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Charity Confidential

Welcome to Charity Confidential, the most talked about blog in the non-profit sector. Here you’ll want to tune in regularly to hear members of our sector anonymously sharing the stories that we usually just whisper about. We’ll reveal what can really happen working in non-profits. From the salacious to the hysterical, you’ll want to be part of this conversation!

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What to Do with Your New Holiday Donors

We know. It’s already October and you’ve been spending the last few months getting ready. Your holiday campaigns are just about to launch. Your mailing is with the printer, and you’re cracking your knuckles writing content for your holiday blogs and...

6 Ways to Be the Voice for Volunteers at Your Organization

International Volunteer Managers (IVM) Day is coming up on November 5. This special day was started back in 1999 to celebrate the profession of volunteer engagement. The theme for this year’s IVM Day is “be the voice.” This got me thinking about being the...

How to Engage Volunteers During the Holiday Season

It’s October, which in nonprofit land means our brains are already in December! This time of year (with the fall and winter holidays and end-of-year approaching) is usually a busier time of year for everything at a charity – we often receive more...

The 5 People You Need in Your Professional Support Network

When you work at a small nonprofit, it can be hard to maintain a professional network. Long hours and competing deadlines often leave little time for schmoozing. I know I’ve been guilty of skipping out on a night with my peers after a long day of work, in favour of...

9 Ways to Support Charity at Your Wedding

I’m getting married in two days! (Cue the high-pitched squealing.) And as someone who works in the charitable sector, I’ve been thinking a lot about how charity can be incorporated into this special day. Having spent the past seven months planning a...

Your fundraising career: Should I specialize?

This post originally appeared on the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Blog. Nine years into my fundraising career I did it. I decided to specialize. I had been working in a small shop for years doing most of the fundraising. When you work on a smaller team, you...

How to get your charity in the headlines (in a good way!)

What happens when a reporter calls your charity? Does everyone at your organization dive under their desks, hoping that they won’t be asked to speak on television, or give an interview? I know I used to run from calls from reporters. But that was before I...

We Asked 3 Millennials about Their Nonprofit Workplace Challenges

It’s no secret that Millennials are seeking meaningful work. In fact, 73 percent say they’re looking for meaningful work at an organization’s with a mission they support and 90 percent want to use their skills for good. And many Millennials say they would give up a...

4 Strategies to Attract Millennial Supporters for Your Nonprofit

Millennials: it seems everywhere you look, people can’t stop talking about the generation born between 1980-2000. Seemingly hundreds of thinkpieces and studies on Millennials are released every week: are they more civic-minded than other generations? Or...

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