Guides

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.

Guide for Community Foundations (2016)A guide to the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th for participating community foundations.

How can we fund our operations?Community foundations all have multiple sources of revenue, but what is the right mix for your size?

Providing a gift in your willIncluding a charitable bequest in a will is a simple way of making a lasting gift.

Balanced Investing 2.0A look at a new investing option for foundations

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.

Impact Investing Guidebook for Canadian FoundationsA resource to help community foundations build out their impact investing practice

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.

Professional Advisors eResource (2016)An online guide for professional advisors to help with charitable giving.

Tools and Resources for Vital Conversations (2016)A guide for community foundations to help with planning a Vital Conversation, part of the Vital Signs program.

Vital Signs Brand GuidelinesSee how to properly reference Vital Signs in your published material

When Disaster Strikes: A guide for community foundationsThis resource details the different ways foundations can be prepared for natural and human-made disasters that may affect their communities.