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This course bundle offers both the Sponsorship Packages + Program Evaluation at a reduced rate. Have your team take both of these learnings together for a broader picture of how your organization can use sponsorship opportunities and program evaluation data to make those tough decisions when shifting to online events.  Reduced rate: $10 off if you take the course bundle! Read more about each course below: Sponsorship Packages: How Non-Profits Can Build Successful Partnerships Program Evaluation: How Non-Profits Can Measure Impact & Inform Decisions Read More

When we can’t host conferences, dinners, fundraising galas, or any in-person events anymore—we go digital! Fundraising and community outreach can and should still continue, even now. But how do we do this virtually? Take this course to find out.   This course will help you Offer your team concrete ways to garner sponsorship for online events. Learn to identify the right sponsors- your list has likely shifted in this digital age! Prepare and plan to build long-term sponsorship relationships. Use our sponsorship package template to make an impactful pitch.   About the course contributors   Leah Chang | Lead Instructional Designer & Subject Matter Expert Leah is the mastermind behind Leah Chang Learning Inc. and an advocate for improving how people work in non-profit and corporate organizations. Having been a non-profit employee, volunteer, and board member, she sees the value of supporting people with the learning they need to deliver and grow. “Reaching out to new sponsors can be a daunting task for a new board member or even for executive directors. Today, there’s even more uncertainty as we shift to more digital events, and we can all benefit from learning how to engage sponsors in online spaces. We designed this course to give you the confidence and funding you need to keep doing the important work you do.” You’ll often find Leah giving away knitted projects, walking in the rain, or dreaming of owning chickens. Stephen O'Shea | Subject Matter Expert Stephen is an Arts Administrator (Executive Director of the Arts Council of New Westminster) and musician (founding member and bass player of international touring New Wave band You Say Party). He has spent many years building community connections in support of arts events and festivals.“This course will help you see that seeking sponsorship goes beyond the package you’re putting together. We built it so that you’ll see the benefit of connecting with the people behind the businesses supporting events”In his spare time, Stephen experiments with analog synthesizers and battles frustration by MIDI. Ryan Valley | Instructional Designer Ryan of Great Minds eLearning Studio has worked with many grassroots community groups and non-profits to improve their communications efforts. Thanks to his community involvement, he developed a passion for supporting non-profits in securing the resources they need to advance their important missions. “This course is a straightforward and honest guide to help you build fruitful partnerships with sponsors. You learn what’s successful, and just as importantly, what to avoid!” In his free time, Ryan enjoys listening to audiobooks, watching sunsets at the beach, and spending quality time with his cat. Shane Toevs | Course Outline Designer Shane has been consulting with corporations and established businesses in the learning and development field for over 25 years. His primary focus is the design and development of immersive interactive online training. The opportunity to contribute his skillset toward creating high quality educational materials for non-profit organizations was too good to pass up. He’s enjoying life as a Vancouverite: running the seawall, volunteering and supporting his community. He teaches private lessons in Mandarin Chinese to keep his language skills fresh. Read More

