Fundraising Events & Corporate Sponsorship

Join our final Toolkit Workshop before summer, and gain valuable insights in fundraising and sponsorship for your organization!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Facilitator:  Lisa Peters

The course:  In this workshop, attendees will learn how to plan and execute a successful fundraising event. It will help you develop the knowledge you need to manage budgets, logistics, timelines and vendors as well as the skills you need to solicit strategic corporate sponsorship and build ongoing relationships with sponsors, event attendees and volunteers.

About Lisa: Born and raised in Regina, Lisa Peters is a woman with big ideas to share and dedicated to building events with creativity, style and every element of success. Beginning her career in engineering technology, Lisa has worked in the not-for-profit, broadcast advertising and corporate community investment sectors. She is presently the creative mind, owner and chief event architect of Eye Inspire Events. Her firm inspires businesses and business owners to reinvest in their community and to explore ideas as individuals and as corporations.

Location: First Nations University of Canada, Regina, SK | Room 3304

Registration: $25 registration, $15 student/fixed income (optional $5 parking). Registration is required for all Toolkit Workshops, so complete the form to save your spot!

 

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Inclusive Collaboration: Working Together Regardless of Ability

Wednesday, March 7th. 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Facilitator:  John Leoppky

The course:  In this workshop, attendees will learn and practice what it means to work in an inclusive environment. This workshop is open to any and all and there will be a specific focus on the work experiences of the participants. Topics covered will include, inclusion in campus workspaces, creating inclusive spaces in the arts, and the benefits of creating a fully inclusive workspace.

Bio: John is a writer, athlete, advocate, and creative. He has been involved with sports since the age of ten, winning national championships in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby, along with two Canada Games medals. As well as being the editor-in-chief of the Carillon, the University of Regina’ student newspaper, John is the Associate Artistic Director for Listen to Dis’ Community Arts Organization, a non-profit that enables people with disabilities to participate in art. John’s goal in life is to have an entertaining obituary to read while taming his ever-expanding to-do list.

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Workshop rescheduled …

Please note:

The workshop on Respectful Engagement with Elders and Knowledge Keepers, originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 9th had to be postponed. Unfortunately, our facilitator has a bad case of the flu. The workshop has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 30th from 8:30 to noon (Language Institute, Room 215). We apologize for the inconvenience. For those of you for whom the new date does not work, please contact Julian Wotherspoon at outreach@rpirg.org to arrange for a refund.

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Respectful Engagement with Elders and Knowledge Keepers

Join us January 9th (8:30 a.m. to noon, Language Institute RM 215) for a great professional development opportunity to start your year on a good note!

This session will help interested individuals to understand the cultural protocols involved when inviting an Elder or Traditional Knowledge Keeper to events.  The general focus will be on the First Nations communities affiliated to File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council. It will provide a brief overview of cultural content necessary to understand when working through Indigenous issues, review sacred medicines, and offer some time to discuss and answer questions. It will help develop an understanding of First Nations culture based on diversity and respecting local cultural protocols.

This workshop will be led by Angela Pratt, who is the Economic Development and Business Advisor to FHQ Developments, which has the mandate of carrying on economic development business activities on behalf of the eleven Saskatchewan First Nation Communities in Treaty 4 territory. She is a member of the Muscowpetung First Nation and is also contracted by them to act as their Post-Secondary Education Coordinator.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to noon

LOCATION:  Language Institute room 215

$25 registration, $15 student/fixed income

Parking is available for a subsidized rate of $5 in Lot 14.

Please note: We had to move this workshop to LI 215 in order to accommodate a larger audience. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

http://rpirg.org/events-projects-paren/toolkit-workshop-series/toolkit-registration/

 

 

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Social Media Workshop – December 20th

Back by popular demand is our session on social media!

Join Michelle Brownridge on December 20th – 8:30 a.m. to noon at FNUC (Room 3304), for a session that will help you kick-start or fine tune your social media campaigns.

Social media is constantly evolving. This workshop will demonstrate ways in which social media can be used as a tool for marketing, building connections, and engaging with the public. This half-day session is for people who want to use social media to reach a larger audience. It’s designed for people who are ready to start using social media but aren’t sure where to begin, and for those who have established a social media presence but aren’t sure how to most effectively use various social media channels. The session includes an overview of the most powerful and popular social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Other topics covered include:

  • Basic graphic design for social media, and introduction to free online design tools
  • The basics of paid Facebook & Instagram advertising
  • Scheduling social media posts using built in tools as well as third party tools
  • E-newsletters
  • The basics of reporting, analytics and measuring success on social media

Michelle Brownridge has worked in communications for Sask Culture and OSAC. She owns and operates EMBEE Inc., specializing in graphic design, photography, communications, and social media management.

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Inclusive Collaboration: Working Together Regardless of Ability

Toolkit Workshop – Thursday, November 16th – 6 – 8 p.m.

