Volunteer Screening Program
The Volunteer Screening Program (VSP) provides funding to eligible nonprofit organizations to support Vulnerable Sector Checks as well as organizational development in the area of volunteer screening. These funds are provided with support from the Government of Alberta.
To build stronger communities and provide financial support to the causes that are near and dear to the heart of Canadian consumers, while empowering and encouraging individuals to make conscientious purchasing decisions.
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How to build a successful digital giving strategy
People who run ball clubs, they think in terms of buying players,” said Peter Brand, a made-for-the-movie character in 2011’s film adaptation of the book Moneyball. “Your goal shouldn’t be to buy players. Your goal should be to buy wins. And in order to buy wins, you need to buy runs.
How To Raise More Funds For Your Social Profit Organization
Charmaine Hammond (professional speaker and consultant) interviews Richelle, founder of ShopandShare.ca about innovative ways to raise funds for your social profit organization. They explain how passive income can generate funds for your projects and organization.
Grants For Your Organization
Click below to access a list of grants that may be a fit for your organization.
Canada Alberta Job Grant
If you are an Alberta employer and are having troubles filling a current job vacancy or looking to upgrade your current employee's skillset,
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT?
You may have heard of the Canada Alberta Job Grant. This grant is for employers and will cover the cost of 2/3 of tuition for skills training for employees at non-government organizations and businesses. This is a great opportunities to offer additional training for your employees at only a fraction of the cost.
Keyano College has put together a list with pre-approved courses but they also can custom build something that meets the need of an individual organization.
Click on the link to view the pre-approved courses: http://www.keyano.ca/Community/Canada-AlbertaJobGrant
What is the Canada-Alberta Job Grant?
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is available to assist employers with skill shortages and maximize your skills training investment. It is an employer-driven training program that is part of the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta, and provides training grants to Alberta businesses to help hire and retain employees in their organizations. Employers must use a third-party training provider to deliver the formal training, and training can take place at your choice - online, onsite or in a classroom setting.
Benefits to Employers
- Training cost savings - only 1/3 of the total associated cost of direct training is paid by the employer
- Government contributions can cover up to a maximum of $10,000 per employee per year
- Training hours are minimum 24 and over in length per course
- 3 easy, electronic applications to complete
- Courses can be spread out but must be completed within 1 year of training start date
- Increased productivity in employees
- Training investment
- Quick application processing time
- Higher profits/lower turnover
- Better skilled employees
Keyano can help!
Keyano has created a pre-approved list of eligible courses and program areas for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant program. We can also assist with any customized training requests and the application process. See Applicant Checklist & Steps to find out how easy it really is! For more information, contact Corporate Training at Keyano College. Phone: 780-715-3903
TransCanada Community Investment Program
In 2014, TransCanada directed more than $14.6 million to nearly 1,500 Social Profit organizations across North America
You can find out more about Community Investment at TransCanada and their focus in the three areas of Safety, Community and Environment. On these pages, TransCanada outlined the types of funding TransCanada supports as well as the funding criteria to better enable you to make a successful request.
ALIGN Resource Library
Are you looking for:
- Funding Information?
- Grant Opportunities?
- Resources of Board Governance?
- Awards for social profit organizations?
- Social Policy information
- Information and resources for family?
The ALIGN Resource Library is a one stop shop for all things resources. You can find information about the above, and more, at
Reality Check: Straight Talk about Sponsorship Marketing By Brent Barootes
This is a must have book for organizations. It is a practical guide to help Social Profit who are seeking productive sponsor relationships. Reality Check is clearly written and easy to follow. The book outlines all the critical steps to understanding sponsorship and developing relationships, as well as understanding your organization’s assets, how to position your project to a sponsor, what to include in a proposal and the mistakes you want to ensure you avoid. The book also contains practical exercises help to ensure the concepts are relevant to your particular situation and easy to apply.
This comprehensive sponsorship reference includes:
- Inventory and Valuation
- Finding your best prospects
- Discovery session how-tos
- Proposals that work
- Activation tips
- Fulfillment guidelines and so much more.
Holiday Fundraising Ideas for Social Profit Organizations
Thank you to ALIGN for putting together a comprehensive list of innovative ways to fundraise during the holiday season.
Stability for the Social Profit sector in a time of uncertainty (Provincial Budget Response – Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations—October 27, 2015)
Today's provincial budget reflects priorities outlined in the NDP election platform and demonstrates the government's commitment to preserving public programs and services. Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) President and CEO Katherine van Kooy notes that "the priorities laid out in this budget reflect an understanding of the importance of maintaining community services during times of economic hardship and strengthening programs for Alberta's most vulnerable."
The Alberta government provides grant programs to employers to create jobs:
Job Creation Incentive Program
This program will encourage hiring by providing grants to employers for creating net new employment on or after January 1, 2016. Grants will be worth up to $5,000 for each new job, with a cap of 100 new full-time jobs.
Start date: Spring 2016.
Learn more and find out if you qualify for the Job Creation Incentive Program.
Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
This program will subsidize wages paid by employers to encourage summer employment opportunities for students.
Start date: Summer 2016.
Learn more and find out if you qualify for the Summer Temporary Employment Program.
CECP'S mission is to create a better world through business.
One of our favourite resources for the latest research and statistics about corporate giving is the Committee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy’s (CECP) website. It is a wealth of information that while focused on the United States, holds great statistics that we can apply to Canada as well.
Annual Giving in Numbers report
Every year we await the release of their annual Giving in Numbers report. They recently released the full version of their 2015 report. This 10th Anniversary edition of the report is a great tool for year-over-year analysis of trends in the community investment sector. Check out this infographic from CECP that summarizes their key corporate giving statistics from 2014.
Crowd Funding for Social Profit Organizations
Crowd Funding is a great way for social profit organizations to build and engage their crowd, raise funds and build engagement around their mission and message. It does however take planning, preparation and a good understanding of the crowd funding process. Charmaine Hammond interviews Crowd Funding Expert Victoria Bennett, you can watch the video here:
If you are looking for a directory of funding sources, search no further. The Charity Village website is full of valuable resources for social profit organizations. http://charityvillage.com/