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...

The tech you need to get started working remotely

You’re at home again. Working. From. Home. Again. While there’s nothing that this article can do to break the monotony of your four walls or make your kids leave you alone long enough to take a deep breath, we can...

How to smoothly run a professional webinar

CharityVillage has offered free webinars to our audience of nonprofit professionals for almost 10 years now. And with so many people now working remotely and shifting their training and learning online, we’ve had several requests from our webinar participants to...

How to create a successful collaboration between nonprofit organizations

In the late 1980s, an organizational consultant in rural America coined the term “information silos” to describe how an organization may be as rich with information as a silo is with grain, but the information remains trapped, again like grain...

Ten easy steps for nonprofit budgeting for beginners

Want to learn more about budgeting for beginners? Watch the accompanying webinar recording. I vividly remember the first time I was asked to prepare a budget. I wasn’t sure where to start. There was no written process. I couldn’t find any...

Digital Transformation: More than meets the eye

Want to learn more about how to make digital transformation affordable and doable at your organization? Watch our recorded webinar on the topic. The Transformers franchise is all about an intergalactic, millennia-long war between the Autobots (the good robots, er,...

Why digital transformation is crucial for nonprofits

We’ve all heard the mantra “do more with less,” and it’s an especially familiar mantra in IT departments everywhere. When applied to the nonprofit universe, the mandate takes on much more serious implications than the private sector, sometimes with life...

Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities Directorate modernizes with new digital registration platform

You may not have been aware, but on June 1, 2019, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)’s Charities Directorate rolled out a new, online, digital registration platform for charities. Yes, modernization has arrived at The Agency. The new Charities IT Modernization...

How changing government procurement policies are impacting the Canadian nonprofit sector

Remember that classic refrain: “Birds gotta fly / Fish gotta swim”? There’s another line one could add: “Governments gotta procure.” Not as catchy, granted. Still, the reality is that obtaining and providing services and resources for social services, training and...

Free essential software guide for nonprofits: Essential back office tools

Nonprofits have many administrative needs that can consume their valuable time. From meeting regulatory compliance needs to recording their finances, from keeping track of development opportunities to managing and coordinating the people that help bring their mission to life. Getting...