for the force of good

Marketing can be used to achieve your business goals and be a force of good in society. Learn how to build an effective online marketing framework to influence and drive awareness.

Social Entrepreneur & Educator

Kevin Black: VP Business Development, Lee & Maria's
Ran Goel: CEO & Founder, Fresh City Farms

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Campfire Chat: Exploring Common Ground and Working Together

10:00am - 11:00am Pacific
11:00am - 12:00pm Mountain
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central
1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern
2:00pm - 3:00pm Atlantic
2:30pm - 3:30pm Newfoundland

Whether we act as sounding boards for one another, offer connections and advice, or develop full-on partnerships, we are stronger when we work together!

Working together can help us:
•    Get fresh ideas
•    Reduce duplication and maximize impact
•    Develop partnerships and new initiatives

This campfire chat will provide you with an opportunity to explore the overlaps between your policy priorities and those of others and figure out ways to complement one another’s policy efforts in an informal and supportive peer-to-peer environment.  
Please join us on February 11!

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Social Innovation Masterclass Program Coordinator

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) is inviting applications for the position of Social Innovation Masterclass Program Coordinator, supporting the delivery of a newly developing module of CCEDNet’s Community Leadership Program focused on social innovation (SI) and social finance (SF) from a community-based perspective.

$23.51 / hr
25 Jan 2021

Webinar: Policy & Advocacy 101

10:00am - 11:00am Pacific
11:00am - 12:00pm Mountain
12:00pm - 1:00pm Central
1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern
2:00pm - 3:00pm Atlantic
2:30pm - 3:30pm Newfoundland

Community Economic Development (CED) initiatives are, by definition, local solutions to local issues.  Many of us working at the community level are not directly involved in policy and advocacy work on a provincial or national scale.  But, whether we like it or not, our work can be impacted by political forces at play globally, nationally, and provincially.  If we want to make lasting change, policy and advocacy work is vital.  

If you know change is needed but you don’t know where to start, or if you are new to the policy and advocacy realm, then this webinar is for you.  We will discuss public policy and how it works, and go over the key components of an advocacy strategy.  This webinar will be applicable whether your work is at the local, provincial, or national level.

Please join us on January 14!


PowerPoint Presentation

Beyond Co-operation: The Power of Business as a Force for Good

Poster image proudly presenting the sixth annual The MacPherson Talks12:30 - 1:30 p.m. CST

Co-operatives are guided by their principles and values to balance purpose and profits, while serving their members and communities. Our future requires significant action on climate resilience, meaningful engagement in reconciliation, eliminating racism and discrimination, and ending poverty and homelessness. Will the co-operative principles achieve those outcomes, or do co-operatives need to do more? Using Assiniboine Credit Union as an example, Brendan’s talk looks at how the Benefit Corporation (B Corp) designation can strengthen co-operatives and advance a vision of a sustainable future of belonging and dignity for all.

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Presented by

Brendan Reimer is Assiniboine Credit Union’s Strategic Partner of Values-Based Banking. Brendan is also the co-chair of the Canadian Credit Union Association’s Community Impact Committee, and volunteers as a board member with both SEED Winnipeg and the Manitoba Real Estate Foundation Shelter Foundation. Brendan is a passionate educator and organizer dedicated to creating inclusive, fairer, and more sustainable economies and communities and has worked effectively with academia, governments, private sector, and community organizations in advancing that vision.

For more information on Beyond Co-operation: The Power of Business as a Force for Good

The MacPherson Talks honour the late Dr. Ian MacPherson, one of the leading lights of the international cooperative movement. Historian, educator, author, and passionate co-operator, Ian personified the relationship between Canadian co-operative academics and co-op practitioners. The MacPherson Talks are held annually by the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives.


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