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Grants 101: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Experienced nonprofit professionals are likely very familiar with various grant systems and programs. However, for those entering the sector, or even trying out a new role, it can feel very overwhelming and confusing. So let’s break it down: What exactly are grants and how do we find them?

Delainey Lockett (Guest Author)

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3 mindset hacks for side-of-desk fundraising success

In fundraising, there are generally two camps: 1) Organizations that have hired fundraisers, and 2) Organizations that do fundraising off the side of their desks. Camp 2 is generally executive directors, admin staff, or programming staff who squeeze in time for fundraising while focusing on program delivery, management, and advocacy, among other duties.

Cindy Wagman (Guest Author)

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Reflections on the Canada Student Service Grant/WE Charity Controversy

...questions have been raised about Imagine Canada’s involvement with the CSSG program and WE Charity, and about why we took so long to make a public statement about the issue. In the interest of transparency, I feel that it is important for me to answer these questions.

Bruce MacDonald

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Your Pre-Budget Consultation Cheat Sheet

Pre-budget season has begun. Never written a submission before? It’s not too late to get involved!  We’ve got your back with information on why you should submit and tips on how to do this well. 

Bernadette Johnson and Laurence Therrien

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Six steps to assess the fortitude of your organizational processes

A step-by-step guide to use Imagine Canada's publicly-available standards to stabilize your organization. As consultants, we work with charities and companies to design organizational improvements. While collaborating with a nonprofit recently, we realized that the biggest opportunity to strengthen the sustainability of the organization was to focus on structure and decision making.

Cathy Lewis (Guest Author)

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The Two Faces of Charity

The caring, the benevolent, the lovers of humankind: these are charities and nonprofits. Here to make the world a better place. Missions positioned as righteous and superior. Visions large and lofty. With a saviour complex sadly in high gear, they feel heroic, even honourable in their work. But the rose-tinted glasses they wear blur their vision.

Nneka Allen, CFRE (Guest Author)

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