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.
The principle of equal opportunity or non-discrimination emphasizes that all people, including children, have access to quality education, health care, recreation, sport and resource distribution (e.g. food, shelter, clothing), and other areas irrespective of a person's age, race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, or any other individual or group characteristic. If we believe the principle is the correct one to live by in Canada we ought to be making greater strides to eliminate child poverty.
It takes many people to move a cause forward because every individual performance rests on the combined support of every employee, volunteer and donor. Charities need choirs not rockstars.
Thanks to the millions of marchers who took to the streets on January 21, 2017, in over 600 cities worldwide... shared values are being defended and a new movement has begun. To me, the Million Women March represents the best of solidarity and community. But marching isn't enough. That's why on Monday we all need to keep the momentum going.
Boards who demonstrate healthy team behavior are more likely to have stronger relationships with management, make better decisions, attract and retain board talent and lead more socially impactful organizations. I have outlined below what I think are helpful tips to develop more effective, healthier governance teams.
With over 1.3 million people working in over 89,000 charitable and nonprofit organizations in Canada, the sector is a dynamic and caring place to work with a reach well beyond its local and national borders. Imagine the collective power of positive change that could ripple globally if all Canadian charities made workplace diversity and inclusion a greater priority.