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Free Workshops for Grassroots Groups

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Beyond Grassroots: Planning and Managing Grassroots Growth

This workshop helps groups to analyze their operations, and find new ways to manage time and resources more effectively. 

Perfect For: Groups seeking support in their growth and development as they become larger, more established organizations.  

Wednesday, January 24 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Volunteer Toronto

Saturday, February 4 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM at Volunteer Toronto

Thursday, February 16 from 10 AM - 1:00 PM at Volunteer Toronto 

Grassroots Volunteer Management 

This workshop takes participants through the steps of recruiting and retaining support volunteers. Includes:

• A step-by-step guide to volunteer recruitment
• Suggestions for motivating volunteers
• Tips for managing issues with volunteers
• Practical advice on how to dismiss a volunteer

Perfect For: Grassroots groups with a sizeable number of support volunteers; as well as groups planning ahead for an increase in volunteer assistance.

Thursday, January 26 from 10 AM - 1:00 PM at Volunteer Toronto 

Saturday, February 25 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM at Volunteer Toronto 

Grassroots Engagement:
Building A Following 

This workshop is designed to help grassroots groups design and implement marketing and engagement strategies to expand awareness of their group, and entice new volunteers, funders and supporters. 

Perfect For: Groups looking to increase their online presence, and learn how to navigate the rapidly expanding realm of social media; as well as groups struggling to manage current platforms, and seeking solutions from a grassroots perspective.

Saturday, January 28 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM at Volunteer Toronto


Work - Life Balance: Strategies For Resilient Grassroots Groups 

This workshop considers some of the emotional and interpersonal challenges faced by leaders in grassroots organizations

Perfect For: Groups looking for practical advice on managing stress; groups who work closely with friends and family members.

Tuesday, February 21 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Grassroots Governance: Building a Structure that Fits

This workshop covers the basics of developing an organizational identity and building legitimacy for grassroots groups. Includes:
• The fundamentals of writing mission and vision statements
• Options for governance structure
• Strategic planning 101
• Developing policies & procedures
• Information on incorporation, registering as a charity, and trusteeships

Perfect For: Brand new grassroots groups; groups who are in the process of reviewing and revising their current organizational structure; people who have an idea and are looking for inspiration and practical advice on starting a volunteer-run group

Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Volunteer Toronto



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Becoming A Board Member (Jan 21) *Rescheduled from January 28

Beyond Grassroots: Planning and Managing Grassroots Growth (Workshop E)

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Volunteer Toronto Office

344 Bloor Street West, Suite 404
Toronto, ON
M5S 3A7

T. 416-961-6888
F. 416.961.6859

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