Webinars

Non-Profit Board Training

Organizational Purpose & Planning

Organizational Purpose & Planning

Date: May 15, 2024
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

How is planning connected to the board’s roles and responsibilities? How are an organization’s vision, mission, and values connected to organizational plans? What is included in the plan? This webinar will introduce to you why planning is needed, what it includes, and give you some ideas on how to get started.

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Financial Responsibilities

Financial Responsibilities

Date: May 22, 2024
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

What are the board’s financial responsibilities? How can the board fulfill these responsibilities? What is Financial Management and what does it include? To put it simply, the board has to know what is going on, and ask questions if they don’t! Join for more details and a few activities that will introduce your financial responsibilities.

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Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Large

Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Large

Date: May 29, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

The Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) Large guidelines have been updated and the application process has changed. This webinar will be covering the new Expression Of Interest (EOI), program criteria, answers to frequently asked questions and tips on submitting your CFEP Large application for the July 15, 2024 intake.

Please note that attendance in the webinars is on a first-come, first-served basis, and you are more likely to secure a seat by arriving a few minutes before the 10 a.m. start time.

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Risk Management

Risk Management

Date: May 29, 2024
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

What is risk? What types are there? How can it be assessed and managed? Risk is everywhere, but that just means that you have to spend some time to understand it and deal with the ones that are most relevant to your organization.

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Committees & Meetings

Committees & Meetings

Date: June 5, 2024
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Non-profits have a lot to think about and a lot of work to do. Meetings are where the board gets together to figure out to make its decisions about what work to do and how to do it. This session will take you through the different components of the structure of a meeting and some suggestions on how to think about leadership before, during and after the meeting.

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Building Strong Teams & Effective Relationships

Building Strong Teams & Effective Relationships

Date: June 12, 2024
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Join this highly interactive webinar where you and your fellow participants will deal with a specific board situation, address the root causes, and create solutions. It will provide additional, relevant information that will help you understand why these situations arise, how to deal with them, and ideas for addressing the root causes before they happen.

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Legal Responsibilities

Legal Responsibilities

Date: TBA
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Where do the board’s duties and responsibilities come from? What do board members need to know in order to meet their legal responsibilities? What actions can board members take to help them meet their legal responsibilities? Join us for a live and interactive webinar to find out the answers to these questions, hear what other Not-for-Profit board members are experiencing and test your knowledge of the information that is shared.

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Board Roles & Responsibilities

Board Roles & Responsibilities

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

What is governance? What are the board’s roles? What are the board’s responsibilities? The truth is, there is no one answer to any of these questions. Join us as we help you understand governance from different perspectives. We will start with governance and what it means to the board. Then we will take you through how governance touches the entire organization, the structure of the organization, and the volunteers and staff that work in the organization. You will also have many opportunities to speak directly with others and share your experiences, test your knowledge, and ask your questions from the presenters.

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Understanding Your Legal Landscape

Understanding Your Legal Landscape

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Understanding how laws and regulations affect your organization can be confusing. How do they determine what a board must do? What internal rules can an organization choose to create? This webinar will help you understand how these rules combine to create the legal landscape that all non-profit organizations in Alberta operate in. You will also have the chance to ask questions, see what other organizations are dealing with, test your knowledge and receive additional resources.

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Grant Writing 101

Grant Writing 101

Date: TBA
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

For many non-profit volunteers and staff, grant writing can seem like a time-consuming task in creative writing with the payoff being luck of the draw. The truth is, with steep competition for limited grant dollars, a well-written grant is only part of the success formula. This 2-hour webinar covers core proposal and grant writing skills, how to avoid common pitfalls, understanding what funders look for, and tips on how to maintain good relationships with your funders.

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Role of the Board Chair

Role of the Board Chair

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Why is the Board Secretary an important position on any board? What does the Secretary do for the board and the organization? Join this live and interactive webinar and you will find out the answers to these questions. You will go through the Secretary’s main responsibilities and provide you with some detailed actions that help the Secretary ensure that these responsibilities are met.

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Cybersecurity for Non-Techy Board Members

Cybersecurity for Non-Techy Board Members

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

News headlines remind us almost daily of cybersecurity threats facing business and government organizations that are operating online. Nonprofits are not immune, and they face risks as well if they engage in activities, such as processing donations, event registrations, and store information digitally about their donors, members, clients, and employees. Nonprofit Boards need to be able to recognize the risks associated with operating in a digital environment and how to take steps to protect their organization’s data. This webinar will explain the role of the board in cyber-risk oversight.

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Crowdfunding Campaign Lab

Crowdfunding Campaign Lab

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

The Crowdfunding Alberta Campaign Lab is designed to help build organizations’ online fundraising capacity. Over the course of 3, 3-hour online sessions non-profits will receive hands-on training and coaching, curated resources to reference for ongoing guidance as they develop their own crowdfunding campaign, demonstrations to help find and optimize the platform’s marketing tools, and customized feedback from a panel of fundraising experts to ensure their campaign is market-ready when it goes live.

