The College of the Rockies and Selkirk College joined with the Columbia Basin Trust to provide workshops on privacy and record-keeping, board governance, leadership, financial management and fundraising for non-profits. Some workshops will also feature an additional one hour session on transitioning to the new Societies Act provided by Law for Nonprofits – see below for details.

College of the Rockies — Board Basics: Governance
Are you seeking a better understanding of a board’s role within a non-profit organization? Join instructor Patty Vadnais, Executive Director of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce, to map out the functions of governance, how a board of directors facilitates those functions and understand director responsibilities.

October 5 – Kimberley
College of the Rockies – Kimberley Campus
$10 + gst. Register by calling 250.427.7116 or here.
October 4 – Creston
College of the Rockies – Creston Campus
$10 + gst. Register by calling 250.428.5332 or here.

 

College of the Rockies — Funding Essentials
Join instructor Michelle Rievaj to cover the fundamentals of grant funding, including opportunities, tools and resources, writing strategies, evaluation and reporting. It will also touch on other sources of funding that will help to create financial stability for your non-profit organization.

October 11 – Creston
College of the Rockies – Creston Campus
$10 + gst. Register by calling 250.428.5332 or here.
October 18 – Invermere
College of the Rockies – Invermere Campus
$10 + gst. Register here.

 

Selkirk College — Putting “Fun” Back Into Fundraising
Many charity and non-profit leaders find themselves in a fundraising role with little or no training. Join fundraising expert Lorna Visser of Carmanah Strategies as she takes you through the basic principals of fund development and donor motivation as well as helping you overcome fears about raising money for your good cause.

October 19 – Kaslo 
Selkirk College – Kaslo Learning Centre
$10 + gst. Register here.

Selkirk College — Non-profits and How They Work: Meeting the Challenge of Good Governance and Strategic Leadership
Are you on the board of a society, charity or community-based group? Do you struggle with understanding your role and how you can best fulfill your assignments? Join instructor Val Mayes to learn about available tools and resources to help you do the best possible job. Key topics will include strategic leadership, board recruitment and retention, risk management, and running effective meetings.

October 19 & 20 – Nakusp
Selkirk College – Nakusp Learning Centre
$10 + gst. Register here.

Law for Nonprofits – Societies Act 101
Has your Society transitioned to the new BC Societies Act? If you need a little extra help, for Societies Transition 101 is for you.

October 20 – Nakusp 
Selkirk College – Nakusp Learning Centre
Free. Register here.

Valemount Workshop — Foundations of Excellence: Building a Strong Non-profit
Join instructor Alan Chell for a three hour interactive evening session that will cover topics such as communication, board governance, collaboration and running effective meetings. The session will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the attendees. You will want to attend if you are a part of non-profit that has questions or wishes to improve delivery on your mandate.

October 25 – Valemount
Best Western Valemount
Registration information coming soon

Selkirk College — Putting “Fun” Back Into Fundraising
Many charity and non-profit leaders find themselves in a fundraising role with little or no training. Join fundraising expert Lorna Visser of Carmanah Strategies as she takes you through the basic principals of fund development and donor motivation as well as helping you overcome fears about raising money for your good cause.

November 13 – Nakusp 
Selkirk College – Nakusp Learning Centre
$10 + gst. Register here.

Selkirk College — Non-profits and How They Work: Meeting the Challenge of Good Governance and Strategic Leadership
Are you on the board of a society, charity or community-based group? Do you struggle with understanding your role and how you can best fulfill your assignments? Join instructor Val Mayes to learn about available tools and resources to help you do the best possible job. Key topics will include strategic leadership, board recruitment and retention, risk management, and running effective meetings.

November 16 & 17 – Trail
Selkirk College – Trail Campus
$10 + gst. Register here.

Learn more about the Columbia Basin Trust Non-Profit Advisors Program here.