Not for Profit

Five Reasons Why Not-for-Profits Should Keep Calm And Carry On

Martha Turner | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Business
Martha Turner

Anyone in the not-for-profit sector knows that things don't always go according to plan. Sometimes you're scrambling for funding, and other times (if you're fortunate), you have a lot of freedom to implement new programs. If you've missed a milestone, don't fixate on it. Instead, find ways to adapt and realign your strategy.

Are Screaming Charities Deafening Donors?

Jody Steinhauer | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Impact
Jody Steinhauer

Is all this cause marketing too much to care about? Everywhere you turn today, there's another worthy cause trying to get your attention, time, and in all likelihood, money. As a result of the increased marketing noise, I'd argue we've become anesthetized to all the pleas.

Thinking of Joining a Board? Ask These Questions First

Richard Leblanc | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

Here are the questions I would ask before joining a not-for-profit board. It is important to scrutinize the organization for professionalism and fit, particularly for NFPs where resources can be stretched, as your reputation and even financial assets may be at risk. These questions try to address the downside of joining the wrong board.

Watching the Watchdog: The Organization Fighting "Isms" in the Media

Tim Knight | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Innoversity is a not-for-profit organization that has spent the past 13 years struggling with some success "to create opportunities for cultural minority, Aboriginal and disabled Canadians to actively engage with, and be reflected within, key social sectors and institutions." That's institution-speak for fighting racism and all the other isms that still stain our society, particularly our media.

When Profit and Social Responsibility Collide

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 06.08.2012 | Canada Business
Andreas Souvaliotis

We fuelled a belief in our capitalist society that you can't make a profit without harming the world -- and that the only people who can do good for our world don't make a profit. "Giving back" has become one of the most fashionable lines -- as if to imply that we really must have stolen something as we were making a profit!

Capitalism 2.0: Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not the Enemy of Profits

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 01.08.2012 | Canada Business
Andreas Souvaliotis

The cynics in the not-for-profit space would argue that profit and "good" cannot possibly be synonymous. But has the obsession with "giving back" made any difference at all? The successful businesses of the future will be the ones that figure out how to maximize profit as they maximize their positive impact on the world.