Upcoming events

    • September 21, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 363
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    The second in a series of six thought-provoking discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    Intersectionality is a concept we hear thrown around often, but what does it actually look like in practice?  We have seen the government implement Gender-Based Analysis training, and other sectors implementing similar trainings and programs, but what about the non-profit sector?  How can we consider intersectionality in the context of the non-profit sector, specifically in service and program delivery?  This session will touch on how to consider intersectionality in the non-profit sector and highlight resources and strategies for implementation.

    This discussion will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recording.

    PANELISTS

    Elli Dehnavi, Executive Director of Centre for Race and Culture

    Kelly Buckley, Director of Respect in the Workplace for the Employee Services Department, City of Edmonton

    Shalini Sinha, Chair of Anti-Racism Advisory Committee (City of Edmonton)

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca

    Hosted in partnership with:

    Centre for Race and Culture | LinkedIn

    • September 29, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    • 60
    Register

    Are you asking the most effective questions to encourage change in your organization?

    Hildy Gottlieb is a social scientist and asker of powerful questions and she now shares those questions with audiences around the world through the Catalytic Thinking Framework. Join Hildy on September 29, 2021 as she walks us through how to create successful movements and inspire new ways of thinking for a more equitable future.

    The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is committed to building the social justice muscle needed to transform the non-profit community. We therefore invite you to attend the second session in our ongoing speaker series intended to explore how alternative systems of knowledge might be used to reimagine how we structure and run our organizations.

    In this lunch-time session, Hildy Gottlieb — the co-founder of Creating the Future, a global non-profit that teaches people how to create systems change via the questions they ask — will take us through how to create successful movements. She is a TEDx speaker, as well as a contributor to the Stanford Social Innovation Review and a blogger at Medium.com. At the heart of her work is the teaching that powerful and positive movements for change are dependent on the types of questions being asked. Questions such as:

    • What factors lead to successful social progress?
    • Why do some change efforts succeed while others struggle?

    As Edmonton non-profits, corporations and all levels of government engage in thinking and creating solutions to create safer, more just and equitable communities, asking the right questions will be paramount to successful change.

    This is the second in a series of speakers discussing transformative leadership in the non-profit community. Stay tuned for more details about future speakers.

    PRICING

    ECVO Member Pricing: $25

    Non-Member Pricing: $75

    Interested in supporting the non-profit sector by becoming an ECVO member? Click here for more information.

    PAYMENT

    Offline payment options are available for those wishing to pay by cheque. At the end of your registration, simply select Invoice Me and you will be issued an invoice for the event. 

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at info@ecvo.ca.

    • October 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Online/In-Person
    • 171
    Register

    An opportunity for the non-profit community to connect directly with candidates in the running to be Edmonton's next mayor.

    Non-profits are integral to Edmonton’s economic recovery. As core partners of the community, it is important that the next Mayor sees the value of non-profits and can envision how to incorporate the sector in achieving an equitable recovery—a recovery that addresses historical injustices and seeks to benefit all, including the most vulnerable.

    For non-profit organizations, the municipal election is a time for our community issues to be heard. A time for the nonprofit community to engage in meaningful dialogue with candidates and their communities.

    Join us on October 4, 2021 for ECVO’s Nonprofit Mayoral Forum. The event will be hosted virtually.

    HOST

    The Forum will be hosted by Serena Mah. Serena is a long-standing Edmontonian and journalist with over two decades experience at CBC News and CTV News.




    • October 19, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 418
    Register

    The third in a series of six thought-provoking discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    What does it mean to be truly accessible?  Most often discussed in relation to accessibility is mobility (is our building accessible with an elevator, ramps, etc.), but there are many facets to accessibility that are important to think about in moving towards more equitable practice, both at an individual and organizational level.  Accessibility should encompass an intersectional and holistic view of the non-profit sector: it considers mobility, safety, digital literacy, equipment, funding structures, and more.  This session will dive into what it an accessible organization and sector looks like, and provide recourses and strategies to increase accessibility within your organization and across the sector.

