Tools & Tips

Managing organizational change on the run

Written By: Ron Robinson
December 20, 2004

We all know that the only constant is change. If you've been wondering how to manage change within your organization this article may provide some answers.

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.

Data reporting for funders

Written By: Gillian Kerr and Lori Criss Powers
April 7, 2004

How to collect data, report back to funders in a meaningful way, and process improvement.

The fallacy of financial ratios - part 2

Written By: Tony Poderis
October 27, 2003

Five actions an organization should take in regard to evaluation and how to collect data.

Avoiding groupthink and strategic blind spots

Written By: Ron Robinson
March 3, 2003

How to avoid groupthink in decision making.

Best practices in strategic planning

Written By: Ron Robinson
February 3, 2003

Best practices for an organizations strategic plan.

Translating vision into action

Written By: Ron Robinson
January 6, 2003

Three steps to translate your organizational vision into action.

Team-building exercises

Written By: Monika Penner
April 15, 2002

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

Seven sins of strategic planning

Written By: Ron Robinson
March 4, 2002

Seven mistakes that, if avoided, can dramatically improve your potential for a successful strategic planning process.

The program logic model: What, why and how?

Written By: Sharon Kirkpatrick
December 31, 2001

How to use a program logic model to help an organization achieve goals.

Making your site more user-friendly

Written By: Ellen Agger
September 17, 2001

It’s critical that websites give visitors want they want and need. So start thinking like your visitors!

Working with virtual teams and telecommuters

Written By: Gillian Kerr
May 9, 2001

How nonprofits can benefit from virtual teams and telecommuting in several ways.

Checking out charities

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 14, 1998

How to determine the legitimacy of a nonprofit organization.

Trademarks and the voluntary sector in Canada: The 5 Ws

Written By: Kristin Duare McKinnon
October 29, 1997

An important way to protect our symbols -- and the identities that they represent -- is by applying for a trademark.

Model fundraising code helps organizations stay legal and accountable

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 16, 1997

Draft model code for fundraising accountability.

Is this any way to run a meeting?

Written By: Brian Lechem
January 15, 1997

How to fix common problems that prevent smooth running meetings.

A methodology for conflict resolution

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
May 1, 1996

Successful fundraising is always a team effort, and according to Del Staecker, who presented a session at the recent NSFRE International Conference, there are a number of common team characteristics, including the ability to manage conflict.

Be very careful when selecting a consultant

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
February 12, 1996

How to select a consultant for your nonprofit organization.

Making committees work

Written By: Kristin Duare McKinnon
December 12, 1995

The way committees are run is often the problem. This article addresses the "dos and don'ts" of successfully running a committee.

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