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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Nonprofit Fundraising

By TechSoup Canada Guest Author

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer technology that’s only feasible in the future. It’s here now — and it’s being used with impressive results. As a nonprofit organization, you can use AI apps and tools to streamline important fundraising efforts and spend more time obtaining the money you need to effectively run operations and less time handling logistics. Learn More

4 Tech Tools for Dealing with Turnover at Your Nonprofit

By Ben Losman

In 2016, the turnover rate for the American nonprofit sector was a staggering 19 percent. Now, if you’re a seasoned nonprofit professional, this number might not be surprising. After all, this is a sector that employs passionate people to do hard work for little money -- it's not a formula that guarantees retention. Learn More

Become a Nonprofit Thought Leader through Digital Content

By Ben Losman

In the digital age, calling yourself a thought leader is a bit like introducing yourself as a “local hero.” Coming out of your own mouth, the label doesn't mean much. And yet the nonprofit sector is brimming with self-proclaimed thought leaders. Why? Learn More

Asset Planner for the Arts

By ArtsBuild Ontario

Asset Planner is an online asset management tool to help organizations practice effective building management and reduce risk through proactive approaches to facility maintenance. This online training and learning series will provide you with the tools necessary to make better decisions, produce accurate forecasts for your arts facility, and plan ahead for your organization’s needs. Learn More

Building Communities: Increasing Online Engagement and Awareness

By TechSoup

In this webinar, we cover how to build an online community through social media, what social media channels are out there, which ones should you be using, how to fit managing social media into your schedule, and tips for creating and curating great content to keep your community engaged. Learn More

Planning a Nonprofit Blog You Can Manage

By Matthew Couto

Many nonprofits want to start a blog, but their staff are often balancing multiple roles and don’t have the resources to regularly maintain one. However, blogs bring many benefits to nonprofits, and with a strategic approach you can manage a blog with minimal time and resources. Learn More

Getting Quality Audio for Your Video

By Allea Grummert

Don't let poor audio be the downfall of telling your nonprofit's story! Techsoup has compiled a three-part series on getting quality audio (for your video). Learn about location scouting, noise control, mic placement and more. Learn More

Starting a Business Checklist

By the Small Business Enterprise Centre of Richmond Hill

The Richmond Hill Small Business Enterpriuse Centre has compiled a checklist to ensure that you have all your bases covered when starting your own business. Learn More

Small Business Start-up Package

By the Small Business Enterprise Centre of Richmond Hill

Resources that will provide you with a great overview of the tools to help you start your business and prepare your business plan. Learn More

Public Relations Toolkit

By the Ontario Trillium Foundation

To help grantees fulfill their grant recognition requirements and create successful public relation plans and program. Learn More

Sample of a Media Advisory

By the York Region Arts Council

A template that can be used to inform the media about specific details (location, dates, times, speakers, etc.) of an upcoming event. Learn More

How to make an Artist Press Kit

By Graham Matthews

Press kits are invaluable for artists for the purpose of promotion, publicity and exposure.  Press kits or media kits generally contain information about the artist, the artist statement, resume, awards, exhibitions, artwork samples, etc. Learn More

The Emerging Artist Guide

By Spark Box Studio

The world of art can seem like a daunting place to navigate for even the most experienced of artists. To give you a jump start, the Sparks at Spark Box Studio have gathered and organized all kinds of valuable information that will help you organize and promote yourself as an artist, get your work out there, and understand the business basics of a career in the arts. Learn More

WorkInCulture eLearning Programs

Want to gain the knowledge, skills, and insight necessary to get ahead in the cultural sector? Developed by experts in the industry, WorkInCulture's online learning program gives you access to a wealth of knowledge and experience. Each eLearning module is designed to enhance your business skills, with a focus on the specific needs of the cultural sector. These courses provide relevant examples and practical exercises, and will guide you through many of the processes step-by-step. Best of all, these courses can be done on your own time, at your own pace. Learn More

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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