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.
...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.
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.
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.
Government is moving extremely fast, creating legislation and programs to help Canadians get through the pandemic. (A reminder that we are tracking all announcements implicating the sector). So you might be asking yourself: is my voice relevant right now? Is it even possible to be heard?
As the year draws to an end, many will be more than happy to put 2020 behind us. This year, which we thought would usher in a new decade on a high note, instead took an enormous toll on our emotional states, our societal structures, and of course, our work in the charitable sector.
December 14, 2020
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