Your small Canadian nonprofit can’t afford professional development?

I’m a firm believer in on-the-job learning, including professional development. I believe it can not only strengthen an individual’s effectiveness in a job, but also can positively impact employee engagement and retention.

But conferences, workshops, courses and other professional development opportunities can be expensive for nonprofits on tight budgets. This is where the Leadership Grants Program from PricewaterhouseCoopers comes in.

Deadline for applications: October 29, 2010

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funding for professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers who work at small- to medium-registered charitable organizations in Canada.

The grants are available to both staff and volunteers, individuals or groups.

The application process requires some thinking as well as endorsement from highers-up in your organization, so be sure to take time to prepare your submission.