Our Nonprofit Learning Centre

We offer low-cost, quality learning opportunities for Winnipeg’s nonprofit sector, so community organizations can deliver even more effective programs.

Upcoming learning opportunities

Continuous improvement? Check! Fill up your tank with inspiration, new skills & knowledge. If cost is a barrier to participation call 204-924-4242 or email us. Our Learning Centre is located on the first floor of our 580 Main Street offices.

In partnership with subject matter experts, United Way of Winnipeg’s Learning Centre offers high quality, capacity-building opportunities at low cost, to enable participants to return to their workplaces with new knowledge and skills applicable to the work they do, and to demonstrate continuous improvement against recognized sector standards for non-profits and charities in Canada.


Using Data to Create an Effective Fundraising Strategy (NEW TO THE LEARNING CENTRE)

March 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

This half-day workshop will look at different ways to use data to drive strategic fundraising decisions for your organization, and improve stewardship of your donors. We will provide practical guidance on how to use existing data and resources to maximize your fundraising capacity

For more information or to register, click here.


Managing Nonprofit Risk Confidently

Thursday, April 11, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (registration between 8:30am and 9:00am)

This session will give you a greater understanding of legal risk management; core Canadian legal concepts; top ten principles for risk management; six starters for operational risk management; the top 16 operational risks; creating a “Living” risk register, and more.

For more information or to register, click here.


Real Leadership in the Nonprofit World: Building Your Personal Resilience & Focus AND Thriving Workplaces

Friday, April 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (registration between 8:30am and 9:00am)

This one day workshop will give you a greater understanding of Leadership in the Non-Profit sector, including exit interviews, stay interviews and motivating staff; what a thriving workplace looks like; building and sustaining trust, and more.

For more information or to register, click here.


Creating and Maintaining a Truly Engaged & Impactful Nonprofit/Charity Board

Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (registration between 8:30am and 9:00am)

This workshop is designed for board members, lead staff and others who support the board.

For more information or to register, click here.


Growth Made Simple: How to Build Organizational Relationships

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn how to communicate your messages in a more impactful way and create more WIN/WIN outcomes.  Gain additional tools to create increased opportunities and successful outcomes for your clients and your organization.

For more information or to register, click here.


Elections Planning for Nonprofit Organization (NEW TO THE LEARNING CENTRE)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9 am to 12 pm

Elections are critical opportunities for nonprofit organizations to contribute to the discourse, raise issues and secure commitments from political parties. With a federal election date set for October 21, 2019 followed by a provincial election in early 2020, now is the time to start planning your electoral involvement.

For more information or to register, click here.


Better Ways to Reach the Right People: Strategic Prospecting and Target Marketing

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
9 am to 12 pm

In this introductory workshop, you will learn which stakeholder(s) you should be communicating with for your funding needs, social impact, service or product delivery, to be as effective as possible – in terms of your time, energy, and resources.

For more information or to register, click here.


Dollars and Beyond: Demonstrating the Value of Programs and Services

May 23, 2019
9 am to 4 pm

United Way Winnipeg is pleased to partner with Proactive Information Services to provide a one-day learning opportunity to help deepen understanding regarding what is involved in demonstrating value, both monetarily and through storytelling.

For more information or to register, click here.


Building Better Board Bylaws and Board Member Handbooks

Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

United Way Winnipeg is pleased to partner with Priti Shah, of PRAXIS Conflict Consulting for a workshop that will contribute to your knowledge and understanding of effective board bylaws and board member handbooks.

For more information or to register, click here.


Legal Duties and Liabilities of Boards: What Every Board Member Should Know

Friday, 20 September 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

United Way Winnipeg is pleased to partner with Priti Shah, of PRAXIS Conflict Consulting for a workshop that will contribute to your knowledge and understanding of effective board bylaws and board member handbooks.

For more information or to register, click here.


Workshop Cancellation Policy

United Way Winnipeg reserves the right to cancel any workshop at any time. United Way Winnipeg will inform registrants via email of workshop cancellations at least 48 hours ahead of the workshop date. Participants registered for a workshop or session cancelled by United Way Winnipeg will receive a full refund.

Refund Policy

To request a full refund, registrants must cancel up to one week (five business days) before the workshop date (or start date for a multi-day workshop). No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the workshop date (or start date for a multi-day workshop). Registrants who do not show up for a workshop will be responsible for the full workshop ticket price.

Rent the Learning Centre to host your meeting.

Hosting a meeting, presenting a speaker, throwing a press conference, getting up to 60 people together downtown?

• Free wi-fi • Secure reception • Full kitchen
• Nonprofit rate: $52.50 / 4 hours; $105 / 8 hours
• Corporate/Government rate: $131.25 / 4 hours; $262.50 / 8 hours
• Up to 11 free parking spaces subject to availability. Map of nearby parking.

Questions? Call 204-924-4286.

Need coworking space? Rent a desk in our Innovation Centre.

The Innovation Centre offers shared work environments for both nonprofit & for-profit social purpose organizations.

Our co-working space facilitates communication, connections, and the sharing of ideas in a convenient, flexible, and affordable full or part-time workspace.

Our main floor meeting space is open to everyone, and all fees go to support our work in the community.

• Mailing address & mailbox • Tech-enabled meeting space • Full kitchen
• Free wi-fi • File storage • Free low-volume printer, copier & fax
• Access to paid bulk printing services

Current co-workers: ImagineAbilityManitoba Organization for Victim Assistance (MOVA), Manitoba Association for Rights & Liberties (MARL)Proactive Information ServicesSpark

or call 204-924-4242.

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