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Putting Research into Action in Hinton

On September 29, Volunteer Alberta, Mount Royal University, and the Alberta Rural Development Network were in Hinton presenting about ways nonprofits could take research about social enterprise, governance, and philanthropy and turn that research into action in their own organizations.

Sarah Burns wrote an article about the event, saying:

A non-profit researcher told a small group of Hinton’s non-profit organizations that just doing good work is not enough anymore.

Keith Seel, Dean of Foundational Learning at Bow Valley College and former Director of the Non-Profit Studies Institution at Mr. Royal University, laid out some realities at a Sept. 29 workshop titled So What.

“You need to demonstrate what outcomes you have had in the community you serve when you go looking for funding,” said Toby Rabinovitz, Program Manager for Volunteer Alberta, who worked with the local Volunteer and Information Centre to bring Seel and his presentation to Hinton.

“The government is being more selective about who they give money to and while you may think you are doing a good job, so does the other 10 organizations looking for the same pot of money.”

Read the full article here

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