The Alliance Winter Workshop Series
Professional Development for the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Community

The Alliance’s Spring Workshop Series addresses three topics of importance to all arts and culture organizations, presented by some of the top experts in their fields. These include: 

Navigating Your Gaming Grant Application
Understanding What's Needed 

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Venue: Alliance boardroom, 100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver.

The Workshop: In this half-day session, participants will learn how to write successful applications for British Columbia's Community Gaming Grants program and its 2014 Arts and Culture intake. The deadline for grant applications to this program is May 31. This workshop will provide an understanding of the particular requirements of the Community Gaming Grants program, along with valuable grant writing basics applicable to all funding programs. Participants are encouraged to bring applications in progress, or previously completed submissions, and will be given opportunities for one-on-one feedback following the workshop.

Facilitator: Rob Gloor brings over 20 years of experience in non-profit arts management to his role as executive director of the Alliance for Arts and Culture. He holds university degrees in both music and business and has worked with organizations of all sizes in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Cost: Members $45 / non-members $75 (plus 5% GST)


Requirements of the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act

The Alliance, in partnership with Artists Legal Outreach (ALO), presents a workshop to help federally registered non-profit organizations understand the steps they must take to transition to the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act by the October 17, 2014 deadline.  

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 / 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: Alliance boardroom, 100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver.

The Workshop:  The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act provides federal not-for-profit corporations with a new set of rules that are modern, flexible and better suited to the needs of today's not-for-profit sector. The new rules will replace the old Act which has governed federal corporations for nearly a century. 

If your group is federally incorporated, a series of steps MUST be taken no later than October 17 to ensure you are registered and compliant with the new rules. Since the transition could require your organization to write new bylaws and may affect registered charity status, starting the process early is essential. Corporations Canada is authorized to begin the dissolution process for any federally registered not-for-profits that do not make the transition by the required deadline.

This session will guide you through the necessary steps and required documentation to help you be prepared.

Please note: This workshop does not constitute formal legal advice. 

Facilitator: Martha Rans is the legal director of Artists' Legal Outreach. She has been practicing law in British Columbia since 1997, and works extensively with arts organizations, not-for-profit societies, and visual and multimedia digital artists. 

Cost: Alliance members $45 / non-members $75 (plus 5% GST)


A workshop on email best practices in advance of the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation 

The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation is coming into full effect in July, 2014 and its introduction has left many arts groups with questions about how they can use their email lists for marketing, outreach and donor development. Register now for this Alliance workshop to ensure you're fully prepared!

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 / 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. OR 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Venue: Alliance boardroom, 100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver. 

Workshop Details: The workshop will include:

  • Best practices for email list management and segmentation;
  • Concrete examples of the dos and don’ts of email list management;
  • Strategies for making the most of your supporter contacts for effective outreach and engagement;
  • Examples of Privacy Policies and list messaging to ensure you are in compliance with the new CASL.

Please note: This workshop does not constitute formal legal advice. 

Facilitators: This workshop, led by Emira Mears, principal and lead strategist at Raised Eyebrow, and Martha Rans, lawyer and founder of the Artists' Legal Outreach, will give you the tools you need to feel confident going forward. 

Cost: Alliance members $45 / non-members $75 (plus 5% GST)


Workshop Registration: Pre-registration and payment is required for all workshops. We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard or cheques. Call our office at 604.681.3535 with a credit card number, mail a cheque, or drop off your payment in person at our office. 

Cancellation: 24 hours cancellation notice is required to obtain a full refund. We reserve the right to cancel workshops if registration is too low.

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