On April 27th, the Centre for Social Innovation presents environmentalists from all sectors together to tell stories of how they pushed progress, and created change. Tales from the Trenches: Environmental Storytelling from the Frontlines of Progress will feature stories about how for-profits worked to build not only a sustainable world but also a sustainable business, how non-profits found the societal levers to effect change, and what inspired activists to bring the message directly to the halls of power. Featuring: Atiya Jafar, 350.org Bernie Li, Centre for Social Innovation Emily Hunter, Greenpeace Eric Beynon, Carbon X Prize Paul Bubelis, Sustainability Network Rob Shirkey, Our Horizon It’s shaping up to be an awesome night, you won’t want to miss. Looking forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less
Climate change and the state of the environment are two of the most intractable problems the world faces today. Join us for this evening of storytelling, networking, and drinks to gain insight into wh...
The charity sector in the UK in the last 12 months have been under the spotlight in the eyes of the media, public and politicians more than ever before, and rarely for the right reasons. Joe Saxton of nfp Synergy draws on more than 25 years experience in the nonprofit sector to write this blueprint looking at the need to modernise the sector to make it fit for the 21st century. Check out his report at: bit.ly/1RNcYbG ... See MoreSee Less
The charity sector has had 12 months unlike any other it has ever seen. We have been under the spotlight in the eyes of the media, public and politicians more than ever before, and rarely for the righ...
Coming Up! Day-long worksops with Second Revolution Communications on communications planning (May 25) and digital outreach and social media strategy (June 1) for nonprofits - at CSI-Spadina in Toronto. Check them out. ... See MoreSee Less
Second Revolution Communications is pleased to present a hands-on workshop series that builds your marketing and communication capacity so your organization can maximize its public engagement and fu...
15 minute video highlights from a recent forum when we hosted TD's Chief Sustainability Officer Karen Clarke-Whistler here at the Sustainability Network offices. Part of our Enviro-Economic Literacy Project. ... See MoreSee Less
I'm among a handful of environmental leaders featured on April 27 from 6:30-9:00 at CSI's "Tales from the Trenches" storytelling event at 192 Spadina - their new building and our future home. Tickets ($10) required but to get on the guest list, use the "Member/Bond Holder" option AND let me know you are coming for cross-checking. ... See MoreSee Less
A shared platform is an innovative model for emerging projects that fosters collaboration and eliminates administrative barriers, allowing all involved to better focus on their community work. The Centre for Social Innovation produced this guidebook to assist charities and nonprofits to integrate emerging and innovative community projects into their operational framework. Access it at: theonn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ONN_Shared_Platform_Guidebook.pdf... See MoreSee Less
On March 22, 2016, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the first budget of the Liberal majority Federal Government. While the budget made good on the Liberal election platform to focus on economic growth, job creation and supporting a strong middle class, Budget 2016 does not include any new tax incentives for the charity and not-for-profit sector, as has been enjoyed in previous federal budgets. Check it out at: www.carters.ca/pub/bulletin/charity/2016/chylb381.pdf... See MoreSee Less
Join us on Thursday October 20th at the Sustainability Network offices in Toronto for a one-day workshop presenting The Legal Toolkit. The workshop will be hosted by John Swaigen of Ecojustice who has designed the session to educate nonprofits active in the environmental field about the legal tools available to protect our air, water, land, and human health. sustainabilitynetwork.ca/events/the-legal-toolkit/... See MoreSee Less
Hosting Jamie Gamble today he works through developmental evaluation with teams from Environment Hamilton, Hamilton Field Naturalists, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition and Enfluence Social Inc. ... See MoreSee Less
Our Economic Literacy worshop series with instructor Eric Miller launches in one week. Sector leaders from OFA, TRCA, Ecojustice, Tides, IISD, Ivey Foundation, TNC Canada, Pembina, eMERGE Guelph Sustainability, Peterborough GreenUP, Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation and Save the Children Canada will be there. Will you? ... See MoreSee Less
BLUMBERGS' CANADIAN CHARITY LAW BOOT CAMP 2016 Thursday April 7, a one-day workshop dealing with questions that all charities (or potential charities) should consider. The workshop is only offered once a year in Toronto. Details and registration at ... ... See MoreSee Less
Really proud of Nature Trust of New Brunswick, rare Charitable Research Reserve, Nature Canada, Bird Studies Canada, Bruce Trail Conservancy and the Couchiching Conservancy for spending the last two days together at the Ecology Retreat Centre exploring the potential of engagement organizing in building their impact as ENGOs. ... See MoreSee Less
Helping the Gosling Foundation work with nature NGOs and land trusts on engagement organizing for the next couple days at the Ecology Retreat Centre just north of Toronto. Check out Stan Kozak (Gosling), Graham Saul (Ecology Ottawa) and Lindsay Telfer (Freshwater Alliance) in action. ... See MoreSee Less
Launching Your First Peer-to-Peer Social Fundraising Event
This resource contains numerous getting-started tips and knowledge you need to launch your first peer-to-peer fundraising event. “Thon” events can be costly and challenging, but they don’t have to be. This resource will give you an excellent understanding of the planning requirements and potential obstacles involved.
Spitfire’s 2016 Digital S.M.A.R.T.S. Guide Are you struggling to get your organization to value social media, or is it still seen as a side project? Does your leadership understand how digital should integrate into your overall communication strategy, or do they constantly ask you when your next piece of content will “go viral”? If your responses to these questions frustrate you, check out Spitfire's 2016 Digital S.M.A.R.T.S. guide.
Economic Literacy for Environmental LeadersSix Workshops Starting Next Month at CSI-Spadina in TorontoJoin registrants from Pembina, Ivey Foundation, The Nature Conservancy Canada, Ontario Federation ...
In the fall of 2015, the Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL), with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, conducted a study to better understand the current state of leadership development and future leadership needs in the Great Lakes region. The study focused on the following key areas: - How leaders in the Great Lakes think about their role in freshwater advocacy; - What their organizations are doing now to support leadership development; - What gaps need to be filled to achieve significant change and impact going forward.