Leadership

Vital Signs Reports: A tool for nonprofits to take the pulse of their community

Written By: Brock Smith
October 1, 2014

Has your community's Vital Signs report left you scratching your head and wondering how to put the data to good use?

Measuring Impact: How small and medium-sized nonprofits can benefit from effectively measuring their impact

Written By: Brock Smith
July 9, 2014

Just because your organization is small or medium-sized doesn't mean you can ignore big data!

Helping new nonprofits hatch: Incubation in the not-for-profit sector

Written By: Jodie Shupac
June 25, 2014

We explore how incubators are increasingly helping new nonprofits get off the ground.

Finding the silver lining: How to keep moving forward after the loss of a charismatic leader

Written By: Susan Fish
June 4, 2014

When an organization loses a charismatic leader, it doesn't have to lost it's way entirely. Here's how to keep going and be successful during the transition period.

Addressing bias in nonprofit organizations and charities

Written By: Tana Turner
April 16, 2014

In a keynote address for the Workplace Inclusion Conference, Tim Wise identified three myths that are getting in the way of employment equity.

Succession Planning: How a little planning can give your nonprofit a better chance to survive and thrive

Written By: Brock Smith
February 26, 2014

Has your nonprofit avoided putting together a succession plan? That's a risky move, say the experts. Find out how to put a plan in place without breaking the bank.

Speaking Up: Increasing transparency in hiring in the nonprofit sector

Written By: Jodie Shupac
January 29, 2014

Could a lack of transparency in your hiring process damage your organization's reputation?

Putting it in writing: Getting started with policies and procedures

Written By: Susan Fish
October 30, 2013

How policies and procedures can help keep things running smoothly at your nonprofit.

Investing in talent: How and why foundations are supporting professional development

Written By: Susan Fish
September 19, 2013

Foundations are increasingly investing in the professional development of nonprofit professionals.

Seven tips to help you facilitate an effective meeting

Written By: Jessica Bell
August 8, 2013

A professional facilitator offers her tips on how to keep meetings on track and productive.

All about mentoring: Nonprofit mentoring programs are taking off all across the country

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
June 26, 2013

Nonprofit leaders across the country are recognizing the value of mentoring.

Sparking innovation in your organization with professional development

Written By: Marshall Watson
June 5, 2013

Creating true innovation requires connecting with people and ideas that might normally exist outside our usual network. Here's how professional development can help.

An umbrella for the east coast

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 27, 2013

Find out how the recently launched Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia plans to further the work of nonprofits in that province.

The relationship between your work and your mental health

Written By: Caroline Veldhuis
March 21, 2013

Is your workplace making you ill? New research suggests close ties between workplace stresses and poor mental health.

Teamwork: Collaboration or catastrophe?

Written By: Caroline Veldhuis
March 14, 2013

Is the current emphasis on teams taking away from the value of individual work?

Act II: An update on the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 7, 2013

Is your organization ready for the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act?

Imagining the future: An update on Imagine Canada's Standards Program

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
February 28, 2013

This interview with Imagine Canada President and CEO Marcel Lauzière explores the success of the recently launched Standards Program.

Governance Q&A: Who appoints an acting executive director?

Written By: Jane Garthson
February 6, 2013

Is it ethical for an executive director to appoint his wife, also the vice chair of the board, to fill in during an extended absence?

When is excellence not excellent?

Written By: Marshall Watson
January 29, 2013

Is it time to remove "excellence" from our vocabulary?

Stepping off the ladder: Can alternative organizational structures change the career trajectory of young professionals?

Written By: Jillian Witt
January 16, 2013

Shared platforms allow nonprofit leaders to manage new initiatives without becoming executive directors.

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