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Best practices in charity annual reporting: Top ten tips

Written By: The Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards
June 29, 2012

Follow these annual reporting tips compiled by the judges of the Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards.

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.

CharityVillage LIVE: Ten tips to diversify nonprofit boards

Written By: CharityVillage
June 8, 2012

This CharityVillage LIVE Conversation features Chris Fredette a professor at Carleton University and Sandra Lopes from the Maytree Foundation.

Be it resolved: Four tips for better meetings

Written By: Karyn Dumble
January 3, 2012

It's time to take a fresh look at meetings and the amount of time you spend in meetings each week. Here are four resolutions that will get your meetings off on the right foot.

Beyond the premiums: Understanding nonprofit insurance

Written By: Derek Grieve
October 31, 2011

All nonprofits have administrative tasks that need to be taken care of, and one that is absolutely a necessity is insurance. There are four major factors that influence your insurance premium. Here they are in no particular order.

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.

The telecommute

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
May 31, 2011

Ever since the advent of the Internet and email, a slow but steady progression of working away from the traditional workplace office has taken place. And what once looked like a revolutionary trend 10 years ago, now seems to many simply to be part of societal evolution due to technological advances. But the questions remain: are nonprofit organizations making use of technology to their full advantage? Are more of them allowing people to work from home? And if so, has it been for the better?

Straight from the source: A crowd-sourced article about Millennials by Millennials

Written By: Jules Andre-Brown, Jessica Doherty and Trina Isakson
May 2, 2011

This experiment saw hree article coordinators reach out to their Millennial networks to collaborate on a series of questions about engaged citizenship, work, social media, and stereotypes.

Five easy ways to go green at work

Written By: David Suzuki Foundation
April 19, 2011

It's easy to bring your eco-values to work every morning, just follow our top five tips. Post them today, get your coworkers involved and see how much of a difference you can make.

Spreading the green gospel: Communicating your sustainability actions inside and outside your charity

Written By: Alexis Morgan
March 15, 2011

How to spread the word about your organization's sustainability programs, both within your organization and without.

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.

Measuring what matters: Why monitoring and evaluation is the root of all good

Written By: Alexis Morgan
January 18, 2011

Measuring and evaluating your organization's sustainability initiatives.

Goals to save the world: How to prioritize and set strong, realistic sustainability goals

Written By: Alexis Morgan
December 20, 2010

Increase your organization's sustainability by setting goals.

Developing your green team: How to engage your internal sustainability champions to make a difference

Written By: Alexis Morgan
November 15, 2010

How to engage staff to move your organization along the path towards sustainability.

Fifteen rules for speaking like a leader

Written By: Jim Gray
September 13, 2010

How do you speak like a leader? It's easy - just follow these 15 rules.

Fifteen keys to a great meeting

Written By: Jack Shand
September 7, 2010

How to run a successful board meeting.

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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