Top five reasons nonprofit organizations need insurance

Interested in learning more on this topic? We partnered with Volunteer Canada for a free webinar - watch the recording here. 1. They have Boards of Directors. A nonprofit's board of directors and officers (many of whom are volunteers) could...

Critical financial internal controls that could shelter the homeless and feed the hungry

Want to learn more about this topic? We partnered with the author for a free webinar on March 23. Click here to watch the full recording. $12-$18 billion dollars of free money available for the taking (or holding on to)...

Four keys to financial success in small to mid-size nonprofits and charities

Editor's Note: Need help with your organization's financial strategy? We partnered with Gordon Holley for a free webinar that outlines the four keys to financial success. Watch the recording here. Many small-to-mid-size nonprofits and charities struggle financially. Either they have...

Reporting fundraising expenses

Canadians think charities have a long way to go when it comes to reporting fundraising expenses. A 2008 study by the Muttart Foundation called Talking About Charities found only one in four Canadians think charities do an excellent or good...

Social Finance Week: The unexpected venture capitalist

In 2004, Jessie Huggett joined an Ottawa-area dance company and developed an innovative dance about the experience of having Down syndrome. Response to “I am Me” inspired company director Hannah Beach to create Dandelion Dance Company and later to add...

Social Finance Week: Investing in impact

We’ve enjoyed being voyeurs of the impact investing interplay in the US and UK for some time now. But the writing is on the wall: impact investing is gaining momentum here too so it may be time to get acquainted....

Forward Thinking: Why taking out a loan may benefit your nonprofit

Take two scenarios. A small environmental organization wants to take part in the Ontario government’s microFIT program to demonstrate the possibilities of solar power, but needs a loan to buy the equipment to make participation possible. An artists’ organization and...

Social Finance Week: Social Finance 101

Most of us do-gooders have heard of social finance, an approach to managing money that gives back to society or the environment while still producing a financial return. We hear about social enterprises harnessing finance this way, but charities and...

Charity fraud: Are you protected?

March: the month that normally segues winter into spring. But did you know it's also Fraud Awareness Month? The issue was brought into sharp focus this month with scammers using the March 11 earthquake in Japan to commit charity donation...

Wanted: Receptionist for accounting duties

Do you have enough staff members with the appropriate skills to handle all of the responsibilities involved in efficiently running your nonprofit? If yours is like many other small/mid-size nonprofits and charities, this is an ongoing challenge. And it can...