[Sust-mar] Grassroots Philanthropy & Fund Development Workshop in Fredericton

ACIC - Rena Kulczycki admin at acic-caci.org
Wed Mar 18 17:03:08 EDT 2009

 The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation is pleased to invite you
to an upcoming workshop on Grassroots Philanthropy in Fredericton, NB on
March 26th from 9-4.

Workshop description:
Paul Hawken in his most recent book "Blessed Unrest" describes
environmental, social justice and other nonprofit organizations as the
Earth's "immune system", working to heal the Earth and promote health and
well-being everywhere. A critical part of this immune system are
organizations like yours that need to be well-supported and resourced in
order to do this vital work.

There was already a lot of pressure on nonprofits, even before the current
economic crisis came along. Staff and volunteers of nonprofits are expected
to do more with less. And at the same time, many have become more and more
dependent on government and their connection with their original vision may
have become weakened.

There is a hunger for more diverse sources of funding for nonprofits,
especially unrestricted financial resources that can support the core
funding needs of the organizations. Many organizations are searching for
ways to return to their original visions or to develop new and inspired
visions for the future. This workshop will:
*     Support nonprofits as leaders in cultivating a culture of philanthropy
in their local communities; and
*     Provide new ideas and support for nonprofits to create new sources of
grassroots community investment to support their valuable work in creating
more caring and vibrant communities.

Wendy Johnston has worked in the community development field for the past
fifteen years. From 2007 to 2008, she was the NS Program Manager for the
Foundation for Rural Living's Rural Philanthropy program that engaged 19
small rural nonprofits in Nova Scotia in an eight-month on-line program on
philanthropy, fund development and fundraising. She also attended Kim
Klein's recent "Fundraising for Social Change" workshop at the Tatamagouche
Centre and became even more inspired to promote grassroots philanthropy in
the Atlantic region. Check out her website at www.wintergreens.ca

$25 for ACIC Members
$40 for non-members
(Travel bursaries are available to members in need coming from over 100kms
away. )

For more information and the registration form, please visit our website at
or contact
Rena Kulczycki or Jessica Dubelaar  at (902) 431-2311 or admin at acic-caci.org

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