Monday
May142012

Join us for our MyCharityConnects Conference Tweet Chats

If you are trying to get to grips with using social media in your organization, have a question about our conference, or want to share your organization's social media successes, please join us for our MyCharityConnects Tweet Chat!

Topics will include:

  • What is your current biggest struggle with social media?
  • What topic are you most excited to hear about at the conference?
  • How do you currently measure social media successes and failures?
  • How did you get buy-in for your organization's social media use?
  • What session are you most excited to attend?

We will be hosting 3 interactive chats on Twitter leading up to the MyCharityConnects 2012. Here's how you can participate: join the conversation by adding the #mcc12 tag to your tweets, no matter what Twitter tool you use. If you don't use Twitter, you can still listen to the conversation by following the #mcc12 hashtag in your web browser. Join in at the times listed below and tell us what you hope to learn at MyCharityConnects!

  • May 15, 1pm ET
  • May 22, 1pm ET
  • May 29, 1pm ET

For an hour, we look forward to some stimulating discussion designed to help you see how to engage and interact more effectively online, learning from the experiences of others who have leveraged social media.

Give us a shout @canadahelps if you are going to participate! We look forward to chatting with you!

Friday
May112012

Hear how donations nurture the next generation of Canadian musicians

Have you always wanted to go behind the scenes and see what your favourite charities do?

CanadaHelps has processed a lot of donation - over $250 million, actually! We often hear from donors who want to know what happens with their donations once they hit submit.

CanadaHelps is on a mission to help you find out! Join us as we visit charities across Canada to find out where your donations went and how they help. In the Where Did It Go? video series, CanadaHelps CEO Owen Charters will be visiting a youth centre, animal shelter, youth orchestra, environmental organization... and more!

This week, Owen visits National Youth Orchestra Canada to find out how they spend your donations. See the important work that they do to nurture Canada's next generation of musicians... and hear the success they are having as Owen takes in a practice session!

Who do you think will be a better musician - Owen or the youth in the orchestra?

Thursday
May102012

Webinar - Preparing for a Website Redesign

Is your website from 1995? Do you get frequent comments that your site is old, unattractive, difficult to use, or out of date? Are you frustrated because you don't know how to update your website and you have to call your tech volunteer or contractor every time you want any changes? Do you want a website that is "dynamic"?

If you're answered YES to the questions above - not to worry! You are certainly not alone! Yesterday's webinar with guest speaker Tierney Smith (Community Manager at TechSoup Canada) took attendees through everything you need to know to prepare for a successful website redesign. This is just SOME of the awesome material Tierney covered:

  • Definition of a Content Management System (CMS)
  • How building your website in a CMS will allow you to update it easily in the future (without needing to call your IT person!)
  • The process of designing and developing a website
  • Different planning stages you need to go through and what to expect

Check out the recording below for more goodies!