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Making a difference while making a dollar: Social innovation and entrepreneurship for the nonprofit sector

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
December 7, 2016

Will it soon be easier for the nonprofit sector to pursue new revenue streams, through social enterprise?

Connecting your social enterprise to Gen Y hinges on this simple concept

Written By: Terri Harel
October 14, 2015

Is your organization doing this one thing to engage Millennials?

Investing in the nonprofit sector: The Social Impact Bond makes its Canadian debut

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 5, 2014

Social Impact Bonds are the latest social finance tool to catch the interest of the Canadian nonprofit sector. But are they all they're cracked up to be?

Community building on the coasts: BC and Nova Scotia introduce new social venture legislation

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
January 29, 2013

BC and Nova Scotia have both enacted new legislation encouraging social enterprise.

Yes Virginia, there is an Upside: New foundation aims to fund the charitable sector through stocks

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
December 11, 2012

A new foundation offering stock options to charities could spell financial windfall for many organizations over the coming years.

Governance Q&A: Governance considerations in social enterprises

Written By: Jane Garthson
December 5, 2012

If your organization wants to start a social enterprise, do you need to fill your board of directors with business people?

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?

A funny thing happened on the way to the (Social Finance) Forum

Written By: Benita Aalto
November 1, 2012

An advance look at the Social Finance Forum coming up November 8-9, 2012.

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?

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.

Social Finance Week: The unexpected venture capitalist

Written By: Susan Fish
July 20, 2012

Mission-related investing can offer organizations new partners whose values and work aligns with their own.

Forward Thinking: Why taking out a loan may benefit your nonprofit

Written By: Brock Smith
July 18, 2012

A profile of the Community Forward Fund, an Ontario organization that makes loans and arranges financing for Canadian nonprofits and charities.

CharityVillage LIVE: Nonprofits running businesses

Written By: CharityVillage
July 18, 2012

This CharityVillage LIVE Conversation discusses the nuts and bolts of nonprofits running businesses.

Social Finance Week: The nuts and bolts of charities and nonprofits running a business

Written By: Susan Fish
July 17, 2012

In 1996, Family Services of Greater Vancouver set up a social enterprise business to provide mentoring and development opportunities for homeless youth in Vancouver.

Social Finance Week: A profile of a social enterprising nonprofit -- Social Capital Partners

Written By: Susan Fish
July 17, 2012

Social Capital Partners is an innovative example of a nonprofit that has aligned its business with its charitable purposes.

Social Finance Week: We're in business!

Written By: Susan Fish
July 17, 2012

A conversation with Derek Gent of the Vancity Community Foundation on the topic of nonprofits running businesses.

Social Finance Week: Social Finance 101

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
July 15, 2012

An introduction to the world of social finance.

Championing sustainable financing: Progress following the National Summit

Written By: David Venn
June 19, 2012

What progress has been made since Imagine Canada's National Summit six months ago?

Capitalize on your knowledge

Written By: Corinne LaBossiere
September 6, 2011

This article shows ways your organization can generate revenue through the development and sales of information products.

Rise of the hybrid: Walking the (hybrid) walk

Written By: David Evans
August 15, 2011

Here we outline three examples of hybrids,and proof that the simple organizational labels we have used for years just aren't going to stick anymore.