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*A recording of each webinar and presentation slides will be provided to registrants following the presentations.

Your Year-End Booster Shot
October 21, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
$25.00

What's the Money For? How to Excite Donors
November 11, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
$25.00

*If you missed sessions 1 or 2 and would like to purchase access to the recordings and presentation slides please contact gardenia@sustainabilitynetwork.ca.

Your Wishes are Granted
December 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
$25.00

Do you want to get grants?

If you get little or no grant funding, if you have trouble connecting with governments, foundations, corporations, and other less well-known grantors, this webinar will help you learn how to find grantors and connect properly.

If you are overly-dependent on one or two grants, you may be at risk because they might not renew their support. This webinar will help you find new sources of grants, and set up a simple system to renew those you get.

“Few tasks are faced with such dread as writing and submitting grant proposals. Because you may never know why you do or don’t get funded, it’s common to look at grant funding as an irrational or chaotic process and grant makers as cruel or fickle. [Actually] grant seeking and grant making are understandable and fairly rational processes,” wrote Larissa Golden Brown and Martin John Brown in Demystifying Grant Seeking (Jossey-Bass).

You will learn the three essential steps:

Grant Seeking – where to find funders who support work like yours, including major corporations; local businesses; foundations; government; unions; service clubs; and more. Canadian corporations, for example, give millions annually, but 70% of it comes from just seven industries.
Grant Writing – what to include in winning proposals
Grant Keeping– how to maintain sustainable relationships for the long term.

Thea Silver, Program Director at Environment Funders Canada will be a special guest on the webinar. She is a past grant maker and currently communicating constantly with EFC members and will act as a resource person and commentator throughout. It is always helpful to grant writers to hear from people engaged in the process.

Special Bonus - Grant Directory Access - Ken has secured free registrant-only access to TWO grant directories.
1. Grant Connect by ImagineCanada is offering participants 2 weeks of free access to their grant directory. See https://imaginecanada.ca/en/grant-connect.
2. MetaSoft is offering participants 48-hour free access to both FoundationSearch Canada and FoundationSearch America, plus complimentary 2-week access to MetaSoft’s full $1,168 suite of CFRE-accredited Online Education modules. This access will be for the two days following the session (Dec. 15th and 16th) — with the CFRE access for the two weeks following the webinar (until Dec. 28th).

Click HERE to register for Your Wishes are Granted

Face to face with Major Individual Donors
January 13, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
$25.00

How can you connect with those fabulous people who give charities big donations? You hear of multi-million dollar pledges to universities and hospitals and you think ‘we would be happy with a few thousand dollars!’

These individuals contribute far more to charity than corporations or foundations, yet many non-profit groups don’t know how to reach them properly. This can be productive fundraising, particularly in the short term or a crisis, because individuals can respond quickly with no bureaucratic grant-approval process.

Ken will show you how to:

Discover your unique connections to donors you didn’t know you had, using Ken’s trademark “Webbing Exercise”
Learn more about their special interests, and what excites them
Cultivate the relationship before you ask
Figure out how much to ask them to give
Prepare your board, senior volunteers, and staff to ask big
Get past the fear of calling or visiting (when the pandemic allows personal contact again)
Handle any questions or objections they might raise
Thank them and make them happy to give again and again

Click HERE to register for Face to face with Major Individual Donors

Our presenter:

Presented by:

KEN WYMAN

Professor Emeritus Ken Wyman helped shape the next generation of fundraisers for 20 years as the Coordinator of Humber College’s postgraduate Fundraising Program. A popular trainer, consultant and international presenter, Ken specializes in helping grassroots groups develop the skills for rapid growth and long-term sustainability. With over four decades of experience, Ken has written or contributed to twelve books on fundraising, including Excellence in Fundraising in Canada from Civil Sector Press. Ken received the first ever “Fund Raising Executive of the Year” award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter.