Why Volunteer?

Every weekday during National Volunteer Week, we’ll post an article about a different aspect of volunteering in Edmonton. We encourage you to join the conversations on Twitter by following @EdmCVO and by using the hashtags #yegvolunteers and #NVW2018! Volunteering—most of us know what that word means: giving your time, talent and effort to a cause […]

Recognition Reflection: Recapping Our Last Think Tank Conversation

Think Tank Conversations is a bi-monthly meetup of those who manage, coordinate and engage volunteers in Edmonton. The space we’ve created is one of discussion, networking and working through the trends, challenges and success volunteer coordinators face in their roles. Our March session was prep for National Volunteer Week (April 15-21 2018). As always, Think […]

Partnership Brokers Training, Level 2

Advanced Skills in Partnership Brokering Designed to build further confidence and competence in managing partnership brokering interventions. This 5-day course takes Partnership Brokers Training to the next level. It is designed to build further confidence and competence in managing a range of partnership brokering interventions to promote really effective and potentially transformational partnering. Such interventions […]

Little Pieces & Big Connections: What EMCN Learned from Becoming a Sustainability Champion

How can organizations work towards fulfilling their mission while also serving as role models of sustainability? The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is among the many organizations that face this challenging tug-of-war in the face of limited time, funding, and capacity. To give them a boost, the EMCN attended The Natural Step’s NGO Sustainability […]

Early bird pricing available for Fail Safe 2018!

At Fail Safe 2018, leaders from Edmonton and abroad are gathering for conversations about failure, how it manifests, and how to wield it for good. Failure is positive. It’s essential for building capacity and spurring experimentation and iterative growth in non-profits, governments, and private organizations alike. Too often failure is viewed as taboo, something to run […]

2018 NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series

  Non-profit organizations create positive social, environmental and economic impacts for their communities. At the same time, they are expected to be role models whose own staff and operations “walk the talk” in terms of sustainability. This can be a challenge given limited time, support and funding. Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Natural […]

The Recruitment Grind: Recapping Our Latest Think Tank Conversation

by Sharon Mvundura Think Tank Conversations are a bi-monthly meetup of those who manage, coordinate and engage volunteers in Edmonton. The space we have created is one of discussion, networking and working through the trends, challenges and success volunteer coordinators face in their roles. We kicked off 2018 with a January discussion on Volunteer Recruitment […]

Call for Speakers & Panelists: Fail Safe 2018

Note: this iteration of Fail Safe has been postponed to Fall 2018. Stay tuned for more information! What can your experiences tell the non-profit community about overcoming failure? At Fail Safe 2018, we’re connecting leaders from non-profits, businesses, and the public sector for open and honest discussions about embracing and overcoming failure. Fail Safe 2018 […]

Refresh Your Organization’s Bylaws with ECVO’s Bylaws Lab

Is your organization looking to update its bylaws to stay current in an evolving non-profit sector? In Spring 2018, the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is partnering with the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission to deliver an interactive Bylaws Lab with non-profits registered under the Societies Act. Representatives from Edmonton […]