Income Diversification, Sustainability and Social Enterprise

In these changing times, the OCASI membership has identified Income Diversification, Sustainability and Social enterprise as top priorities for the sector

Used broadly to define a group or cluster of agencies that share some commonality. Here ‘the sector’ refers to community based agencies that serve immigrants and refugees in Ontario. Other relevant sectors include the broader non‐profit sector (sometimes referred to as the voluntary sector), and the community social services sector.

. Income Diversification, Social enterprise and Sustainability are key factors in growth strategy that are used to expand organizational operations. These sessions are designed to build on one another, and provide agencies with the resources and tools they need to develop a sustainability plan for their organizations.

 

 

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Introduction to Sustainability and Funding Diversification

Introduction to Sustainability and Funding Diversification is the first in the Income Diversification, Sustainability and Social Enterprise 6 part series. Topics covered in this webinar are: Non-profit Sustainability – What does this mean? Factors Influencing Sustainability and Organizational Resiliency; Revenue Diversification as a Sustainability Strategy; Revenue Streams – What are the Options? Earned Revenue and Social Enterprise

 

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Sustainability Planning

Sustainability Planning is the second in the Income Diversification, Sustainability and Social Enterprise 6 part series. Topics covered in this webinar are: Developing an Income Diversification/Sustainability Plan; Conducting a Funding Audit; Funding Environmental Scan - Settlement

Amongst community based immigrant and refugee serving agencies, settlement is defined as a multi‐dimensional, long‐term, dynamic process that involves a two‐way process of accommodation and adjustment between immigrants/refugees and society. Hence, settlement programs include a diverse range of services – from those focused on frontline activities that address the individual needs of immigrants and refugees to community capacity building & advocacy initiatives that address the context or conditions in which they live.

Organizations and Partnerships and Collaboration

 

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Collaboration, Partnerships and Mergers.

Collaboration, Partnerships and Mergers is the third in the Income Diversification, Sustainability and Social Enterprise 6 part series. Topics covered in this webinar are: Partnerships and Collaborations – What is the difference? Points of synergy and factors to consider; Link between partnerships and financial sustainability; Collaborations and mergers in the non-profit sector - Are they a trend? Steps for a successful collaborations and mergers

 

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 Introduction to Social Enterprise.

This webinar on Introduction to Social Enterprise is the fourth in the Income Diversification, Sustainability and Social Enterprise 6 part series. Topics covered in this webinar are: Defining Social Enterprise; Social Enterprise in Canada – An Overview; Enterprising Non-profits – Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Business as a Non-profit; Types of Social Enterprise; Stages of Enterprise Development and Introduction to SE Models and Structures

 

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Social Enterprise Feasibilty.

Social Enterprise Feasibility is the fifth in the Income Diversification, Sustainability and Social Enterprise 6 part series. Topics covered in this webinar are: Assessing Your Organizational Readiness; Social Enterprise Ideas – Where Do They Come From? Assessing Financial and Organizational Feasibility; Social Feasibility and Social Purpose Enterprise; Critical Success Factors and Lessons from the Field

 

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Social Enterprise Planning.

Social Enterprise planning is the sixth in the Income Diversification, Sustainability and Social Enterprise 6 part series. Topics covered in this webinar are: Social Enterprise Business Planning; Implications for Charities and Non-profits; Risk, Accountability and GovernanceRefers to the source of strategic thinking and decisions that shape and direct an organization and its work and where, ultimately, accountability lies. Includes anything related to non‐profit boards as well as strategic leadership issues. – Getting Your BoardYour board of directors provides governance to your organization. Onside and Links to the Private Sector – Business Advisory Committees