Resources

Information, research, and resources strengthen the nonprofit sector.

We have gathered some key resources that shed light on the different ways the nonprofit sector, volunteerism, and civic engagement support our society. We continue to monitor social trends, explore statistical information, and gather inspiring resources that support you in your day-to-day work.

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Top Resources

Report

2021 Annual Report

Volunteer Alberta’s 2021 year in review! Read about our major accomplishments in 2021 and how we met our strategic priorities of being connectors, champions, and catalysts!

PresentationVideo

Introducing ACCESS Shared Services

In this Speaker Series, hosted by the Alberta Community & Co-operative Association (ACCA), members of the Allied Community & Co-operative Shared Services (ACCESS) team introduce the concept of shared services, and the new nonprofit co-op, ACCESS. If you’re seeking alternatives to completing back-office tasks while balancing operational demands, you’re in the right place!

Tipsheet

Virtual Engagement Tipsheet

A tipsheet for planning, hosting and creating engagement for virtual events. Includes ideas for virtual volunteer recognition

Workbook

Introduction to Program Design

A workbook and guide on designing programs and services. This resource will help you understand and articulate your why

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Guide

How to Start a Nonprofit

Starting a nonprofit organization is not easy. To help you out, DonorBox has written up a detailed guide containing the key steps you need to take to start a nonprofit organization in a systematic, organized, and stress-free way.

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Guide

Starting a Volunteer Centre

Use this guidebook from Volunteer Canada to start a volunteer centre in your community. Includes commonly asked questions, resources and ideas for consideration as part of the start-up process

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Research

Covid-19 Impact Report

As the challenges from COVID-19 continue, governments, funders and the sector itself need information about the impacts of the pandemic and what is most needed by nonprofits at this time. This report discusses the top concerns, as well as the financial uncertainties that now face the sector.

Template

Program and Service Review

The Program/Service Review will provide greater clarity around the work your organization does and how programs and services are interconnected.

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Organizational Change and Revenue Diversification: Part 1

Presented by the Volunteer Canada Council, we offer two volunteer centre case studies on diversifying revenue and strengthening operations outside of traditional funding spaces (e.g. government grants)

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Video

Organizational Change and Revenue Diversification: Part 2

Presented by the Volunteer Canada Council, we offer two volunteer centre case studies on diversifying revenue and strengthening operations outside of traditional funding spaces (e.g. government grants)

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