Millennial engagement: Bringing the next generation into your organization

Written By: Trina Isakson
May 2, 2011

Millennials have been described, and describe themselves, as passionate, connected, optimistic, and wanting to make an impact. Here’s how to welcome them into your organization.

Dear Millennials: A letter to my younger self

Written By: Tara Mahoney
May 2, 2011

What would it be like to send a letter to ourselves, 50 years into the future? Tara Mahoney speculates.

Five easy ways to go green at work

Written By: David Suzuki Foundation
April 19, 2011

It's easy to bring your eco-values to work every morning, just follow our top five tips. Post them today, get your coworkers involved and see how much of a difference you can make.

Staff make the difference at Fresh Start Recovery

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
April 19, 2011

Interview with Stacey Peterson, Executive Director of Fresh Start Recovery, an organization that provides housing, treatment and support for people with addictions in Calgary, after the organization was named as a Donner Award receipient.

Ten mistakes managers make

Written By: Jack Shand
April 5, 2011

These lessons learned in managing others may benefit seasoned, capable executives, as well as newly minted managers.

Are you ready for a crisis?

Written By: Deborah Zanke
March 29, 2011

It’s not just high-profile celebrities, corporations and organizations that need to have a crisis communication plan, all nonprofits should have one.

Achieving dramatic outcomes without core government funding at Alice Housing

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
March 22, 2011

Interview with Joanne Bernard, Executive Director of Alice Housing, an organization that provides safe second-stage housing and supportive counselling for women and children leaving domestic violence, after the organization was named as a Donner Award receipient.

Charity watchdogs: An intelligent development?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 8, 2011

Are charity watchdogs a good idea or are they misrepresenting the sector?

Understanding what nonprofits do

Written By: Jack Shand
March 1, 2011

Do you struggle with explaining just what it is that makes your nonprofit special?

Thinking big at Sarnia Lambton Rebound: A Program for Youth

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
March 1, 2011

Interview with Mary Ellen Warren, Executive Director, who speaks about their key success factors after the organization was named as a Donner Award receipient for excellence in the delivery of social services.

You like me, you really like me!

Written By: Sondi Bruner
February 1, 2011

As the 2011 awards season begins, nonprofits are starting to apply for a multitude of prizes to receive recognition, raise awareness, leverage funding opportunities or network with their peers. While there are many meaningful local, provincial and online awards available, CharityVillage® spoke with award recipients and awarding organizations specifically about the value of national awards in Canada.

Measuring what matters: Why monitoring and evaluation is the root of all good

Written By: Alexis Morgan
January 18, 2011

Measuring and evaluating your organization's sustainability initiatives.

Goals to save the world: How to prioritize and set strong, realistic sustainability goals

Written By: Alexis Morgan
December 20, 2010

Increase your organization's sustainability by setting goals.

Reading to revitalize your organization in 2011

Written By: Caroline Veldhuis
December 20, 2010

Ready to put your feet up and make your way through a holiday reading list? Poring over some of the latest books of interest to citizens in the sector, some themes are definitely emerging that you should be aware of.

Why AFP opposes Bill C-470

Written By: Association of Fundraising Professionals
November 29, 2010

This article outlines why the Association of Fundraising Professionals opposes Bill C-470 and their action plan for addressing it with Parliament.

Critical issues for not-for-profit organizations: Part two

Written By: Shawn Mitchell
November 8, 2010

A recap of the Critical Issues for Not-for-profit Organizations Conference.

The Canadian nonprofit sector: A health warning for UK big society?

Written By: David Evans
November 8, 2010

Article discusses the UK government's Big Society proposal and discusses the pitfalls of government funding.

Assessing the executive director's performance

Written By: Jack Shand
November 1, 2010

Tips for the executive director's performance appraisal, conducted by the board of directors.

Critical issues for not-for-profit organizations: Part one

Written By: Shawn Mitchell
November 1, 2010

A recap of the Critical Issues for Not-for-profit Organizations Conference.

So you want to be a manager?

Written By: Julie Stauffer
October 21, 2010

It's often assumed that all employees eventually want to move up the ladder into management positions, but that isn't actually the case. Find out if a career in management is right for you.

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