    This panel discussion will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recording.

    PANELISTS

    Sam Mason, Accessibility Coordinator, Voice of Albertans with Disabilities

    More to come!

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca

    Hosted in partnership with:

    Centre for Race and Culture | LinkedIn

    • November 05, 2021
    • Self-guided Online

    Gain new knowledge and skills in finance and develop strategies for building a resilient organization. 

    Finally there is a nonprofit finance program tailored specifically for nonprofit leaders! ECVO is excited to partner with Goodcasting to offer a program designed specifically for nonprofit CEO’s, Executive Directors and Directors of Finance to gain knowledge and skills in finance and develop strategies for building resilient organizations.  

    Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to elevate your skills!

    Over the course of 6 weeks, you will develop the confidence and skills to:

    • Understand all of the finance terms, roles, responsibilities
    • Understand how to read and analyze financial statements 
    • Learn about the different financial statement presentation methods
    • Learn how to analyze and optimize the organization’s business model
    • Develop financial strategies to strengthen organizational resilience
    • Learn how to integrate strategy WITH finance to strengthen the organization, department and/or programs and so much more...

    Apply Today!

        

    Course Format

    • 6-week online self-paced course
    • 3 Modules and 20 lessons
    • Lessons consist of a series of short videos that are released each week of the 6 weeks
    • Modules include 23 takeaway tools such as templates, guides and checklists
    • 7 weekly live online coaching and Q&A sessions
    • 2 one-on-one coaching sessions with Betty Ferreira FCPA, FCMA
    • You can take the course anytime and anywhere – all you need is an internet connection
    • At the end of the 6-week course you enter into the Finance Thrive Community and receive 10 additional months of support and learning. Each month will include events every Friday including live webinars with key speakers, Ask an Expert sessions and practice sessions on timely topics and themes.
    WHAT IS COVERED?

    Module 1: Foundation in Finance

    • Learn about the Governance Finance responsibilities including the role of the finance and audit committees
    • Learn the role of the CEO / Executive Director in finance
    • Learn about the audit, the role of the auditor and the type of communications from the auditor
    • Learn about automating bookkeeping and accounting functions
    • Learn about the Accounting Standards for Nonprofit Organizations including accounting terms and audited financial statement presentation methods
    • Learn how to read and understand financial statements
    • Learn best practices in internal financial statements
    Module 2: Financial Statement and Analysis and Business Model Analysis
    • Learn how to analyze financial statements
    • Learn about the nonprofit business model and how to analyze and optimize it
    • Learn best practices in budgeting and costing and the role of the non-finance manager in finance
    • Learn best practices in the preparation of the proposed draft annual budget
    • Learn about financial ratios and key performance indicators
    • Learn how to conduct a deep dive trend analysis comparing revenue, expenses, surpluses, net assets over 3 years
    • Learn how to write a financial narrative
    Module 3: Integrating Strategy with Finance
    • Learn how to integrate finance with the strategic planning and annual budgeting process
    • Learn how to use hindsight, insight and foresight in risk mitigation
    • Learn how to develop a plan for reserves
    • Learn how to develop a financial plan for the organization

    Apply today for the last cohort of 2021, starting November 5. Tuition is $2,350 plus tax

    ECVO Members who register for the Finance Masterclass will automatically receive a $50 credit to any upcoming ECVO program or event!


    SAVE AS MUCH AS TWO-THIRDS ON THE REGISTRATION FEE WITH THE CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT

    The Finance Masterclass for Nonprofit Leaders is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which can cover as much as 2/3 of your registration fee! 

    In order to be eligible to receive a CAJG grant for this program, you must submit your CAJG application to the Government of Alberta no later than October 5th, 2021, which is 30 days prior to the start of the program. 

