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Stories we loved in 2017

Over the course of 2017, our network has witnessed and created hundreds of fantastic stories at both national and community levels. Below, we have...

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Thank you message from Board Chair Victoria Grant

As her term winds to a close at the end of 2017, Board Chair Victoria Grant reflects back on her time and contribution to our movement. To...

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Restoring respect for the land through stories and Two-Eyed Seeing

Indigenous knowledge systems have always been grounded in the land, mobilized by cultural practices and teachings that shape our understanding of the world and...

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Investing in employees solves retention and succession planning challenges

What do you do when your non-profit is unable to pay staff what they deserve…plus you want to ensure a solid pool of potential...

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Sharing HR expertise enables smaller grassroots initiatives to thrive

Swamped with the responsibilities of paperwork, administration, payroll and other minutiae, how can smaller charitable projects stay afloat and focused on driving real-world change?...

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Decent Work advocates encourage non-profits to look innovatively at HR policies

While the concept of providing good work conditions for employees isn’t necessarily new, identifying and going public as a “decent work organization” certainly is....

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Thunder Bay youth challenge what it means to celebrate

For many of us across this part of Turtle Island (a.k.a. Canada), the year 2017 has been a weird one. Surrounded by never-ending patriotic...

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Building belonging: bilateral dialogue and exchange

Every newcomer has to find their own way to belong in their community, and every community needs to find their own way to be...

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Social enterprise: “Charitable campus” creates new opportunities and synergies for Calgary nonprofits

For-profit businesses share office buildings all the time — so why not non-profits? According to the Calgary Foundation, there is so much potential for...

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In the name of mental health: shorter weeks and remote working options create a caring culture for employees

What does it mean to have a “culture of caring”? If you’re the David Suzuki Foundation, that means providing flexible working arrangements that help...

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Going virtual: not-for-profit eliminates physical location, saving money while maintaining efficiency

Is it possible to save money and still be efficient when your non-profit abandons its bricks-and-mortar for a virtual office? Absolutely. For a true...

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What does Canadian innovation look like in an age of acceleration?

Community Foundations of Canada, Social Innovation Generation (SiG), McConnell Foundation, and other social sector organizations are tackling this question with a new supplement produced in...

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