– facilitated by John Loeppky.

In this workshop, attendees will learn and practice what it means to work in an inclusive environment. This workshop is open to any and all and there will be a specific focus on the work experiences of the participants. Topics covered will include, inclusion in campus workspaces, creativing inclusive spaces in the arts, and the benefits of creating a fully inclusive workspace.

Location: FNUC 3304, $25 registration, $15 student/fixed income (optional $5 parking)

Registration is required.

 

 

 

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Engaging Youth: Consistently Reworking “Plan B”

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

Engaging Youth – Consistently Reworking Plan B
Often, organizations have trouble learning to fully activate the diverse skill sets of today’s youth within the work that they do. This session will explore some tools in authentically engaging youth in organizing, and ways to retain their involvement in the future. Drawing from Mel and Leo’s experiences working as youth, and with youth, in a variety of organizational structures, we will collectively work to challenge our assumptions about genuine youth engagement – Let’s face it, your plan A is always consistently reworking plan B, right?

Mel Metcalf and Leo Keiser come with a variety of different experiences working as, and with, youth. From flexible educational programming, to bustling festival environments, they’ve waded through the joys and challenges of being seen as young workers, and in turn, working alongside youth. Leo and Mel’s professional lives collided in March of 2017 through their work at the Regina Folk Festival, and they’ve been accomplices/BFFs ever since.

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Working Well with the Media – Sept. 27th

Wondering how to connect with the media? Intimidated by media attention?

Join us to learn how to work collaboratively with the media to promote your work and highlight the issues in your community. In this workshop, J.C. Garden with CTV Regina will offer tips to create successful relationships with the media and make your message work for you.

J.C. Garden is the News Director at CTV Regina. Raised in Saskatchewan,
J.C. went on to graduate with a bachelors of arts degree in Journalism
from the University of Regina. He served an internship with CTV Regina
in 2003, and joined the news department full time in 2004. He is a
recipient of several RTNDA Awards for feature reporting. J.C. was the
Senior Weather Anchor for CTV Regina before taking over the role of News
Director.

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

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Advocacy & NGOs

Advocacy & NGOs

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Wednesday, April 12
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

As an employee of a NGO you hold the great value of being able to provide the groundwork for authentic and meaningful change. Your efforts can transform the status quo. This workshop will set the stage for change by learning the key elements of a process that can lead to success. Educate, communicate, advocate. The objectives of the class will help participants learn how to;

* develop a strategic framework for advocacy,

* invoke creativity and innovation into change and understand which tactics might work best

* mobilize grass roots communities and decision-makers.

Facilitator Donna Ziegler has been a leader in advocacy for more than 20 years. For the last 10 years she worked as the Director overseeing advocacy for a local charity, she has been an elected member of a school division for 17 years and currently sits as Board Chair. Donna has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina in the Continuing Education Public Relations department for the last 3 years, she has a Masters of Professional Communication with a special interest in International and Intercultural Communication from Royal Roads University and a Public Relations Certificate from the University of Regina.

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Working and Learning Together Across Generations

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Tuesday, March 14
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

Working and Learning Together Across Generations

If we look at who is active in many non-profit Boards/Committees, we tend to see groups that are pretty narrow in their age range. An organization that works productively across a variety of age demographics is hard to find. Often differing experiences, expectations, and perceptions  can make this sort of work challenging for individuals who feel that their insights and skills are not honoured and/or appreciated. This workshop will offer the chance to think about how organizations can constructively work to increase intergenerational understanding and be better representations of our communities. Participants will gain insight into how to work more effectively with youth and older adults to enhance the services provided by those in the non-profit sector.

Facilitors

Cam Fraser is the Minister of Knox-Metropolitan United Church in downtown Regina – having worked for the past decade with a number of United Church Congregations, Provincial and Regional Committees and with United Church Camping he has worked with a number of Boards and Committees trying to work respectfully and constructively across broad age ranges.

Kerrie Strathy, an adult educator by profession, is Division Head at the University of Regina Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) where she works with older adults, including Aboriginal Grandmothers caring for grandchildren and the Seniors’ University Group. Kerrie spent almost seven years at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji working on environment awareness programs with traditional healers and others. She has served on many boards and is currently on the Regina Open Door Society Board. Kerrie’s interests include strategic planning, program evaluation, board development, volunteerism, and retirement planning, as well as cross-cultural, gender, and environment awareness.

Marj Thiessen, a lifelong volunteer and volunteer coordinator, has been active in board and volunteer development for many years. She has worked with the YWCA, Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Blood Services in positions where she was responsible for recruiting, training and recognizing volunteers. She has served on many boards and committees and is a long time Dallas Valley Ranch Camp Board Member. Marj’s current volunteer activities include working with young kids in school and with older adults at the Lifelong Learning Centre who are working to reduce social isolation and older adult abuse.

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