Nonprofits hope to collaborate in 2021

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

Back in January, the Slave Lake Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures started a group for nonprofit groups to brainstorm and work together. Like much of the world, this was disrupted by COVID-19, but is back at it.

On Nov. 17, representatives from 10 nonprofits in the area got together, says Kim Hughes Chamber executive director.

The group had identified five key areas for improvement – planning, collaboration, volunteers, promotion, and funding.

The focus for now is on the first two – planning and collaboration, says Hughes. At the next meeting, likely mid-January, the hope is to start booking dates for events in 2021, while “not stepping on anybody’s toes.” Of course, having any events go will depend on COVID-19 numbers and restrictions.

The other is to make a mission statement for the group, she adds. There are also two short-term goals. One is to set up a shared calendar that will allow nonprofits to see each other’s bookings in real time. The second is to get more nonprofits to join the private Facebook page.

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