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Check out our upcoming workshops and events below! Click on the title of the workshop/event for a full description and to register. Please note, your registration is not complete until payment has been received.

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Up to 4 days prior to the workshop: non-refundable amount = $50.00 (Effective July 31, 2012)
3 days or less: non-refundable amount = $100.00 (Effective July 31, 2012)

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Grant Writing Essentials
Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
Board Boot Camp 101
Board Boot Camp 201
Overview of Volunteer Management
Fund Development Overview
Legal 101

Grant Writing Essentials (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources - Grant Writing Essentials
Dates: Tuesdays, October 5 – November 9, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: Individual Modules $65 each; Package Price $299
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Limited resources are the norm for non-profit organizations. During the pandemic, many organizations have had even less to work with to meet increased needs in the community. KCR and our team of local fund development specialists can help you during this six-module course. Come build your skills and write your next grant during the course!

From Logic Models to Telling a Compelling Story, to Making Sense of the Dollars and Packaging a Professional Submission, this course will help you bring in the dollars for your organization.

All participants should have an idea for a new or existing project or program that:
  • Their organization is seeking grant funding for; and
  • They have a reasonable understanding of the operation of the project or program.

Module 1 – Starting with the End in Mind
Understand the in’s and out’s of Project Logic Models – Inputs, Outputs and most importantly Outcomes! In addition, learn to develop a project timeline and program evaluation tools for outcome measurement.

Module 2 – Unlocking Your Funding Potential
Learn about the different types of funding available and how to find the appropriate funder for your agency’s needs.

Module 3 – Crafting a Compelling Story
Review the components of most grant applications. Learn to describe the need for the program/project in the community.

Module 4 – Making Sense of the Dollars
Review program expenses and revenues differentiate between indirect and direct costs, understand how to value-in-kind contributions, calculate matching funds and assess your program sustainability capacity.

Module 5 – Cultivating Lasting Relationships
Understand the importance of funders’ guidelines, explore effective project partners and how to obtain letters of support, improve participant impact stories and testimonials, and discover alternative opportunities to engage with your funder.

Module 6 – Packaging a Professional Submission
This workshop requires participants to bring a draft grant application that is close to completion for feedback and review. Explore common grant proposal pitfalls, ensure compliance with funder expectations, engage in peer review of your grant proposal for feedback and fine-tuning.


Diversity & Inclusion Workshop (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources - Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
Dates: Wednesdays, October 6 & 13, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: Free
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Our communities and organizations are increasingly diverse. Ensuring these spaces are safe, just and welcoming for all is everyone’s responsibility and is also an opportunity. Participating in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training as a team, organization or workplace allows you to learn, connect and reflect together and also personally on these important issues. Diversity and Inclusion are critical for organizations and for us as individuals.

This course introduces and explores the topics of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and why they matter in 2021. The curriculum is relevant to those both new to and familiar with, diversity and inclusion work. For everyone, there is sure to be an “Aha” moment. Participants will gain personal growth by sharing different perspectives, gaining tools and building new understanding. The DEI workshop is offered in two, 3-hour workshops either virtually or in person. We are available for private, in-service workshops for your organization or team.

This pilot workshop is offered free of charge thanks to funding provided by:
The United Way, the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada


Board Boot Camp 101: Introduction (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources - Board Boot Camp 101 - Introduction
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: $25 pp – payment required prior to workshop
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Are you a volunteer Director on a non-profit Board? Are you a staff member and want to better understand the role of the Board? Then Board Boot Camp is for you! We offer both community sessions, open to everyone, and private, in-service workshops that are also a great team-building opportunity. Taking part in Board Boot Camps will give you the confidence and knowledge to be strong and knowledgeable directors or staff.

Board Boot Camp 101
Someone has asked you to join their Board, but you are not sure what is involved and how you can help. You know you want to help but aren’t sure how and what is expected of you. BBC 101 will help you understand the non-profit sector, increase your understanding of a director’s role and responsibilities and helps you ask some critical questions before committing.

**In-Service – Get your whole Board on Board! Learn together how Boards need to function, the difference between working and governance boards and how to move from one to the other. Help your Board move forward together. Date: Flexible. Contact: ac.rcknull@eehtorod.


