It’s been a season of pivoting. We at Spark are getting used to working remotely and learning how to bring organizations and volunteers together meaningful ways online.
And speaking of the online, we’ve been busy the past two months on our LinkedIn and Facebook pages. If you’ve gone analog this summer or have been following along but want a refresher, check out what we’ve been up to in the links below!
- Spark match! Wolseley Family Place matched with Candace Karhut and Jessica Leon D’Toste from f-BLOK architecture inc. F-BLOK will work with Wolseley Family Place staff and participants to brainstorm potential improvements to WFP’s office and programming space. The architects will help determine what is physically possible in terms of modifications and renovations, then create and present options – complete with schematic drawings and associated costs. (LINK)
- Gen is back! A re-introduction (LINK)
- Article of the Week: Integrating Individual and Organizational Well-Being by Alana Cookman and Gayle Karen Young Whyte
- Match outcome blog: A Swimming Success (LINK)
- Article of the Week: What it takes to be an ‘Abundant Leader’ by Garima Deveshwar-Bahl
- Spark match! Fireweed Food Co-op matched with Regan Windsor, who will use her extensive experience in finance to review their bookkeeping and financial policies.This year Fireweed received funding to pilot a local food hub, and with this expansion of their budget, they have asked Spark for an expert in finance so they can move ahead with confidence. (LINK)
- Article of the Week: The Pitfalls of Running a Mentorship Program by Ian Fisk
- Article of the Week: The Heffington Post: 4 things a dance guru about leading video meetings by Marjory Garrison
- Volunteer Spotlight! Kelly Thibodeau (LINK)
- Article of the Week: Bringing Organizational Well-being to Life by Linda Mitz Sadiq
- Spark City! Regenesis Centre for Recovery (LINK)
- Article of the Week: Productivity at the Cost of Wellbeing by Manak Matiyani
- Shared: Community of Big Hearts podcast with guest Alexandra Blinder. In this episode, Alexandra discusses Spark and why she finds volunteering through our program valuable (LINK)
- Shared: Winnipeg Foundation grant deadlines (LINK)
- Article of the Week: Why Most Annual Performance Reviews Suck and How We Can Make Them Better by Vu Le
- Spark match! The John Howard Society of Manitoba is working with Story Point Consulting‘s Roxanne (Greaves) Tackie and Rochelle Greaves. Story Point has done an analysis of the data JHS has from its fundraising efforts and from that, they prepared recommendations on how to organize the data so it can be put to use in a more meaningful way. (LINK)
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