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. View the webinar recordings here.

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  October 4 – Creston

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    October 18 – Invermere

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      November 13 – Nakusp 
 
 

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

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

Foundations of Excellence: Building a Strong Non-profit
Alan Chell covered topics such as communication, board governance, collaboration and running effective meetings. The session will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the attendees, and includes how to improve delivery on your mandate.

October 25 – Valemount

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 include strategic leadership, board recruitment and retention, risk management, and running effective meetings.

November 16 & 17 – Trail

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