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  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    It’s not a surprise that organizations who engage key audiences in meaningful ways benefit from greater commitment and trust. True public engagement occurs when stakeholders’ views and concerns are used to help an organization make better decisions in conducting business. But how do we do it...

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    All too often, we see brands treating social media like a free advertising channel, discounting any actual engagement with the community. The pages are dedicated to speaking about the brand, about its activities, and any new updates. Yes, it does make sense to use social media to market your...

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    The value of data can’t be underestimated. Data is the key to understanding the impact of your work. It provides insight and aids in decision-making. It can help you determine where to dedicate resources, when to scale, and how to move forward. Without data to facilitate impact...

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Charities across Canada are generally prohibited by federal tax policy and provincial law from compensating directors for acting as directors. However, many charities rely on directors for functions that extend beyond governance and charities might see good reasons to consider compensating...

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Board member recruitment and selection is the key to getting a great team of effective people around the board table.  Since board members are the ones that hire and manage the CEO, they ultimately determine the culture and effectiveness of the organization with impact that will outlast their years...

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Every charity leader wants to be part of a great success story. To be the kind of leader who builds an organization with the energy and creativity to match shareholders’ expectations, grow philanthropy, execute against Mission, improve transparency and governance and raise brand profile in a very...

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    To some, the term “business as usual” may seem like a strategy for charity success, and it actually can be. If the status quo is helping achieve the goals of an organization then staying the course is certainly an option. If it ain’t broke… But there can also be missed opportunities in an...

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    This article is a joint effort by Rachel Gouin of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada; Joelle Lewis of Big Brothers Big Sisters; Jesse Clarke of Pathways to Education; Bernadette Johnson of Imagine Canada; and Justin Ho, Chair of the Youth Employment in the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector Working Group...

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The nonprofit sector is unlike any other.  We exist to protect the values of equity, inclusion, ethics, accountability, transparency, compassion, human rights, justice and sustainability in society. We advocate for our governments, public institutions and corporations to respect these values....

  • Monday, February 13, 2017

    Charities and Government: Modernizing the Relationship So what might help the charitable, nonprofit, and social enterprise sectors rev up? Constraints, hot topics, and fresh ideas were just some of the reasons to get leaders together to discuss common issues at the Open Caucus hosted by the...


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