Tag: nonprofits


Four lessons learned about governance innovation

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Mar 2022

Four lessons learned about governance innovation

Embracing messiness, discomfort, and ambiguity A big thing that often gets in the way of embarking on change work – like reimagining how nonprofit organizations think about and do governance – is the sheer messiness of it all. Discomfort, or even dread, is common when we confront change or try something new. Add in a sense of ambiguity about how things may unfold, along with...

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New report on Community Investment in Ontario reveals helpful insights for nonprofits

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Dec 2021

New report on Community Investment in Ontario reveals helpful insights for nonprofits

The Cooperation Council of Ontario/Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) has recently published a report, Community Investment in Ontario. This report explores the current environment for community investment organizations (CIO) in Ontario. CIOs are organizations (co-ops, nonprofits, or otherwise) that provide average investors with opportunities to invest locally so that dollars keep circulating and building communities. In the preparation of this report, ONN was...

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Preparing work spaces: Insights from a facility and supply management expert

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Aug 2021

Preparing work spaces: Insights from a facility and supply management expert

As we (hopefully!) emerge from the long dark shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations around the world, including nonprofits, are preparing for a return of non-essential staff to workplaces. After over a year of off-and-on shut-downs and re-openings, I wanted to share with you some of the learnings and suggested action items from the nonprofits we support. 


Health nonprofits face the greatest financial challenge in history

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Jul 2020

Health nonprofits face the greatest financial challenge in history

This blog post is the third of our #680millionreasons blog series. The series highlights stories of the vital role nonprofits play for community members. From isolation support programs for cancer patients to the doubling of phone service sessions for children experiencing mental health challenges, many nonprofit services are needed now more than ever before. But Increased demand and need for organization services are not being...

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Building equity and community impact through social procurement: Reflections on the 2019 Buy Social Canada Summit

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Apr 2019

Building equity and community impact through social procurement: Reflections on the 2019 Buy Social Canada Summit

By Teshini Harrison This past February, I had the opportunity to attend Buy Social Canada’s annual summit. Billed as the event for “ exploring the rapidly emerging and expanding field of social procurement,” I found it insightful and informative. It offered a great opportunity to see a wide range of purchasers from across the country and from all sectors, including government, corporations, and anchor institutions...

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10

Apr 2018

Examining women’s compensation in the nonprofit sector – Part 1

The Care Penalty By Pamela Uppal This is the first in a three-part series of blogs examining women’s pay in the nonprofit sector. Part 2 and Part 3 are also available online.  Given the broader gender pay gap for women in the labour market, how does it manifest in the nonprofit sector? In short, what does women’s compensation in the nonprofit sector look like? Based...

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Apr 2018

Examining women’s compensation in the nonprofit sector – Part 2

The Gender Wage Gap By Pamela Uppal This is the second in a three-part series of blogs examining women’s pay in the nonprofit sector. Part 1 and Part 3 are also available online.  Given the broader gender pay gap for women in the labour market, how does it manifest in the nonprofit sector? In short, what does women’s compensation in the nonprofit sector look like? Based...

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Apr 2018

Examining women’s compensation in the nonprofit sector – Part 3

Benefits – Pension Plan, Maternity Top-ups By Pamela Uppal This is the third in a three-part series of blogs examining women’s pay in the nonprofit sector. Part 1 and Part 2 are also available online.  Given the broader gender pay gap for women in the labour market, how does it manifest in the nonprofit sector? In short, what does women’s compensation in the nonprofit sector look like?...

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Feb 2018

A relationship for the public benefit

– A  Toronto initiative that could be copied in cities around the province By Margaret Hancock (Family Service Toronto), Rob Howarth (Toronto Neighbourhood Centres) and Sean Meagher (Social Planning Toronto) On December 7, 2017, Toronto City Council adopted a new policy framework, called For Public Benefit, to celebrate and enhance the City of Toronto’s relationship with the community-based not-for-profit sector. This framework was co-created over...

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