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Thinking about sharing services? Don’t assume it will save you money!

Written By: Patricia Evans and Barbara Grantham
July 29, 2012

Thinking of sharing services to save money? You might want to think again.

Getting more bang for your consultation buck

Written By: Susan Fish
July 23, 2012

Find out how to make the consultation process worthwhile and get more bang for your consultation buck.

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?

The balanced scorecard: From strategic plan to effective execution

Written By: John Paul de Silva
June 12, 2012

To effectively and comprehensively execute a strategic plan, organizations should create a balanced scorecard.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

Written By: Susan Fish
May 31, 2012

Is it still important to have a mission statement in 2012?

Developing the nonprofit sector in Nova Scotia

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
May 2, 2012

New report lays out recommendations for provincial organizations as well as for nonprofits across the nation.

Making room for space: How nonprofits are optimizing their physical environments

Written By: Jodie Shupac
February 6, 2012

The role that physical environment plays in shaping the culture or mood of an organization cannot be ignored, and is increasingly taken into account by both client-based and non-client-based agencies.

The case for interim staff leadership

Written By: Jack Shand
January 3, 2012

At times when the chief staff executive position suddenly becomes vacant and the issues before the board seem too large, too overwhelming, and too systemic to be fixed without a different approach, it may be appropriate to consider interim management.

Evaluation: Your tool to volunteer program success

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
October 11, 2011

This article describes a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach to volunteer program evaluation.

Implementing a strategic plan

Written By: Jack Shand
September 6, 2011

This article offers advice for overcoming typical stumbling blocks to the effective implementation of a strategic plan.

Asking the right question

Written By: Roberto Alvarez
August 15, 2011

This article shows why problems would be more easily solved if managers only asked the right questions.

Are you ready for a crisis?

Written By: Deborah Zanke
March 29, 2011

It’s not just high-profile celebrities, corporations and organizations that need to have a crisis communication plan, all nonprofits should have one.

Strategic planning made simple

Written By: Jack Shand
February 1, 2011

Strategic planning doesn’t have to happen with an outside facilitator. Jack Shand shows how nonprofit leaders can take control of their strategic plan, creating a simple planning process.

The top five most common budgeting mistakes

Written By: Richard MacNeill
February 1, 2011

There are a number of common mistakes made by organizations that can reduce the effectiveness of budgeting, and which may prevent the organization from achieving the maximum benefits.

How to build your legacy

Written By: Jack Shand
January 4, 2011

Strategy is the key to building a legacy.

Human Resources Q&A: Workforce planning is part of strategic planning

Written By: Kathline Holmes
November 8, 2010

This article outlines an eight-step process to workforce planning and explains why it is an integral part of strategic planning.

How much should you be spending?

Written By: John Suart
October 12, 2010

How to decide how much to spend on your marketing budget.

Fundraising Q&A: The art of strategic planning

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
September 27, 2010

This article discusses how to do strategic planning and what mistakes to avoid.

Fundraising Q&A: The relationship between the fundraising and strategic plan

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
August 23, 2010

This article discusses how to integrate the fundraising plan with the strategic plan.

Fifteen budget tune-up tips

Written By: Bob McMahon
August 23, 2010

This article explains 15 things you can do to tune-up your budget.

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