Monday, February 12, 2007

Some Great Teasers from Charity Villiage

Cover Story

The old adage, 'you have to spend money to make money' is just as true in the nonprofit sector as it is in the business world. But figuring out how much an organization should spend on fundraising is tricky, especially when there are so many hidden costs to factor in. Find out where those hidden costs lie and how to budget for them in this week's cover story. [Read more...]

Human Resources Q & A

Each month, veteran human resources consultant Tim Rutledge answers your questions about recruitment, employee retention, and all topics related to human resources management. This month, he offers advice on how to determine the appropriate salary for a newly created position. [Read more...]


bullet Arthur and Sonia Labatt make $30 million donation to SickKids
bullet Study examines business contributions to communities
bullet Federal government invests millions in spinal cord research
bullet Nonprofit employees failing to save for retirement
bullet Salvation Army raises $22 million through 2006 Christmas campaign
bullet New process for registering charitable organizations in Alberta
bullet Winnipeg businessman pledges $1 million to human rights museum
bullet Canadians display more tolerance than other nations
bullet Report helps nonprofits move people from knowledge to action
bullet Scotiabank employees rally to support United Way of Greater Toronto
bullet BC coalition seeks people with disabilities for research initiative
[Read more...]

CharityVillage Campus

Last week for Strategic Planning early-bird rate

You only have until February 15 to register for our new Strategic Planning course and receive the early-bird rate of $97.

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Funding for leadership development programs at The Banff Centre

Funding to assist participants from registered Canadian charities to attend Leadership Development programs at The Banff Centre is available through the generous support of an anonymous donor. This funding does not apply to organizations with a focus on the arts. Programs must be taken by June 30, 2007.

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Research and How-to Library

We've added Endowment funds: An overview, in which Sherry Clodman reviews the different types of endowment funds and how they are established within charitable organizations. [Read more...]

We've added Silent, live or online: Which style of auction is best?, in which Judy Allen looks at some of the advantages and disadvantages of hosting an auction. [Read more...]

Canadian Online Resources

We've added, a site that focuses on bringing people together over ideas that matter. It includes articles, resources and event planning tools, including guides on how to organize and promote a successful event, and how to make the most of events and meetings. [Read more...]

Nonprofit Neighbourhood

Step It Up T.O. (Local: Toronto, ON)
Step It Up T.O. focuses on removing the barriers that have disadvantaged specific groups of youth from participating in physical activity by encouraging them to become proactive advocates of healthy living.

Caribbean Unity Foundation Inc. (International: Toronto, ON)
The foundation was founded in 1994 to help facilitate small scale businesses in the Caribbean community and train young people in the field of business to develop their entrepreneurial skills and supplement their income.

Healing Streams (Local: Kitchener, ON)
Healing Streams professionals and staff provide restoring, refreshing, and resourcing for Christian organizations, their leaders, and family members. This is achieved through conferences, seminars, consulting, professional counselling, and spiritual direction.

Saskatchewan Eco-Network (Regional: Saskatoon, SK)
The Saskatchewan Eco-Network (SEN) is the province's network of environmental NGOs. SEN serves its membership through communication, networking and capacity building opportunities.

CoRe Conflict Resolution Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
The society directs the CoRe Clinic, a student-run mediation clinic housed at UBC Faculty of Law. The CoRe Clinic provides affordable and pro bono mediation and conflict resolution services. CoRe aims to make consensual conflict resolution accessible to all.

Useful Stuff

We've added LetterExpert. Whether you want to complain, send a thank-you, craft a fundraising letter, request a pay increase, or deliver some news, this site will help you. It includes advice, articles and all sorts of sample letters written by professional journalists and experts. [Read more...]

Book Review

We've added Raising More Money with Newsletters Than You Ever Thought Possible, by Tom Ahern, which focuses on the seven fatal flaws found in most donor newsletters and how you can correct them. [Read more...]

Professional Associations

We've added the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, an organization of accounting educators, professional accountants and others who are involved in, or concerned about, research and education in accounting and related areas. [Read more...]


Do you contribute to a retirement savings plan? Participate in our online poll. [Read more...]

The Career Centre

For new jobs, every single business day, visit the Career Centre at Charity Village. We've posted more than 60,000 positions in the sector and you can find all of the current ones here. [Read more...]

We've adjusted our Career Centre ad acceptance policy. [Read more...]

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