A key initiative of the Coalition is to connect subject matter experts with sector leaders who are working on the frontlines while at the same time trying to understand and interpret new information, new funding programs, and changing policies and legislation.
We will be offering a series of closed sessions for only sector leaders on topics related to issues of concern to them such as human resources management and leadership. We will also be offering some that will be open to anyone in the sector on topics such as recovery planning and how to respond to emerging social policy issues.more.
Please check the site each week for topics and availability.
Topic: Navigating the 3rd Wave: Sector Q&A with Dr. Strang
After over a year of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, for many Nova Scotian's, the third wave feels different. What are the implications for the community sector in this third lock-down? What are the considerations and supports for organizations? Hosted by the NS Nonprofit COVID-19 Coalition, Dr. Strang shared relevant supports and advice for the sector through a live Q&A session.
Date: May 18, 2021
Topic: Advocacy at the National Level: Hot Topics and Key Issues for Nonprofits
Speakers from Imagine Canada, the Ontario Nonprofit Network, and Community Foundations of Canada shared what they have heard from organizations in the sector across Canada and their perspectives on where we need to focus advocacy efforts moving forward. Presentations were followed by breakout sessions for participants to network with peers and discuss what their thoughts and learnings.
Date: April 6, 2021
Topic: Unfunded: How Black Communities and Organizations are at a Funding Disadvantage
In honour of African Heritage Month we hosted a panel discussion with a focus on funding inequities faced by black communities and organizations in Nova Scotia. A recent report from Carleton University and the Network for the Advancement of Black Communities called “Unfunded” found that public and private foundations in Canada are underfunding Black-serving and Black-led community organizations. Building from this research, panelists discussed their experiences and perspectives and how they can be better supported.
Date: February 23, 2021.
Topic: Impacts of COVID-19 on the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector: Results of the Second Survey
In this Open Forum, Annika shared the results of the Community Sector Council’s latest survey of the impacts of COVID-19 on nonprofit and voluntary organizations.
Date: December 8, 2020
Topic: Change Management Towards More Inclusive and Socially Just Nonprofits
In this Open Forum Kenny shared his model of change management and explore how nonprofit leaders can apply it to move their organizations toward being more inclusive, equitable and diverse. Motivated by the Black Lives Matter Movement and Anti-Black and Indigenous racism Kenny’s personal commitment is to work with his community to make a meaningful difference and support our collective efforts to move toward social justice.
Date: November 24, 2020
Topic: Fundraising and COVID-19: Trends, Tactics and Innovations
Anne and Daniel provided an overview of contemporary trends, tactics and illustrative examples of innovations in fundraising methods.
Date and Time: November 17, 2020
Topic: Nonprofit Scenario Planning During COVID-19: Is Dissolution and Closing Operations a Viable Option?
Victoria and Jason explored the pros and cons of dissolving or shutting down your nonprofit organization during COVID-19.
Date and Time: November 3, 2020
Topic: COVID-19 is Breaking the Mould : What Now for Human Resources Management?
In this Open Forum Jodi shared what she learned from her clients as they move further into the recovery phase of COVID-19.
Date and Time: October 27, 2020
Topic: Nonprofits and the Cyber Threat Landscape during COVID-19
In this Forum, Darren shares strategies for protecting organizations from cybercriminals as we shift to remote work.
Date and Time: October 13, 2020
Topic: Nonprofit Leaders Thinking in Opposites: Moving the Aggregate Needle on Mission Accomplishment
In this Open Forum, Nick challenged us to examine whether collectively as a sector we are achieving our missions and moving the needle on meaningful, aggregate change
Date and Time: October 6, 2020
Topic: Nonprofits Building Back Better AC/DC (After COVID, During COVID)
In this Open Forum Buhle had a strategic conversation with Executive Directors about how to thrive during the current crisis and build back better into the future.
Date and Time: September 29, 2020
Topic: Leadership Towards Lasting Change: The Risk of Putting New Wine into Old Bottles
Ann shared her thoughts on how as leaders in the nonprofit sector we can take our learnings from COVID-19 and anti-Black racism to ensure that we make lasting change for a new tomorrow.
Date and Time: September 22, 2020
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