Resources Categorized as Annual Report
Vital Signs – Communications (2017)Communications strategies for community foundations participating in Vital Signs.Community Foundation Regulatory Checklist (2017)A guide to legal and fiscal requirements for community foundations under Canada’s Income Tax Act.Snapshot of Canada’s Community Foundation Movement (2015)A 2015 overview of facts and figures about Canada's community foundation movementVital Signs – Community Engagement and Collaboration (2017)A webinar on engaging your community in the Vital Signs program. Vital Signs Orientation (2017)An overview of the Vital Signs program. Gift of Securities (2016)An overview of the guidelines in accepting a gift of securities for your foundation.Directors and Officers Liability (2016)Outlines the components of insurance for board members and the foundation. Belonging: Exploring Connection to Community, Vol. 2 (2016)This year’s report focuses on one side of Belonging Street – using the lens of social participation to better understand how we as individuals feel that we belong.Five Questions to Ask Your Investment ManagerFrom our partner at Mawer Investment Management.Five Questions to Ask Your Investment Manager (2016)From our partner at Mawer Investment Management.Professional Advisors eResource (2016)An online guide for professional advisors to help with charitable giving.Communications Toolkit for Community Foundations (2016)A communications package for community foundations participating in Vital Signs 2016.Vital Signs Report TemplateTools and Resources for Vital Conversations (2016)A guide for community foundations to help with planning a Vital Conversation, part of the Vital Signs program.Community Fund for Canada’s 150th Fact Sheet (2016)A fact sheet for organizations interested in applying to the Community Fund for Canada's 150th.Annual Report: 2015 Year in Review (2016)Annual Report and Financial Statements (2015)Managing People and Their Work (2016)The final webinar in our 3 part series will explore the nuts and bolts of managing foundation staff.Better Together: Working with Non-Qualified Donees (2016)In many communities, there are few charities but many nonprofits. In this case, what are the rules and how do you work within them?Better Together: A Guide for Charity / Non-Charity Partnerships (2016)This handbook seeks to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of charity and non-charity partnerships.Community Philanthropy Fellowship: Backgrounder (2016)A backgrounder on the new Community Philanthropy Fellowship, in partnership with The Carold Institute.Preparing the T3010 (2016)Getting the right people (2016)The second of a three-part series on HR management for your community foundation.Sustainable Food Systems – A Landscape Assessment for Canadian Philanthropy (2016)This report explores the current Canadian food system and highlights key opportunities for funders to support work to drive significant and systemic impact in this field.HR Policies and Practices the Backbone of Employee Management (2016)The first of a three-part HR management series being delivered to community foundations.Sport and Belonging: A “how-to” for community foundations (2016)In conjunction with our Vital Signs report on Sport and Belonging, we have developed this guide to help community foundations explore this approach in your community.Acknowledgement Guidelines (2016)Acknowledgement guidelines for community foundations and grant recipients of the Community Fund for Canada's 150th.Process for Applying to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150thDetails on how to apply to the Community Fund for Canada's 150th through the online platform.Vital Signs Communications (2016)Communications strategies for community foundations participating in Vital Signs.Vital Signs Data Collection (2016)Guide for Community Foundations (2016)A guide to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th for participating community foundations.Sport & Philanthropy Toolkit (2016)This resource is a playbook for sport organizations and community foundations that are interested in working together to unlock funding for community benefit.Deed of Gift Template (2016)Formally known as Creating a Good Fund Agreement, this template provides the key clauses needed to establish a fund.Getting Started with Vital Signs (2016)How community foundations can get involved in the Vital Signs program.VitalSigns4All (2016)An introduction to VitalSigns4All, a refresh of the community foundation Vital Signs program.Hosting a community conversation for Canada’s 150th (2016)A series of tools and resources that will help you host a community conversation around Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.Taking the pulse of community foundation food activity across Canada (2015)A follow up to our national 2013 Vital Signs report "Fertile Ground".Onboarding and Transitioning a New ED (2015)How to successfully onboard or transition a new ED into your foundation.Creating Agency AgreementsHiring the Right Director (2015)Best practices for recruiting a new Executive Director staff for a community foundation.Succession Planning (2015)The value of succession planning and why it’s important to you and your Board.Belonging: Exploring connection to community (2015)Our 2015 Vital Signs report