Over the past six years, Philanthropy Forum has brought Greater Peterborough’s non-profit sector together for professional development and networking, with workshops covering everything from volunteer recruitment to donor retention, and presentations from some of Canada’s top talent. We have made new connections through great conversations with the dynamic and diverse people who make up our local non-profit sector, and together we have been working collectively to strengthen the charitable organizations in our community.

Philanthropy Forum 2016 will include two days of programming, festival-style, in downtown Peterborough, allowing for more opportunities for networking, longer workshop sessions for in-depth learning, and some of the best speakers to be found – both locally and beyond our community. In 2015, over 200 people came together at 17 sessions during the conference.

Bursary Applications now open!

Philanthropy Forum at a Glance

November 15, 2016
8:30-9:30AM
Networking Breakfast/Welcome @ Market Hall
9:30-10:30AM
Stephane Grenier "Rehumanize the Workplace"
10:30-11:00AM
Break
11:00AM-12:15PM
Ken Ramsay
Dianne Lister "Leadership Gap"
TBA
12:15-1:45PM
Lunch
1:45-3:00PM
TBA
TBA
Terry Carter
3:00-3:30PM
Break
3:30-4:30PM
Community Stories

 

November 16, 2016
9:30-10:30AM
Paul Nazerath "8 Digital Trends in Philanthropy"
10:30-11:00AM
Break
11:00AM-12:15PM
Cynthia Armour
Dr. Connie Taylor "Wisdom in Leadership - Be the Catalyst"
TBA
12:15-1:45PM
Lunch
1:45-3:00PM
Alicia Doris "Strategic Planning: The power of the Process"
Dr. Mark Skinner
Sofie Andreou "Technology Tips & Tricks for Event Organizers"
3:00-3:30PM
Break
3:30-4:30PM
TBA
5:00-6:45PM
Up Close & Personal Dinner
7:00-8:00PM
Dr. Roberta Bondar @ Market Hall

Key: Plenaries; Building Blocks Stream; Innovation & Change Stream; Leveraging Technology Stream; Keynote

 

Click here to see our 2016 Philanthropy Forum speakers!

 

Date: Tuesday, November 15 & Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Downtown Peterborough venues: Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte Street), The Venue (286 George Street N.), Myrtle's Kitchen (185 King Street, 2nd level)

Rehumanize the Workplace

Presented by Stéphane Grenier from Mental Health Innovations Consulting (MHIC)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:30-10:30AM @ Market Hall

Anchored by over 15-years of experience in improving the way that large public and private sector organizations support their employees, Grenier offers his audiences pragmatic advice designed to support workplaces to develop corporate cultures of open, non-stigmatizing approaches to mental health and wellbeing.

He blends lived accounts, compelling corporate case studies, and leading-edge research into a passionate argument that the status quo is no longer acceptable in the field of workplace mental health. Grenier makes us ask ourselves: How did we miss the obvious?  Why did we overlook our people?

Learning opportunities:

  • Understand the power of human interaction and how it can play a role in re-humanizing HR processes;
  • Gain an appreciation for the need to change the workplace mental health narrative to one that is de-medicalized and non-clinical, in order to allow employees to better relate; and
  • Become familiar with new and innovative approaches to enhancing the mental health of employees in your workplace and how these can play a strategic & transformational role.

8 Digital Trends in Philanthropy

Presented by Paul Nazareth from CanadaHelps

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:30-10:30AM @ Market Hall

The web as we know it is almost 30 years old. Social media is 10 years old. Have you kept up? 2016 donor engagement is more than just about online annual gifts. We will discuss the growth of major and planned giving strategy, donor research tools and what "data" looks like outside of just ‘donor information’. Our speaker will include global and Canadian resources on the state of online giving. Over and above where we're at, we'll discuss what you can do right now to not just catch up but lead your charity to greater engagement and more donations.

Learning Opportunities

  • What is the state of technology in Canada's charitable sector? Trends to pay attention to?
  • What are the trends in giving in Canada's charitable sector online?
  • How can charities cover their bases to accept donations online and major/planned gifts too

Wisdom in Leadership: Be the Catalyst

Presented by Dr. Connie Taylor

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:00AM-12:15PM @ TBA

This interactive workshop is designed to inspire effective leadership based on a philosophy of connection and respect. This philosophy draws from the facilitator’s doctoral research that presents a perspective of wisdom as a social phenomenon. This phenomenological inquiry, which explored the wise act experiences and practices of nominated wise individuals, found that wisdom emerges out of unique human interactions in particular contexts between wise-act-catalysts and receptive witnesses. This is a shift from the traditional perspective of wisdom as a person-centered internal manifestation. Rather, this study concluded that wisdom is externally manifested; co-created between individuals. This resulting workshop explores how to extrapolate and scaffold these research findings to develop a unique management and leadership philosophy based on respect, faith in our human interactions, and the role of leader as catalyst. The art of listening, the role of reflection, and how the use of intuition contribute to wise action and wise leadership, will be examined. As well, the importance of incorporating reflective practices into one’s leadership regime and how these practices can contribute to heightened conscious awareness and the capacity for wise leadership will be opened for discussion. 

Learning Opportunities

  • A leadership philosophy based on values, respect, and human connections;
  • The role of reflection in leadership; and
  • A proactive versus reactive approach to leadership.

Strategic Planning: The power of the process

Presented by Alicia Doris from The Dennis Group

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 1:45-3:00PM @ TBA

Acknowledging that no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the strategic planning process, this session will explore the journey, and its impact on the destination — and beyond. We'll learn from case studies, and hear from leaders who have tailor-made their planning processes. By carefully considering your organization's culture, and the context in which you're planning, you can set yourself up to emerge from a strategic planning process with dynamic directions AND stakeholders who support them. Together, we'll start to examine the opportunities ahead for your organization.

Learning Opportunities

  • Recognize that the best strategic planning process is the one that acknowledges and meets the needs of its organization;
  • Think creatively about the design and implementation of the strategic planning process, and be inspired by "real-life" examples; and
  • Approach the strategic planning process as an important, but integrated part of the work of the organization.

Technology Tips & Tricks for Event Organizers

Presented by Sofie Andreou from Sofie Andreou & Associates

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 1:45-3:00PM @ TBA

This is a MUST attend workshop if you are an event organizer. In this session we will cover both event marketing tips and tools for volunteer management. These tools and approaches are aimed to help you to both Increase attendance to your events and to help keep your volunteer management under control. Come spend time with Sofie, she's excited to be sharing with you her many simple tips and steps which really work. Let her help you increase awareness to your events while decreasing your costs.

Learning Opportunities

  • Understand how to increase in attendees via Social Media Buzz;
  • Effectively Capture Medias' attention in the digital age;
  • Understand when to Live Stream or and Live Tweet from your events; and
  • Keep your sanity leveraging Volunteer Schedule Management and Private Groups tools.

 

Stay tuned for more speakers and session information for the 2016 Philanthropy Forum

Registration will open later in September

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is grateful for the support of our 2016 sponsors.

2016 Community Benefactor Sponsor

 

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