Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau50 Years

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GPVSB Annual Memberships Now Available!

Application forms:

Membership Application - Non-Profit Organization - Annual Fee for Non-Profit Membership is $125.00

Membership Application - Corporate Organization - Annual Fee for Corporate Membership is $200.00


The Grande Prairie Volunteer Service Bureau provides advisory and support services to GPVSB Member Agencies and the non-profit sector in Northwestern Alberta.
We work to enhance the overall management skills and opportunities of community agencies by providing support, training and professional development for their leadership and staff based on identified needs within the community.
The GPVSB also collaborates and works collectively with other agencies and individuals on matters of common concern to the non-profit sector in the City of Grande Prairie and surrounding area.

MEMBER BENEFITS

LEADERSHIP ENHANCEMENTLeadership
Three (3) free workshops for up to two (2) participants from your organization! That’s a $300 value! (Gold Star Please read The Fine Print for terms and conditions)
Professional Development – affordable member pricing for workshops that focus on transferable skills in areas such as:
  • Grant Writing • Risk Management • Organizational Change • Finance & Accounting • Marketing • Community Relationships • Project & Meeting Management • Professional Communication Skills • Volunteer Management • Information Technology & Social Media • Customer Service • Time Management • Professional Boundaries
On-Site Training 
  • Training for your team available at your location, at your convenience
Board Governance Training
  • On-site training and support for board members
Policy and Procedural Development
  • Free access to our templates, resources and organizational support
  • By-Law and policy development
  • Strategic planning support
Train the Trainer
  • Executive level training for management
 
OPERATIONAL SUPPORTbooks
Professional advisory and support!
Grant Writing Research and Support
  • Grant Writing workshops to educate your staff and ensure you have the right information to successfully secure funding
  • Expert review of your completed grant proposals
  • Streamline your grant research with access to Grant Connect, an online database of all available funders from Imagine Canada 
  • Complimentary access to Grant Connect saves your organization thousands of dollars in subscription costs each year
Executive Director Network Meetings
• Networking opportunities and collective support for Executive Directors of member organizations
Volunteer Coordinator Network Meetings
 • Networking opportunities and collective support for program managers and volunteer coordinators of member organizations
Human Resources Support
  •  HR Recipes for Success – a ten-part workshop series that provides organizations with the tools and knowledge they need to handle difficult situations, minimize risk, increase recruitment and so much more
  • One on one assistance from our expert resources to meet your organization’s needs 
Interim Management
  • Short-term support of your organization through an interim management team to meet your goals and increase organizational effectiveness
 
VOLUNTEER SUPPORTvolunteer support
Connect with volunteers in our community!
Access to Online Volunteer Portal
  • FREE listing of volunteer opportunities at www.gpvsb.volunteerattract.com
  • Allows members to manage and update their volunteer opportunities as required
Access to Online Volunteer Directory
  • Find and connect with volunteers that are looking for organizations like yours
Volunteer Recognition Awards
  • Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Citizens Awards
Volunteer Appreciation Events
  • 3 free tickets to the National Volunteer Week Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon featuring the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards sponsored by ATCO
  • Free invitation to the International Volunteer Day Annual Volunteer Breakfast featuring the Volunteer of the Year, Corporate Volunteer of the Year Awards and Outstanding Citizens Awards
Volunteer Recognition Programs
  • Tim Hortons Volunteer of the Week
  • Tim Hortons Volunteer of the Month
  • Caught in the Act sponsored by Red Rock Urban BBQ
Volunteer Fair
  • Opportunity to showcase your organization and attract and connect with volunteers
 
ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCESOrganizationalResources
Save money for your organization!
FREE Use of Meeting Rooms
  • Three (3) board rooms and one (1) classroom
  • After-hours access available
  • Meeting rooms are equipped with a computer and projector or flat screen TV. Just bring your USB!
FREE Presentation Equipment
  • Equipment includes projectors, laptops, screens, karaoke machine and more
  • $20.00 deposit required for use of presentation equipment
FREE Loan of Library Resources
AFFORDABLE Printing and Copying
  • Printing and copying service invoiced to you as you need it
  • B&W and colour printing and copying available
FREE Access to Adobe Acrobat Pro & High-Volume Scanning
  • Fully unlocked suite of Adobe Acrobat functionality
  • Access to multi-page set up for large applications
  • High volume scanner to make scanning large documents simple and easy
FREE use of Mailing Address and Mail Collection
  • Ability to use our mailing address in lieu of a PO Box if your organization has no set address
  • Secure mail collection at our office for pick up at your convenience
Printed Edition of the GPVSB Quarterly Newsletter
 
PROMOTION & ADVERTISINGsocial
Share your events and make connections!
Meet Me at the Mall
  • Members receive a half day promotional spot in the centre court at Prairie Mall twice a year to highlight their agencies
Promotion of Member Events
Social Media Network Promotions
  • Promotion of your events on our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Tumblr pages. (Reach of over 9,000 across all platforms)
FREE Membership Profile
  • Logo and link to your website on the “Our Members” section of our website
Member Spotlight
 

For more information on membership and the benefits of joining contact GPVSB at 780-538-2727 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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