    Meet Betty Ferreira FCPA, FCMA - Finance Masterclass Instructor

    Betty Ferreira is the Founder and Strategic Advisor for Goodcasting Academy and Goodcasting (formerly of ReStructure Consulting).  With over 28 years’ of experience inspiring the future of good, Betty has helped government, corporations and nonprofit organizations adopt business models, values and mindsets to build organizational resilience.  

    Betty provides speaking, training and consulting services for social purpose initiatives in the areas of financial and strategic transformation, business model transformation, digital and technological transformation, turnarounds, restructuring and mergers and amalgamations, risk management framework design and analysis.  

    Betty has produced many of Canada’s nonprofit training programs including several program and speaking engagements with Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) and was a former member of the Accounting Standards Board of Canada Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee. She received the designation and honour of becoming a Fellow of the FCPA, FCMA in 2018.

    Follow Betty on LinkedIn and Twitter!

    Apply for November 5th cohort Today!

    • November 10, 2021
    • February 09, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 15
    Register

    An opportunity to connect learning and strategy - join us for a deep dive into all things strategic learning! 

    Note: this registration is for the full Eval Lab course. To register only for the free public webinar that introduces this year's Eval Lab program, please click here.

    With limited time, evaluation can become a peripheral part of service and program delivery – a check on the funding checklist – rather than a tool of significant value for making improvements in environments of complexity. In response to this struggle, concepts such as strategic learning have emerged as a way to integrate evaluative thinking into the work of nonprofits for improved learning and decision-making. But how does strategic learning work in practice, and can it provide a feasible and useful way of fostering learning in nonprofit organizations and collaboratives?

    Over 21 instructional hours, Eval Lab participants will explore strategic learning (and related concepts) within a flexible co-learning environment and test them in their day-to-day work.  This course takes a blended learning model, with registrants participating in online, pre-recorded learning and live sessions (over Zoom).  There will also be opportunity for one on one mentorship during office hours.

    These sessions will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recordings.

    CANADA ALBERTA JOBS GRANT ELIGIBLE

    SAVE AS MUCH AS TWO-THIRDS ON THE REGISTRATION FEE WITH THE CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT

    Eval Lab is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which can cover as much as two-thirds of your registration fee! 

    CAJG applications must be submitted to the Government of Alberta prior to the start of the course. However, we recommend submitting your CAJG application at least 30 days prior to the start of the course to allow for any application processing clarification.

    Registration closes on November 1st.  For those applying for the CAJG, please register for the course as normal, and click to pay offline.  Once you have been approved for the funding, we can schedule payment.  This will save your seat for the course, as space is limited.

    REFUND POLICY

    Refunds are subject to approval by ECVO.  To request a refund, please email emma@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca.

    Hosted in partnership with:


    • November 10, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 44
    Register

    A free public session focused on strategic learning as part of this year's Eval Lab program.

    Note: this event is for the free public webinar that introduces this year's Eval Lab program. If you wish to apply for the full Eval Lab course, please click here.

    With limited time, evaluation can become a peripheral part of service and program delivery – a check on the funding checklist – rather than a tool of significant value for making improvements in environments of complexity. In response to this struggle, concepts such as strategic learning have emerged as a way to integrate evaluative thinking into the work of nonprofits for improved learning and decision-making. But how does strategic learning work in practice, and can it provide a feasible and useful way of fostering learning in nonprofit organizations and collaboratives?

    This free public webinar is an opportunity for the non-profit community to explore the basics of strategic learning. Evaluation expert Sami Berger will walk us through concepts of strategy and learning before helping put the them together into strategic learning. This 90-minute interactive webinar follows a case study approach that allows participants to gain a better understanding of strategic learning and its importance while also provide space for questions and conversation. By the end of this session, you will have a basic knowledge of strategic learning, its benefits, and how to start embedding it into your organization!

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca.

