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...

Going from financial management to financial leadership at your nonprofit

Many executive directors of nonprofits know that the finance function is important, but unfortunately not every nonprofit has the expertise to transform their organization’s finance function from financial management to financial leadership. This article introduces the concept of financial leadership...

Free essential software guide for nonprofits: Essential marketing tools

Nonprofits are passion projects and very personal - they are created to serve a major need in our society, a mission so valuable that making progress towards realizing its ultimate goal is rewarding in and of itself. Realizing that fulfilling...

Fundraiser vs. Frontline: How to mend the rift

At its best, the relationship between frontline staff and fundraisers/communications staff is a beautiful thing, offering the best of both worlds. As Anne Melanson, president, Bloom Nonprofit Consulting Group, says, “Fundraising and communications people have a finger on the pulse...