For the Love of NonprofitsName: For the Love of NonprofitsDate: April 10, 2019Time: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM PDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:
The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, is delighted to present For the Love of Nonprofits. This one-day professional development and networking symposium will be held at the Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.
Similar to our Small Business BIG DAY symposium held last October, the day will be (even more) jam-packed with fantastic speakers and presenters. Only this time, it's all about the Non-Profits, Registered Charities, Social Enterprises and Community Service Organizations!
You can book a full day pass or register for individual sessions. We do anticipate this event selling out, so register early to avoid missing out!
8:00 AM TO 9:00 AM
MEET AND MINGLE | SYMPOSIUM WELCOME
Full Day Pass holders or those attending the morning panel sessions are invited for pre-symposium coffee and tea to get the day started. There will be a brief welcome address at 8:45 PM.
8:45 AM TO 10:00 AM
SHOW ME THE MONEY | PART 1: GRANT WRITING & FUNDING APPLICATIONS
In this session, a panel of funding and development specialists will discuss successful strategies for grant writing and the completion of funding applications. Learn how to avoid common application pit-falls and prepare and submit the necessary supporting documentation.
MODERATOR: Cathy Robertson, Community Futures Cowichan
PANELISTS: Jennifer Barnes van Elk, Cowichan Inkwell Grant Seeking and Professional Writing Services; Drew Cooper, Executive Director, Cowichan Sportsplex & General Manager, PacificSport Vancouver Island, and; Linda Roseneck, Director of Advancement, Clements Centre Society
10:15 AM TO 11:15 AM
PANEL: SHOW ME THE MONEY | PART 2: SPONSORSHIP DEVELOPMENT & DONOR RELATIONS
In this session, a panel of specialists will talk about successful strategies for sponsorship development and donor relations. Learn tips and tricks for how to pitch a sponsorship proposal and how to foster long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships.
MODERATOR: Cathy Robertson, Community Futures Cowichan
PANELISTS: Amy Melmock, Manager, Economic Development Cowichan; Sterling Aurel, Sponsorship & Advertising Associate, Chemainus Theatre Festival, and; Chris Spicer, Director of Advancement, Brentwood College School
11:30 PM TO 1:00 PM
SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON | KRISTI FARIHOLM MADER | CO-FOUNDING DIRECTOR, SCALE COLLABORATIVE & PARTERN, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CATALYST
The non profit sector is shifting. The nature of funding has changed and at the same time, issues are becoming more complex and needs are increasing-- 'doing more with less' is not a tenable way to build strong organizations that can create impact. This session will talk about the need for financial diversification and the importance of building enterprising revenue streams: social enterprise, social ventures, performing assets and win-win corporate partnerships.
1:15 PM TO 2:15 PM
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 101 | LISA MOILANEN & NATASHA HORSMAN | BC CHAPTER, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No matter what line of business or what type of organization, or whether you are a community volunteer or stakeholder, it’s important to effectively gather feedback from and maintain positive relationships with your community. In this session, you will learn about an internationally recognized framework to help you design, plan, and deliver community engagement. You’ll also get some tools, tips and tricks to help you get the most value when you lead or participate in engagement initiatives.
2:15 PM TO 2:45 PM
NETWORKING BREAK WITH COFFEE, TEA & DESSERTS
2:45 PM TO 3:45 PM
THE POWER OF PURPOSE | CAROLL TAIJI, | TAIJI BRAND GROUP
Most of us know that a strong purpose is key to a happy, fulfilling life. But few of us can apply the concept to create energized, aligned, high-performing organizations. Creating a purpose-driven brand yields a purpose-driven organizations. The process starts by engaging people in creating a clear message of shared purpose that permeates into the culture and gets everyone moving the same direction. This forms the basis of a blueprint for a strong brand and a thriving organization that attracts and keeps the right people - employees, customers, members and volunteers - for all the right reasons.
4:00 PM TO 5:00 PM
STORYTELLING FOR MEDIA | CYNTHIA LOCKREY | LOCKREY COMMUNICATIONS
We all love to hear a good story. Stories are key to making a personal connection and engaging an audience. This session focuses on how to use storytelling to gain media coverage and engage your audience on social media. I’ll share some tools and techniques to help you get clear on your audience and tailor your story to best connect with them. We’ll look at the traditional and social media landscape, discussing different ways to share your story. Finally, we’ll talk about common challenges using social media (selling not educating, lack of one voice, multiple people posting, boring posts). You will gain the knowledge and confidence to share your stories and be heard!
5:00 PM TO 6:30 PM
END-OF-DAY NETWORKING SOCIAL
Symposium participants and attendees are invitied to the end-of-day networking social. A selection of complimentary appetizers will be on offer and a cash bar will be available for those wishing to purchase refreshments. This is a great opportunity to build on connections made during the day and further discuss program topics.