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  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Like yin and yang This past spring I participated in a conference on “Inherent Tensions in Networks”. The main theme was how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable when working in partnerships. When I work with partners I use a diversity of concepts and methods to support and enhance...

  • Monday, August 13, 2018

    As a nonprofit governance consultant, networking is a significant part of my business. I had the pleasure of attending an event with numerous nonprofit leaders where we informally discussed the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. I was pleased to learn that all organizations had anti-harassment policies...

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    In 2011, Canadian Feed The Children (CFTC), an established international development agency, had a choice: either make a significant turnaround or face difficult decisions about the organization’s future.  “CFTC was doing good work, but we were a small player in a large market, confused with...

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    As I walked into the meeting, my stomach churned. I felt way out of my league. What did I have to offer?  Who would listen to my ideas? Who was I to be running the meeting? What will I do if someone challenges me? This was my mind chatter when I was managing a team through...

  • 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...


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