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How to hire your first nonprofit employee

How to hire your first nonprofit employee

If you’re involved in running a charity, you know all too well how important it is to have support. You may have awesome volunteers helping out right now, but there comes a time when your nonprofit will be ready to grow by hiring its first official staff member. Most...
3 tips for small shop fundraising

3 tips for small shop fundraising

Did you know that over 80% of charities in Canada are considered small- to mid-sized? That means there are thousands of people just like you working in small shops, wearing all the hats. Needless to say, fundraising isn’t always a top priority when you’re also...
Top 5 Ways to Keep Up with Trends in the Charitable Sector

Top 5 Ways to Keep Up with Trends in the Charitable Sector

Working in a charity setting often means there’s very little time to keep up with the news, let alone the trends in our sector. Chasing funding, managing programs, corralling volunteers… it doesn’t always leave a tonne of time to read every last article on the...
What do you do when you have writer’s block?

What do you do when you have writer’s block?

A big part of my job is writing. Direct mail appeals. Web copy. Blog posts. Stewardship reports. Email appeals. And so much more. But there are times when I just can’t do it. No matter how hard I try, there it is. That ever-daunting blank page. This week was one of...
How to boost your online fundraising in 2018

How to boost your online fundraising in 2018

We still have two months left in 2017, but it’s time to start thinking about trying something new with your fundraising tactics in 2018! Experimenting with some new digital strategies and fundraising techniques could make all the difference for your charity next year....
Ask a Nonprofit Manager: How do I know if the job is a fit?

Ask a Nonprofit Manager: How do I know if the job is a fit?

“Dear Manager,   I’ve been working at a small nonprofit in an entry-level position for a couple of years. I recently decided it was time to start looking for a new job and have been actively applying and interviewing for the past few months.   When I took my...