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We're always on the lookout for great ideas, information and inspiration to share with you. Updated constantly by our editorial coordinator, Marina Dawson, Hot off the Web features links to great content, stories, blog posts and articles that we've come across online. 

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Looking for an inclusive employer? Ask these 9 questions during your interview

August 20, 2019

Looking for an inclusive employer? Ask these 9 questions during your interview - We all want to feel accepted at work, and an inclusive culture makes that possible. On top of that, diverse workplaces are often more innovative and more profitable. But how do you know if a potential employer is truly inclusive? When you know what to look for, a little research can go a long way.

How to recognize and overcome job burnout

August 20, 2019

How to recognize and overcome job burnout - Work is busy. Life is busy. But, I find that summer does offer a bit of relief from the hectic pace of both. Why not take advantage of the season by doing a bit of self-reflection and self-care?

13 tips for staying motivated in your CSR career

August 20, 2019

13 tips for staying motivated in your CSR career - Staying motivated in your career, no matter the time of year (but espeically in the middle of summer) can be a tricky skill to master. The question of how to get motivated (or how to get your staff motivated) is an important one in any sector. We spoke with a number of experts to find tips on motivation for people working in nonprofits, social enterprises and charities (the social sector).

8 best practices for nonprofit event fundraising

August 20, 2019

8 best practices for nonprofit event fundraising - Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to throw a nonprofit fundraising event… virtual high fives. Nonprofit fundraising events can be a great opportunity to bring the support of donors, volunteers, and fundraisers together in real life to rally around your cause, whether it’s through a nationwide 5k or a local bowl-a-thon.

Build your own pro-d day

August 14, 2019

Build your own pro-d day - At Vantage Point one of our values is being a living laboratory. We test things out and share the results with YOU: our wonderful not-for-profit clients, supporters, and community. This year, we tried and tested...Team Professional Development (Pro-D) days!

Generation Z: What every leader needs to know

August 13, 2019

Generation Z: What every leader needs to know - While Millennials in the workplace have dominated our thinking about generations for years, it’s time to acknowledge that they are no longer the “newbies” in the workplace — in fact, the oldest Millennials are now aged 38.

Nine tell-tale signs of employee burnout

August 13, 2019

Nine tell-tale signs of employee burnout - Signs of burnout may surface unnoticeably as just part of another workday: when an exhausted employee is teetering between feeling overwhelmed and feeling drained. But that occasional misstep you notice in a worker dealing with fatigue or stress can form into a pattern of behaviour.

How communicators can leverage GivingTuesday

August 13, 2019

How communicators can leverage GivingTuesday - GivingTuesday, created as a response to the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has been around long enough to be solidified in the minds of Canadians as a day of giving back. It has quickly evolved over the years since it was kicked off in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in the United States and then one year later in Canada.

How to write a LinkedIn summary that showcases your value

August 13, 2019

How to write a LinkedIn summary that showcases your value - All the parts of your LinkedIn profile need to balance each other out and tell a cohesive story. Speaking in the correct tone is important in any situation. This is not something new – we have been networking with others since we first started kindergarten – only now we have different tools to do it with that are free, quick, comprehensive and dynamic.

The do’s and don’ts of getting board members to fundraise

August 7, 2019

The do’s and don’ts of getting board members to fundraise - Is your board engaged in fundraising? I speak across the country at fundraising conferences, training fundraisers and doing board retreats. When I ask audiences that question, I rarely get a positive response. Last week I was coaching a client who confessed, “Everything you said NOT to do is exactly what we did, help!”

The ‘emotional tax’ Canadian people of colour carry at work

August 7, 2019

The ‘emotional tax’ Canadian people of colour carry at work - Karlyn Percil spent 22 years in Canada’s banking industry constantly hearing comments about her race and being questioned by colleagues about how she got her job and where she was from. The Toronto woman, who is Black and hails from St. Lucia, found herself so disappointed by the incidents that she was unable to sleep and often made teary-eyed trips to the office washroom.

Is time management the key to happiness?

August 7, 2019

Is time management the key to happiness? - Time management is one of those topics that transcends just about every position in the world. Everyone needs to manage their time well to be effective whether you are a student, a stay-at-home mom or dad, a CEO, or a nonprofit professional. But have you heard that good time management could be the secret to happiness? Seems like a mighty big claim, doesn’t it?

What Cindy Wagman is hearing from her podcast listeners

July 30, 2019

What Cindy Wagman is hearing from her podcast listeners - One of the reasons she decided to start a podcast was to combat the feeling of isolation fundraisers can experience when working in a small shop, says Cindy Wagman, CFRE, who has spent a large part of her career working with small charities and is now president of The Good Partnership and co-host of The Small Nonprofit podcast.

How to handle your overflowing inbox when you get back from vacation

July 30, 2019

How to handle your overflowing inbox when you get back from vacation - Vacations can help you reduce the stress of work, but that feeling of bliss doesn’t last long. A survey from the American Psychological Association found that the benefits of time away dissipate within a few days. Maybe it’s facing the reality of that overflowing inbox?

Expanding how we think about women’s economic empowerment in Canada’s nonprofit sector

July 30, 2019

Expanding how we think about women’s economic empowerment in Canada’s nonprofit sector - While 47% of Canada’s labour force consists of women workers, they make up an estimated 80% of those working in the non-profit sector across Ontario and Canada (Zizys 2011, HR Council 2008). Women in the sector, especially racialized and immigrant women, and women with disabilities, experience unequal outcomes.

Four things to do when you're burning out at work

July 30, 2019

Four things to do when you're burning out at work - I first experienced severe burnout (and overlapping depression) years ago, when I was an Emergency Medicine resident. I never wanted to hit bottom that hard, ever again and decided to learn everything I could about resilience and mental wellness.

Diane Solinger, Director of People Experience at Google, shares the keys to finding meaningful work

July 23, 2019

Diane Solinger, Director of People Experience at Google, shares the keys to finding meaningful work - When I reflect on the best moments over the course of my career, I find a few common factors that made those experiences great. In each instance, I had a clear set of goals and ownership over how to achieve them. I had great teammates that supported and collaborated with me, and a manager that cared about my success and growth.

Top 10 nonprofit board “worst” practices

July 23, 2019

Top 10 nonprofit board “worst” practices - Hey board members, let’s face it, navigating your position can be tricky. On top of your day job, you’ve agreed to contribute your best thinking to a nonprofit. If you don’t have much experience in the nonprofit world, it has its own set of rules, and playing by them benefits not only you but also your organization.

Just one good tip to address nonprofit workload stress

July 23, 2019

Just one good tip to address nonprofit workload stress - When I facilitate staff retreats or workshop on wellbeing in the workplace based on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, we do some reflective exercises, including taking the nonprofit burnout assessment, identifying stress triggers and reactions before creating a self-care plan and addressing cultural norms.

To improve job interview performance, try a storytelling approach

July 23, 2019

To improve job interview performance, try a storytelling approach - I sat across from the candidate – let’s call her Reta. Reta was well-dressed, prompt and made eye contact. On paper, she was perfect for the role. There were many positive signs she would be a great fit … then she started talking.

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