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Not For Profit Workshop



Make Your Organization Stronger! Come participate in multiple learning labs, presentations, networking, and a health break - Lunch provided


A new format this year has the morning consisting of your choice of 3 out of 6 learning labs with presentations on useful information that you can take back to and put into process in your organization. Why not bring another member from your organization to attend the other 3 sessions so no information is missed!

After a delicious lunch, you learn of changes to Community Foundation Grey Bruce’s granting, a funding opportunity for organizations who are involved in social enterprise, then Joan Chandler teaches us how storytelling can benefit our organizations.

All this for only $25 per person*. Register and pay online to reserve your place! 
Important to note:

*Registration accepted only online, no registration or payment taken at the door.
*There is no half-day pricing and no refunds
*Community Foundation Grey Bruce aims to reduce its carbon footprint as much as possible so please bring your own water bottle and coffee mug
*Wear or bring comfortable shoes for our 10-minute Health Break indoor walk
* Post a NFP Classified Ad! (ask for or offer assistance, mentorship or partnership, etc) Bring your ad ready to post on the wall 


About this Event

8:30 am - Registration

Morning Sessions:

9:00 am - Learning Lab #1

Session A: Cybersecurity Threats – Prevention vs. Cure

Presenter: Steve Brown - Manager, Cybersecurity, BDO

Is your organization safe? Cybersecurity will remain a serious problem for decades to come, as attackers become more sophisticated and networks more complex.

Session B: Successful Fundraising case studies

Presenters: Colleen Seaman, OsHare & Emily Morrison, LaunchPad Youth Activity and Technology Centre

Learn how 2 organizations planned, implemented and thanked funders for their successful fundraising.

9:45 am - Learning Lab #2:

Session C: Strategic Management for NFP leaders

Presenter: Stuart Reid, Executive Director, Community Foundation Grey Bruce

Executive Directors and NFP leaders - stay on mission with Strategic plans, leading with strategy, organizing to-do list

Session D: Marketing 101

Presenter: Sarah Haefling, Community Outreach Officer, Community Foundation

5 Essential Steps to creating your effective marketing plan and a dive into mastering social media marketing

10:25 am - Break

10:45 am - Learning Lab #3

Session E: Cultural Awareness in the Not for Profit World

Presenters: May Ip, Pathways Development Officer & Trish Meekins, Nikaanaganaa Counselling & Learning Centre

Building better relationships with First Nations, newcomers and immigrants - affecting hiring, volunteers, partnerships, project implementation

Session F: Mental Health in the NFP workplace

Presenter: Charlotte MacFarlane, Mental Health Works

Did you know that 1/3 of workplace leave of absence is due to mental health reasons? How does this affect your organization?

11:30 am - Health Break!

Walk the Bayshore indoor track with us!

11:45 am - Lunch

12:30 pm - Welcome! 

12:45 pm - Investment Readiness Program

With Elly Green - SENCO

1:15 pm - CFGB Granting Updates & Financial Requirements

Understanding Accounting terminology

Presenter: Vicky Watson, BDO

2020 Foundation Grant Application Updates

Presenter: Wendy Bachiu, Grant Co-ordinator

1:40 pm - How storytelling can benefit your organization

Presenter: Joan Chandler, Artistic Director, Sheatre

2:45 pm Wrap-up 

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