Charity, nonprofit or social enterprise: A primer on the legal definitions that govern our organizations

I’ve written for and about nonprofits and charities for more than a quarter century but earlier this year, I realized—true confession time — I tended to use the two terms somewhat interchangeably, not being entirely clear on the differences. When...

Joining a board of directors: What new directors should expect

Want to learn more about what joining a board of directors is all about? We've partnered with the author for a free webinar on June 20, where we'll explore the role of the board and what a new director can...

Six steps to being an awesome treasurer

Want to learn more on this subject? We've partnered with the author for a free webinar on March 14. Click here for more information and to register. Virtually every charity or not-for-profit organization in Canada has a treasurer. That means...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Board fundraising for a non-fundraising board with Emma Lewzey

It can be scary to ask your board members, who are already giving so much of their time and attention, to think about board fundraising, especially if they aren’t recruited to be a fundraising board. In this episode, Emma Lewzey,...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Legal mistakes your small charity is making and how to fix them with Mark Blumberg

Does the T3010 confuse (or maybe even scare) you? Legal problems are something that all organizations face and the rules around them aren’t always clear. So how can we make sure we’re not only compliant, but doing it right the...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Succession planning when there is no one to succeed you with Lianne Picot

This week we’re talking about something that many small organizations don’t really think about (enough)...succession planning. We have seen many organizations struggle after their leader leaves and we’re happy to have Lianne Picot, with over 25 years of experience as...

Interim leadership: What it is and why it’s beneficial

Leadership is a key ingredient in an organization’s success. Without good leaders, organizations often lack direction, vision, and the inspiration teams need to accomplish their goals. While great leaders are often with companies for years and even decades at a...

BC Societies Act: The transition is in full swing

If you run, work at or belong to a nonprofit in the province of British Columbia, then you are likely intensely aware of the need to conform to the new regulations set out in the updated BC Societies Act. For...