Bow Valley Non-Profits Speaker Series

Free for local Bow Valley non-profit members, these online events will be held at noon, the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Join us for educational webinars on a range of topics.

Register for the April 27, 2021 event on Grant Research & Writing with Emily Bocking, KEA Canada.

  • May 25, 2021 – Fundraising Strategies with Kathy Arney, KEA Canada
  • June 22, 2021 – Content Strategy & Writing with Afton Brazzoni, Scribe National
  • July 27, 2021 – Communications Planning with Jenny Spurr, Perch Communications

Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) Program

Infrastructure Canada has a new Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program to support retrofits, repairs or upgrades of existing publicly-accessible community buildings and the construction of new publicly-accessible community buildings that serve underserved and high-needs communities across Canada. It covers 80% of retrofit costs and 60% of new buildings. Page 8 of the Applicant Guide lists the types of eligible buildings. Federally or provincially incorporated not-for-profit organizations are eligible.

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Apply for a Banff Community Grant by May 12

Do you have a great community project idea? Registered Banff non-profits can apply for a community grant of up to $5,000 that enhances the quality of life of residents. Informal groups and individuals from Banff & Lake Louise can apply for a Building Bridges Grant of up to $2,000 that strengthens social well-being. The total funding available has doubled from 2020. Visit for guidelines and applications. For support, contact Ruth Pryor at or 403.762.1254.

Coming Soon! Town of Canmore’s Community Recovery Grant Program – Opens April 26, 2021

Opening April 26, the Town of Canmore is launching the Community Recovery Grant program to provide up to $10,000 in operational funding to Canmore-based, non-profit and community groups that connect people, strengthen informal support systems, and create a vibrant mountain community. Applications must be submitted to the Town of Canmore no later than May 31,2021 (noon). For more information, visit Town of Canmore – Community Grants

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How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media To Increase Donations And Boost Visibility

This Forbes article examines the role social media can play in helping non-profit organizations increase donations and boost visibility. Read for the benefits of social media, examples of successful campaigns, a review of different platforms and some useful tips.

How the Pandemic Could Transform Non-Profit Organizations

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted non-profit organizations operate and how they’re funded.

Written by professors at McMaster University, this informative article explores research findings on the impact the pandemic has had on non-profits and how non-profits have responded. 

The Government of Alberta – Community Development Unit Events

The Government of Alberta – Community Development Unit Events offer a range of webinars for non-profits. Bookmark their Eventbrite page to stay up to date!