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  • Friday, July 20, 2018

    As a development director at a small health charity, Paul Evered needs access to the right information – and the wealth of information available through Grant Connect has been invaluable. Grant Connect is Imagine Canada’s fundraising research and management platform designed to simplify...

  • Monday, July 16, 2018

    Three years in In September 2015, Canada and 192 other UN member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda is a 15-year global framework centered on an ambitious set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, 169 targets and over 230 indicators. The 2030 Agenda...

  • Saturday, July 7, 2018

    My husband and I recently went out to one of our favorite local hole-in-the-walls. You know those neighborhood bar and grills - warm, cozy, friendly, everybody knows your name? Well, this isn’t one of those places. It doesn’t necessarily look like the kind of place that you’d want to go inside...

  • Monday, June 25, 2018

    I find social events really awkward. I always get asked what I do for a living and I can never give a straight answer. For the last 20+ years, I’ve helped various companies and organizations transform. Whether it’s “Digital Transformation”, “Customer-Centric Transformation”, or “LEAN...

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    What is an appropriate board size? The standard answer is, “It depends.” A board needs to be: Small enough to make group decisions effectively; Small enough to be affordable to bring together for the desired meeting frequency; Large enough to get the board work done (officers,...

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    A case study from the Canadian Red Cross partnership with Walmart I was meeting with a friend who works for a Hospital Foundation recently, and in conversation she asked about our database and our analytics capabilities. A vendor approaching her had made quite a show of demonstrating what was...

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    A business process is a set of activities that fulfill an organizational goal and are useful whether you are a for-profit, nonprofit or charity. There are many types of processes, which vary based on your operations. These can be management, operational or support-role based.   Trying to...

  • Monday, April 30, 2018

    Everyone talks about partnership. But talking about collaboration isn’t the same as doing it. Genuine collaboration is hard, especially when it requires working across sectors and systems.  Ineffective partnerships can be wasteful and challenge traditional power dynamics. It can be regarded more as...

  • Monday, April 16, 2018

    National Volunteer Week is a time to thank and recognize Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the social and economic value created for individuals, organizations, communities and society at large. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the evolving and...

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    Charities and nonprofits in Canada are facing tough times. With increased demand for services and decreasing financial support from government and donors, organizations are seeking new funding sources. Additionally, as businesses increasingly receive funding for work traditionally done by charities...

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