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10 Tips To Achieve Greater Social Impact With Partners

We live in interesting times as charities grapple with finding innovative ways to both secure resources and deliver sustainable services or programs to their expanding base. To make the desired social impact you have to work differently and look outside the organization. You can develop greater organizational prowess, find more creative solutions and achieve more with others than you do when you are on your own.

One Reason To Support HIV/AIDS Organizations

December 1st, World AIDS Day is our reminder that HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, remains as one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges. So why should anyone care about HIV and AIDS as a chronic illness? Does one have to be touched by its existence to help solve this global social and health issue? How close is real close? One reason this cause resonates with me – our children and youth.

AGM Adjourned. What’s Next?

Annual General Meeting preparation often requires a significant investment of time to execute. Given the importance and level of investment to stage an AGM, it would be prudent to have a detailed post-AGM plan to execute the business arising from the meeting. With the AGM adjourned, what's next? Here are a few suggestions that should be carried out in the weeks to follow...

10 Tips To Achieve Greater Social Impact With Partners

We live in interesting times as charities grapple with finding innovative ways to both secure resources and deliver sustainable services or programs to their expanding base. To make the desired social impact you have to work differently and look outside the organization. You can develop greater organizational prowess, find more creative solutions and achieve more with others than you do when you are on your own.

Sharing Bad News In Your Annual Report

While charities have been publishing annual reports for many years, the leading charities have learned how to leverage the reporting to retain and attract stakeholders and donors to support the cause. Their success, in my opinion, is found in their ability to 'tell their story' in a compelling way, while being accountable and transparent when reporting  significant activities (the good and the bad) of the past year.

Does Your Charity Website Leave Users Guessing?

As I review charity websites 3 common questions often emerge that, if addressed up front, can help educate the general public and respond to your inquisitive donor and stakeholder. Where is the organization headed? How are resources being used to get there? What leadership team is in place? In response to these questions I have shared some tips to improve web content...

Hiring With Gratitude

We often say, people are the greatest asset to a charity. Finding great talent requires directing considerable time and energy into budget planning, job postings, interviews and negotiations. And while the employment landscape is constantly changing we have to adapt with it.

The Art Of Donor Relations

There is an abundance of advice about strategy and the how-to's of fundraising, however little time is spent on developing personal qualities, like empathy, patience, integrity, ability to motivate and good listening. These are qualities that can be improved over time and are essential to being an excellent fundraiser.

Will Tim Hortons’ Troubles Spillover To 100s Of Charities?

In 2014 Burger King and 3G International acquired Tim Hortons to form the third-largest restaurant brand in the world. Promises of operating as an independent entity franchisees expected it was, on the most part business as usual. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has always been part of the Tim Hortons DNA long before CSR was ever a thing in the nonprofit or private sector. Charitable contributions could now be in jeopardy....

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