Below you will find our selection of Fundraising workshops that are offered throughout the year.

Write Successful Grant Proposals

There are millions of dollars of grant money available every year to Canadian charities and non-profits. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to access this important revenue source. You will learn how to develop a funding application that accurately portrays the program you want funded to ensure that it aligns with the needs, priorities and mandates of potential funders. The workshop will focus on how to explain your unique value proposition, how to get information from a potential funder to strengthen your application and the importance of key performance indicators (KPIs).  Bring your laptop to this interactive session.

Instructor: Tais McNeill
Cost: Members – $90.00, Non-Members – $145.00

Case for Support – Inspire your Donors and your Staff

A great Case for Support is the cornerstone of any fundraising plan or campaign. It clearly articulates why your organization exists, and what impact you have in the community around you. Your case for support can help galvanize your staff, to make sure that everyone from the front lines through to Senior Leadership is crystal clear on what you do, why you do it, and why your work is so important. And most importantly a Case for Support shows donors how they can play a vital role in your organization.

Instructor: Sam Laprade
Cost: Members – $90.00, Non-Members – $145.00

Engaging your Board in Fundraising – Time, Talent and Treasure!

Good Board engagement in fund development can make all the difference to the success of your fundraising program. Your board’s role is to be engaged through Time, Talent and Treasure. We will walk through the Board’s role in terms of reaching out to a broader community of donors, helping to raise your profile with the right people and increasing your organization’s credibility as a force for good in the community. But do they have the willingness, skills and tools to help them do this effectively? In this session we will identify the barriers to board engagement, and how they can be overcome so that your fundraising can thrive.

Instructor: Sam Laprade
Cost: Members – $90.00, Non-Members – $145.00

Engaging Donors – Stewardship A to Z

Donors are essential in the not-for-profit world, allowing us to do our important work with greater impact. They deserve to be taken care of with the utmost respect and gratitude. In this course, you will learn ways to cultivate donors – engaging prospects and building a relationship prior to your ask. We will  look deeply at donor stewardship through an analytical lens to see how you can marry the art and science of fundraising.  Learning how to deepen your donors’ relationship with your organization will take your organization from transactional fundraising to relationship fundraising which equals sustainability.

Instructor: Sam Laprade
Cost: Members – $90.00, Non-Members – $145.00

How to Write Compelling Sponsorship Proposals

In our session together, we will walk through EXACTLY what to include in your sponsorship proposal/package, how to write packages/proposals that your sponsor prospects will actually read, and how to use data to sell more sponsorship. You’ll walk away with some questions you can begin to ask in your organization and some takeaways that will leave you set up to be more successful in your sponsorship program. 

Instructor: TBD
Cost: Members – $90.00, Non-Members – $145.00

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Find volunteer opportunities in person on September 23​

Logo for Volunteer Expo 2022, presented by Volunteer Ottawa.

Volunteer Expo is back this September 23 at Saint Paul University, 1–5 pm. Join us at this free event and explore volunteer opportunities face-to-face with local organizations!