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Kidd Operations' 'Working Toward Sustainability' Conference and Training

Achieving Sustainability for Community-based Non-Profit Organizations (Social Enterprise focus) Presented in collaboration with Cochrane District Social Planning Council .
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Achieving Sustainability for Community-based Non-Profit Organizations (Social Enterprise focus)

Presented in collaboration with Cochrane District Social Planning Council .

Whether you are a large not-for-profit organization with a formal structure in place or a small group of volunteers working from your home, you probably feel that much of your time is spent on fundraising and trying to secure another donation to take you through the next few months.

The long-term sustainability of your organization, group or program depends on finding stable sources of funding or revenue generation. In fact, as many private- and public-sector donors begin to move away from traditional forms of charity toward strategic social investment, they are seeking organizations that are or can become self-sustaining. They are looking for projects that once started, won’t require long-term dependence on funders.

How can local non-profits achieve sustainability in a highly competitive fundraising environment?

By bringing together local and national experts and resource people in sustainable development, this conference will help you define what sustainability means for community-based non-profit organizations, present ways to achieve self-sustainability, and clarify public- and private-sector funding criteria to help you design programs and projects that will have the greatest potential to succeed at meeting community needs and developing skills required at the local, community level.

This social enterprise-themed conference, supported by Kidd Operations’ Community Partnership Program and presented by the Cochrane District Social Planning Council, is offered in response to feedback provided by stakeholders during Kidd Operations’ 2012 Community Consultations. The training will provide in-depth preparation toward developing a social enterprise and/or cooperative.

Location: Timmins Native Friendship Centre, 179 Kirby Ave., Timmins

Date: Thursday, November 14 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, November 15 9 a.m. to noon

Event details: Click here for complete event details, including conference program, workshop content and presenter bios.

Cost:

November 14 - $50 + hst (Students $25 +hst) Includes keynote speakers, choice of two workshops, lunch and nutrition breaks

November 15 - $50 + hst (Students $25 +hst) Includes one 3-hour training session and nutrition break

Once registered, you will receive an email prompting you to select the workshops you wish to attend.

Register online, or contact:

Carmen Swartz Manager of Member Services (705) 360-1900 info@timminschamber.on.ca




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