Five ways email marketing can result in more volunteers

Volunteering as a concept is truly an amazing feat if you think about it. How much free time do you have during the week? If you’re like so many hardworking, driven nonprofit professionals, the answer is likely not very much....

Catalyst for Change: Exploring the new report from the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector

On June 20, 2019, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector released its report, Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector, which included 42 clear recommendations. Because this comprehensive report has been called “a once-in-a-generation opportunity,”...

The courage to lead

What makes a great leader? What can you do at your nonprofit organization to be the leader you always wish you could be? BCACG and Volunteer BC - the organizers of Volunteer Futures & BCACG Symposium - September 26 &...

Eight awesome strategies to convert volunteers into donors

An effective volunteer program is a truly incredible feat. Your supporters are coming to your nonprofit to donate their time. With the hustle and bustle of the world today, it’s amazing that people have any free time at all, 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...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Managing volunteers in small organizations with Camara Chambers

Volunteers! We can't live (or operate) without them. Volunteers have a huge influence on our sector, with over two BILLION hours contributed in Canada in 2017. For small organizations in particular, volunteers are mission critical. But that doesn't mean managing...

The value of volunteering

Interested in learning more on this topic? We've partnered with Volunteer Canada for a free webinar exploring the value of volunteering in more detail. Join us on October 18! Is it important to demonstrate the value and impact of volunteering?...

Volunteering to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Interested in learning more on this topic? We've partnered with Volunteer Canada for a free webinar exploring volunteering and the Sustainable Development Goals in more detail. Join us on October 4! Volunteer Canada has been working with Employment and Social...

Mixing things up: Why it’s important to embrace change

    It’s a classic saying - “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. Change is such a constant in the nonprofit world, it’s…well…constant. And yet, at the same time, it’s also true that beyond all imposed...

We need to thank our volunteers by really listening to them

As National Volunteer Week was celebrated a few months ago, many organizations made sure to thank their volunteers for all their support through parties, thank you letters, teas, tokens and other forms of appreciation. This type of formal appreciation does...