Posts Tagged: Events

From the Vault: Five Ideas to Borrow for Your Next Conference

This blog was originally posted May 25, 2016. Coming up with new experiences for attendees at conferences can be difficult. What is affordable? What keeps people connected during a break? What will participants talk about after the conference is over (aside from great sessions and speakers!)? I had the privilege of attending this year’s Nonprofit…

Celebrate the people power behind volunteers on Volunteer Managers Day

 “Managers of volunteers work hard to make sure volunteer programs run smoothly. They care about keeping volunteers fulfilled and engaged. And volunteers who feel fulfilled in their roles are more likely to stick to their volunteer commitments. That’s something worth celebrating.” -Volunteer Canada November 5 is International Volunteer Managers Day – an opportunity to recognize…

Guest Post: The Art of Disruption – A Reflection

This post originally appeared on the Tamarack Institute blog on July 25, 2016. Join Tamarack in Toronto this September for the Community Change Institute! Last week, Tamarack’s Liz Weaver and Paul Born hosted a webinar on Community Change: The Art of Disruption as part of a Community Change Webinar Series. In this conversation Liz and…

Five Ideas to Borrow for Your Next Conference

Coming up with new experiences for attendees at conferences can be difficult. What is affordable? What keeps people connected during a break? What will participants talk about after the conference is over (aside from great sessions and speakers!)? I had the privilege of attending this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC) – hosted by the Nonprofit…

How do we create advocates, catalysts, and influencers for the nonprofit sector?

This May, Volunteer Alberta is excited to participate in CACSL Conference 2016: Impact for Sustainability, an exciting conference bringing together community and post-secondary on the topic of Community Service Learning. Our Creative Director, Katherine Topolniski, explains why Volunteer Alberta got involved in the conference: “One of the most exciting trends in volunteerism is Community Service…

Building Strong Communities through Informal and Formal Volunteering

Happy National Volunteer Week! This year for National Volunteer Week, Volunteer Airdrie is celebrating with a Red Carpet Event. As Melanie Taylor, Vice Chair of Volunteer Airdrie, explained: “We are rolling out the red carpet for our volunteers, providing free movie tickets and concession as a thank you for all they do to make our…

Creating vibrant communities starts with you

Building vibrant communities is complicated work. It relies on cooperation, participation, inclusion, and diversity. This means people from all walks of life, in all areas including business, government, community, and nonprofit organizations, must work together. Volunteerism, in particular, has the power to transform your life, the lives of others, and entire communities. As nonprofit professionals,…

What is Intrapreneurism? 6 lessons for adaptation, innovation, and leadership

Recently I had the privilege of being the moderator at a panel discussion on social leadership and intrapreneurism with intrapreneurs Carla Stolte, Ian Howat, and Pieter de Vos presented by IPAC Edmonton. It was an opportunity to gather with curious leaders who are interested in finding out more about what social leadership looks like and…

15 Tips to Get Sponsored – reflections from the Western Sponsorship Congress

I recently attended the Western Sponsorship Congress two day event in Calgary. I met a variety of people, sat in on some amazing sessions, and heard great tidbits from the group chats in the main ballroom. Reflecting on all I heard, I went through my notes and found 15 insightful tips, trends, and insights to…

Guest Blog: Building Successful Partnerships

The following blog is written by ECVO and originally appeared on their website on August 18, 2015. There is a growing demand worldwide from all sectors for greater competence in scoping and managing the partnering process, especially as many of the partnerships we are seeing evolve are non-traditional, cross sector collaborations. Many of these partnerships…