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September 2016   
Hello VSSN friends!                                                            
Welcome back to another exciting month at VSSN. Don't forget to stay connected to us on Twitter and Facebook!  
NEW Certificate in Nonprofit Sector Leadership & Innovation (NSLI)
The Nonprofit Sector Leadership & Innovation (NSLI) Certificate is available as of this September to undergraduate students as a certificate in the Faculty of Arts and to individuals in the wider community as a certificate offered through the Centre for Continuing Education. This Certificate results from extensive consultation with nonprofit and voluntary organizations throughout Saskatchewan, who identified the necessary skills and knowledge needed to enter directly into careers in these types of organizations. Please contact the VSSN Director (mary.vetter@uregina.ca) for information on PLAR and transfer credit. There will be 2 courses for the certificate offered after Christmas – watch for more information! Our longer-term goal is to begin offering these courses as distance courses (e.g. online). 

 
 
On September 22, VSSN hosted our first Story Series event to help students learn about careers and volunteering in the nonprofit/voluntary sector. The event featured Kelly Husack, Executive Director of Student Energy in Action for Regina Community Health (SEARCH) and recent U of R graduate. VSSN’s Story Series is a great learning and networking opportunity for people to interact with leaders in the sector. Our next Story Series will be on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. We hope to see you there!
 
National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon 
On Tuesday November 15, 2016, the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Regina Chapter will hold its 15th annual National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Awards Luncheon at the Conexus Arts Centre. NPD is an annual event held to celebrate Regina’s many exceptional volunteers, community builders, charities, and organizations that are making a difference in our community each and every day. 

Submitting a nomination is a great way for an organization to recognize their volunteers and partners. It is also a great way to steward your donors and share the impact of their philanthropy with the community as a whole. The deadline for nominations for NPD Awards is October 3rd, 2016. 

For nomination forms, please click
here.
To purchase tickets for the Luncheon, please click here
For more information about the event, please click here
The Walrus Foundation 
The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable nonprofit with an educational mandate to create forums for matters vital to Canadians. Recently published is an article about “Big Lonely Doug”, Canada’s second highest known tree, and how the logger who saved it has changed the way we see British Columbia’s old-growth forests. The article features the Ancient Forest Alliance, a British Columbia nonprofit organization working to protect BC's endangered old-growth forests and to ensure sustainable, forestry jobs. This fascinating story shows how committed volunteers can make a big difference!