INTEGRALIntros

INTEGRALIntros are FREE 1-hour webinars on topics of interest to your organization's management, board members, and staff. We are currently putting together our Fall 2024 schedule. If there is a topic that you would like to learn about, please let us know.

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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.

 


Watch past events!

INTRO to Strategic Planning: Crafting the future of your nonprofit organization
Wednesday, July 19, 2024 

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. This workshop introduces participants to the concepts of strategic planning as well as tools to use in an emergent and uncertain environment. Watch the video.

 

The Practice of Leadership for Nonprofits
Thursday, May 9, 2024 

Leaders in the nonprofit sector are dedicated individuals who are passionate about serving their communities and striving in creative ways towards social change. Effective nonprofit leadership is an ongoing journey and intentional practice. Whether you are working on systems level community change, running a nonprofit organization, or leading a team – impactful leadership requires an understanding of self and an openness to learning. This workshop covers: developing leadership within your self, your team, and your community; evolving leadership to meet emerging needs in the nonprofit sector; and responsive leadership - adapting your role to real time. Watch the video.

 

INTRO to Risk Management: Building resilience for nonprofit organizations
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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 Governance: Principles of good governance for nonprofits
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Understanding the principles of governance is integral to the smooth and effective running of any nonprofit or charitable organization. This workshop provides an overview of the basics of governance and board functioning including the 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. Watch the video or access the workshop package with recording, slides, and resources

 

INTRO to Fundraising: Effective strategies for nonprofits
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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, 2023

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 Social Enterprise: Which legal structure should we choose?
Thursday, March 23, 2023

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.