Would you like to showcase your volunteers in action? Send us pictures and a few words so we can share and celebrate!
Flip Chart Found - This newsletter works!
In our last newsletter we posted a plea for groups to have a look for our flip chart stand. We neglected to use our own sign-out system and couldn't remember if we'd left it somewhere or leant it out. This newsletter works! Our flip chart is safely back in our offices and or sign out system us put to date.
Here's another way this newsletter works. We offered 6 dozen pop to the first organization that showed up at our office. Sooke Youth Show Choir was the first to read the newsletter and respond. Good luck on their next event and fundraising concession.
Looking for volunteers to help out your organization this summer?
Volunteer Victoria's Youth Team will be sending out a regular NewsFlash to our youth pool of volunteers of over 1000 subscribers every two weeks. Please send any positions you wish to have featured to Adrianna.
Please note: for those wishing to have volunteer positions posted in Volunteer Victoria's Newsflash to youth volunteers, please following the format below...
Description of Position:
Benefit to Volunteer:
Contact: Arianna Klus, Youth Program Coordinator & Better Impact Aficionado
New Series! Governance Salon: Expanding the Conversation on Governance and the BC Societies Act - August 8th, 11:30-1:30pm with Ann Moskow & Claire Rettie
Governance: Clarifying your Purpose - August 23rd, 9am-12pm with Ann Moskow & Claire Rettie September
Leading Volunteers- Foundations in Volunteer Management -
September 19th- October 28th with Leanna Hill & Lisa Mort-Putland
Elements of Good Governance - September 20th, 5-7pm with Vic Murray
Facilitation Basics: Learning Lab - September 26th, 1-4pm with James Pratt
Building Blocks of Budgets for Non-Profits - September 28th, 9-12pm with Susan Lucato October
Save the Date! Facebook: Pages, boosting, & more - October 13th, 9am-12pm with Rose Jang
Understanding Financial Statements - October 25th, 5-7pm with Susan Lucato November
Stakeholder Engagement: Learning Lab - November 1st, 9am-12pm with James Pratt
Research Made Easy: Informing & Supporting our Work - November 9th, 9-12pm with Marika Albert
Hello Volunteer Victoria Members, as you may know all non profit societies in BC have to transition their Constitution and Bylaws to become compliant with the new BC Societies Act - which comes into force on November 28, 2016.
The good folks at BC Registry Services just released the official transition guide - which provides step by step instructions on how to transition your Society and other important details. Please feel free to share the guide with your board members and management team.
The Community Connections Newsletter is an information source for all things volunteer and non-profit. We obtain most of our information on jobs in the non-profit sector from information received from Volunteer Victoria. These jobs could be anywhere in the lower island. For Sooke jobs, though not necessarily in the non-profit sector, we recommend SookePocketNews as the widest source of local job information we have seen compiled.
This is free (to you) marketing and promotion. We encourage you include it in your regular marketing plans.
Press release, special requests for assistance, AGM information, or whatever you need to get the word out about. It must be related to something happening within the Sooke region (Beecher Bay to Port Renfrew). Your logo and or a quality photo will help create eye appeal. We post it here in our Community Connections Newsletter and then share to our Facebook page 'Sooke Region Volunteers'.
www.sookeregionresources.com is designed for organizations to create and manage their own listings for timeliness and accuracy. New listings do not show up immediately as they must go through a security check. Organizations may have more than one user account and password.
Feature Banner on home-page: We require a write-up in text format and a quality .jpg photograph (at least 1100 x 300 pixels). Landscape format generally works the best. These we create upon request and are usually for special events and can run for up to a month before the event.
We are here to help. For collaborative endeavours we can create listings and promote as our contribution. We also provide support to smaller organizations without technical capacity.