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TradeStorm'06 Agenda and Schedule

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Kevin McIntosh (NewPath)

Alex Sirota (NewPath)

Ushnish Sengupta (NeXus)

Founding Members of NewPath Network and Rotman NeXus welcome participants and lay the groundwork & objectives for the conference and outline how NewPath and NeXus will  collaborate.


Bill Young, Founder,

Social Capital Partners

Join us as Bill shares his unique experiences of financing social enterprises, applying for-profit strategies to social missions and on measuring SROI (Social Return on Investment).  SCP is a venture philanthropy organization created to invest in and support revenue-generating social enterprises that employ at-risk populations outside the economic mainstream in Canada. The goal of these social enterprises will be to develop a national scope, exist without government funding, and create improved social outcomes and financial self-sufficiency for the populations they employ. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Toronto, SCP is one of the only organizations of its kind in Canada.


Tonya Surman, Founder

Centre for Social Innovation

Social Enterprise Models: Making the transition from being a traditional not-for-profit organization to a Social Enterprise with a for-profit strategy is a tall order.  Where does one even begine to start?  Join Tonya as she shares her insights from 10+ years experience working in and running Social Enterprises including the ingredients for success ; explore why and how product planning, governance models and cash flow projections can make or break your project.


Lorraine McCallum, Consultant and Advisor to the Non-Profit Community

Profit in the Non-Profit Sector: Organizations that have made it work. Some surprising results from those who have navigated the challenges and successes of creating income for their non-profit organizations.  Lorraine McCallum is a passionate supporter of non-profits, with a 20-year background that includes an Executive Directorship at a bioethics institute, a long-term Board position, a successful social enterprise business, and extensive experience working overseas.


IdeaStorm : JVS Toronto

Sit in on an example of NewPath's actual IdeaStorm process as we target specific issues and objectives fas presented by Karen Goldenberg of JVS Toronto. Discover how this part brainstorm session, part focus group and part consultation can deliver unique outcomes and ideas.


Networking and Light Refreshments

Join us for some tasty refreshments prepared by a young Social Enterprise, The Afgahn Womens Catering Group. Meet new people and share ideas and build your resource network.


Rami Tabbah, Ergonaute Consulting / NewPath Network

Case Study: Cost Effective Approach to Redesign a Web Site for Usability.   Join Rami as he shares his approach to enhancing usability for one non-profit's health information web site that ultimately delivered more intuitive navigational flow resulting in faster “find” times.  


Laurie Mook, Manager, Social Economy Centre, U of T

Social Accounting for Nonprofits: The Expanded Value Added Statement.  Nonprofits are organizations with a social mission, and, as such, their social impact is a vital part of their performance story. The costs of nonprofits can be easily measured; however, not captured by conventional accounting is the value of their nonmonetized resources such as volunteers. This session provides an introduction to social accounting for nonprofits, and presents a case study in which the value added by volunteers of a nonprofit organization is combined with its financial statements in a social accounting statement called the Expanded Value Added Statement. By combining social and economic information, a very different performance story of the organization emerges.


Phillip Smith, Principal, Community Bandwidth

Case Study: “Bringing your program logic to the web”.  The Web is a dynamic and evolving platform. Chronic under-funding and constant shifts in grant maker priorities make successful online initiatives a moving target for community-based organizations. But the opportunities that the Web brings for streamlining internal processes and extending client services to hard-to-reach populations should not go unexplored.

In this session, Phillip will facilitate a conversation about extending traditional program logic to the Web. Participants will work through exercises that deepen understanding of what's important  online and how that relates to organizational objectives. This session will be user-driven and provide ample time for individual participation and questions.


Gord Muschett & Angie Mackie, The Donnée Group

Case Study: The consolidation of local, provincial and national level funding operations into one organization wide, integrated program.  Join Gord and Angie as they present their strategy for The Red Cross Ontario, Canadian Diabetes Association & Alzheimer Society of Canada.


Alex Sirota

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