“The Town of Hinton is committed to helping the non-profit sector thrive in our community. Let the Hinton Connects team help you get your house in order! We serve the non-profit sector by providing information and support.”
Contact Hinton Connects for support in building the learning capacity of your non-profit by offering information your non-profit needs to succeed.
Our goal is to foster and encourage sustainable community organizations.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS are a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Canada is part of the global partnership outlining 17 goals with targets by 2030. Non-profits and charities might wish to learn more about how to foster the strategies that will improve health and education, reduce inequality, spur economic growth while tackling climate change and preserving our oceans and forests.
Joan Melvin, Community Development Coordinator, has worked with Family and Community Support Services since 2008. Specializing in group facilitation, Joan can help non-profit groups with strategic planning, goal setting, restructuring, and many other areas where the group must reach consensus.
Hinton Non-Profit Resource Library
FCSS has many books and resources available for your use in their non-profit library. Schedule an appointment to view, and use the collection by calling 780.865.6036.
Marketing & Messaging for Non-Profits
7 Steps to Creating Your Best Non-Profit Marketing Plan
Stand Out and Attract Attention
Web Presence for Non-Profits
Having a Web Presence
Sprout Guide to Social Media for Non-Profits
Social Media for Non-Profits
Great information on how Social Media can work for you
Social Media Pointers
Top 10 Elements for an Effective Web Page
The Art of Listening
Get More Money
A Guidebook to Fundraising
Fundraising Ideas That Work for Grassroot Groups by Ken Wyman (PDF)
View a recap of the session that was held in February
Bite-Sized Learning Session Notes, Feb 11 (PDF)
View a recap of the session that was held in April
Bite-Sized Learning Session Notes, Apr 8
78 Ways to Value Your Volunteers
Volunteer Recognition Tips
2013 Alberta Volunteer Recognition Study
Try our free-to-use AJAH software for finding grant opportunities.
Call FCSS to schedule an orientation appointment 780-865-6036.
Previous Learning Sessions
The Community Grant Program provides funds for:
- One-time projects and initiatives; or
- Operating expenses of organizations in their development stage once per fiscal year for up to three years (within the first five years); or
- Events that are primarily designed and delivered for the general public that attract visitors, significantly contribute to the local economy and promote volunteerism.
Next intake deadline is October 1, 2019.
- Yellowhead County: Recreational Grants
- RBC Learn to Play
- Alberta Sport Coaching Grants
- Aviva Community Fund
- In Motion Network: Women in Motion, Girls in Motion, Go Girl, Take the Lead
- Rick Hansen, Quality of Life Grant
- Alberta Culture & Tourism
- Mountain Equipments Co-Op
- Nike N7 - Aboriginal & Native Communities
- PC Children's Charity, Special Needs Assistance
- GoodLife Kids Foundation - Children with Disabilities
- EcoAction Community Funding Program
- TD Bank Friends of the Environment
- Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund
- Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
- Take A Kid Mountain Biking
- The Lawson Foundation
- CAAWS- Canadian Assoc for the Advancement of Women & Sport & Physical Activity
Arts & Culture
- Community Initiatives Program (CIP)
- Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP)
- Shaw Cable
- ATB Financial
- Servus Credit Union
- Shell Community Service Fund
- Scotia Bank
- Breakfast Club of Canada, Alberta
- RBC After School Project
- SCiP: Engage a post-secondary student in your non-profit organization. Post-secondary students gain skills, experience, and networks, along with a $1000 bursary, so that they can better achieve their missions.
- The McLean Foundation
- Canadian Women's Foundation
- Change Makers