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Lunch & Learn Webinar Series
December 7th – 11th

As part of our COVID 19 Membership Relief Program, the BCHPCA will be hosting a virtual fundraising expo with leading fundraising speakers on solutions designed to achieve your virtual (and non-virtual) fundraising goals.

This FREE virtual conference for members and donation fee for non-members blends both practical and thought leadership. You will leave this expo having engaged with fundraising peers, gaining an understanding of how to lead from where you stand, tactics to ensure new year giving meets your expectations, and improving your ability to secure larger gifts from your donors virtually and beyond.

There will be opportunities to ask questions, network after webinar sessions, and connect with peers. You will also learn more about the technology platforms that can drive fundraising results and provide analytical insights.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Day 1 – Monday, December 7th

The Fund Development Plan

Webinar Recording

Fund development is fundamentally about building and nurturing relationships with those who have an affinity for your organization and its mission, vision and goals, ultimately with the goal of generating support.

There is a big difference and advantage for organizations that use a fund development plan with integrated, comprehensive methods. If the fundraising plan generates a set of strategies/tactics, if it is implemented and monitored, if it is integrated with the organizational budget, if resources are allocated to it, then the higher the level of success and sustainability.  The COVID19 pandemic has challenged many organizations that have had their fundraising eggs in too few baskets. Now is the perfect time to think about diversifying the plan.  And it doesn’t have to be long and complicated.  This session is designed to help press a restart button for your organization’s fundraising plan.

Presented by partner organization Global Philanthropic Canada’s Senior Consultant, Kathy Butler, MA, CFRE.

Kathy’s 40 years in health care and higher education fundraising has built her extensive knowledge of annual, major gift and planned giving, as well as capital campaigns. In June 2019, Kathy received one of the highest honours from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE), the Outstanding Achievement Award. Her contributions to advancement reach far wider, having served on the Board of CCAE; contributing as a CFRE subject matter expert; and helping develop course content and as an instructor for a Fund Development program in Kelowna, BC. In 2016, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Philanthropy and Development. Kathy received her initial designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive in 1993. Kathy has consulted with hospice organizations in BC and Ontario and understands their important contributions.

Day 2 – Tuesday, December 8th

Social Media Fundraising Opportunities in COVID-19

Alex Jivov, CEO & Cofounder of Toronto based startup Hopeful Inc., will discuss how Social Media is a critical area for nonprofits to be focusing their fundraising efforts during the holidays and through the COVID-19 recovery. Learn how to use new technologies to democratize your donor base and ensure the communities you serve are deeply invested in the impact you provide.

Hopeful Inc. helps nonprofits tell more compelling stories to the right people, at the right time, using their own data. Hopeful’s platform allows nonprofit marketing and executive teams to see all their key social media metrics with insights provided every step of the way.

Visit Hopeful Inc.

Webinar Recording

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Day 3 – Wednesday, December 9th

2021 Hospice Palliative Care (HPC) Small Grant Program

Webinar Recording

Susan Scott Gabe, Co -Chair of the Almoner Committee SOSJ, Vancouver Commandery will be chatting about the 2021 hospice palliative care (HPC) Small Grant Program procedure and other funding opportunities.

Join her in understanding what SOSJ has in store for 2021 and how hospices and other palliative care organizations can avail themselves of funding opportunities.

Visit SOSJ Grant Application Guide

The Vancouver Commandery of The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knight Hospitaller, is a non-profit society dedicated to the support of palliative care in British Columbia. With more than 150 Knights and Dames, the Vancouver Commandery is the largest commandery in the Order.  Members of the Vancouver Commandery come from a wide variety of backgrounds: business, education, health sciences, public service, and community organizations to name a few.

Visit SOSJ Website

Day 4 – Thursday, December 10th

Overview of the Community Gaming Grant Program

Denise Mahon, Manager of Policy and Community Outreach at the Community Gaming Grant Branch, will cover an overview of the Community Gaming Grant program. She will discuss the changes to the program in 2020 due to COVID-19, funding opportunities for hospice and palliative care programs, and will conclude with a question and answer period. 

Community Gaming Grants provide $140 million annually to not-for-profit organizations throughout B.C., to support their delivery of ongoing programs and services that meet the needs of their communities. This page includes information about these grants, including eligibility criteria, grant amounts, how and when to apply and more.

Visit B.C. Community Gaming Grants Website

Webinar Recording

Webinar Recording

Day 5 – Friday, December 11th

A Hospice Perspective Panel Discussion

Find out what hospices are doing in light of COVID19. Four hospices will be talking about their highlights and challenges during these unprecedented times.

Become a Member of BCHPCA

BC Hospice Palliative Care Association is a not-for-profit, membership organization, which has been representing individuals and organizations committed to promoting and delivering hospice/palliative care to British Columbians since 1986. Our Members provide a broad range of services to British Columbians who are dying and to their loved ones who are grieving. Learn about our Membership Benefits.