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Climate Communications Manager

Position Type: Permanent
Status: Full-Time
Location: This role will be worked remote until deemed safe to return.
Salary: $53,000 – $56,000
Date Posted: April 21, 2021
Closing Date: May 17, 2021 at 8am

Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

17 May 2021

Remaking the Economy: Core Elements of System Change

Remaking the Economy: Core Elements of System Change2:00pm EDT

NPQ’s latest webinar in their Remaking the Economy series explores a central economic justice organizing question: What does it mean to engage in system change for economic justice? 

This webinar features three practitioners approaching this question from the standpoints of policy and law; communications and culture; and on-the-ground, co-op organizing.

Leading this discussion are three expert panelists:

Camille Kerr is the founder and principal of Upside Down Consulting in Chicago, where she works to build “an economy that liberates us.” One aspect of this work involves support of ChiFresh Kitchen, a worker co-op founded by formerly incarcerated Black women.

Natalia (“Nati”) Linares is the communications organizer for the New Economy Coalition, a national membership group that supports the solidarity economy, and a coauthor of a report published this year by Grantmakers in the Arts on arts and the solidarity economy.

Ricardo Samir Nuñez is the director of economic democracy for the Sustainable Economies Law Center—a nonprofit based in Oakland, California—where he coordinates educational programs, legal services, and policy advocacy that advance systemic change.

This webinar will explore:

  • How do law, culture, and politics reinforce the status quo—and what tools can be used to change that dynamic?
  • When supporting community-owned businesses, how do you balance nuts-and-bolts small business development and maintaining a vision for systemic change?
  • What legal and policy changes have had the greatest positive impact on economic justice? What additional legal and policy changes are most needed?
  • What does art that supports a solidarity economy look like?  
  • How can philanthropy that supports arts and culture engage in systems-change work that addresses root causes rather than just symptoms of cultural inequity?
  • How can popular education support economic system change? What are the fundamentals that we all need to know?
  • What role can nonprofits and philanthropy play in supporting systemic change in the economy? And how can they avoid buttressing the status quo?

Whether you’re a nonprofit leader, board member, or engaged in community-based organizing, this webinar will provide you with real-life examples and lessons learned that can inform your work in your own community.

Register to learn how nonprofits and movement activists are advancing strategies to address the economic and social inequalities of our time!

Register for Remaking the Economy: Core Elements of System Change

The moderator for this webinar is NPQ Economic Justice Program Director Steve Dubb. Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades and has been both a student and practitioner in the field of community economic development. You can send your questions to editorinchief@npqmag.org to have them answered during the web event.

Questions about registering for this complimentary webinar? Check the FAQ page

*The recording and slides of this webinar will be available on the NPQ website 2-3 days after the live event. 

Virtual Workshop: Creating an Internal Advocacy Policy

Promo card for the member virtual workshop on "Creating an Internal Advocacy Policy" with yellow dandelions in the background and a picture of the facilitator Raissa Marks10:00am - 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
* all times in Daylight Savings

Advocacy work can be risky – especially if not everyone is on the same page!  Disagreement or confusion about your position can get your organization into hot water.  Uncertainty about who can speak publicly on behalf of the organization can lead to internal conflicts.

To ensure that advocacy activities are managed in a clear and consistent manner, it’s useful to develop an internal advocacy policy for your organization.

What does your organization do and not do when it comes to advocacy?  What issues do you advocate for?  Who decides which ones are the top priorities?  Who is empowered to speak publicly about those issues on behalf of the organization?   What happens if an employee or board member disagrees with the organization’s position – and speaks out about it?

This hands-on virtual workshop will walk you through the key questions to ask yourself when developing an internal advocacy policy and provide some food for thought on how to answer them!


The Great Transition 2021: Building Utopias

Iconography of people holding up signs in front of a city with trees and bikesOne of the deepest political lessons of our times is that the radical left is undergoing a crisis. We are currently unable to articulate a clear vision for the future. “Anti-capitalism”, “anti-racism”, “Change the system, not the climate”, “Another world is possible”: our vocabulary expresses a negative and defensive political impulse, underlining our incapacity to put forward a positive, inspiring project.

Now is the time to act. The multi-faceted crisis we are going through requires the creation of new utopias. This is why The Great Transition invites you to reflect on alternative models and new political strategies in tune with our current situation. Click here for further details about our conference themes.

This year, we will be presenting over twenty panels covering various themes such as radical internationalism, alternatives to platform capitalism, the political economy of disability and the democratization of unions. Our keynote speakers include Holly Lewis, Asad Haider, Robert Brenner and Arlene Inouye. The theme – Building Utopias – is all the more important today as we seek to imagine and build the world to come.

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Communicating your Impact: Dashboards, Impact Reports and Infographics

Logos for Demonstrating Value, Common Approach, and Vancity Community FoundationMost organizations want to use the data they collect more effectively to make better decisions, support planning and demonstrate impact and value. A ‘Snapshot’ report, whether it's a dashboard, infographic or impact report, is a great communications tool to bring your organization’s data to life.  Participants will learn how they can design Snapshots themselves using the process outlined in the free-to-download guide, Developing a Snapshot: Communicating Your Value.



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