COVID-19 resources for the nonprofit and charitable sector

In the wake of recent and unprecedented events related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian nonprofits and charities are under more pressure than ever to provide valuable services while operating under incredibly challenging circumstances. At the same time, it is heartening...

How charity boards can make the move from operations to strategy and governance

One of the biggest challenges for board members of small charities is finding a healthy balance between focusing on operational responsibilities and making time for strategy and governance. It is especially difficult for charities with little or no paid staff,...

Girls on Boards: An initiative to give young women a voice

As a University of Toronto Commerce student, Khadija Waseem was frustrated that her classes “encouraged young women to be in business, but you still don't see them in decision-making spaces, and you don't see them as the heads of organizations”. Born...

Go from reluctant fundraiser to fundraising superhero

Learn more about this topic at our FREE webinar on March 26, presented in collaboration with The Good Partnership and Keela. Click here for more details and to register. Most people who are saddled with fundraising in small organizations are...

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...