Are you a super-small charity or nonprofit? Our team of dedicated volunteers wants to make you look professional and awesome! We’re seeking small organizations (5 or less staff) who have a very minimal digital presence who will join us to perform an intensive, free one-day makeover of your charity or nonprofit’s online presence.
If you are a Non-Profit leader, Fundraiser or a Digital Program/Support Staff who wants to more effectively engage your donors and promote your cause, contact Henry Urion at SPARXC, 604 442 6947 or Henry@SPARXC.ca to obtain video recordings of the presentations.
More info about the speakers and their presentations
Vu Le, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps
“The role of data in equity and social justice”
The nonprofit sector has seen an increased focus on data, metrics, outcomes, etc. Some of this is due to the complex nature of our work and the difficulty of defining success. The focus on data is an attempt to tame the chaos. However, data can be both very helpful, or very detrimental to the work. The narrow definitions of what constitutes good data and outcomes, for example, can leave many marginalized communities behind. We need to understand how and when to use data, who uses it, and how to apply the lens of equity in looking at data.
Peter Wrinch, Lead Organizer, NationBuilder and former Executive Director, Pivot Legal Society
“Building the Culture to Win: A Deep Look at Non-profit Culture, Structure & Tech – You Always Need to Be Selling”
When Peter Wrinch took over the leadership at Pivot in 2010 the organization was struggling. Despite an incredible vision, a strong community of support, and a great team, the bank accounts were empty, people worked in silos, and the organization was suffering from mission drift. At his first staff retreat as Executive Director, he asked the staff to work with a new style of leadership – one that put each of them at the centre of their own respective areas of expertise. As Executive Director he would supply the tools for their success, but the responsibility for growth, movement, and ultimately Pivot-style social change rested with them. And it worked! Listen to his sage advice on how to sell your organization.
Benjamin Johnson, Executive Director, Frontier Marketing Company
“55 ways to love your donor”
Frontier has recently conducted a study of online fundraising practices among Canadian Christian Charities. They’ll present their findings, which lay out a series of best-practices that can be used to evaluate any charity website, as well as actionable steps to make some of the most critical changes.
EVENTS PLANNED BY OUR COMMUNITY FRIENDS
Ideas Vancouver - Project #1 - Create a social enterprise
We will create a social good. It will be a repeating hackathon. It will be a fun project that builds community. We’ll learn, share, and create. Bring some ideas on what we can create, and what you might be able to contribute. It can be nothing to do with your regular job at all. Want to try your hand at marketing? graphic design? programming? customer discovery? The more, the merrier! Everyone is welcome, creativity encouraged.
The role boards and employees play in not-for-profit financial management is not always fully understood or appreciated. This half-day session will introduce you to a wide variety of financial management strategies and discuss ways to implement financial management tools effectively.
In Recruiting for Keeps Intensive you will explore best practices in developing job descriptions, screening resumes, developing interview questions, and conducting reference checks to proactively attract and recruit high performers to your employee and volunteer roles.
The esteemed “Gala”. Many organizations have one, and some have even called it their signature event. A sparkling room filled with glitz, glamour and capacity, all coordinated with impeccable attention to detail.
But with every event, large or small, come successes and challenges. It’s now time to uncover the “Do’s & Don’t’s of Gala Fundraising”! An experienced panel of experts to share their Do’s & Don’t’s when it comes to gala fundraising and coordination!
The Flipside team will work 24 hours straight from 8am on Thursday October 22 to 8am on Friday, October 23 to design, write, strategize, develop, etc. for charities who need a bit of marketing support. It’s free. No catch.
Learn key strategies to engage your board in achieving its organizational mission by: gaining a better understanding of the board chair’s role;
exploring how to move your board towards a governance model; and
generating ideas for a Board Chair leadership action plan.
September 24 & 25, 2015 is Volunteer BC’s annual training event – VOLUNTEER FUTURES
Volunteer and Non-Profit Sectors strengthen and build communities. In order to succeed and make an impact, we must nurture our networks – share our goals and work together. High-impact organizations build networks of allies, share their expertise and talent with their peers. As we progress in the information age,the savvier our stakeholders become – non-profits must also focus on technology to increase their impact.
This is the event to share the voices of your community, find out what’s happening across the province and collaborate with like-minded partners and learn! Anyone from the general public interested in learning more about volunteerism and non-profits are welcome. Join us!
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