Training Tour: Ottawa

Training Tour: Ottawa

Workshops and peer knowledge exchange to develop essential e-campaigning and e-fundraising skills
Topics covered
  • Digital Election Strategy 2015
  • Retaining supporters online
  • eCampaigning models
  • Converting online activists to donors

Plus the topics proposed by participants during the peer knowledge exchange.

Peer knowledge exchange

Uses the open space process which involves:

  1. Topics proposed by participants
  2. Topics assigned to a time and space
  3. Participants choose a topic to join
  4. Each topic group self-facilitates
  5. Move to next topic when time is up
Campaigners, communicators, digital practitioners, managers, etc.
Limited to 10
Optional - $0-$200 (up to you!)
Open Concept, Ottawa, Canada
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The original one-day Ottawa Training Tour event did not get enough commitments, so it has been re-organised as a half day of training workshops and and peer knowledge exchange with an optional contribution to cost. Hope to see you there!


eCampaigning Training Tour, Ottawa
13:00-13:30 Check in: grab your name tag and say hello! You also might want to grab a cup of coffee or tea or have your lunch (not included) with others in the cafe.
13:30-13:45 Welcome and introduction: An quick overview of the afternoon

Workshops A

  1. Retaining Online Supporters (DR)
  2. Digital Election Strategy 2015 (MG)
15:15-15:30 Break

Workshops B

  1. eCampaigning Models (DR)
  2. Converting online activists to donors (GI)
17:00-17:20 Peer Knowledge Exchange: Introduction to open space and agenda setting
17:20-18:20 Peer Knowledge Exchange (Open Space)
  • Topics to be determined by participants
18:20-18:30 Closing and instructions for moving to the a cafe/bar and dinner.
18:30-??:?? Informal dinner and drinks
Hosted by
  • Duane Raymond (DR) of FairSay (ECF founder, former Oxfam GB) will be focusing on retaining online supporters, e-campaigning models, and facilitating the peer knowledge exchange.
  • Mike Gifford (MG) of Open Concept will be focusing on digital preparations for the federal election.
  • George Irish (GI) of Amnesty International Canada (former Greenpeace, certified Nationbuilder expert) will focus on conversion to donor/activists (the lifeblood of advocacy and campaigning organizations).
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