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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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Building a collaborative and inclusive organizational culture

In the video below, see how the World Skills Employment Centre is helping connect newcomers to jobs that fit their unique skill sets —...

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An innovative mindset: If you believe in your employees, set them free

When your small non-profit team is consistently in readjustment mode, how do you keep your employees motivated and inspired to do great work? In...

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A tale of resiliency: Thinking innovatively about relationships

When your non-profit organization is based in a remote region, your people face competitive offers from other employers, and you face constant turnover, how...

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The tipping point for impact investing

By Sara Lyons and Hilary Pearson This article, which first appeared on The Philanthropist, coincides with the release of a new Impact Investing Guidebook and...

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Top 10 reasons why you should host the 2021 Community Foundations Conference

Yes, you read it correctly, the bidding process for the 2021 Community Foundations Conference is open! Our biennial conference is the largest event of...

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