Nine tips for avoiding and responding to fraud at your nonprofit or charity

Written By: Susan Fish
November 29, 2012

Recent allegations of fraud at the Salvation Army have left the nonprofit sector reeling. Could your organization be next?

What’s in a name? The ins and outs of charitable receipting for non-cash gifts

Written By: Brock Smith
November 26, 2012

Could your organization run afoul of the CRA by improperly handling in-kind gift receipts?

Making it happen: Exploring the nature of successful co-operatives

Written By: Susan Fish
November 21, 2012

What does the co-operative movement have to do with the charitable sector?

Give now or give later?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
November 19, 2012

A private member's bill proposes extending charitable giving deadline to the end of February. Is this a good idea?

Is your boss a psychopath?

Written By: Susan Fish
November 15, 2012

Ever found yourself wondering if your boss was a psychopath? You just might be right.

Governance Q&A: Articulating ethical values

Written By: Jane Garthson
November 7, 2012

How can a board of directors best articulate the ethical values of their organization? Jane Garthson offers these tips.

Seven ways to break down workplace silos

Written By: Sondi Bruner
November 5, 2012

Does your organization suffer from silos?

Bin there, donated that: The state of charity shops

Written By: Benita Aalto
October 31, 2012

Charity thrift shops are increasingly appealing to the wider consumer public. What's their secret?

NDP MP proposes tax credit for volunteers

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
October 30, 2012

How much would you compensate a volunteer for his or her work and/or time?

The skinny on SoJo: An online platform to help you convert ideas for social good into action

Written By: Jodie Shupac
October 18, 2012

A new online platform for sharing information is helping new innovators convert ideas for social good into action.

A gradual impact: Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders through higher education

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
October 17, 2012

Carleton University is launching a new Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership degree and graduate diploma in the summer of 2013.

Why RFPs should be a nonprofit leader's best friend

Written By: Jonathan Bennett
October 16, 2012

Learn how to create winning RFPs by following these ten tips.

Back from the brink: How nonprofits bounce back from crippling funding cuts

Written By: Sondi Bruner
October 11, 2012

Despite the potential volatility of funding dollars, it is possible for nonprofits to recover from financial trauma and bounce back.

Must-have mobile apps for nonprofit professionals

Written By: Claire Kerr
October 4, 2012

Here are some suggestions for useful professional apps to get you started.

Governance Q&A: Limits on terms...or not?

Written By: Jane Garthson
October 3, 2012

Having read the pros and cons of board member term limits, how do you decide what is right for your organization?

Vital Signs 2012: Calgary

Written By: Nikki Reimer
October 2, 2012

Calgary is a study in contradictions. Welcome to the paradoxical Heart of the New West.

Vital Signs 2012: Clayoquot Sound

Written By: Sondi Bruner
October 2, 2012

Each year, more than half a million visitors flock to Vancouver Island's Clayoquot Sound for sun, sand and surf. Yet even paradise has a dark side.

Vital Signs 2012: Halifax

Written By: Susan Fish
October 2, 2012

This is the first year Vital Signs has included the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), the largest municipal region in Atlantic Canada. It revealed some surprising findings.

Vital Signs 2012: Montreal

Written By: Jodie Shupac
October 2, 2012

Montreal’s Vital Signs report touches on a number of important issues, highlighting concerns that include high education drop-out rates.

Vital Signs 2012: Toronto

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
October 2, 2012

The Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital Toronto Fund is made up of three grant programs that support solutions to issues identified in its annual Vital Signs Report.