Conference Sessions

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KEYNOTE: Inspiration, Collaboration & Creating Your Extraordinary Future

How to find fulfilment, adapt to change & live well through challenging times.

Crystal Flaman

Founder | Inspiring Success Services Inc.

Attracting & Engaging Youth Volunteers

How does your nonprofit engage the next generation? The rise of youth-led social movements from climate action to anti-racism has shown that young people are excited to give back and make a difference. This session will explore how to tap into that energy and recruit and retain youth volunteers to drive deeper impact at your organization.

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How does your nonprofit engage the next generation? The rise of youth-led social movements from climate action to anti-racism has shown that young people are excited to give back and make a difference. This session will explore how to tap into that energy and recruit and retain youth volunteers to drive deeper impact at your organization. We will draw from experiences and insights from working with 200+ nonprofits and charities in the MeaningfulWork network and explore best practices and innovative new directions.

Objectives:

  • Identify practical strategies & efficient tools to recruit youth (folks under 30)
  • Explore models to retain youth volunteers and expand your youth donor base
  • Engaging with youth through communities and social media
  • Tapping into ingenuity through skill-based and team-based volunteering
Raaj Chatterjee

CEO | MeaningfulWork

Collaborating for Results

In a lively discussion, using case studies from our work, Vantage Point facilitators Maria Turnbull and Cherie Payne will discuss the impact that working in coalition can have for not-for-profit organizations.

Cherie Payne

Director of Government Relations and Sector Development | Vantage Point

Maria Turnbull

Associate Executive Director | Vantage Point

Continuous Improvement: Community Gaming Grant Policy Development that Supports Resilience in Community Life

The last few years have been challenging for not-for-profit organizations. This session with staff from the Gaming Branch will provide updates to the current situation, a look to the future and a Q&A session where participants can ask questions that concerns the sector and their own organization.

David Pyatt

Executive Director | BC Community Gaming Branch

Amy Bond

Activing Interim Outreach and Policy Manager

Emerging Trends in Volunteerism—What’s here and what’s on the horizon

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Volunteer Canada

Empowering Mindful Change

Project managers strive to be “on” all the time…on time, on budget and within scope. At Project Management Volunteers (PMV), we use leverage. It’s called knowledge philanthropy. We use project management to empower people to invest in change, and together achieve social impact. As a result, the communities served by the non-profits benefit.

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Since 2010 PMV has helped over 200 non-profit organizations achieve project goals through professional project management. We want to help non-profits succeed with their projects! And, we’ve got a proven track record of doing so! Do you think a project manager could help you achieve organizational goals? Contact us

Nicholas Cheung

Marketing & Communications | PM-Volunteers

Governance as Leadership

The current model for non-profit governance has existed for over 100 years. The environment in which we operate has become increasingly complex and current governance approaches don’t always meet the needs of organizations.

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The current model for non-profit governance has existed for over 100 years. The environment in which we operate has become increasingly complex and current governance approaches don’t always meet the needs of organizations.

This participatory session:

  • Describes purpose driven governance and how it can help your organization
  • Describes how thinking as fiduciaries, strategists, and sense makers at the same time will lead to good governance
  • Explores the importance of shared, collaborative leadership
Jody Paterson

Executive Director | Board Voice Society of BC

How We Talk & Write About What We Do

Professional writer, communications specialist and long-time community volunteer Lois Peterson will use specific examples of what works and what doesn’t – and why it’s important to get it write when we talk about what we do to support the community.

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Professional writer, communications specialist and long-time community volunteer Lois Peterson will use specific examples of what works and what doesn’t – and why it’s important to get it write when we talk about what we do to support the community. The ways we reach people, how we share information and tips on communicating effectively with clients, other agencies and funders will all be included in this lively and informative presentation.

Lois Peterson

Communications Specialist | LPwordsolutions

It’s Not What You Think: Stories and Strategies for Cultural Safety

Reconciliation and cultural safety are getting more and more attention and their importance is becoming more obvious. But many of us may still be unsure about what exactly these concepts mean or how to implement these ideas into our practice. How do we move from words to action?

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Reconciliation and cultural safety are getting more and more attention and their importance is becoming more obvious. But many of us may still be unsure about what exactly these concepts mean or how to implement these ideas into our practice. How do we move from words to action? Creating culturally safe spaces is important and necessary and requires us to look at the systems we work within from different perspectives and learn how those systems were established and how we may be complicit in maintaining them.

Riley McKenzie

Indigenous Advisor | The Federation of Community Social Services of BC

Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits

Niki Sharma, B.C.’s Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits will share how the B.C. government is working with non-profits following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the sector is essential to B.C.’s economic recovery.

Niki Sharma

Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development & Non-Profits

Strategies for Non-Profit Revenue Diversification

The non-profit sector is pressured to deliver programs and services that address our communities’ most challenging needs with insufficient resources. This session will present a case study of how one organization took a strategic approach to diversify its revenues, reducing reliance on grants while increasing impact and service to the community.

Lee Herrin

Director, Coaching & Consulting | Scale Collaborative

Panel: Reckoning: Towards Sustainable Healthy Work in the Crisis, Health and Non-Profit Sectors

We often talk about burnout, compassion fatigue and the need for resiliency in our workforce. We are beginning to reckon with the reality that it is our systems that are failing, not our workers. What will it take to create sustainable work in helping professions, for volunteers and staff?

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We often talk about burnout, compassion fatigue and the need for resiliency in our workforce. We are beginning to reckon with the reality that it is our systems that are failing, not our workers. What will it take to create sustainable work in helping professions, for volunteers and staff? This dialogue will bring together leaders from volunteer-involving organizations to talk about the stressful working conditions we are currently facing as a sector, and the changes we need to bring to work culture and the work itself to attract and retain people in a way that supports compassion and hope on the job.

Stacy Ashton

Executive Director | Crisis Centre BC