Welcome to the 2019 Festival of Community Directors!
As the leader of a community organisation, I'm sure at least one of your New Year's resolutions involved plans to strengthen your organisation and the community that surrounds it.
But it's February and already we're back at work, and we're stressed and we're tired.
For many of us, our great intentions of fulfilling those lofty goals are beginning to fade as we become preoccupied with simply trying to keep our heads above water.
So let's reframe. When we make a New Year's resolution we always say, "I am going to do this". What we never say is "WE are going to do this". By working together, we can get more done (and keep each other honest!).
This, the first week of the Festival of Community Directors, is the beginning of a journey we will all take together this year.
Our goal is simple: Make the community sector stronger than ever.
The Festival of Community Directors 2019 kick-off week is all about discovering what the Festival of Community Directors really is, and how it can help your organisation, and the community that surrounds it.
Throughout the year a range of resources, webinars, workshops and events (both paid and free) will help boost your organisation's capacity to fulfil your mission.
Resources can be found on their relevant themed pages (like this one!) which will be released throughout the year. For a schedule of what's going on and a full list of Festival events and training, check out the Festival brochure.
As a special way to celebrate the Festival's launch, we've decided to make 2019's first edition of Community Directors Intelligence, ICDA's member publication, free! Be sure to check it out when it's released tomorrow.
In the mean time, have a look at the activities and resources below, and be sure to register your expression of interest or purchase tickets for any upcoming Festival events.
Let 2019 be the year of Community Directors!
ICDA's 2019 Not-for-Profit Governance Survey released. Take 10 minutes to complete the survey here for your chance to win a prize bundle valued at $1080.
Release of 2019's first edition of Community Directors Intelligence.
This edition is available for free in celebration of the launch of the Festival of Community Directors.
The recipients of the first round
of the Future Leaders Governance Scholarships are unveiled here.
Tailored training programs can also be designed and delivered to meet your needs, location and budget. Learn more