Fall 2021 Webinar Series

Do you work or volunteer with one of the Basin’s many non-profit organizations? Through its Non-profit Advisors Program, Columbia Basin Trust is hosting a series of webinars that could help build the knowledge and capacity of your non-profit.

See the list below for webinar dates, detailed session descriptions and links to registration information. These webinars are free of charge to Basin non-profits and their staff and volunteers.

What is the Non-Profit Advisors Program?

We are holding a information session to learn more about how our Non-profit Advisors program works, how to access it, and what supports are available.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. MT. Register here.

Fund Development

Is your non-profit ready to explore fundraising at the next level, but you need help getting started?  This session will take you through the key steps required to develop a fundraising plan that can help achieve your goals. Topics include how to develop fundraising priorities and a strong case for support, fundraising tools like gift charts and calendars, and strategies for donor recognition.

Presenter Kathy Arney is a fundraising professional and founder of KEA Canada with over 20 years’ experience in philanthropy.

This webinar was held on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Your non-profit has developed a fundraising plan and is ready to start soliciting support. This interactive session will review strategies for making successful asks and will include opportunities to practice. The goal of this session is to help build your strategies, skills and confidence in soliciting a wide range of donors for financial support.

Presenter Kathy Arney is a fundraising professional and founder of KEA Canada with over 20 years’ experience in philanthropy.

This webinar was held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

‘Overhead’ is often a dreaded term in the non-profit sector, yet critical to sustainability. This session will explore challenges associated with fundraising for overhead costs and consider ideas for overcoming some of those challenges. This session aims to build capacity in successfully including overhead in your fundraising plans, making your organization stronger and better able to produce results.

Presenter Kathy Arney is a fundraising professional and founder of KEA Canada with over 20 years’ experience in philanthropy.

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT. Register here.

Gift planning is a proven long-term fundraising strategy that can play an important role in diversifying your non-profit’s funding sources. This session will explore simple ways to facilitate planned gifts without breaking the bank, and will help to remove some of the discomfort around the topic.

Presenter Kathy Arney is a fundraising professional and founder of KEA Canada with over 20 years’ experience in philanthropy.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT. Register here.

Law for Non-profits

What crucial elements of employment law should non-profit leaders be aware of? This session will cover key human resource and employment standards lessons for board members and management staff. We will discuss how the law treats various categories of personnel that typically support a non-profit (e.g., volunteers, contractors and permanent staff), their rights, and employer obligations.

Presenter Jonathan Arkle is a lawyer with Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP in Kelowna and specializes in employment and human resource law. This webinar is delivered in partnership with Kelowna Community resource Society.

The information shared during this webinar is for educational purposes and is not considered legal advice or guidance.

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT. Register here.

Developing, reviewing and updating a society’s bylaws is key to proper governance. This session aims to answer the following questions: What is the Society’s Act and how does it inform the development of our bylaws? What is the difference between a policy and a bylaw? And when and how do we change our society’s bylaws?

Presenter Jonathan Arkle is a lawyer with Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP in Kelowna and specializes in employment and human resource law. This webinar is delivered in partnership with Kelowna Community resource Society.

The information shared during this webinar is for educational purposes and is not considered legal advice or guidance.

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.PT / 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT. Register here.

Join this webinar to learn about the legal risks, liabilities and responsibilities taken on by your non-profit when engaging volunteers. The webinar will help you understand the law so that you can minimize your risks and ensure that volunteers are properly managed by your organization.

Presenter Jonathan Arkle is a lawyer with Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP in Kelowna and specializes in employment and human resource law. This webinar is delivered in partnership with Kelowna Community resource Society.

The information shared during this webinar is for educational purposes and is not considered legal advice or guidance.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. MT. Register here.

Risk Management

Non-profits are working online more than ever before. How do you keep your staff, organization and client data safe to cybersecurity threats? Join this webinar to learn about potential risks when working in an online environment, your organization and Board’s responsibility in protecting your digital landscape, and strategies to mitigate these risks.

This session will be presented by John Jenner, Manager, Information Technology, Columbia Basin Trust.

This webinar was held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

Volunteer Management and Board Governance

So much to do, so little time! Holding more effective and focused board meetings can help your non-profit Board of Directors ensure its meeting time is achieving your Board’s goals. This webinar will focus on tools and strategies to keep your Board meeting on track and members engaged, whether its held in-person, online or it uses a hybrid model with in-person and online attendees.

Presenter Ingrid Liepa is an experienced consultant in the Basin specializing in non-profit capacity-building and public engagement.

This webinar was held on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

Volunteers are vital to your organization’s success. But managing volunteer boards and committees can sometimes be challenging, and more time spent recruiting and onboarding can take time away from planning and executing your organization’s goals. This workshop looks at tools, resources, and tips for building a strong succession plan that is easy to implement and keeps your board or committee on track.

Presenter Lori Gotlieb is an expert on volunteer management in Canada and brings decades of experience in best practices from a wide variety of non-profit organizations.

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT. Register here.