looks back over the past 50 years at our sense of belonging and where we as communities and a country are going next.Vital Signs: National Report Sneak Preview – Webinar (2015)A sneak peek at our 2015 national Vital Signs report on belonging.Election Tip Sheet (2015)A resource for community foundations interested in engaging political candidates in Vital Signs.CFC Logos and Guidelines (2015)Community Foundations of Canada's logo in various formats and guidelines on how to use them.Smart & Caring Communities: Guide for starting a community foundation or fund (2015)A guide for starting a community foundation or a community fund, using British Columbia as an example.HR Toolkit (2015)An online resource to help managers, employees and Board members manage HR in nonprofits.HR Resource Centre (2015)HR tools and resources for nonprofit management and performance.Labour Market Information (2015)Labour market information about Canada’s nonprofit sector and labour force.Career Explorer (2015)Interactive tool to explore career opportunities in Canada’s nonprofit sector.150Alliance: Founding Meeting – Ottawa (2015)An overview of activity and engagement at the inaugural 150Alliance event in Ottawa.150Alliance: Meeting Summary – Halifax (2015)An overview of activity and engagement at the 150Alliance roadshow event in Halifax.150Alliance: Meeting Summary – Calgary (2015)An overview of activity and engagement at the 150Alliance roadshow event in Calgary.150Alliance: Meeting Summary – Toronto (2015)An overview of activity and engagement at the 150Alliance roadshow event in Toronto.150Alliance: Meeting Summary – Vancouver (2015)An overview of activity and engagement at the 150Alliance roadshow event in Vancouver.150Alliance: Our Promise to Canada (2015)An overview of 150Alliance principles and values.Grant Program Overview for Charities (2015)How charities can apply to the Youth Catalyst Fund grant program.Vital Signs: How to design your Vital Signs report – Webinar (2015)How community foundations can design an attractive and engaging Vital Signs report.Grant Program Overview for Community Foundations (2015)How communities can benefit from CFC's Youth Catalyst Fund.Vital Signs: National theme overview and data partner – Webinar (2015)Introduction to our 2015 Vital Signs Data Partners, indicators and national theme on belonging.Vital Signs: Communications – Webinar (2015)Communications strategies for community foundations to operate a successful Vital Signs program and launch their report.Vital Signs: Research and Indicators – Webinar (2015)A review of 2015 Vital Signs indicators, data collection and how to select indicators to include in community reports.Introducing CFC’s Youth Catalyst Fund (2015)An overview of CFC`s Youth Catalyst Fund and how community foundations can get involved.Storytelling with Andy Goodman (2015)How community foundations can tell their smart and caring stories with Andy Goodman of The Goodman Centre.Vital Signs: Community Engagement and Collaboration – Webinar (2015)How community foundations can build community relationships and engagement to deepen community knowledge.Vital Signs: Getting Started – Webinar (2015)How community foundations can get involved in the Vital Signs program.Using FIMS for Development and Stewardship (2015)How community foundations can track and measure donor stewardship using the Facilities Information Management System (FIMS) database.Black Press Media Partnership (2015)An overview of the media partnership opportunity between Black Press and community foundations in B.C.What is the Right Type of Gift? (2014)Understanding the different types of gifts that exist can help determine how contributions can have the greatest impact.Fundraising Tips for Board Members (2014)Strong leadership and active participation by Board members are key to making a difference locally. Community Foundation Start Up Manual (2014)The steps to help you get a community foundation started and launched in your community. How a Community Foundation and a Community Fund Work (2014)This infographic explains the difference between a foundation and a fund, as well as how the two work in connection to have an even greater impact in your community.Smart & Caring Communities Toolkit for Community Foundations (2014)This toolkit provides community foundations with a series of five modules of tools to discuss, plan, promote and activate Smart & Caring Communities in your hometown.Community Fund Decision Points (2014)What a community foundation needs to consider when establishing local community funds.You Make Your Community: National TV Ad (2014)CFCs first national television ad, produced as a part of the #YouMakeYourCommunity awareness campaign.You Make Your Community: Toolkit for Community Foundations (2014)A series of tools and resources designed to help community foundations reach out to local media, secure PSA placement and generate media coverage.Overview and Infographic (2014)A visual look at Smart & Caring Communities in action across Canada.Rideau Hall Foundation: My Giving Moment – Webinar (2014)An overview of the My Giving Moment campaign, run by the Rideau Hall Foundation.Smart & Caring Stories in ActionA collection of smart & caring stories from communities across the country.Getting Involved with the You Make Your Community Campaign (2014)How to get involved with CFC's national #youmakeyourcommunity awareness campaign.The Community Forward Fund (2014)An overview of the Community Forward Fund (CFF), the first registered nonprofit loan fund in the country.Vital Signs: Orientation – Webinar (2014)An orientation for community foundations interested in participating in the Vital Signs program.Web Analytics Benchmarking for Community Foundations (2014)A new Google Analytics Benchmarking tool for community foundations.Vital Signs: Communications – Webinar (2014)Communications strategies for community foundations to operate a successful Vital Signs program and launch their report.Food: Reimagining food banks – Webinar (2014)Learn how community foundations can work towards a sustainable, resilient food system in their communities.Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (2014)An overview of Canada's new anti-spam legislation and how it affects non-profits.Vital Signs: Community Impact – Webinar (2014)How to use Vital Signs to work more effectively, expand opportunities, and increase value and impact in your community.Vital Signs: Getting Started – Webinar (2014)How community foundations can get involved in the Vital Signs program.Annual Report and Financial Statements (2014)Community Foundation of Canada’s 2014 annual report and financial statements.Our Movement. Our Moment. (2014)A poster of CFC’s strategic directions and collective impact of our movement.Smart & Caring True Sport Overview (2014)How community foundations can engage in the Smart & Caring True Sport program.Smart & Caring True Sport in Action (2014)Stories of how community foundations and sport organizations are working together.Maximizing Impact on Social Media (2014)Maximizing your impact on social media with CFC's national #youmakeyourcommunity campaign.Giving to Your Community Foundation (2014)As an easy first step, this infographic outlines the relationship between a donor and a community foundation in establishing a fund or gift. Foundation Development: T3010 Overview – Webinar (2014)What you need to know to successfully complete your foundation’s charitable tax return.From Action to Impact (2014)Early participants in Smart & Caring Communities talk about the impact they’re seeing locally, and where they plan to go from here.Demystifying Funder Transparency with GrantCraft and Glasspockets (2014)An introduction to GrantCraft’s guide, Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency and the Foundation Center’s transparency resource, GlasspocketsMapping Your Community Philanthropy (2014)This tool can be used to gain a deeper knowledge about the people and organizations working in your community and how best to work together.From Strategy to Action (2014)Hear how community foundations across Canada are connecting Smart & Caring Communities to their strategic plans.Orientation to Our Movement, Our Moment (2014)An introduction to CFC's strategic plan.Community Funds Case Studies (2014)Learn from two community foundations how they built local community foundations.Vital Signs: Research and Indicators – Webinar (2014)A review of 2014 Vital Signs indicators, data collection and how to select indicators to include in community reports.National Ad Campaign Screening & Strategy (2014)An overview of CFC"s national #youmakeyourcommunity campaign strategy, and a screening of our TV ad.Canada 150 Conversation Kit (2013)A guide to imagining Canada's 150th anniversarySmart & Caring Communities: Toolkit for Community Foundations – Planning ModuleThe planning module of the Smart & Caring Communities toolkit.Smart & Caring Communities: Toolkit for Community Foundations – Fund Development ModuleThe fund development module for the Smart & Caring Communities toolkit.Message from Rideau Hall (2013)Recorded specially for community foundations, this template address can be used in presentations, on websites, or live at events.Smart & Caring Communities – Toolkit: Communications ModuleThe communications module of our Smart & Caring Communities toolkit for community foundations.#GenerationFlux: Understanding the seismic shifts that are shaking Canada’s youthVital Signs: #3Things4Food Ideas for Action (2013)Ideas to mobilize action around food in your community.Fertile Ground video (2013)A visual look at community knowledge from CFC’s national 2013 Vital Signs report.Fertile Ground – Sowing the seeds of change in Canada’s food system (2013)The 2013 national Vital Signs report exploring our relationship with food and how communities can mobilize to build better food systems.Podcast: “Yellowstone to Yukon” with Harvey Locke – Part 2 (2013)Speech by Canadian conservationist Harvey Locke on community and the environment.Podcast: “Yellowstone to Yukon” with Harvey Locke – Part 1 (2013)Speech by Canadian conservationist Harvey Locke on community and the environment.Podcast: What’s Next For Community Philanthropy with Gabriel Kasper (2013)Gabriel Kasper of the Monitor Institute discusses the future of community philanthropy.Annual Report and Financial Statements (2013)Community Foundation of Canada’s 2013 annual report and financial statements.Annual Report and Financial Statements (2012)Community Foundation of Canada’s 2012 annual report and financial statements.Role of the Board Chair (2011)Board Recruitment (2011)Accountability (2011)Youth in Philanthropy (2011)There are many approaches to engaging youth and extensive experience to draw on.About CFC: Members’ Guide and Statistics (2011)An annual snapshot of Canada’s community foundation movement.Annual Report and Financial Statements (2011)Community Foundation of Canada’s 2011 annual report and financial statements.Foundation Development: Creating Agency Agreements (2010)Agency Funds are established through formal agreements between the foundation and organization who are interested in building endowment funds as part of their financial strategy.Mission Investing: The State of Canadian Foundations (2010)A report on the status and involvement of Canadian foundations in responsible investing.Mission Investing: The Legal Considerations (2010)A report on legal considerations for Canadian foundations involved in mission investing.Annual Report and Financial Statements (2010)Community Foundation of Canada’s 2010 annual report and financial statements.About CFC: Members’ Guide and Statistics (2010)An annual snapshot of Canada’s community foundation movement.Third Party Fundraising Events (2009)This Tips and Tools will outline some considerations a community foundation should have in place through a Third Party Events Policy.Policy Guidelines and Template Manual (2009)Ensure good governance practices with this comprehensive list of policies and template formsFoundation Development: Boards and Governance (2009)CFC's Tips & Tools covers more than 50 issues of interest to community foundations.Foundation Development: Fund Development (2009)CFC's Tips & Tools covers more than 50 issues of interest to community foundations.Tools for Giving Marketing Toolkit (2009)Everything your community foundation needs to communicate the community foundation difference. Just add a few of your own facts, figures and stories and this suite of professional fact sheets is ready to go.Impact Investing: Responsible Investing Questions for Fund Managers (2009)Common questions for community foundations to ask fund managers about responsible investing.Annual Report and Financial Statements (2009)Community Foundation of Canada’s 2009 annual report and financial statements.About CFC: Members’ Guide and Statistics (2009)An annual snapshot of Canada’s community foundation movement.Key Policies for Canadian Community Foundations (2016)If you are looking to update or review policies this is the resource you need to ensure good governance. Each policy includes reference to Imagine Canada's accreditation process. Foundation Development: Is There a Way That Our Community Foundation Can Make a Grant to a Non-Qualified Donee? (2008)This is a question that comes frequently to us at CFC. Many members are in small communities where non-profit groups are not always registered as charities with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).Administration Handbook for Canadian Community Foundations (2016)Manual on how to setup and maintain administrative systems for community foundations.Annual Report and Financial Statements (2008)Community Foundation of Canada’s 2008 annual report and financial statements.About CFC: Members’ Guide and Statistics (2008)An annual snapshot of Canada’s community foundation movement.Donor Engagement / Donor Advised Fund Marketing Toolkit (2007)This Toolkit provides foundations of all sizes with internal and external tools to market the "community foundation difference" to your target audiences.Grantmaking Toolkit for Canadian Community Foundations (2006)Basic tools to help you make the most of your grantmaking dollars.Foundation Development: Fund Development Program for Canadian Community Foundations (2006)A hands-on guide to building your endowment funds.Communications and Marketing for Community Foundations (2016)Targeted information to help you get your message out to your community.Foundation Development: Governance and Management for Canadian Community Foundations (2006)A detailed guide to help new and emerging community foundations clarify their governance role and establish appropriate management systemsProfessional Advisors: Marketing Toolkit (2006)Designed to help community foundations reach out and build relationships with professional advisors.About CFC: Members’ Guide and Statistics (2006)An annual snapshot of Canada’s community foundation movement.Foundation Development: Building Bridges – A Tool for Engaging Diverse Communities (2006)A planning tool for community foundations to organize ideas and actions around embracing community diversity.About CFC: Members’ Guide and Statistics (2005)An annual snapshot of Canada’s community foundation movement.Youth: Engaging Youth In Philanthropy (2004)Three resources in one, tailor-made for Youth, Adult Advisors, and Board Members.About CFC: Members’ Guide and Statistics (2004)An annual snapshot of Canada’s community foundation movement.Foundation Development: Can community foundations undertake their own charitable activities? (2003)Community foundations, as registered “public foundations”, are limited by the Income Tax Act to making grants only to qualified donees.About CFC: Members’ Guide and Statistics (2002)An annual snapshot of Canada’s community foundation movement.About CFC: Members’ Guide and Statistics (2001)An annual snapshot of Canada’s community foundation movement.