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          November 21, 2016                                                                                                                  





Don’t miss our next two Webinar Wednesdays


When it comes to attracting and retaining a stellar staff team, employee benefits are an important factor. We’re excited to introduce a new educational series on employee benefits, from both an employer and employee perspective.


We’re also launching an interactive webinar to explore our brand new evaluation guide to help nonprofits ask the right questions to get better evaluation results. We’ll push your critical thinking about the purposes that evaluation work is serving and the reasons why it sometimes fails to deliver on its promise.


Read on and register to get your spot!




Get The Best Value From Your Employee Benefits

ONN and Cowan Insurance Group are excited to introduce the ONN Employee Benefits Education Series, designed to provide the network with a broad spectrum of insights and interpretations of industry developments, and will feature information in support of your group benefit needs. In this series, ONN's expert partners, Cowan Insurance, will deep dive into benefit trends and how they may affect nonprofit organizations, from both an employer and employee perspective.

The first webinar in this educational series will focus on Tips to Choose the Right Coverage, Manage Your Benefits Plan, and Handle Short-Term Absences.


Great employees are one of the most valuable resources for the nonprofit sector, making staff health and satisfaction critical. A comprehensive benefits plan can significantly affect staff health, satisfaction and retention. This is where we're here to help! Attend this webinar to learn more about getting the right coverage for your organization and to learn more about ONN's Employee Benefits Program and how to get the most out of your benefits plan.

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In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Mandatory vs. Non-Mandatory Coverage

  • Employment Termination and Group Benefit Coverage

  • The ABC’s of Benefit Enrolment

  • Life Waiver of Premium Benefit

  • Disability Management Services for Short-Term Absences


Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE!

Presenters: Carol Parsons & Bryan Perkins, Cowan Insurance Group


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About the presenting organizations:
The ONN Employee Benefits Program was created for the sector by the sector. Read more about the program and our partners below:






It’s not only about the “how”: Asking the right questions to get better evaluation

Efforts to build evaluation capacity in the nonprofit sector often begin with the assumption that the problem is lack of skill, resources, or interest by nonprofits. However, based on our research we think the problem may have more to do with the fact that the nonprofit evaluation “system” is not well designed- i.e. the ways evaluation is funded, rewarded, disseminated and used at a societal level.


Nonprofit evaluation is most likely to be frustrating and under-used when it’s done for poorly articulated reasons, when relationships aren’t based on trust and there isn’t enough attention to alignment between methodologies, approaches, and intended uses.


Join this interactive webinar to explore our brand new guide to help you get it right. We’ll present some common evaluation scenarios and walk through how you can put this guide into action to get the most out of an evaluation. We’ll push your critical thinking about the purposes that evaluation work is serving and the reasons why it sometimes fails to deliver on its promise.


This is for nonprofits, funders, and evaluators to get tips on what questions to ask, when and where to ask them, and what challenges might come up along the way.


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In this webinar, you will:


Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Cost: FREE!

Presenters: Andrew Taylor, Co-founder, Taylor Newberry Consulting and ONN’s Resident Evaluation Expert & Ben Liadsky, ONN’s Evaluation Program Associate


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About the presenters

Andrew Taylor is co-owner of Taylor Newberry Consulting, a Guelph-based firm that specializes in developing research and evaluation solutions for public sector organizations. He is also ONN's Resident Evaluation Expert. He has helped organizations across Canada develop impact strategies and measurement systems that are evidence based, manageable, and meaningful. He thinks evaluation is only useful if it answers questions that matter and enables people to act in new ways.


Ben Liadsky is ONN’s Evaluation Program Associate. He has more than six years of experience working in the nonprofit sector in a variety of capacities from project management to fundraising to communications. He believes it’s time to change the conversation around evaluation.



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