Canadian CED Network’s Strengthening Non-Profits Workshops are back. Register for these workshops today!

Effective Tools for Facilitation

May 11, 2016   Many people underplay the role of a facilitator. A great Facilitator is generally not noticed, but the work and accomplishments are remembered. Unfortunately when there is poor facilitation, it is often all we notice. The cost of poor facilitation is participant frustration and ideas or decisions that are often inadequate of limited. This workshop will focus on some basic skills in facilitation so they will remember the work, not you!

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Build & Grow your Social Enterprise

June 1, 2016   This workshop will explain what social enterprise is and what it’s not, then lead participants through an overview of the typical steps in an enterprise’s early development. The facilitators will introduce participants to tools for deciding if you’re ready to take on an enterprise, how to clarify your idea, test its feasibility, plan the business model including legal and financial considerations, start-up and then evaluate and strengthen.

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Collaborating with Business For Social Transformation

June 8, 2016   Why are businesses becoming involved in community collaborations? What are the various roles that they can play? What are the factors that contribute to the success of business/non-profit collaborations? What are the principles, challenges and processes for establishing successful collaborations with the business community? How do you make the case to business? How can you evaluate your own organization’s readiness to collaborate with business? Using lecture, storytelling, discussion, video, and group exercises, this workshop addresses these questions and more.

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Ideas and Best Practices for Awesome Nonprofit Design

June 22   Nonprofit organizations need to cut through the clutter of a busy graphic landscape. This workshop will cover best practices and tools that nonprofit administrators and communicators need to know. Whether it’s a postcard, annual report, brochure, or website, good graphic design will help you connect with your members, your donors, and the media. We will start the workshop discussing, in plain English, the importance of layout, fonts, colour, photography and other graphic design principles for your work. After this, we will look at what the popular website and social media platforms are, and delve into a few easy to use options that could be a good for for your organization.

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Getting the Word Out: Public relations for your organisation

June 29   Every organization has a story to tell: how it’s serving its community, how it’s helping people in need or raising the profile of a specific issue or cause. With limited resources and time, the choices can feel overwhelming. Do you need local media to help tell your story, or is it best told by you through the variety of social media channels? Or do you need street-level, guerrilla marketing tactics? Likely a mix of one or more of the above!Join us for this hands-on workshop where we’ll work through a real marketing/PR challenge and give you the insights on the low cost tools to promote your organization.

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