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Outcome Measurement: Final testing and data analysis

Written By: Eli Bennett
June 21, 2010

This is the last in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement. In this month's article, we will use a pilot test to evaluate our outcome measurement system, including data analysis and reporting.

An introduction to grant reports

Written By: Brian Satterfield
May 25, 2010

No matter what the guidelines or deadlines for your particular grant, you'll eventually need to sit down and explain to your funder how you spent all those dollars and cents.

The powerful question

Written By: Pattie LaCroix
May 20, 2010

Mental metabolism, the strength-based approach and asking questions in strategic planning.

Outcome Measurement: Collecting the data

Written By: Eli Bennett
May 17, 2010

This is the fifth in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement. This month, we will discuss how to design and pre-test your data collection instruments and methods.

Making strategy happen

Written By: Jack Shand
April 5, 2010

Factors that must be taken into account if plans are to be implemented successfully.

Outcome Measurement: Defining your program

Written By: Eli Bennett
March 15, 2010

This is the third in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement. This month we will look at defining outcomes and logic models for the programs you have selected for measurement.

The Charitable Registration Decision Tree Project

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 15, 2010

A Nova Scotian legal team specializing in voluntary sector matters is currently in the process of drafting what they believe will become the country's first charitable registration decision tree - a document designed to guide charitable organization hopefuls through the sometimes sticky morass of the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) rules on how it makes its decisions before conferring charitable status upon an organization.

Strategy in challenging economic times

Written By: Jack Shand
March 1, 2010

Five strategic steps every not-for-profit board should undertake if the organization is to continue to deliver on the priority needs and expectations of its stakeholders.

Outcome Measurement: Charting the course

Written By: Eli Bennett
February 15, 2010

This is the second in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measuremen. We will look at the preparation needed to implement outcome measurement in your organization.

Charity Intelligence: Smart giving

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 25, 2010

A profile of the Charity Intelligence program, which researches and analyzes Canada's charities, enabling funders to make informed and effective giving decisions that reward charities for their results.

Collaborative Change: Rethinking how organizations can work together

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 18, 2010

Still reverberating from an economic shock to its system, the sector is searching for strategic implements to pull it out of the crisis-fuelled debris and help reestablish a sustainable terra firma upon which to move forward. But like their for-profit neighbours, some in the voluntary sector are considering more innovative approaches, particularly collaborative ones.

Outcome Measurement: An introduction to mission delivery

Written By: Eli Bennett
January 18, 2010

This is the first in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement: what it is, how to do it, and most importantly, how it will help your organization.

Design thinking during times of recession

Written By: Pattie LaCroix
December 17, 2009

While the need to create new solutions is never greater than during a recession, our appetite to do anything new is severely taxed by the retraction in our thinking.

Sunny and share: The pros and cons of shared workspaces

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
December 14, 2009

Over the last few years the concept of office consolidation has been adopted by voluntary sector organizations: splitting rents, sharing office supplies, and in the process, reducing all manner of overhead costs associated with running a nonprofit or business of any kind. Yet while the idea is fiscally sound, there are pros and cons to sharing one's workspace with other organizations.

Ready to handle the current environment?

Written By: Linda Mollenhauer
December 7, 2009

In these volatile times, it is more important than ever to assure your board, management team, donors, and partners that the organization is positioned to handle the challenges of diminishing or flat revenues and increasing demand.

Municipal-nonprofit partnerships: The future is now

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
September 21, 2009

Contemplating entering into partnership with a government body is something that can send shivers down the spines of executive-level staff at nonprofits and charities. But sometimes appearances can be deceiving and approaching a government - municipalities for the purpose of this article - can result in pleasant surprises, if you do it right, that is.

Mission Drift: Don't let economic pressures set you off course

Written By: Paulette Vinette
July 20, 2009

This article explores the topic of mission drift.

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