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fundraising capacity accelerator program

Our Fundraising Capacity Accelerator Program supports small non-profits who have limited fundraising resources and knowledge. These organizations require more in-depth and sustained support to build capacity in this area.

We work with small groups to build foundational knowledge as well as community, allowing time for participants to get to know each other and work through various funding scenarios together.

The program is funded by our partners, First West Foundation and Teck, further removing barriers and building capacity through our sector.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Session #1 (3 hours)
This introduction session will provide attendees a chance to get to know each other and then explore basic fundraising concepts and theory. We will also discuss how to get your board engaged in the process of raising money.

Session #2 (3 hours)
During this session we will discuss the strategy behind diversifying revenue. Participants will spend some time looking at their current revenue mix and come away with next steps on how to introduce new revenue streams and also strengthen current streams.

Session #3 (2 hours)
Participants will hear from industry experts on a variety of topics that will compliment their other sessions.

Session #4 (3 hours)
The last session of the program will focus on the other less thought about topics that affect our ability to raise money from story telling to social media.

Each program applicant will also receive:

– One registration for a board member to attend our Fundraising for Board Members workshop (dates TBD)

– 2 hours of private consultation/training following the program

ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION PROCESS

We will run four Fundraising Capacity Accelerator Programs in 2023. If you meet the eligibility requirements set out for that cohort you can submit an online application. Twelve program participants will be randomly selected from all eligible applicants. If you were not successful in one application cycle you are welcome to apply when another one opens.

There is a $50 registration fee for those invited into the program. We will provide an opportunity to let us know if that fee is a barrier to participation. Each of the four cohorts may have different eligibility requirements so please read carefully. There are no other fees for the program as those are covered by our partners.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to reach out to Rowena Veylan at rowena@nsof.ca.

2023 cohort dates

cohort #1

February 24, March 10, March 31, April 6

registration opens January 17, 2023

Open to non-profit organizations within Canada

  • Virtual delivery

Proudly supported by Teck

 

applications close January 25, 2023

cohort #2

April 19, May 2, May 24, May 31

registration opens February 22, 2023

  • Open to non-profit organizations who work and/or serve the one or more of the following communities in British Columbia:
    • Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, Hope, Kitimat, Langley, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, Mission & Surrey.
    • Armstrong, Enderby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Keremeos, Lumby, Oliver, Peachland, Penticton, Princeton, Rutland, Vernon & West Kelowna.
    • Greater Victoria, Cowichan Valley, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Salt Spring Island & Pender Island.
  • Virtual delivery

Proudly supported by First West Foundation

cohort #3

September 14, September 28, October 5, October 12

registration opens July 19, 2023

  • Open to non-profit organizations within Canada
  • Virtual delivery

Proudly supported by Teck

cohort #4

October 13, October 27, November 2, November 9

registration opens August 10, 2023

  • Open to Indigenous-led non-profit organizations
  • In-person delivery in Vancouver, BC (location TBC)

Proudly supported by Teck

"Even though I have participated in numerous training opportunities over the years, having current and relevant information provided, specifically tailored to our situation, has been so helpful and appreciated!

 

I have come away with a much clearer idea of how to proceed with reinvigorating our fundraising plan as well as stronger knowledge of best practices. The insightful reminders and helpful tips have helped to re-energize me to build a realistic and manageable plan while setting our sights high. I particularly appreciate the frequent references to ensuring that we approach our messaging and fundraising efforts honestly, respectfully and strategically.

 

Thank you one again for this future success-building opportunity!"

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