BOARD LEADERSHIP WEEK - March 23-25, 2021
Meet the Presenters
Scott has worked with community groups and organizations in Alberta for the past 25 years helping them with issues related to board governance, strategic thinking/planning, stakeholder and public engagement, team building and board development. He is currently with Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and the Status of Women, Community Development Unit.
Scott volunteers in the communities he lives and works in. This includes coaching a number of sports teams that his children have played on as well has been the chairperson of a Preschool in Edmonton that his children attended. Scott is a strong supporter of the Margaret Mead quote; “Never doubt that a small group of community minded people can change the world ……….. it is the only thing that ever has!”
Leah is with the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women’s Community Development Unit. Leah holds a Bachelor’s of Management Degree and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management. Leah comes with a range of experience working with the not-for-profit sector through previous roles with the City of Lethbridge Community & Social Development Unit and Alberta Human Services. Leah also owned and operated Ripple Effects Consulting. As a consultant, she designed and delivered visioning, strategic and business planning sessions with a number of Lethbridge and area not-for-profits.
In her spare time, Leah enjoys trying to keep up with her children, being outdoors, exploring the mountains and attempting to tackle her ever-increasing list of books to read.
Tymmarah (Tymm) is an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant who provides leadership, develops and delivers training and presentations, conducts internal inclusion assessments, and facilitates community engagement to inspire communities and organizations to be more welcoming and inclusive. She has a Master’s degree in Intercultural & International Communication from Royal Roads University. Tymmarah was the Program Manager of Welcoming and Inclusive Communities at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and the Diversity and Inclusion Specialist for The Cities of Red Deer and Lethbridge.
Tymmarah is the Past Co-Chair and current Secretary of the Lethbridge Interfaith Network and is a Human Rights Facilitator, KAIROS Blanket Exercise Facilitator, and Hate Hurts Trainer. Tymmarah’s pronouns are she/her.
Chris Roedler has been involved in fundraising since 2005. He has worked with various not for profits including Volunteer Lethbridge, Southern Alberta Technology Society, Youth Science Canada, and others in various roles, often helping out with resource development and fundraising.
Chris's current role is with the Galt Museum & Archives in Resource Development and Volunteer Coordination, where he has been since 2011.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing music on many instruments, and seeing and experiencing new adventures.
Board Roles and Responsibilities
What is governance? What are the board’s roles? What are the board’s responsibilities? The truth is, there is no one answer for any of these questions. Join us as we help you understand governance from different perspectives. We will start with governance and what it means to the board. Then we will take you through how governance touches the entire organization, the structure of the organization and the volunteers and staff that work there. You will also have interactive opportunities to test your knowledge, speak directly with others and share your experiences, and ask the presenters your questions.
Fund-Development Sponsorships and Donations
This interactive webinar will focus on the ins and outs of asking donors and sponsors for money and helping your organization raise the necessary funds. The workshop will include discussions and examples to demonstrate how to do a successful cold call to potential sponsors and donors. Also, we will be exploring the path to building and completing a fund development plan that will fit for YOUR organization. Participants will learn about how to retain sponsors and donors once you secure them including what to do to make them feel like their money is going to the right place. This workshop will also provide discussions about some of the more challenging aspects of sponsors and donors including the ins and outs of saying no to a donation and the ethics and rights of the sponsor.
Board Diversity - Creating a Bigger Impact With the Community you Serve
Attendees will learn about equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and why they are important to Boards. Why is EDI important for Boards? How do we increase diversity on our Boards? How do we measure success? Examples of successful practices will be presented. This session is sponsored by Volunteer Lethbridge.
Session 2 - Fund Development, Sponsorships, and Donations