Trends & Studies

Government appeal: Federal government plans to appeal recent ruling on political advocacy for charities

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
October 3, 2018

The recent ruling opening the door to allowing charities to pursue unlimited political advocacy is being appealed by the federal government.

How Canadian organizations are using Facebook for engagement and advocacy

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
September 19, 2018

Facebook has become an integral tool for many nonprofits - but not solely for posting updates.

Data shows Canadians think companies should engage with good causes

Written By: David Hessekiel
August 15, 2017

New Ipsos research shows Canadians want companies to support good causes.

Charities request charity law reform to protect free speech

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 4, 2017

A charity sector working group calls for changes to the Income Tax Act to allow more political activity.

Creating a brighter future: How immigration, environmentalism and the social economy transformed Canada

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
December 14, 2016

Part three in a three-part series outlining the history of social change in Canada.

In pursuit of human rights: Defining the legacy of Canada’s labour, co-op and healthcare movements

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
October 26, 2016

Part two in a three-part series outlining the history of social change in Canada.

Vital Signs 2016: Exploring connection to community and belonging in Canada

Written By: Lee Rose
October 20, 2016

A new national Vital Signs report explores how a feeling of belonging to a community fosters a desire to give back.

Toward Equality: How Canada’s social movements moved the needle on social change

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
September 21, 2016

Part one in a three-part series outlining the history of social change in Canada.

Engaging today’s young adults for your charity’s future growth

Written By: ZenergyCause, a division of Zenergy Communications
June 22, 2016

Tips on how to reach out and engage Millennials.

Isn’t it time for a new story? Innovative approaches to nonprofit storytelling

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
July 29, 2015

Increasingly, organizations are getting past numbers and data, turning to new approaches to storytelling to demonstrate their impact.

Instagram, Pinterest, and even Tinder: How small nonprofits are going beyond Facebook and Twitter

Written By: Brock Smith
May 6, 2015

Small nonprofits are proving that social media success doesn't just happen on Facebook and Twitter.

Share one, share all: Moving toward transparency

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
August 27, 2012

Can technological innovations improve transparency in the nonprofit sector?

I Can Has: Memes for social good?

Written By: Claire Kerr
August 1, 2012

Is your organization taking advantage of internet memes?

Mobile: The next tech game-changer

Written By: JP Holecka
May 3, 2012

It's predicted that by 2014, mobile will be the preferred way of accessing the internet. Is your organization prepared for the shift to mobile browsing? Check out these tips for success.

Bite-sized social treats from the 2012 NTEN conference

Written By: Claire Kerr
April 30, 2012

NTC, and the complimentary mobile technology event Innogive, are two of the charitable sector's best opportunities to learn from and share with charities and nonprofits across North America. This year's NTC took place from April 3 to 5th in San Francisco, with Innogive leading in on April 2.

Starved for attention yet striving for greatness

Written By: Michelle Jondreau
December 6, 2011

From all across the country nonprofit leaders convened for the National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector to share ideas on maximizing the sector's contributions to Canada and the world over the next decade. So why the focus on improving how the sector demonstrates its impact?

Using your networks to get your key messages out there

Written By: Paulette Vinette
June 18, 2007

In this article, find suggestions on how to use your networks to get your message and your mission out there.

Content is king online

Written By: Pattie LaCroix
August 28, 2006

Today, with the evolution of the next generation of the web, popularly referred to Web 2.0, the web is all about content, connection and collaboration.

The tipping point of online communications

Written By: Pattie LaCroix
May 29, 2006

Why change is more of a process than an outcome.

iCulture 101: Creative survival in the information age

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
March 20, 2006

We truly are living in the electronic age, with vast quantities of information available at our fingertips. The cultural sector is responding by finding new ways to stay relevant and engage audiences.