INTEGRALIntros are free 1-hour webinars on topics of interest to your organization's management, board members, and staff.

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Do you want to level up your knowledge? You may be interested in IntegralOrg's additional training in governance, finance, legal compliance, or risk management.


Intro to Governance: Principles of good governance for nonprofits
Thursday, October 19, 1-2pm

Understanding the principles of governance is integral to the smooth and effective running of any nonprofit or charitable organization. No matter the size or scope of your organization, taking the time to make sure the board is engaged and aligned is critical.

This workshop incorporates three interconnected areas of responsibility – fiduciary, strategic, and generative – and the board’s role in focusing on the entire organization and working together as a whole. This session will include:

  • Principles of good governance and the foundations of working together as a board.
  • Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of individual board members and the board as a whole including understanding three interconnected areas of responsibility for boards – fiduciary, strategic, and generative responsibility.
  • Understanding the role of the senior executive, and the differences between board and staff and how they work with each other.


IntegralOrg President and CEO, Mike Grogan, has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years and is recognized for his ability to inspire nonprofit organizations to tackle complex issues and create sustainable solutions to organizational and community issues. Mike’s passion is helping organizations understand the ever-evolving ecosystem and working with organizational teams to build capacities to respond and adapt to a changing environment. 


Intro to Strategic Planning: Crafting the future of your nonprofit organization
Thursday, November 16, 1-2pm 

Leading a nonprofit organization in today’s rapidly changing environment can be challenging, as is navigating a route forward when much of the world we know is shifting and the future remains uncertain.

Strategic planning processes enable organizations to understand their current and past operating states, create a vision for the future, and determine what steps they should take to achieve that vision.

In this interactive virtual session, we will introduce participants to the concepts of strategic planning as well as tools to use in an emergent and uncertain environment.

Topics include:

  • Tools and processes to better understand an organization’s current capacities.
  • External trends and forces that will impact organizations moving forward.
  • The process for turning a broad vision into a coherent strategy with well-defined objectives and a plan of activities.
  • The components of the cycle of strategic planning and how to adapt these within a rapidly changing environment.
  • How to develop approaches to keep strategy front and centre, and building ownership throughout the organization.


IntegralOrg President and CEO, Mike Grogan, has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years and is recognized for his ability to inspire nonprofit organizations to tackle complex issues and create sustainable solutions to organizational and community issues.

Watch past events!

INTRO to Fundraising: Effective strategies for nonprofits
Tuesday, September 19, 1-2pm

This session introduces the basics of fundraising, with an emphasis on practical tools, tactics, and strategies that smaller organizations can utilize to build capacity and sustainability for their organization. Topics include: An understanding of the current giving trends in Canada and how this can impact your organization; the cost benefit analysis and return on investment in fundraising; strategies on ‘The Ask’ – who to ask, when to ask, how to ask; stewardship – the science and art of thanking; essential tools that will enhance your fundraising efforts. Watch the video.  

INTRO to Finance: The controls and policies every nonprofit needs
Thursday, August 24, 1-2pm

This workshop provides an overview of the basics of nonprofit financial responsibilities, controls, and policies including: the respective roles of the board, the treasurer and the bookkeeper or accountant; financial information that the board needs to make informed financial decisions; the purpose of “internal controls” and key controls to put in place; and how budgeting relates to internal controls. Watch the video.


INTRO to Risk Management: Building resilience for nonprofit organizations
Thursday, June 1, 1-2pm

Risk management allows us to ask the question of whether we are taking the most appropriate risks to effectively and responsibly serve our communities. Discover what risk-aware culture could look like at your nonprofit and gain a deeper understanding of how to plan proactively for both the threats facing your organization day-to-day and the exciting opportunities on your horizon that require bold but risk-informed decision-making. Watch the video.


INTRO to Social Enterprise: Which legal structure should we choose?
Thursday, March 23, 1-2pm

Enterprising charities and nonprofits should understand that the restrictions around earning revenue and generating profit and the optimal legal structure for a social enterprise may vary widely depending on what legislation the organization is incorporated under, as well as the organization's strategy and circumstances. This session covers: CRA-related business rules for charities; The most common statutes (Societies Act, Companies Act, CNCA) for nonprofits and charities operating in Alberta; and the legal regulations on social enterprises imposed by the Income Tax Act. Watch the video.