We’re all trying to figure out how best to fundraise and continue providing valuable programs in a time of social distancing. Now more than ever it’s essential to measure if programs contribute meaningfully to our mission and our community. If our programs miss the mark, our non-profit does too.   Who should take this course? Non-profit employees, executive directors, committee chairs or volunteers, and board members. In fact, any supporter of a non-profit organization interested in making the most impact with the resources at hand would benefit from this course. About the course contributors   Leah Chang | Lead Instructional Designer Leah is the mastermind behind Leah Chang Learning Inc. and a champion for using evidence-based ways to change how we work for the better. Having been a non-profit employee, volunteer, and board member, she sees the value of supporting people with the learning they need to help an organization deliver on its promises and continue to grow. “It can be awkward for high performing employees, new board members, or even experienced volunteers to accept that ‘well, we’ve always done it that way and that’s always been enough.’ This course is perfect for anyone in any level of involvement to take and to begin evaluating as a team with the same core principles in mind. Embracing program evaluation collaboratively makes it fun, successful and universal.” Leah loves to plan long cycling trips in remote places. Ask her about her many encounters with bears.   Bernadette Andrade | Primary Subject Matter Expert Bernadette is an evaluation and assessment guru and project manager with 15 years’ experience in higher education (Capilano University). She has worked with multiple departments and programs in establishing their own assessment plans and processes, which only stokes her own passion for evaluation. “It might not seem like the sexiest topic, but evaluation and assessment are integral in every organization. It’s more important than ever for us to rely on empirical evidence to grow. If set up correctly, assessment should be a simple addition to our regular roles. It’s also a great collaboration tool to bring teams together一something you’ll see in the course.” Her favourite thing is to wander around neighbourhoods in the city to explore coffee shops and restaurants. Ryan Valley | Instructional Designer Ryan of Great Minds eLearning Studio has worked with many grassroots community groups and non-profits to improve their programs, training, and communications efforts. Through his community involvement, he developed a passion for supporting non-profits in advancing their important missions. “This is the course I wish I had when I was just starting to work in the community. This crash course walks you through how and why to create an evaluation plan, a key skill for anybody actively involved in managing or running a non-profit program.”In his free time, Ryan enjoys listening to audiobooks, watching sunsets at the beach, and spending quality time with his cat.   Stephen O'Shea | Secondary Subject Matter Expert Stephen is an Arts Administrator (Executive Director of the Arts Council of New Westminster) and musician (founding member and bass player of international touring New Wave band You Say Party). He has over 15 years experience of asking himself: Why didn’t that work and how could we make it better next time? “Evaluation is the key to knowing how to improve your programs, events, and services. By asking the right questions, you can be sure your efforts will lead to bigger impacts and better storytelling.” Stephen likes to ride transit as he feels it’s the chariot of the proletariat. Read More

These unprecedented times mean we’re emailing our constituents more than ever! Are you sure your organization is compliant with CASL?    If you have new staff, incoming summer students, or new digital tools, this course will help you confirm if you’re doing it right.     Who should take this course? Non-profit staff, volunteers, board members or anyone involved in fundraising, marketing or communications.   This course will help you Refresh your awareness of CASL and ensure the entire team knows what it means to comply. Feel more confident as you shift to 100% online fundraising and digital events. Set your team up for success and avoid sending email campaigns to unsubscribes!   About the course contributors   Leah Chang, Subject Matter Expert & Lead Instructional Designer Leah is the mastermind behind Leah Chang Learning Inc. and a non-profit CRM implementation and staff enablement consultant. In a past life she was a Marketing Communications Specialist and wrote and sent countless newsletters, fundraising campaign emails (and did a lot of head scratching about CASL when it came out). “I wish I had taken this course when I was new to non-profit communications. It would have made my job so much easier!” Today, in her volunteer roles on nonprofit boards, she sees the value of ensuring that the operational team receives the training they need to comply with Canadian law, and maintain the trust of the community. In her spare time she tends her fledgling orchard and teaches open-air composting to community garden groups. Kimberley Ong, Subject Matter Expert Kimberley is a Marketing Automation / CRM specialist and proud #emailgeek. With several years of experience in advertising and SaaS, Kim is passionate about creative technology and disruptive industries. “Anyone who works or volunteers with a non-profit or sends emails needs a rudimentary understanding of  CASL. This is a fun and interactive way to learn, and will help your organization gain a better understanding of what you can and can’t do.” In her spare time, she enjoys staying active, climbing mountains, and eating tacos to offset all that exercise. Sheri Eastman, Instructional Designer Sheri is an experienced learning professional with over thirty years developing content for online, face-to-face and blended learning events. She offers educational consulting, curriculum development and learning strategy for private and public organizations. “I loved learning more about CASL both as a consumer of email and as a volunteer at several non-profit organizations. Now I really understand the fine print.”In her spare time, Sheri enjoys practicing yoga, kayaking, cooking and being walked by her dog, Kola. Raquel Montes, Course Builder Raquel is a workshop facilitator and experienced Software Developer happily exploring the intersection between education, learning design and technology. “As a non-profit employee, it was super helpful to learn about all the grey areas where CASL is concerned. We lay it all out in this course, in a fun and easily digestible format, so non-profit organizations can comply and keep their members happy.”In her spare time, she likes biking, exploring Vancouver Harbour by boat, and keeping her cat awake, most likely against his will. Read More

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