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.

Co-Directing: A leadership "pas de deux"

Written By: Jim Campbell
December 12, 1995

In order to meet the challenges of a demanding environment authority has to be divested throughout the organization. Co-directing an organization is the strongest possible demonstration of a commitment to power sharing.

Excessive caution can cost you money

Written By: Winsor Pepall
November 27, 1995

This article explains how and why risk avoidance with nonprofit organization's funds can be costly.

Searching for an ethical approach to fundraising

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
November 27, 1995

Three major themes for an ethics-based approach to charitable fundraising and planned giving.

Resolving the fundraising board/staff conflict

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
August 15, 1995

Insights and suggestions for resolving fundraising conflicts between board and staff.

University and college foundations when and why they should be established

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 11, 1995

Criteria for establishing a university and college foundation.

Building an ethical culture in an organization

Written By: Shirlene Courtis
May 27, 1995

How to build a culture of ethics in an organization.

Organizational transition --- pain for gain

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
May 22, 1995

A look at the three phases of a nonprofit organization's life cycle and how staff and volunteers evolve within each phase.

Be intolerant of inertia, but tolerant of mistakes

Written By: Carol Chabot
March 27, 1995

When change must come to organizations, recognize that resistance develops as a result of stress increasing our need for comfort, predictability and inclusiveness.

Demographics: Discovering our destiny

Written By: Sherry Ferronato
March 27, 1995

By using demographics as a tool for assessing and prioritizing need, estimating expenditures, justifying programs, identifying potential volunteers and donors, and planning ahead, charities can capitalize on the shifts in the population makeup.

Readiness for change in fundraising organizations

Written By: Leslie DeAthe
March 27, 1995

This article presents a summary of the key ideas about organization change that were presented to NSFRE, and shares some of the survey findings and their implications for fund-raising organizations.

Nothing succeeds like careful, realistic planning

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
August 22, 1994

Seven components of successful meeting planning.

An interview with Kris Archie of The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Written By: Lorelynn Hart

Kris Archie discusses her upcoming keynote address at the Volunteer Futures Symposium.