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05/2017 Blog Archives

  • May 30, 2017

    Guest Writers, Human Resources, Boards & Governance

    Suanne Miedema

    Board member recruitment and selection is the key to getting a great team of effective people around the board table.  Since board members are the ones that hire and manage the CEO, they ultimately determine the culture and effectiveness of the organization with impact that will outlast their years...

  • May 29, 2017

    Notes from the CEO, Taxes, Laws & Regulations, Public Policy, Government Relations

    Bruce MacDonald

    Recent columns by Andrew Coyne and Joe Oliver have portrayed a world where, if the federal government acts on recommendations concerning “political activity” by registered charities, radical special interest groups will run wild using taxpayer subsidies. The truth is much more anodyne. First...

  • May 16, 2017

    Guest Writers, Finance & Administration, Boards & Governance

    Christopher Barry

    Every charity leader wants to be part of a great success story. To be the kind of leader who builds an organization with the energy and creativity to match shareholders’ expectations, grow philanthropy, execute against Mission, improve transparency and governance and raise brand profile in a very...

  • May 4, 2017

    Grantseeker Monthly, Grant Connect, Fundraising

    Devon Hurvid

    If you don’t already know about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it’s time to pay attention — because your donors are taking notice. SDGs are becoming embedded in government strategy. Businesses are embracing them. Philanthropists and A-list celebrities alike are becoming SDG evangelists....

  • May 2, 2017

    Guest Writers, Marketing Communications

    Shelley Mayer

    To some, the term “business as usual” may seem like a strategy for charity success, and it actually can be. If the status quo is helping achieve the goals of an organization then staying the course is certainly an option. If it ain’t broke… But there can also be missed opportunities in an...

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