Nonprofit services have become an integral part of our society and we depend upon their good works everyday. With this in mind, executive leaders and governance volunteers need to dedicate greater effort to improving their organization's financial health and succession planning. We can all agree, we need healthier nonprofits to help create healthier communities.
Are you Cultivating Nonprofit Innovation?
To adopt an innovative mindset requires leadership that empowers staff and volunteers to solve problems that matter most to executing an organization's mission. Nonprofits stewarding a curious culture, where staff are permitted to question assumptions and constructively challenge the status quo more often produce better innovative results.
Charities Merge, Putting Community First
Undertaking a merger requires a high level of due diligence and an investment of resources in order to reach the decision. The basis being an intent to act in the best interest of both organizations, and mitigate any current or future risks.
Building Capacity in your Nonprofit
When nonprofits thrive in a healthy ecosystem and are deliberate in capacity building over time, it strengthens a nonprofit's ability to deliver its mission.
7 Tips For Evaluating Your Fundraising Gala
The common idea of 'what gets measured, gets done' falls short of the importance of applying learning derived from the evaluation of performance and levels of satisfaction of client and donor....
Can Charity Gyms Compete?
Organizations, like the YMCA, universities and government municipalities operating in this fitness space are uniquely positioned to impact the health and wellness of individuals, strengthen our communities and extend their Missions. I am suggesting 3 areas where charities/nonprofits could better compete to gain market share and improve the health and well-being of Canadians.
Selecting Your Charity of Choice
The benefits of taking a planned approach to your charitable giving is that it allows you to demonstrate your financial commitment to one or more social causes while living within your personal budget. For the charity, it can represent...
Stuck In The Muck?
Are you feeling like your nonprofit organization is stuck in the proverbial muck, making little to no progress? Maybe one or more of the scenarios ...
Nurturing 21st Century Skills at Camp
This summer marks the 130th anniversary of organized camping in Canada. Founded by the YMCA, the first overnight camp - Big Cove YMCA Camp (NS) - began operating in 1889; and since it's inception, organized camping has grown into a dynamic industry across Canada. Today, overnight camps are more relevant than ever preparing youth for both school and career success. In particular, the nurturing of 21st Century skills.
Four Common Factors Hold Charities Back From Merging
Executives who have successfully orchestrated mergers understand the risk of maintaining the status-quo. Without strong brand presence, financial health, proper infrastructure and demonstrative impact, charities risk the compounding pressure....