Learning Events

Dive in! Take a webinar or attend an event and learn strategies to raise funds, increase your revenue and revitalize your heritage place or downtown. Check back often for pre-registration for upcoming events.

23

February

9:30 AM - 4:00 pm

Punching Above Your Weight: Raising Funds for Places that Matter” – Fundraising Workshop

$52.50 Member OR $63.00 Non- member, taxes applicable.

Thursday, Feb 23 from 9:30am-4pm Fundraising Workshop, “Punching Above Your Weight: Raising Funds for Places that Matter”. Heritage Saskatchewan is partnering with SaskCulture Inc. and the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport along with The National Trust for Canada to put on this workshop, which will include the introduction of new approaches to fundraising and new tools to help achieve big results. Workshop is open to the public! Registration is required. Government House, 4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina.

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25

February

8:30 AM - 4:00 pm

Regenerating Places of Faith – A workshop for south-central Ontario communities

$35.00 Workshop

A one day workshop organized by the National Trust for Canada and its partner Faith and the Common Good for the City of Peterborough and surrounding area.

Places of faith in south-central Ontario, like so many across the country, face decreasing financial and human resources that is putting beloved community landmarks at risk.

This one-day workshop, aims to foster a constructive dialogue between the key players that need to address these issues: faith groups, heritage advocates, municipal officials, community groups. Through interactive panel discussions and small discussion groups, participants will learn how to tackle key issues threatening places of faith through community engagement strategies, cost reduction techniques, innovative space sharing models and successful re-use strategies.

Join us to hear inspiring examples and proven regeneration strategies from the Peterborough area and across the country.

The workshop will take place at Trinity United Church, 360 Reid St, Peterborough, Ontario

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28

February

12:30 PM - 1:15 pm

How to reinvigorate and sustain your downtown

FREE WEBINAR

Why do some downtowns ‘work’ while others decline? What does it really take to sustain Canada’s downtowns? Jim Mountain, the National Trust’s, Director of Regeneration Projects, have spent decades getting to know Canada’s downtowns and learning what makes them tick. Join Jim and Rob for this lively webinar and up-close look at successful downtown revitalization strategies.

Webinar Leaders:
Robert Pajot: As Project Leader, Regeneration, Rob works with communities to help them find creative strategies to regenerate their heritage places. Rob has over twenty years of experience in the fields of heritage conservation theory and practice, real property management and development, and training delivery.
Jim Mountain: As Director of Regeneration Projects, Jim Mountain is helping communities see their potential and implement successful downtown revitalization strategies. Jim has over thirty years of experience in the fields of heritage, culture and community renewal. With The National Trust’s Main Street and Heritage Regions programs, he helped establish Main Street projects across the West, and “Regions” projects from Newfoundland and Labrador to Vancouver Island

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9

March

12:30 PM - 1:15 pm

How to find and secure grants for your heritage project

FREE

In the heritage and cultural sectors, grants can be a critical source of funding, especially seed funds, to help you build and grow your project. But, how do you find the right fit? And, what are funders looking for? In this webinar, Alison Faulknor and Nhanci Wright help you navigate the world of grants, giving you helpful tips that take you from research to application.

Webinar Leaders:
Alison Faulknor: As Director of New Initiatives at the National Trust, Alison is leading the organization through a transformation in how it approaches fund development. In everything from philanthropy programs, to social enterprise, corporate sponsorship and foundation and government grants, she is marshalling the resources of the organization for maximum impact. Alison draws on extensive experience working in the non-profit sector, leading teams to build new programs, forge partnerships and reach their fundraising goals.
Nhanci Wright: As a fund development specialist, Nhanci held senior positions in national organizations before establishing her own consulting practice in 2001. She has led non-profits in the development and implementation of effective fundraising strategies, capital campaigns, signature fundraising events, and major gift programs. She has worked with the National Trust to introduce a new Annual Appeals strategy, major gifts and planned giving programs, and the launch of its new donor club, the Heritage Patrons Circle.

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21

March

12:30 PM - 1:15 pm

10 Critical Success Factors for Regenerating Places of Faith : Sponsored by Cape Breton University’s Tompkins Institute

FREE

Places of faith anchor and shape our communities. Yet many congregations are facing declining attendance and insufficient funding to maintain and operate their buildings. These important community assets are in a period of transition, both in rural and urban areas.
What are the critical factors needed to successfully regenerate places of faith? Join us for this interactive webinar, where we present case studies of faith groups who have found creative ways to engage with their communities, and of projects where new uses have allowed these great spaces to continue as cornerstones in their communities. Learn how heritage conservation can play a constructive, enabling role in these transformations.

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28

March

12:30 PM - 1:15 pm

How to find new donors and turn them into loyal heritage supporters

FREE

A successful donor acquisition and retention program ensures a reliable flow of revenue for your heritage project. But you need to find these new donors and build lasting relationships with them. In this webinar learn strategies to attract new donors, welcome them, engage them, and turn them into your loyal heritage supporters.

Webinar Leaders:
Alison Faulknor: As Director of New Initiatives at the National Trust, Alison is leading the organization through a transformation in how it approaches fund development. In everything from philanthropy programs, to social enterprise, corporate sponsorship and foundation and government grants, she is marshalling the resources of the organization for maximum impact. Alison draws on extensive experience working in the non-profit sector, leading teams to build new programs, forge partnerships and reach their fundraising goals.
Nhanci Wright: As a fund development specialist, Nhanci held senior positions in national organizations before establishing her own consulting practice in 2001. She has led non-profits in the development and implementation of effective fundraising strategies, capital campaigns, signature fundraising events, and major gift programs. She has worked with the National Trust to introduce a new Annual Appeals strategy, major gifts and planned giving programs, and the launch of its new donor club, the Heritage Patrons Circle.

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