If goes without saying employee recruitment is a costly undertaking of time, talent and resources. Mitigating the risk of the investment, setting up the new employee for success and retaining talent can be better achieved with a robust 12-month orientation program.
If you would like to help, donate to the Canadian Red Cross. The Governments of Canada and Alberta have pledged to match your individual donation.
Every charity needs a healthy culture of philanthropy and this starts with the leadership behavior of each and every governance volunteer. Board members serve as role models to employees, donors and all other stakeholders and this includes demonstrating support with all facets of the fundraising cycle.
If you're like most executives leading a small charity you grapple with the need to increase the brand awareness and the financial pressure of operating, specifically how these challenges relate to any level of annual investment in brand marketing. Here are 8 tips to help you build your charity's brand.
An outdoor adventure experience can be a profound metaphor for the process of navigating an organization in today's global business environment. Whether you are traversing a river, canoeing a lake or hiking in the back-country, an organized expedition can test your personal and professional competencies, create a deeper understanding of team dynamics and teach you strategies to navigate new and challenging environments.
Thousands of teens across Canada are making a meaningful difference in our communities. Let's salute our teen volunteers during National Volunteer Week 2016 (April 10-16) for giving their time and talent.
The Don't Change Much Campaign is one initiative the Canadian Men's Health Foundation has launched to inspire Canadian men to live healthier lives. This young foundation is doing big stuff while encouraging us (men) to do small things to make the difference in our lives, for our health.
Embarking on the decision to host a fundraising gala your organization has created additional opportunity to advance the charitable mission beyond raising funds or friends. Great galas serve as entertainment, brand builder, engagement tool and communication vehicle. Reflecting upon all these areas with a 'learn and apply' mindset can help you improve your galas or similar events.
In the final preparation remember to take time to pump up your team, thank them for what they have done and will do to make the event a success.
Unless you are going for a medieval feast theme keep your theme balanced and simple so not to overshadow the purpose of your event. Themes can provide inspiration for speeches, menu, propping of the space, event visual identify and creative collateral material. Here are 15 helpful tips on how to produce a fundraising gala.