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Role of the Board Secretary

Role of the Board Secretary

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Why is the Board Secretary an important position on any board? What does the Secretary do for the board and the organization? Join this live and interactive webinar and you will find out the answers to these questions. You will go through the Secretary’s main responsibilities and provide you with some detailed actions that help the Secretary ensure that these responsibilities are met.

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Basic Facilitation Skills (1 of4)

Basic Facilitation Skills (1 of 4)

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Dive into the dynamic world of facilitation with GOA’s Basic Facilitation Skills webinar series! Learn how to guide discussions, manage diverse group dynamics, and drive meetings to meaningful conclusions. Whether you are a beginner or just seeking a refresher, these sessions are tailored to empower you with actionable skills in your non-profit organization. From the key responsibilities of a facilitator to delivering impactful sessions, they’ve got you covered!

Session 1: Role of the facilitator

You are the captain, not just the crew: Understanding the facilitator’s role

Chart your course in the vast ocean of group discussions and workshops. Grasp the essence of facilitation and understand how it’s distinct from presenting, training, and chairing. Get ready to steer discussions to productive shores!

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Basic Facilitation Skills (2 of4)

Basic Facilitation Skills (2 of 4)

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Dive into the dynamic world of facilitation with GOA’s Basic Facilitation Skills webinar series! Learn how to guide discussions, manage diverse group dynamics, and drive meetings to meaningful conclusions. Whether you are a beginner or just seeking a refresher, these sessions are tailored to empower you with actionable skills in your non-profit organization. From the key responsibilities of a facilitator to delivering impactful sessions, they’ve got you covered!

Session 2: Designing and preparing for facilitated sessions – Part 1 – the what

Blueprints of success: Designing for impactful outcomes

Lay the foundations for your session with precision. Understand the delicate balance between process and content, tailor your approach to your audience, and define clear outcomes. Because a well-prepared facilitator is a successful one!

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Basic Facilitation Skills (3 of4)

Basic Facilitation Skills (3 of 4)

Date: TBA
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Dive into the dynamic world of facilitation with GOA’s Basic Facilitation Skills webinar series! Learn how to guide discussions, manage diverse group dynamics, and drive meetings to meaningful conclusions. Whether you are a beginner or just seeking a refresher, these sessions are tailored to empower you with actionable skills in your non-profit organization. From the key responsibilities of a facilitator to delivering impactful sessions, they’ve got you covered!

Session 3: Designing and preparing for facilitated sessions – Part 2 – the how

Tools of the trade: Crafting the session

Navigate the intricate dance of crafting questions and setting the right atmosphere. Whether online, hybrid, or in-person, you become better in ensuring your session’s logistical success. Discover how the right tools and setup can amplify your session’s efficacy.

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Building Consensus

Building Consensus

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Unlock the power of collaboration and discover the art of Building Consensus in the Governments of Alberta’s engaging webinar! In a world where diverse perspectives converge, the ability to make a decision with different voices is a critical skill. Building Consensus is your key to creating synergy, enhancing teamwork, and achieving remarkable results. Join for this interactive webinar where you’ll gain a deep understanding of what consensus means, and how you can navigate the best approach for making group decisions. They’ll guide you through the process of preparing for and leading a consensus-building conversations, providing you with insights, practical tips and tools that empower you to navigate the complexities of group dynamics and succeed. Whether you’re a leader in the non-profit sector, manager, or simply someone who wants to enhance their collaboration skills, this webinar helps you take the first step towards unlocking the potential of your team and your projects.

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Basic Facilitation Skills (4 of4)

Basic Facilitation Skills (4 of 4)

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

Dive into the dynamic world of facilitation with GOA’s Basic Facilitation Skills webinar series! Learn how to guide discussions, manage diverse group dynamics, and drive meetings to meaningful conclusions. Whether you are a beginner or just seeking a refresher, these sessions are tailored to empower you with actionable skills in your non-profit organization. From the key responsibilities of a facilitator to delivering impactful sessions, they’ve got you covered!

ession 4: Delivering facilitated sessions

From start to finish: Orchestrating seamless sessions

Every facilitation journey has a beginning, middle, and end. Learn how to kick things off with confidence, navigate the ebbs and flows of group dynamics, and wrap up with conclusion and clarity.

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Role of the Board Treasurer

Role of the Board Treasurer

Date: TBD
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

The role of the board treasurer is one of the most important roles on the board of non-profit organizations. But what do treasurers do that is so important? Join for a session where we discuss the responsibilities of the Board Treasurers, the various ways that they help the boards, how they perform their duties in small and large non-profit organizations, and how they can best perform in their roles as treasurers.