Fundraising Fridays Six-Part Webinar Series to Launch in Alberta on Friday, November 4

fundraising-fridays-imageWhen it comes to nonprofit organizations raising money for their good cause, donors are still giving more offline than on. Not a big surprise – older donors give significantly more than younger generations, and they still prefer their old-timey fountain pens and paper checks. Yet, online fundraising as a proportion of overall revenue continues to increase, year after year. Online fundraising is vital, recurring monthly donations are gaining steam, and fundraising by email still yields about $40 for every 1,000 recipients and this per donor amount increases significantly during the Christmas season and towards the end of the year. To help nonprofit organizations take advantage of increased year end fundraising opporunities, we’ve put together an six-part webinar series called Fundraising Fridays.

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Lethbridge Community Network Receives $325K to Create 29 Technology Internships for Youth Across Alberta

lethbridge-community-networkLethbridge Community Network entered into an agreement announced on October 7, 2016  valued at $325,000 to create 29 paid youth internships in technology and digital skill roles throughout Alberta, with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. The ISEDC’s Youth Internships Program allows youth to acquire technical and soft skills using digital technologies and supports a range of host organizations and businesses that are looking to engage in online activities. Internships are integral to Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy; pairing youth with Information Communication and Technology (ICT) related job opportunities, for over 1000 young Canadians each year. The 29 intern positions are based on 600 hours of work. The hosting organizations are eligible to receive up to $15 per hour to subsidize youth intern wages.

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Do You Know an Indigenous Youth Who is Making a Difference in Southern Alberta? Nominate them for a SAIYAward

saiya-awardsThe SAIYAwards recognize Indigenous youth in Southern Alberta who demonstrates a strong desire and commitment to achieve their goals. These awards are to encourage confidence and help create Indigenous youth ambassadors for the future. For the first time ever in Southern Alberta these awards will recognize and support indigenous youth 13 – 21 years who are contributing to a solution. Recipients will be given an award as well as $1,000 towards future goals and ideas. They will represent themselves and the SAIYAwards as ambassadors for the year. The SAIYAwards theme will be “The Elders are Watching” and will celebrate Indigenous youth who are making a difference in their communities, developing healthy solutions and growing into successful leaders and ambassadors for Canada. The goal of the SAIYAwards is to recognize the amazing contributions Indigenous youth are making to the community.

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You’re Invited to Join a Conversation about the NonProfit Sector’s Role in Climate Change Leadership on October 25

environment The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, along with Alberta Ecotrust and The Pembina Institute invite you to join a conversation about the nonprofit sector’s role in climate change leadership. A panel of experts have been assembled to wrestle with questions such as how to make the transition to a lower carbon economy which represents a ‘third industrial revolution’, and why people are talking about the concept of a ‘just transition’. You’ll hear from nonprofit leaders who are making the connection between climate change and issues such as gender and poverty. You will have the opportunity to apply a climate change lens to your work. Panelists include: Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, Director of the Pembina Institute’s Clean Economy program in Alberta, Krystal Northey, Community Development Coordinator, Women’s Centre of Calgary and Helen Corbett, Executive Director, All One Sky.

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