Build your board from the bottom up

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 2, 1997

How to build a board from committee volunteers.

Charities should protect their trademark asset

Written By: Terrance S. Carter
June 18, 1997

An essential part of every charity, trade-marks can be lost if they are not properly protected. If your organization wants to avoid the possibility of losing its trade-marks or trade-mark rights by default, it must be proactive.

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.

Compas survey offers direction in nonprofit accountability debate

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
April 16, 1997

Survey findings indicate a need for more accountability in nonprofits.

How to create a sure-fire committee

Written By: Bruce Raymond
March 26, 1997

Tips for creating successful committees.

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.

Parallel foundations --- too many, too trendy, and too hasty

Written By: Allan Arlett
November 27, 1996

Motivations for setting up parallel foundations.

Accountability the key to keeping the nonprofit sector on course

Written By: Dennis R. Young
August 28, 1996

Changes in accountability and government funding in the nonprofit sector.

Involve volunteers in decision-making

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 31, 1996

The relationship between staff and the board of directors.

Ethical principles may provide competitive advantage

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 31, 1996

A list of ethical principles to set an organization apart.

Interest-free loans offer a variety of benefits

Written By: Sherry Rodney Kushner and Dr. Edward Pearce
July 30, 1996

An explanation of interest-free loans and how to encourage them.

Volunteer board members have legal liabilities

Written By: Brian Lechem
July 17, 1996

This article details volunteer board members' legal responsibilities.

Communication the key to building an effective board

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 17, 1996

Communication strategies for creating and maintaining an effective board

Stop micro-managing

Written By: Brian Lechem
July 3, 1996

Why boards should stop micro-managing staff.

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.

Fundraising foundations can serve a variety of purposes

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
February 26, 1996

Three reasons why charities estabilsh foundations.

Be very careful when selecting a consultant

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
February 12, 1996

How to select a consultant for your nonprofit organization.

Examining your investment strategy

Written By: Winsor Pepall
December 26, 1995

This article considers investment strategies with endowments, foundation and pension funds.

What is a strategic plan?

Written By: Steve Bocska
December 12, 1995

A Strategic Plan is a blueprint of activities, strategies and workplans for your organization or business. Strategic Plans are best created by following this very simple four-step approach.

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.