Workshops to address common non-profit needs

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Does your non-profit find it challenging to recruit and retain board members? Is it testing the waters of social media? How do you effectively raise funds and manage budgets? Explore answers to questions like these and more at upcoming workshops put on by Columbia Basin Trust in partnership with College of the Rockies, Kootenay Career Development Society and Okanagan College Revelstoke Campus.

The Trust helps non-profit organizations build capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient through its Non-profit Advisors program. Non-profits can have their organizations assessed for free, receive subsidies for expert consulting and access other resources. This new series of workshops will complement these services.

“Non-profit organizations of all types contribute immensely to the well-being of Basin communities and residents, which is why helping to strengthen them is one of our strategic priorities,” said Wayne Lundeberg, Columbia Basin Trust director, Delivery of Benefits. “We’ve had success aiding non-profits one on one and now these workshops will allow multiple groups in a single location to benefit simultaneously from expert guidance. They will also serve as networking opportunities between groups with similar needs.”

Workshops will be held this fall in Cranbrook, Fernie, Golden, Nelson and Revelstoke. Topics include fundraising, board recruitment and retention, effective meetings, financial management and communications and social media. To learn more and register, visit www.ourtrust.org/nonprofit.

About 130 non-profits have received free assessments through the Non-profit Advisors program since 2015 and 60 have gone on to receive subsidized consulting support. Learn more about the program at www.ourtrust.org/nonprofit.

Visit www.ourtrust.org or call 1-800-505-8998.