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Fundraising Essentials: Go From Good to Great Fundraising

Whether you are new to fundraising or a seasoned veteran, participate in this workshop to gain new tips and tools to better plan and execute successful and actionable fundraising activities.  Through engaging exercises and sharing of best practices with fellow participants you will:

  • Understand the different fundraising revenue streams, principles & trends
  • Learn how to develop and strengthen your fundraising “story”
  • Build your Fundraising Toolkit

Cost: $70 per person (tax included), lunch provided   Duration: 1 day

Social Media for Non-Profits

Social media marketing is about creating engagement or interaction between an organization and its desired audience. But how should you incorporate social media into your overall communication plan?

This workshop will help you map out a social media strategy for your organization. The session will help you:

  • Understand social media terminology.
  • Evaluate the benefits of different platforms.
  • Define your specific goals and select tactics.
  • Get started on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Cost: $70 per person (tax included), lunch provided   Duration: 1 day

Effective Meetings – Effective Decisions

Non-profit organizations are constantly being challenged to do more with fewer resources. To help them meet this challenge, leaders today must find ways to make meetings as effective as possible.

This workshop will explain adult facilitation principles and their role in meeting effectiveness. It will deliver specific strategies for:

  • Incorporating social inclusion practices.
  • Managing group dynamics and resolving conflict.
  • Generating effective decisions.
  • Assigning accountability and following up on actions.

Cost: $40 per person (tax included) Duration: 1/2 day

These workshops are facilitated by Michèle Brideau, a dynamic and engaging HR and Social Media expert with more than 20 years of combined experience in those fields. Learn more about facilitator Michèle Brideau.

Social Enterprise 101 : Offering Innovative Solutions to Community Issues

A social enterprise is a business with social goals that sells products/services in the marketplace and reinvests its profits into its goals. It can be an interesting model for a non-profit to use, one which comes with its own unique challenges and benefits.

Participants in this workshop will come away with a deeper understanding of what a social enterprise is. They will also:

  • Learn about the opportunities for social enterprise.
  • Understand the risks and challenges.
  • Gain tools to help assess if it would work for their non-profit.
  • Find out about resources to support social enterprises.

Cost: $40 per person (tax included) Duration: 1/2 day

This workshop is facilitated by Wendy Keats and Amanda Hachey, of the Co-operative Enterprise Council of NB (CECNB), who together have over 40 years of experience in the non-profit community. Learn more about these engaging facilitators.

Making the Shift from a Traditional Non-Profit to an Enterprising Non Profit

As a follow-up to the Social Enterprise 101 workshop, this course focuses on the cultural, organizational, and governance changes that need to take place for a traditional non-profit to successfully move into the social enterprise arena.  Through presentations, group exercises, and case studies participants will learn:

  • how to determine if social enterprise is right for their organization
  • how to assess their non-profit’s readiness and capacity
  • how to assess the feasibility of their business ideas
  • the keys to launching a successful social enterprise
  • what resources are available to help develop a social enterprise in NB

Cost: $70 per person (tax included), lunch provided Duration: 1 day

Conflict Prevention and Resolution for Non-Profit Organizations

Conflict in any workplace can have staggering consequences. Non-profits are not immune to this.  In fact, non-profit organizations may face even greater challenges because of a lack of resources, inadequate staffing, unclear lines of accountability, and the involvement of a variety of stakeholders in decision-making.

Attend this workshop if you are a non-profit or social enterprise staff, board members or volunteer who wants to learn about how to prevent conflicts and how to address them if they arise.  Through interactive presentations, group discussions, and case studies the workshop will help you:

  • Identify why and how conflicts arise and what you can do to prevent them;
  • Understand and use interest-based processes and skills that can turn a conflict from a negative experience into an opportunity for personal and organizational growth;
  • Discover practical resources to help you develop preventative policies and practices.

Cost: $70 per person (tax included), lunch provided Duration: 1 day

Financing your Social Enterprise

This half-day workshop focuses on the various models being used by non-profits and social enterprises to capitalize their start up and expansion projects.  Participants will explore traditional means (i.e. donations, grants, fundraising) and be introduced to the newer, innovative capital-raising tools being used by social enterprises today like:

  • Owner/member equity
  • Community and private investment (CEDIF, SBITC, equity-based crowd funding, angels, VCs)
  • Social Impact Bonds
  • Social enterprise loans and loan guarantees

Through presentations, case studies, and small group discussions, participants will assess how these tools might apply to their organization’s needs, structures, and opportunities. They will also learn where to find more information and resources to help them with next steps.

Cost: $40 per person (tax included), Duration: 1/2 day

These workshop is facilitated by Wendy Keats, of the Co-operative Enterprise Council of NB (CECNB), a certified mediator and trainer, who has worked with dozens of non-profit organizations, helping them resolve conflicts between staff, board, volunteers or other stakeholders. Learn more.

Improved Communication: Personality Dimensions

Personality Dimensions is a human relations tool based on leading-edge research, which helps to explain what motivates behavior in people with different personalities or temperaments.  Participants will learn:

  • The 4 different personality types
  • Discover which type of personality  type represents them the best

This new interactive human relations and communications process/model is presented in an informative, interactive, fun and self-discovery format.

 Where effective training and development is essential for meeting strategic objectives – an understanding of personality theory is a very effective tool in facilitating team creation and building; improving corporate communications; enhancing customer service and satisfaction; and in providing innovative solutions to problems by tapping into the creative energy of every temperament preference.

Everyone can benefit from this workshop, including those working in customer service, human resources, upper-management and anyone who must collaborate with colleagues. This tool will be a definite asset to the participants’ work and personal lives.

Cost: $70 per person (tax included), lunch provided Duration: 1 day

This workshop is facilitated by Melissa Irvine, of the Restigouche Entrepreneurship Center. Learn more.

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • LearnSphere Canada
  • Province of New Brunswick
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