The RevUP program

September 19, 2018

NEWS RELEASEBASIN BUSINESSES GET SUPPORT TO GROW

Trust seeking motivated companies for customized support and mentorship program

(Columbia Basin) – Businesses poised for significant growth can now get assistance to realize their vision through a new accelerator program being offered through Columbia Basin Trust and developed by Accelerate Okanagan.

The goal is to help them address their individual business challenges to meet or exceed their growth objectives. Eight to ten companies will be selected to participate in the first round of the program.

The six-month program connects established companies and their leadership teams with experienced mentors (executives-in-residence) and provides customized growth plans, mentorship and coaching for the leadership team, tailored training opportunities and peer-to-peer engagement.

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The Trust is looking for non-technology based companies who are willing to commit time and resources to grow. Learn more about the Basin RevUp program and support available for technology based companies at ourtrust.org/basinrevup.

The Trust is committed to helping Basin businesses thrive. In addition to Basin RevUP, the Trust supports businesses through its Basin Business Advisors program, offers business financing and partnership opportunities and has a range of programs that help businesses hire staff, from students and apprentices to interns. Learn all the ways the Trust supports the region’s economy at ourtrust.org/economic.

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit ourtrust.org/economic or call 1.800.505.8998.

CONTACT

Rachel Lucas, Columbia Basin Trust 1.800.505.8998 or rlucas@cbt.org

Kootenay Lake Summit

summerphotoSAVE THE DATE!   Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society’s annual Kootenay Lake Summit is taking place on November 3rd, 2018.   The Kootenay Lake Summit is a free event offering an opportunity for community members to engage by attending talks and presentations hosted by experts in their field. Last years event allowed over 100 residents to participate and the chance to learn about stewardship activities going on around the lake that they can actively participate in. The focus of the 2018 Summit will be to provide residents with sound knowledge on the history of Kootenay Lake including related cultural and archaeological history. Come and enjoy some delicious food and engaging conversation!

Where: J.V Humphries School – 404 Front Street,  Kaslo V0G1M0 (https://maps.google.com/?q=404+Front+Street,%C2%A0+Kaslo+V0G1M0&entry=gmail&source=g&mc_cid=25ebc3273e&mc_eid=[UNIQID])     When: Saturday, November 3, 2018. 4:30pm – 9pm.   For details please refer to our website (http://www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca/events-calendar/?mc_cid=25ebc3273e&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) , more information will be posted as it becomes available. To be the first to hear when tickets are released, we recommend you sign up as a member (http://www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca/take-part/become-a-member/?mc_cid=25ebc3273e&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) . All of our members get priority on exicitng opportunities through our organization like the summit and wildlife and water quality monitoring opportunities.

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New Non-profit Workshops This Fall

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New Non-profit Workshops This Fall
Hello ,

Are you part of a non-profit organization? Would you benefit from learning more about:

  • Board governance and leadership
  • Fundraising and grant funding
  • Financial management
  • Transitioning to the new BC Societies Act

Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will be offering workshops to help build the knowledge and capacity of your non-profit in Basin communities in September, October and November.

Some workshops will also feature an additional one hour session on transitioning to the new Societies Act provided by Law for Nonprofits. See details below or visit here and click on the Workshops tab.

Our first workshops include:

Financial Management

September 26 – Kimberley
College of the Rockies – Kimberley Campus
Register by calling 250.427.7116 or here.

September 27 – Creston
College of the Rockies – Creston Campus
Register by calling 250.428.5332 or here.
*Additional one hour session – Transitioning to the New BC Societies Act

Fundraising and Grant Funding

September 29 – Trail 
Selkirk College – Trail Campus
Register here.
*Additional one hour session – Transitioning to the New  BC Societies Act

Board Governance and Leadership

September 29 – Trail
Selkirk College – Trail Campus
Register here.
*Additional one hour session – Transitioning to the New BC Societies Act

In October and November, workshops will take place in:

  • Invermere
  • Kaslo
  • Nakusp
  • Valemount

For all workshop dates, descriptions and registration links and info, visit here and click on the Workshops tab.

To learn more about how the Trust works with non-profit organizations, click here.

CONTACT
1.800.505.8998
info@cbt.org
ourtrust.org
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Slocan Integral Forestry Co-operative. Sept 19th

Friends of the Lardeau River invite you to a presentation on wildfire management practices presented by

SIFCO- Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative.

7pm Wednesday September 19th at the Argenta Hall.

Non-Profits: Law and Governance 101 & Record Keeping & Privacy

 

Register Now for Arts and Heritage Workshops:

Legal Bootcamp for Non-Profits: Law and Governance 101 & Record Keeping & Privacy for Non-Profits

(Columbia Basin) The WK Regional Arts Council is offering two workshops with a focus on arts and heritage organizations, presented by Martha Rans, Lawyer. Legal Bootcamp for Non-Profits is a one day program designed for senior leadership and Board members in the non-profit and charitable sector. The course provides foundational knowledge and capacity to identify, plan for and respond to legal issues that can arise in the managing of an arts and heritage non-profit and will include: governance & accountability, privacy, employment & human rights and changes to the Societies Act in BC.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore real-life situations, identify the distinctions between legal and non-legal problems, gain knowledge about how lawyers and the legal system address such issues, discuss relevant legislation governing non-profit and charitable organizations and strategies for risk management. Time & Date: September 14, 10 am – 4 pm. Location: Nelson Chamber of Commerce, 91 Baker St., Nelson, BC. Cost: $15.00 for WKRAC members, $25.00 for non-members.Travel Subsidies: Limited travel subsidies (partial, towards mileage) are available to WK arts and heritage organizations who are located further than 80 km.

The new BC Societies Act includes changes to record keeping / access to records. Record Keeping & Privacy for Non-Profits is a 2 hour session (offered prior to the WKRAC AGM) highlighting the changes to organizational record keeping & access to records for non-profits. How do you remain compliant with the Societies Act while still ensuring you are compliant with the Personal Information Protection Act? Are you aware that members of your Society now have a right to access the Official records of the Society? Do your members know that their contact information can be shared with other members? If this is news to you then this workshop is for you. When was the last time you looked at your privacy policy? Learn what to look for and how to keep your organization PIPA and CASL compliant. Date & Time: September 15, 10 am – 12 noon. Location: Hume Hotel – Emporium Room, Nelson, BC. Cost:This workshop is free of charge for WKRAC members, $10 for non-members.

These workshops are provided with the generous support of The Province of British Columbia. To attend, pre-registration is required as space is limited. For further information or to register, visit:www.wkartscouncil.com and click on “workshops”.

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