Posts Tagged: Employee Benefits

Why do your staff show up? Staff motivations, needs, and priorities

I recently attended a two-part mindfulness-based counselling workshop: Working with Couples from a Hakomi Perspective, offered by Hakomi Edmonton. While this may not sound like it would directly connect to work at Volunteer Alberta, I was curious how this mindfulness approach to interpersonal relationships might relate to nonprofit staff management and brought back some insights…

Organizational Well-being Starts with Staff

A major component for organizational well-being is staff well-being. With nice weather, longer days, and often a change of gears to match the change in season, summer is a great time to experiment with new approaches to staff wellness. At Volunteer Alberta, we strive to support staff well-being in a variety of ways. While we…

Seven Habits of Highly Well People

Guest post from our partners at OASSIS. In our busy lives, it can be easy to neglect our health. This is especially true in the nonprofit sector where our attention and energy is most often directed to the clients we serve. It’s important to remember that being healthy and taking care of our self is…

Audio: FAQs About Employee Benefits for Nonprofit Organizations

Volunteer Alberta has a partnership with OASSIS, a nonprofit organization providing employee benefit plans specifically designed for the nonprofit sector. Members of Volunteer Alberta receive exclusive access to OASSIS benefit plans in Alberta. Karen Bentham, Executive Director for OASSIS, recently sat down with us to discuss some frequently asked questions about employee benefits.

Guest Blog: Community Giving Program Helps Nonprofits Achieve Their Goals

Grant programs seem to be getting scarcer by the day. Many organizations rely on project funding to allow them to carry out the good work that they do in their communities. One grant program that you may not be aware of is Green Shield Canada’s Community Giving Program. The Community Giving Program provides funding to community-based,…

Guest Blog: Prevent Long Term Disability by Managing Casual Absences

Right now, there are employees at workplaces across Canada who may be at risk of absence and disability, some of them in your own place of employment. They may be dealing with physical or mental health issues, personal concerns or unresolved issues with a work colleague or supervisor. It is estimated that mental health problems alone…

Work in Progress

I’m two weeks away from completing my degree in Human Ecology at the University of Alberta. Although I’m not new to the workforce, my options are expanding and instead of searching for jobs, I’m now seeking a career. In this quest, I’m looking to marry the two important factors in my perfect career. The first…

There are options! Nonprofit Sector Employee Benefits

On Tuesday, Volunteer Alberta hosted a two-hour interactive discussion on employee benefits in the nonprofit/voluntary sector! Mike Babichuk, our resident expert, answered questions about employee benefits. Here are the questions, and answers to what people wanted to know about employee benefits: Q – Rachel McBeath Hi Mike! I just started with a small organization (6…