In fundraising, there are generally two camps: 1) Organizations that have hired fundraisers, and 2) Organizations that do fundraising off the side of their desks. Camp 2 is generally executive directors, admin staff, or programming staff who squeeze in time for fundraising while focusing on program delivery, management, and advocacy, among other duties.
A step-by-step guide to use Imagine Canada's publicly-available standards to stabilize your organization. As consultants, we work with charities and companies to design organizational improvements. While collaborating with a nonprofit recently, we realized that the biggest opportunity to strengthen the sustainability of the organization was to focus on structure and decision making.
The caring, the benevolent, the lovers of humankind: these are charities and nonprofits. Here to make the world a better place. Missions positioned as righteous and superior. Visions large and lofty. With a saviour complex sadly in high gear, they feel heroic, even honourable in their work. But the rose-tinted glasses they wear blur their vision.
Government is moving extremely fast, creating legislation and programs to help Canadians get through the pandemic. (A reminder that we are tracking all announcements implicating the sector). So you might be asking yourself: is my voice relevant right now? Is it even possible to be heard?
In a time when caring for communities is so essential, Alberta Blue Cross—a not-for-profit organization with a deep commitment toward social responsibility—has become the latest company to receive the Imagine Canada Caring Company Certification.
Boards of directors have learned over the last year that virtual meetings really aren’t that bad. In fact, they come with several benefits such as higher attendance, improved diversity opportunities, laser-focused agendas, and lower cost. It appears as though virtual board meetings will be part of your board’s permanent meeting cycle. Adopting these ten best practices can help make them a positive experience.
February 22, 2021
Suanne Miedema (Guest Author)
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