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...

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...

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...

Creating a compelling argument for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This is the second in a series of articles on this topic. Read the first, third, and fourth articles here. A large part of my work involves having conversations with members of diverse and intersecting communities. These dialogues are typically...

Challenging our thinking about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This is the first in a series of articles on this topic. Read the second, third, and fourth articles here. I was fourteen years old when I heard one of the most profound statements on diversity dialogues in the Canadian...

Psychological health and safety as a day-to-day practice

Want to learn more on this topic? We've partnered with the author for a free webinar on September 26. Click here for details and to register. Regardless of their role in an organization, everyone has a story about a workplace...

A missed opportunity: How the nonprofit sector can do a better job of hiring people with disabilities

Many employers may say they don’t have staff with disabilities, but this just isn’t true. In fact, the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability conducted by Statistics Canada, determined that 22% of the Canadian population over the age of 15 has one...

How to navigate workplace conflict

Want to learn more on this topic? We've partnered with the author to present a free webinar on July 11. Click here for details and to register. When I bring up the idea of conflict, what is your reaction? Do...

The lieu time/overtime dilemma

For nonprofit employers working within tight budgetary constraints, paying overtime can be a costly proposition. At the same time, many nonprofits must navigate natural workload ebbs and flows, and seasons in which there is an additional “push” where all employee...