Board Boot Camp 201: Executive Committee (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources: Board Boot Camp 201 - Executive Committee
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: $25 pp – payment required prior to workshop
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Are you a volunteer Director on a non-profit Board? Are you a staff member and want to better understand the role of the Board? Then Board Boot Camp is for you! We offer both community sessions, open to everyone, and private, in-service workshops that are also a great team-building opportunity. Taking part in Board Boot Camps will give you the confidence and knowledge to be strong and knowledgeable directors or staff.

Board Boot Camp 201
Gain a deeper understanding of Boards and especially the Executive Committee. Be the best for your organization by learning about effective qualities of leaders and your personal leadership style. Understand the separation between the Board and staff and the relationship between the senior staff and the Chair of the Board. Learn how to run timely and effective meetings, one of the best ways to retain and attract directors.

**In-Service – Get your whole Board on Board! Learn together how Boards need to function, the difference between working and governance boards and how to move from one to the other. Help your Board move forward together. Date: Flexible. Contact: ac.rcknull@eehtorod.


Overview of Volunteer Management (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources - Overview of Volunteer Management
Dates: Coming Soon
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: $349


Join us for eight 3-hour modules over Zoom that will help you attract and retain volunteers. Content is based on Canadian research, best practices and the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. Re-charge your Volunteer Program and get back to engaging volunteers today. Read more about the 8 modules here.

You will:
  • Master the volunteer retention cycle
  • Understand current and emerging issues
  • Harness the complexities of leadership
  • Market successful volunteer programs
Special Features:
  • Learn in a variety of ways including hands-on practice
  • Learn from talented specialists who have worked, or are working, in the field
  • Learn with a network of peers faced with the same challenges
  • Learn from valuable reference materials and sample forms that you can use back on the job the very next day


Fund Development Overview (Virtual)

KCR Workshop: Fund Development Overview
Dates: Coming Soon
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: Individual Modules $65 each; Package Price (8 modules) $349


Thanks to funding from the Central Okanagan Foundation, KCR Community Resources is offering a completely updated eight module Fund Development Overview, facilitated by fundraising professionals Kathy Butler (CFRE) and Shannon Jolley, who have been working on updating the curriculum. Starting February 4, this workshop will be critical for individuals that are responsible for creating the Fund Development Plan for their organizations, especially in these turbulent times.

Kathy Butler, CEO of Circumference Consulting and Senior Consultant with Global Philanthropic Canada, had already started updating the modules to reflect emerging trends and new information, when COVID changed everything, including how non-profits are able to fundraise.

“Those organizations that did not have a fundraising plan, have really suffered,” says Butler. “Organizations absolutely need a plan and especially a comprehensive plan. It should be diversified but focussed and it looks at all of the opportunities that are available to the organization.”

Shannon Jolley, a member of the Association of Fund Development and Development Manager with JDRF, created a new part of the curriculum focussed on special events and grants, including information on moving events to virtual formats.

The workshop will be delivered virtually, and is intended for adult learners and professionals in charge of their organization’s fundraising activities. The curriculum offers conceptual learning and experiential activities and participants will work on their organization’s fund development plan during the program.

Module 1 – Terms and Trends
An introduction to Fundraising and Fund Development, including current trends.

Module 2 – Defining the Message
Delve into the Mission of your organization and create a case statement for creating lasting relationships with donors.

Module 3 – First Time Giving and Annual Repeat Giving
A deeper look at the Donor Pyramid, Donor Lifestyle, motivations for giving, and effective donor management strategies.

Module 4 – Consistent Donors, Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Continuing to move up the Donor Pyramid, how to attract, retain and build relationships with these donors.

Module 5 – Earned Income
A look at other revenue generation, fee-for-service activities, programs and services that fit with your organization’s mission and mandate.

Module 6 – Corporate Sponsorships & Donations, Foundation & Government Grants
Understand the difference between sponsorships and donations; learn what corporations, foundations and governments are looking for in your project/program proposals.

Module 7 – Stewardship & Renewal
Understand Donor Stewardship and the relationship to moving donors up the Donor Pyramid.

Module 8 – Strategic Review
Taking the information and learnings from the 7 previous modules to create a plan with priorities and goals for your organization’s fund development.


Legal 101 for Non-Profit Organizations

KCR Community Resources - Legal 101 for Non-Profit Organizations
Cost: Free
Learn about your legal obligations and how to minimize your risks as a Not for Profit in this new series funded by the Law Foundation of BC.


View our past recorded Legal 101 Workshops on our YouTube channel:
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