Professional Development courses in Communications

Volunteer Ottawa offers a suite of professional development courses, including a number of courses designed to help you develop your skills in Communications. Learn how to identify your audience, communicate to them in a meaningful way, and measure your impact. Everyone is welcome to register for a Volunteer Ottawa course. Employees and volunteers of member organizations get significant discounts off our already low tuition fees.

WordPress is a free content management system (CMS) which allows you to create and maintain a professional-looking website for free.

Come to a Volunteer Ottawa workshop to learn how to create a basic website in one day!

MailChimp: manage email campaigns

Email is likely to be your most valuable way to connect with your stakeholders, and MailChimp is far and away the best affordable platform for managing your email campaigns. Includes a detailed knowledge base to teach you everything you need to know.

Manage your Social Media Posts

Hootsuite allows you to manage all of your social media posts from one central site. The service includes the ability to share the workload, allowing multiple team members to add posts, and analytics allow you to measure the effectiveness of your efforts.

Come to a Volunteer Ottawa workshop to learn how to maximize your social media engagement.

Developing a Communications Plan

Effective communications are essential to the success of any organization in the 21st Century. There is a well-established process to developing a plan for your communications, which will ensure that your effort will yield maximum results.

Come to Volunteer Ottawa’s Communications Planning seminar to gain the fundamentals of preparing your own organization’s communications plan.