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Nonprofit advocacy during elections: Better to lie low or get active?

Written By: Christopher Wilson
March 24, 2015

Wondering what your nonprofit should do - if anything - at election time? Read on for tips and strategy.

The solo employee: How to succeed when your nonprofit staff consists of just you

Written By: Susan Fish
March 11, 2015

Are you the only employee at your nonprofit? If so, you're likely facing unique challenges and working conditions.

Investment Policy: Fiduciary duty in the spotlight

Written By: Patricia Greco
February 25, 2015

Patricia Greco discusses how a board of directors can most effectively manage the organization's investment policies.

Planning for success: Top ten strategic planning tips

Written By: Pierre Bertrand
December 3, 2014

Don't let your strategic plan fail before it even gets going - follow these tips for strategic planning success.

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?

Vital Signs Reports: A tool for nonprofits to take the pulse of their community

Written By: Brock Smith
October 1, 2014

Has your community's Vital Signs report left you scratching your head and wondering how to put the data to good use?

No hierarchy of human rights: Are religious accommodation requests really given a “free hand”?

Written By: Thamina Jaferi
August 27, 2014

Addressing competing human rights requires careful analysis and a good understanding of human rights law.

Measuring Impact: How small and medium-sized nonprofits can benefit from effectively measuring their impact

Written By: Brock Smith
July 9, 2014

Just because your organization is small or medium-sized doesn't mean you can ignore big data!

Storming the CASL: Are you ready for Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
May 28, 2014

Canada's new anti-spam legislation comes into force on July 1, 2014. Are you ready for it?

The Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act crunch

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
April 16, 2014

Is your nonprofit ready for the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, taking effect October 2014?

Nonprofit staff as volunteers: A risky proposition?

Written By: Susan Fish
March 5, 2014

Do your staff contribute unpaid work to your organization as volunteers? If so, you might be putting your organization at risk.

Speaking Up: Increasing transparency in hiring in the nonprofit sector

Written By: Jodie Shupac
January 29, 2014

Could a lack of transparency in your hiring process damage your organization's reputation?

Putting it in writing: Getting started with policies and procedures

Written By: Susan Fish
October 30, 2013

How policies and procedures can help keep things running smoothly at your nonprofit.

Seven tips to help you facilitate an effective meeting

Written By: Jessica Bell
August 8, 2013

A professional facilitator offers her tips on how to keep meetings on track and productive.

An umbrella for the east coast

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 27, 2013

Find out how the recently launched Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia plans to further the work of nonprofits in that province.

Act II: An update on the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 7, 2013

Is your organization ready for the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act?

Governance Q&A: Going forward and managing governance and ethics decisions

Written By: Jane Garthson
March 6, 2013

With her final column for CharityVillage, Jane Garthson offers advice and resources to help with your governance and ethics decisions.

Imagining the future: An update on Imagine Canada's Standards Program

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
February 28, 2013

This interview with Imagine Canada President and CEO Marcel Lauzière explores the success of the recently launched Standards Program.

Governance Q&A: Who appoints an acting executive director?

Written By: Jane Garthson
February 6, 2013

Is it ethical for an executive director to appoint his wife, also the vice chair of the board, to fill in during an extended absence?

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.

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