Spring Workshops 2018

Registration for spring workshops is now open.

Grant Writing Essentials – Program 10604
Saturday, Feb. 3
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Border Paving Athletic Centre
$40 per person (plus GST); lunch included
Presenter: Tim Haak

Writing funding proposals is a key element in the overall fund development plan for most organizations. In this workshop you will learn how to make this targeted request for support; about the world of funders, their goals and limitations; how to determine if your project fits within a potential funder’s interests; to describe how that aligns with your organization; and where to find additional resources.

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Promoting Sponsors on Facebook and Twitter – Program 10607
Tuesday, Feb. 6
6–9 p.m., Border Paving Athletic Centre
$20 per person (plus GST)
Presenter: Dannielle Street

Participants will learn how to create posts on Facebook and Twitter; increase their sponsors’ exposure as well as sponsorship values; what a hashtag is, how to register it and use it to promote their cause; and how to create a social media marketing plan for a fundraising event.

Introduction to Facebook Advertising – Program 10608
Tuesday, March 6
6–9 p.m., Border Paving Athletic Centre
$20 per person (plus GST)
Presenter: Dannielle Street

Participants will learn how to confidently set up a budget, understand the difference between ad objectives, how to choose the best advertising campaign, and discover what a custom audience is and how to create one.

Storytelling for Non-Profit Marketing Workshop – Program 10605
Tuesday, March 14
7–8:30 p.m., Border Paving Athletic Centre
$10 per person (plus GST)
Presenter: Lana Tordoff

Storytelling is a role every person in your organization can, and must, play. In fact, it’s the only way to ensure that great stories come to light. If everyone understands the role that storytelling can play in an organization and feels that they are valued for their contribution, then you start to build a storytelling culture that positively feeds and supports program development, continuous improvement, human resources, evaluation, marketing, fundraising and more. This session will help you tell your story!

Fundraising successes: Where to start and how to build it – Program 10606
Saturday, April 7
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Border Paving Athletic Centre
$40 per person (plus GST); lunch included
Presenter: Tim Haak

Our goal is to get you started in creating fundraising successes for your organization. After this workshop, participants will know the basics of a sound fundraising plan, how to create a fundraising development team and where to get additional information and resources.

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Tim Haak

Tim currently works with charitable organizations and with organizations that support the charitable sector. Through his company he has provided service to many organizations including the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Descendants Association, the Edmonton People In Need Shelter Society, the Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Society and the Millwoods Seniors Activity Centre. He conducts workshops on a number of topics related to the sector including fund development workshops and grant writing workshops.

Prior to starting his own company Tim Haak Consulting Inc. in 2002, Tim worked for 25 years in the charitable sector with the YMCA, Special Olympics, Lung Association, Alberta Conservation Association and CAREERS: The Next Generation. He was involved in raising funds to support each of those organizations. He has extensive experience in leadership development, program delivery and association management.

Dannielle Street

Dannielle Street, from Street Smarts Media Marketing, is passionate about technology and great products that make people's lives easier. She believes that social media is one of those great free tools we can utilize to improve our business/organization's marketing plans.  She has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience and has spent the last three years focusing on teaching and strategizing innovative digital marketing plans for local small businesses.

Lana Tordoff

Lana Tordoff is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Boys & Girls Club Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area. As a member of the leadership team, she has worked to establish and foster community relationships that serve to elevate profile and create opportunities for growth. Her roots in media and marketing have instilled a passion for creating and sharing a story.

Community Development Workshops

The Tri-Municipal Region Community Development Committee strives to offer informative and educational workshops to residents, and community/non-profit groups in the region. These programs are offered throughout the Tri-Municipal Region and are hosted in partnership with the City of Spruce Grove, Town of Stony Plain, and Parkland County. 

If you have a topic or theme you would like to see brought to your community in a workshop format, please email us.

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