Ten myths of global civil society

Written By: Melanie Lovering
May 24, 2005

Dr. Lester Salamon, author, professor at Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies was the keynote speaker at Imagine Canada's Symposium "Learning from the World: Canada's Charitable & Nonprofit Sector through a Global Lens."

The care and feeding of ideas

Written By: Rob Ferguson
May 16, 2005

The importance of idea generators in an organization.

Peer learning: Addressing needs of executive directors

Written By: Tracy Douglass
March 14, 2005

How setting up a peer learning network can help executive directors handle the challenges of their jobs.

Is an alliance, coalition or partnership the right strategy for your problem?

Written By: Joan Roberts
November 29, 2004

An exploration of the trans-organizational system and how it relates to creating successful partnerships and collaborations.

Running more effective meetings

Written By: Ron Robinson
November 22, 2004

An article on how to run meetings more effectively, including benefits of and problems with meetings.

Research on distance collaboration

Written By: Gillian Kerr
August 1, 2004

Distance collaboration and dispersed teams, if managed well, increase innovation and productivity.

Governance Q&A: My executive director is not managing professionally or treating me with respect

Written By: Jane Garthson
July 26, 2004

I am a hard-working, productive employee. Don't staff members who work in charities, for less than market rates in most cases, deserve better?

Play shouldn't be a four-letter word

Written By: Sue Tersmette
July 5, 2004

How humour can increase morale and create a more productive workplace.

Governance Q&A: Dealing with founder's syndrome

Written By: Jane Garthson
November 24, 2003

More trouble in the workplace

Written By: Teresa Howe
November 17, 2003

This article continues the theme of trouble with bosses and explores solutions.

Strategic management and the interim executive director

Written By: Ron Robinson
October 6, 2003

Strategic decision making method changes for an interim executive director.

The trouble with bosses

Written By: Teresa Howe
September 15, 2003

Six types of poor bosses and an action plan on how to deal with them.

Coping with change

Written By: Monika Penner
July 15, 2002

This article examines how changes in an agency can be a positive experience for all, and reasons for negative reactions to change.

Building stronger communities through better leadership

Written By: Nicole Zummach
July 15, 2002

This article looks at the development and growth of local leadership programs across Canada.

Team-building exercises

Written By: Monika Penner
April 15, 2002

A list of team building exercises for use with staff or volunteers.

What's the benefit of a mission or vision statement?

Written By: Ron Robinson
February 4, 2002

Benefits of a mission statement and defining a mission or vision statement.

Nonprofit mergers: The perils and the possibilities

Written By: Sherry Ferronato
February 1, 1999

The reality of a nonprofit merger is that it is neither an elixir nor a heresy. Rather, a merger is one alternative -- not necessarily the best or only one -- for nonprofits seeking to respond to the challenging trends of the times.

Accountability: The maturing of the charitable sector

Written By: Sherry Ferronato
July 14, 1998

How accountability has changed in the aging nonprofit sector.

What's in a name?

Written By: Jacquelyn Thayer Scott
June 4, 1997

An exploration of the various names for the nonprofit sector, as well as the sector's roles and relationship with government.

Stop micro-managing

Written By: Brian Lechem
July 3, 1996

Why boards should stop micro-managing staff.