The introvert’s survival guide with Trina Isakson

Are you introverted or extroverted? It can sometimes look like the modern work environment is created for extroverts and if you're introverted, it can feel draining or even exclusionary. Today’s podcast guest, Trina Isakson, spent years working in our sector...

Apply to be recognized for your recruitment efforts in the nonprofit industry!

In today’s changing environment, organizations are innovating at a rapid pace in order to remain or become competitive in recruiting top talent. The nonprofit community works extremely hard, with limited resources and now it’s your time to show all of...

Empathy: A key ingredient in effective diversity, equity and inclusion

It’s no surprise that resistance and lack of buy-in can be major obstacles to successful diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) implementation.  I commonly work with organizations that are struggling with this very issue.  A typical case has staff outwardly supporting...

Building the culture you want

Your organizational culture is the sum total of your shared beliefs, values, and practices – in short, the unique environment of your organization, or what makes your organization stand out! Culture is a hot topic in people management and building...

National Day of Conversation on sexualized violence in the nonprofit and charitable sector

While for many people, awareness of the #MeToo movement came after the exposure of Harvey Weinstein in the fall of 2017, the hashtag was actually used as far back as 2006, coined by Black community organizer and activist Tarana Burke...

Bringing everyone along: An organizational approach to DEI

This article is the fourth in a series. Read the first, second and third articles. One time I had a gym teacher who, with the very best of intentions, decided to test out a new approach to foster greater inclusion....

Climbing broken ladders: Women aspiring to nonprofit leadership

Women make up the majority of the nonprofit workforce at all levels, including leadership roles. So on the surface, it might seem like nonprofits have gender equality figured out. “I think there would be an expectation that because we’re a...

Celebrating invisible Everyday Heroes

From coast to coast thousands of Canadians who are helping the most vulnerable members of our communities go unnoticed. They do it not for a bonus, special mention, or even a shout out.  They dedicate their lives every day to...

It all starts with inclusion

This article is the third in a series. Read the first, second, and fourth articles. One question I am often asked by organizations is “how much diversity should we be aiming for?” When I hear this, I know that people are...

Burnout: How nonprofit leaders can better support their staff

Google burnout and you’ll find 110 million links. Self-care turns up even more - over three billion results. But, as every manager knows, an employee’s burnout isn’t only a self-care problem – it’s an organizational problem. The Mental Health Commission...