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

Tipsheet

Virtual Engagement Tipsheet

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

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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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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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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.

Video

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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Video

Nonprofit Insurance

Organizations across Canada are facing extraordinary challenges due to the difficult economic conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and commercial insurance is not immune to this trend.

To assist, IBC – the national association of Canada’s home, auto and business insurers – has developed a series of tools and supports for businesses to improve their understanding of insurance. In this webinar and Q&A session, IBC will discuss with the Albertan nonprofit community the challenges they may be experiencing in the market, supports that are available, and a will promote a broad understanding of the commercial insurance market.

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Survey

Financial Fitness Assessment

We’ve teamed up with Servus Credit Union to help your nonprofit navigate financial uncertainty.

There’s power in knowing where your organization stands financially. Together, we’ve designed a financial fitness assessment survey to help you find out where your organization is doing well and what needs attention.

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