From Sponsorships to Partnerships

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (3:00pm ET)
Creating incremental revenue sources and delivering value for all stakeholder groups. This webinar will walk through the steps for developing and implementing successful strategic partnerships.

Laura Richard, Tack10 Strategy
From Vancouver 2010 to Free the Children, RBC to Telus and PotashCorp to Deloitte; Laura’s teams have introduced a new way to connect and drive engagement for over 40 leading brands. Laura’s passion and expertise is pushing brands and properties to think past the status quo and develop meaningful strategic partnerships.

Her integrated approach ensures partnerships are holistic in nature and benefit every aspect of an organization. Laura currently oversees the TACK10 team’s work on all clients within its broad portfolio that includes Metrolinx, the Canadian National Exhibition, Food Banks Canada, CIBC, and the Canadian Liver Foundation.

Not Your Grandma's Tour

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (3:00pm ET)
Learn how to craft mind-blowing experiences. Museum Hack leads unconventional tours of the world’s best museums and a Museum Hack VIP Guide will explain their approach to engaging millennial audiences, with examples of tools and methods used during tours. The VIP Guide will discuss the approaches and challenges of engaging new audiences in a shifting cultural climate and describe and model examples of tools and methods used.

Peter Vega, Museum Hack
Peter Vega is Museum Hack’s Audience Development Specialist.  Before working with Museum Hack, Peter worked in the technology sector partnering with museums on audio, multimedia tours and consulting on mobile application development.  He also worked in various museums in New York City including, The Guggenheim Museum, The Intrepid Museum, and The Jewish Museum.  His experience with museums extends to visitor services, marketing, and education.  Peter has a BA in Social Studies Education from Manhattanville College and a MA in Museum Studies from New York University, and is currently based in Chicago.

Governance and Time-Starved People Implementing Change

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 (3:00pm ET)
The news article makes you shudder. Presumably there was a board of competent leaders presiding over capable staff – so how did this happen?

Join us on October 18th to hear governance tools and tips for pursuing positive change in a hectic world.

Mary Lynn McPherson, Strive!
Mary Lynn McPherson is a member of strive! – a company focussed on helping boards and senior management of organizations lead well. Whether facilitating strategic planning, debriefing performance evaluations or consulting with boards, she is keen to provide fuel for forward momentum and positive change.

Mary Lynn is a farm girl with both front line and head office banking experience in roles connected primarily with agribusiness. She has chaired several boards and her service to community organizations was recognized by the University of Guelph’s Alumni Association with their Alumni Volunteer Award.

Succession Planning

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (3:00pm ET)
How do we succeed at succession? This webinar will explore the essential steps to succession planning in organizations, and discuss the differences between a proactive, long-range plan (succession) and replacement planning (filling a vacant, or soon-to-be vacant, position). There will be a discussion of key trends facing membership organizations and the competencies organizations require in staff and other leaders. Lessons from organizations that have been through the process will also be provided. The webinar will conclude with a list of action steps and time for questions.

Jack Shand, The Portage Group Inc.
Jack Shand is a leader in management consulting and association leadership in Canada. He has authored articles and presented on many topics including succession planning and he wrote the publication Succeeding At Succession for the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). Jack is Executive Partner, Leadership Consulting, for The Portage Group, a national consultancy that specializes in serving membership organizations in research, strategy, and executive search. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, a certified association executive, and has been recognized with the honoured life award by CSAE for his contributions to the not-for-profit sector.

How to effectively manage volunteers

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (3:00pm ET)
How can we guide volunteers on the right path? Learn how boundaries, policies & procedures and effective feedback can help you appropriately deal with challenging volunteers.

Sammy Feilchenfeld
Sammy Feilchenfeld is Volunteer Toronto’s Training Coordinator, providing on-site, on-demand and online training for volunteer managers across Toronto. Sammy brings a wealth of knowledge from his experiences and interactions with non-profit organizations and is a subject matter expert in volunteer legislation, policies & procedures and diversity.

Being Social with Social Media

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (3:00pm ET)

Social media is a great way to promote your events and festivals, but it’s also so much more. It provides a way to reach new audiences, engage your community around exhibitions, and build your network. In this webinar we’ll cover topics such as:

  • What social media channels are out there and how to decide which ones should you be using
  • How to fit it all into your schedule
  • Inspiring examples of innovative social media campaigns from other nonprofits
  • Tips for creating and curating great content to keep your community engaged

Joyce Hsu, Techsoup Canada
Joyce manages TechSoup Canada's marketing and communication initiatives including product campaigns, branding, learning resources and community partnerships. Having previously worked in the charitable sector as a fundraiser, program staff and event planner, Joyce understands firsthand how technology can empower or hinder nonprofits. She has a deep love for the world of philanthropy and seeks to help nonprofits be more efficient and effective with technology.