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08/2018 Blog Archives

  • August 27, 2018

    Guest Writers, Public Policy, Government Relations

    Marlene Oliveira

    Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector is the second largest in the world, employing two million people and representing $135 billion or 8.1% of the GDP. But for too long, federal policies have been developed without much sector input, and with insufficient consideration for their impact on...

  • August 21, 2018

    Guest Writers, Human Resources

    Jocelyne Daw

    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...

  • August 13, 2018

    Guest Writers, Sector Discussions, Boards & Governance, Human Resources, Transparency & Accountability

    Heather Terrence

    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...

  • August 7, 2018

    Guest Writers, The Standards, Boards & Governance, Finance & Administration, Transparency & Accountability

    Marlene Oliveira

    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...

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