Governance Q&A: Is it ethical for the chair of the board to become the executive director?

Written By: Jane Garthson
April 24, 2006

A look at the considerations a board of directors need to take when considering candidates for the executive director.

Capturing charisma: Reflecting on past management

Written By: Rob Ferguson
March 13, 2006

A look at the challenges of transferring mission-critical knowledge when leaders leave organizations.

Canada's international aid role, part II: The government viewpoint

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
February 13, 2006

This article takes a look at what our government thinks about where Canada is and should be as a member of the international aid community.

Canada's role in international aid: The NGO perspective

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
January 23, 2006

In a post-9/11 world has Canada's standing as a respected global citizen diminished? Do other nations still view us as the knight in shining armour we believe ourselves to be? The answer is yes...and no.

In the beginning: Things to consider before starting your nonprofit venture

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
December 19, 2005

How could a venture seemingly destined for success fall so hard and so fast? Could the failure have been averted? And how can those looking to start their own nonprofit avoid a similar fate?

Changing of the guard

Written By: Rob Ferguson
November 28, 2005

An article on the expected exodus of babyboomers from the workplace.

Motivating the project team

Written By: Blair Witzel
November 7, 2005

This article will provide you with some tips on how to motivate your team so that they deliver a good project.

Hell hath no fury like a micromanaged workforce

Written By: Julie Ireland
October 17, 2005

A guide to stop micromanaging at the workplace.

Leader of the pack: Nurturing job quality and satisfaction among EDs

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
September 26, 2005

Does it worry you to hear that a recent study revealed that 82% of executive directors expect to leave their current position within the next five years, and 36% figure they'll move on within the next two?

Mission, vision, values

Written By: Jane Logan
August 29, 2005

How to create a realistic vision for a nonprofit organization.

Governance Q&A: Why organizations don't always draw on the knowledge of their volunteers

Written By: Jane Garthson
July 25, 2005

A volunteer with four years of experience doesn't feel that their insight and knowledge is being utilized.

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