The CCVO 2016 Alberta Nonprofit Survey
Innovation and Capacity Building: How to enhance the potential of shared spaces and social purpose real estate in Canada
Tides Canada selects Program Consultant team to develop NCN Canada program
Roman Katsnelson and Erin McFarlane of KRD Consulting in Calgary, AB have been engaged to lead efforts to grow shared spaces and social purpose real estate in Canada
HR Innovations for Social Profit Organizations Video
Charmaine Hammond interviews HR Consultant Violet Poon about innovations in Human Resources (HR) for social profit organizations.
Capacity Building Books We Recommend
The Road Less TravelledBy Scott Peck, MD
By melding love, science, and religion into a primer on personal growth, M. Scott Peck launched his highly successful writing and lecturing career with this book. Even to this day, Peck remains at the forefront of spiritual psychology as a result of The Road Less Traveled. In the era of I'm OK, You're OK, Peck was courageous enough to suggest that "life is difficult" and personal growth is a "complex, arduous and lifelong task." His willingness to expose his own life stories as well as to share the intimate stories of his anonymous therapy clients creates a compelling and heartfelt narrative. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. (By Amazon)
Keeping Employees Engaged During Change, and Downsizing
Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday LifeBy Albert-laszlo Barabasi
In the book Linked, Albert-László Barabási, the nation’s foremost expert in the new science of networks, takes the reader on an intellectual adventure demonstrating that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than we may have previously thought. Linked tells the story of the true science of the future and of experiments in statistical mechanics on the internet, all vital parts of what would eventually be called the Barabási–Albert model. You can also watch Linked on Ted Talks at http://www.tedmed.com/talks/show?id=7282
Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back By Andrew Zolli
What causes one system to break down and another to rebound? Are we merely subject to the whim of forces beyond our control? Or, in the face of constant disruption, can we build better shock absorbers—for ourselves, our communities, our economies, and for the planet as a whole? Resilience sheds light on why some systems, people, and communities fall apart in the face of disruption and, ultimately, how they can learn to bounce back.
Reporting firsthand from the coral reefs of Palau to the back streets of Palestine, Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy relate breakthrough scientific discoveries, pioneering social and ecological innovations, and important new approaches to constructing a more resilient world. Zolli and Healy show how this new concept of resilience is a powerful lens through which we can assess major issues afresh: from business planning to social development, from urban planning to national energy security—circumstances that affect us all. (By Amazon)
Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)is a great resource for social profits. The SSIR
"informs and inspires millions of social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society-nonprofits, business, and government. With webinars, conferences, magazines, online articles, podcasts, and more, SSIR bridges research, theory, and practice on a wide range of topics, including human rights, impact investing, and nonprofit business models. SSIR is published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University.(source: SSIR website)
To learn more, read articles and get great information, visit: http://ssir.org/about/overview
The Community toolbox ( http://ctb.ku.edu/en), http://sectorsource.ca/, http://www.nprcenter.org/ is an excellent source of “how-to” resources for social profits, about everything from how to write a strategic plan, how to design a workshop, how and when to write a press release.
The Tamarack website is a very useful resource for all things related to collective impact: http://tamarackcci.ca/
Shared Platforms: innovative model for emerging projects that fosters collaboration and eliminates administrative barriers, allowing all involved to better focus on their community work
Learn how Shared Platforms can help social profits collaborate, and nurture emerging leadership. This guidebook provides information about Shared Platforms, sample tools, forms and Terms of Reference, and, the key elements of Shared Platforms http://theonn.ca/our-work/our-structures/shared-platforms/.
Building Corporate Relationships a Toolkit for Nonprofits
Building Corporate Relationships is an essential skillset for social profit organizations. This Toolkit produced by the Alberta Government is a wonderful resource to help your organization understand the steps to take in building corporate relationships.
FEDERAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT INCORPORATION CHECKLIST
Learn more about the steps in establishing your not for profit organization.