    Hosted in partnership with:


Past events

August 24, 2021 EDI Roundtable Series: Diversity & Inclusion in the Non-Profit Sector
July 20, 2021 Alberta Board Member Essentials - July-Sept 2021
June 16, 2021 2021 Edmonton Volunteer Fair
June 11, 2021 A Conversation with Senator Ratna Omidvar
May 27, 2021 HR Series: Respectful Workplace Matters
May 20, 2021 2021 Annual General Meeting
April 21, 2021 Answering Your Questions: Volunteerism & Insurance
April 19, 2021 The Ins and Outs of Recruiting Virtual Volunteers
March 16, 2021 Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition
March 05, 2021 The 2021 Provincial Budget & Alberta's Non-Profit Sector
February 09, 2021 Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition
January 21, 2021 Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition
December 09, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition
December 02, 2020 Alberta Board Member Essentials
November 18, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition
October 29, 2020 NGO Sustainability Champions Summit
October 27, 2020 Business Continuity for Non-profit Organizations
October 22, 2020 Executive Director Mentorship Program
October 21, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Resuming AGMs and Other Governance Questions
October 07, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Resuming AGMs and Other Governance Questions
September 30, 2020 Government Engagement Post-Pandemic
September 23, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Resuming AGMs and Other Governance Questions
September 23, 2020 2020 Annual General Meeting
September 09, 2020 Brokering Partnerships Remotely Online Course: Information Session
August 21, 2020 Answering Your Questions: Resuming AGM and Annual Return Requirements
June 10, 2020 VES Roundtable Series
May 26, 2020 ECVO Member Forum: Return to Work
May 21, 2020 VES Roundtable Series
May 12, 2020 ECVO Member Forum: Navigating the New Normal
April 28, 2020 Partnership Brokers - Reviewing Partnerships: An International Perspective
April 23, 2020 Exploring Volunteer Connector: A Webinar for Volunteer Engagement Specialists
April 20, 2020 2020 NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series
March 13, 2020 Alberta Board Member Essentials - Winter 2020
February 11, 2020 The E.D. Room: on Collaborative Fundraising
February 06, 2020 Partnership Brokers: A Community of Practice
January 30, 2020 inVESt: Framing the Collaborative
November 26, 2019 Introduction to Appreciative Policy Making
November 19, 2019 Basic Facilitation Skills for Not-for-Profits & Government Organizations
November 05, 2019 International Volunteer Managers Day
October 29, 2019 Sustainability Champions Mixer
October 24, 2019 ECVO Leadership Series - Executive Director Wine & Wisdom
October 04, 2019 Introduction to Board Governance: Understanding Your Roles and Responsibilities and Applying Your Learning
September 26, 2019 Board to Board: Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector - Canadian Senate Report
September 18, 2019 HR 101 for the Non-HR Professional
September 16, 2019 Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives: The Building Blocks of Collaborative Architecture
September 12, 2019 Financial Management for Non-Profits and Charities
August 27, 2019 Executive Director Mentorship Program
August 13, 2019 Alberta Board Member Essentials - Summer 2019 Session
June 20, 2019 Bylaws Refresher - A Society Bylaws Overview
June 17, 2019 Board to Board Networking: What's Next for Boards Under a New Provincial Government
June 12, 2019 EVCO Leadership Series - Executive Director Wine & Wisdom
June 03, 2019 Partnership Brokers Training
May 08, 2019 2019 Annual General Meeting
April 29, 2019 EVCO Leadership Series - Executive Director Wine, Wisdom, & Welcome
April 13, 2019 Edmonton Volunteer Fair
March 07, 2019 Introduction to Appreciative Policy Making
February 21, 2019 Brokering Better Partnerships: A Lunch & Learn
February 21, 2019 Partnership Brokers: A Community of Practice
February 04, 2019 Bylaws Refresher - A Society Bylaws Overview
January 31, 2019 Financial Management for Faith-Based Communities
January 23, 2019 EVCO Leadership Series - Executive Director Wine & Wisdom
January 19, 2019 Alberta Board Members Essentials - Board Member Training
January 16, 2019 HR for the Non-HR Professional
January 15, 2019 The Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition Program: An Information Session