✨ Thursday, April 13, 2022
✨ Meeting virtually over Zoom
✨ Our April workshop is hosted in partnership with Volunteer Toronto.
Technology is an essential part of the work we do as volunteer managers, but it’s also constantly changing and evolving. In this panel, we’ll explore current technology and software trends, and why it’s important to stay up to date and collectively address challenges. Our panelists will bring their expertise from across the sector to discuss collaboration, sustainable tech use in non-profits and the vital information you need to know. While volunteer management software is one area of our work, come ready to learn about all aspects of technology and the importance of data as it relates to volunteer engagement!
Chantal Edwards: Chantal is the Public Policy Analyst at Imagine Canada. In her current role, she aims to develop policy recommendations that strengthen the operating environment for Canadian charities and nonprofits. Chantal is the lead on Imagine Canada’s Digital Innovation policy file and currently represents Imagine Canada as one of the founders of the Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience.
Jason Shim: How can we harness technology to make a difference in the world? That’s the question Jason loves to explore with organizations. Jason serves as Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience which aims to build a digitally-enabled nonprofit sector, where Canada’s diverse nonprofits use data and tech to advance their mission and multiply their impact. As an experienced digital executive, Jason has consistently provided leadership to help organizations stay ahead of the technology curve. He has successfully championed organization-wide digital-first approaches and has developed and implemented strategies that support operations, marketing, fundraising, and program delivery.
Jason has previously served as director of digital strategy and transformation at Pathways to Education Canada, leading technology and innovation. He led Pathways to become one of the first charities to issue tax receipts for Bitcoin donations and subsequently co-authored the book, Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising with Anne Connelly. Jason serves as an editor at Ledger, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal at the University of Pittsburgh that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. In addition, Jason has also served on the boards of NTEN, Volunteer Waterloo Region, and Ontario 211.
Ambreen Ahmad: Ambreen has 20 years of experience in the education field. Possessing a Masters in English Literature and in Educational Planning and Management, she has maintained successful positions as a Vice Principal, English Language Instructor, Manager HR, Communication Executive and Literacy practitioner. Currently, she is working as a Managing Director at Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy, a non-profit organization that supports adult literacy in Toronto and York Region. She is also the Co-founder of StudyPages, a free online tutoring platform that provides tutoring across Canada. Her previous work experience and life-long learning certificates and diplomas bring a wealth of information to develop learning strategies, recruitment procedures and governance. Her dedication and determination in helping individuals grow and develop are highlighted in all her professional achievements. She is also passionate about volunteering and has been an ardent volunteer in many non-profits across GTA. She loves to cook and paint in her free time.
✨ This is a virtual online workshop. Once you've registered, information on how to join the Zoom meeting will be sent in a reminder email a day prior to the workshop.
✨ This workshop is open to TAVA Membership. For the 2022-2023 program year we are offering a one time Pay-What-You-Can ($1-$49) Membership Fee if the full amount ($50) isn't feasible for you. Become a Member!