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Guidelines for Hosting Vital Conversations

A Vital Conversation is a facilitated conversation with members of your community. Vital Conversations can collect insight and data from the community that can be used to guide future granting priorities, to guide conversations with new donors, or to raise awareness of your community foundation and its leadership. Key tips for organizing Vital Conversations, both in connection with the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge and for other community convening efforts.

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Vital Signs is going digital

Community foundations will have access to a digital platform to showcase their data online in early 2020. This webinar gives community foundations a sneak peak at how the platform will look and feel, and calls for input in its design. First, Kyle Wiebe, with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, provided a demonstration of the community indicator system currently in development. Next, Todd Barr, with the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, provided a demo of the foundation’s site on the platform.

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Data collection for your catchment area 101

There are many ways that federal surveys measure your catchment area. To ensure the national data collection for your community foundation's Vital Signs is accurate, the definition of your catchment area needs to be consistent with federal measurements (CAs, CMAs, economic and health regions). Kyle Wiebe, Associate with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, will provide training on best practices to accurately describe your catchment area for the Vital Signs national data collection.

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