Communications

The power of protest: Are persuasive demonstrations an efficient way to further your social cause?

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
December 17, 2012

Are persuasive demonstrations and protests an efficient way to further your cause?

Do you speak nonprofit? A primer on sector buzzwords and jargon

Written By: Jodie Shupac
December 6, 2012

Leveraging funds. Capacity-building. Community-driven action. These are just a few of today's nonprofit buzzwords.

It’s time to get into the Spirit of Giving

Written By: CharityVillage
November 30, 2012

This December, help us spread random acts of kindness from coast to coast to coast.

Networking for votes: Are online charity contests worth it?

Written By: Heather Yundt
November 27, 2012

As more and more companies turn to online giving contests to fulfill corporate social responsibility mandates, some critics are wondering who these contests really benefit.

A harebrained idea to global success: What we can learn from Movember

Written By: Heather Yundt
November 13, 2012

What can other organizations learn from the incredibly popular, moustache-growing campaign?

Seven ways to break down workplace silos

Written By: Sondi Bruner
November 5, 2012

Does your organization suffer from silos?

Behind the headlines: How to get your nonprofit in the news

Written By: Heather Yundt
October 23, 2012

Nonprofit organizations are increasingly taking an active role in how Canadian news is published.

Must-have mobile apps for nonprofit professionals

Written By: Claire Kerr
October 4, 2012

Here are some suggestions for useful professional apps to get you started.

The politics of advocacy: Are charities apathetic or afraid?

Written By: Heather Yundt
October 1, 2012

What the international community's approach to advocacy by charities can teach Canadian organizations.

Game On II: Games for do-gooders

Written By: Jaime Woo
September 13, 2012

Check out how nonprofits are using online games and see why they are successful.

For the public good: The pros and cons of going pro bono

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
September 10, 2012

Is pro bono work too good to be true?

How crowdsourcing can help your nonprofit

Written By: Soha El-Borno
September 6, 2012

Crowdsourcing can help you harness the crowd to increase awareness, cultivate new volunteers, gather information and even get work done—all for a minimal investment. How can you put it to work for you?

The questions to stop asking about social media measurement...and, a super-rad contest!

Written By: Claire Kerr
August 30, 2012

Why tracking conversion can take your social media use to the next level.

Don’t call me, I’ll call you: Canada's "do not call" legislation

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 28, 2012

What does the law have to say about telefundraising calls?

Share one, share all: Moving toward transparency

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
August 27, 2012

Can technological innovations improve transparency in the nonprofit sector?

Game On: Is your nonprofit ready to play?

Written By: Jaime Woo
August 23, 2012

Is social gaming the next big thing in public engagement?

Reporting fundraising expenses

Written By: John Suart
August 21, 2012

Canadians think charities have a long way to go when it comes to reporting fundraising expenses. How does your organization measure up?

Visual Impact: Pursuing mission through film

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
August 14, 2012

In the era of YouTube, smartphones and other visual technology, film is playing a more prominent role in an organization’s storytelling capacity.

How to talk to people facing loss: Communication tips for front-line workers

Written By: Laurie M. Martin
August 2, 2012

Every day, nonprofit staff and volunteers help people facing trauma, financial loss, physical hurt, and stressful or frightening situations. But are you up to the task?

I Can Has: Memes for social good?

Written By: Claire Kerr
August 1, 2012

Is your organization taking advantage of internet memes?

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