Monday, June 27, 2005

Opportunity: Marketing Consultant

The Share Society is looking for a Marketing Consultant.

Here's the request:

We are looking for a consultant to review our current Thrift Store operation to develop a marketing plan that can be used to strengthen the current business and look at expansion opportunities.


- Provide a marketing plan that makes recommendations for improvements with the current operation and provides an implementtion plan for improvments and potential expansion.


- Experience in marketing, retail, analysis of business operations. Familiarity with non-profit work places an asset.

- Ability to consult broadly and produce a report that is supported by evidenced based research.

Please respond with a brief proposal of the work you would do, timelines for completion, costing, and information on your expertise in this area. There is a limited budget for this project.

Job Contact Information
Roxann MacDonald
Director of Programs & Services
SHARE Family and Community Services

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Friday, June 24, 2005

VSEF becomes is a 'social bookmarking platform' - it allows public viewing of items of interest found on the internet.

To quote:
... allows you to easily add web pages you like to your personal collection of links, to categorize those sites with keywords, and to share your collection not only among your own browsers and machines, but also with others.

The VSEF bookmarks are here


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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Shhhhh. Genius at Work.

The CBC is reporting Gas-guzzler top prize in N.B. eco-centre raffle about a Rotary Chapter selling raffle tickets for a Hummer to raise funds for an eco-centre.

Appropriately the raffle is a Hum-Dinger of a Project.

Of course, in Vancouver the braintrust behind the Conservation Commitment will want to hear about this for next year. The Conservation Commitment was a 'marketing campaign' (a disservice to good marketers everywhere) that ended on Earth Day and asked Lower Mainlanders to pledge to reduce their environmental footprint.

Sounds good, right??

Here's the incentive 'Reduce your environmental footprint and win a car'.

Nice marketing of a hybrid!!

The British have a term that starts with "W" and rhymes with "bankers". It fits.

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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Emily Carr in the Money

Don't have much to add to this:

Emily Carr Institute received $603,372 in funding from Western Economic Diversification.

Much is being made of the fact that "this is the largest investment ever provided to an arts institute in Canada, which will strengthen BC's new media, creative arts and design industries."

Here's link to the press release and more on the vibe at VIDFEST.

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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Opportunity: Director, Inner-City Inclusivity

The Vancouver Organizing Committee is seeking a Director, Inner-City Inclusivity.

See the announcement below.

Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games


It is the world’s most spectacular and unifying event, and in four and a half years the eyes of the world will be focused on British Columbia and Canada as we celebrate the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. We are currently looking for a:

Director, Inner-City Inclusivity

The Director, Inner-City Inclusivity is responsible for ensuring there is effective communication and coordination of interests, plans and actions between VANOC and its partners. This position will also lead VANOC in the implementation of the commitments made by the Inclusive Commitment Statement.

This is an evolving position and responsibilities may shift over time.


External to VANOC
    •Develop, strengthen and maintain relationships with inner-city community leaders, government and community partners and the Vancouver Agreement
    •Ensure inner-city communities and stakeholders are properly informed and their views heard
    •Ensure appropriate groups are aware of community stakeholder issues and that these issues are addressed and integrated into planning
    •Coordinate, organize and participate in public information sessions
    •Attend community meetings as required to address comments and questions pertaining to Inclusivity
    •Liaise between communities and VANOC in matters relating to Inclusivity
    •Responsible for the joint development and implementation of Inclusivity commitments and community engagement strategies
    •Maintain tracking of Inclusivity commitments and reports

Internal to VANOC
    •Communicate each partner’s Inclusivity-related strategic and tactical plans, priorities, decisions and anticipated actions and events to VANOC’s senior management team in order to ensure VANOC’s decisions and plans consider partner interests
    •Ensure clear understanding of Inclusivity commitments within VANOC, and mobilize all functions toward the achievement of Inclusivity goals
    •Lead, coordinate, and implement the work of the planning group
    •Other duties may be assigned as required


    •An undergraduate degree from a recognized post secondary institution (discipline not critical); graduate degree an asset.

    •Understanding and knowledge of stakeholder and community concerns
    •Practical experience in community consultation in the inner-city is required

    •Must be able to work as a team member
    •Must be a self-starter with excellent communications skills, both written and spoken, ability to work with a diverse group of people
    •Must be able to quickly establish, and then maintain strong trust-based relationships and high credibility with VANOC’s executive team and all partner representatives
    •Possess a demonstrated ability to communicate, liaise and develop strategies with other team members, local government, public, interest groups, and other stakeholders
    •Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
    •Mediation and negotiation skills
    •Proven experience in development and maintenance of relationships in the inner-city is required
    •Fluency in French an asset

How To Submit A Resume

Please forward your cover letter and resume, quoting job identification number DICI0605, by July 11th, 2005, to:

Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Comité d’organisation des Jeux olympiques et paralympiques d’hiver de 2010 à Vancouver
400 – 1095 West Pender St./1095 rue Pender O, bureau 400
Vancouver, BC (C.-B.) V6E 2M6
Fax: 778-328-2011

VANOC openly celebrates the diversity that gives our country and community its strength and commits to creating inclusive participation opportunities in all aspects of the Games through employment, volunteerism, performance and business. We welcome and encourage applications from persons with disabilities, women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and the economically disadvantaged.

Contact by: Email

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Friday, June 10, 2005

Summer School

June 15 - 18, 2005

The third annual Summer School on Building Community, June 15 - 18, 2005 at Langara College, is an exceptional opportunity for capacity building, networking and renewal for those doing paid and voluntary work in the non-profit, community building, and social change sectors. This is your opportunity to expand your effectiveness, celebrate success, and build community.

The Summer School begins on Wednesday, June 15 with a day-long Social Economy Forum. Drawing on the rich and diverse experience of participants, this forum will explore how we can strengthen the social economy in BC and help build connections among groups and organizations in the nonprofit (voluntary), business, labour and civic/government sectors. We welcome your ideas and perspectives.

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning (June 16 - 18) choose from over 40 half- and full-day workshops. We are pleased to present a wide range of engaging, hands-on workshops in the following streams:

Building the Social Economy
Working Together
Reaching Out
Art and Social Transformation
Cultivating Leadership.
The learning process never ends! The Summer School program includes ample opportunities to take a break from the stimulating atmosphere of workshops or to meet informally with new and long-time colleagues and friends. From Herb Walks to Integrative Energy Healing sessions, take a welcome break from your day-to-day routine and nurture your spirit.

On Wednesday evening join us to hear three inspiring stories of social economy initiatives in the Lower Mainland.

On Thursday evening see the film From New Age to New Edge, and participate in what promises to be a lively conversation following the film.

And what is an event on Building Community without opportunities for fun and celebration? On Friday evening, join us for a Dinner and a Community Celebration featuring rhythm and sound, summer solstice ritual and circle dance.

Details about the program and registration will be available on this website in May. Check back frequently to stay updated!

For more information, or to request flyers or programs, please contact Mali Bain, or 604-323-5981 ext. 2.

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Friday, June 03, 2005

John Elkington in Vancouver

This week the content of our newsletter focused on SustainAbility's John Elkington. He was to be found everywhere in Vancouver this week.

John blogs, and his Vancouver experience can be found here.


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