Tools & Tips

Governance Q&A: Preparing for changes to bylaws

Written By: Jane Garthson
September 5, 2012

The Canadian Nonprofit Corporations Act is coming into effect in 2014. Is your organization ready?

CharityVillage LIVE: Building a culture of innovation

Written By: CharityVillage
September 5, 2012

This CharityVillage LIVE Conversation features John Paul de Silva discussing innovation in the nonprofit sector.

Human Resources Q&A: Improving customer service

Written By: Kathline Holmes
August 22, 2012

Simple tips to improve the customer service experience at your organization.

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?

Building a culture of innovation

Written By: John Paul de Silva
August 20, 2012

The business world is abuzz with innovation. Why is it so important?

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?

Summer Connect: A novel way to engage clients and community

Written By: Sondi Bruner
July 31, 2012

Vancouver program brings together 35 service providers and 1,200 clients on a single day.

Getting more bang for your consultation buck

Written By: Susan Fish
July 23, 2012

Find out how to make the consultation process worthwhile and get more bang for your consultation buck.

CharityVillage LIVE: Nonprofits running businesses

Written By: CharityVillage
July 18, 2012

This CharityVillage LIVE Conversation discusses the nuts and bolts of nonprofits running businesses.

Best practices in charity annual reporting: Top ten tips

Written By: The Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards
June 29, 2012

Follow these annual reporting tips compiled by the judges of the Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards.

The balanced scorecard: From strategic plan to effective execution

Written By: John Paul de Silva
June 12, 2012

To effectively and comprehensively execute a strategic plan, organizations should create a balanced scorecard.

CharityVillage LIVE: Ten tips to diversify nonprofit boards

Written By: CharityVillage
June 8, 2012

This CharityVillage LIVE Conversation features Chris Fredette a professor at Carleton University and Sandra Lopes from the Maytree Foundation.

Be it resolved: Four tips for better meetings

Written By: Karyn Dumble
January 3, 2012

It's time to take a fresh look at meetings and the amount of time you spend in meetings each week. Here are four resolutions that will get your meetings off on the right foot.

Beyond the premiums: Understanding nonprofit insurance

Written By: Derek Grieve
October 31, 2011

All nonprofits have administrative tasks that need to be taken care of, and one that is absolutely a necessity is insurance. There are four major factors that influence your insurance premium. Here they are in no particular order.

Capitalize on your knowledge

Written By: Corinne LaBossiere
September 6, 2011

This article shows ways your organization can generate revenue through the development and sales of information products.

The telecommute

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
May 31, 2011

Ever since the advent of the Internet and email, a slow but steady progression of working away from the traditional workplace office has taken place. And what once looked like a revolutionary trend 10 years ago, now seems to many simply to be part of societal evolution due to technological advances. But the questions remain: are nonprofit organizations making use of technology to their full advantage? Are more of them allowing people to work from home? And if so, has it been for the better?

Straight from the source: A crowd-sourced article about Millennials by Millennials

Written By: Jules Andre-Brown, Jessica Doherty and Trina Isakson
May 2, 2011

This experiment saw three article coordinators reach out to their Millennial networks to collaborate on a series of questions about engaged citizenship, work, social media, and stereotypes.

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.

Spreading the green gospel: Communicating your sustainability actions inside and outside your charity

Written By: Alexis Morgan
March 15, 2011

How to spread the word about your organization's sustainability programs, both within your organization and without.

Strategic planning made simple

Written By: Jack Shand
February 1, 2011

Strategic planning doesn’t have to happen with an outside facilitator. Jack Shand shows how nonprofit leaders can take control of their strategic plan, creating a simple planning process.

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