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Increasingly, voluntary organizations recognize that playing an active role in influencing government policy is key to achieving their missions. At the same time, government acknowledges that the voluntary sector has a valuable and crucial role to play in shaping effective public policy. Yet many voluntary boards of directors face challenges regarding how to engage in policy dialogue and often lack in the skill set to do so successfully. In response to this need Volunteer Canada developed this manual to build capacity and support voluntary organizations and their boards of directors in their policy dialogue efforts.
Source: Volunteer Canada, 2003, 59 pages; copy available in PSOC Resource Library.
This toolkit provides advice on how to become a better advocate for the arts and culture in Canada.
Source: Canadian Conference for the Arts, 2007, 11 pages.
The “Be H.I.P.P: Have Influence on Public Policy” manual and supporting e-learning module was generously funded by Human Resources Development of Canada (HRDC) and was designed by YMCA Canada to help YMCA leaders and voluntary sector leaders to increase their understanding of the structure, processes, priorities and key players of local, provincial and federal governments in addition to providing tools for developing and influencing public policy strategy.
Source: YMCA Canada, 2003, 84 pages; copy available in Resource Library.
This 2-hour self-guided e-learning module, also called “BE H.I.P.P. - Have Influence on Public Policy,” will assist voluntary sector leaders and future voluntary sector leaders in increasing their knowledge and understanding of public policy.
Source: YMCA Canada website
For articles on engagement, public and sector, go to the "Engagement' category.
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide website, created in 2002 with the goal of capturing, organizing, disseminating and promoting the use of knowledge in the nonprofit sector, was redesigned in 2007 with additional interactive features.
The site focuses on nine topic areas: advocacy, evaluation, financial management, fundraising, governance, marketing and communications, organizational management, technology and volunteer management.
This guide demonstrates the many ways charitable organizations can use lobbying to advance their causes in federal, state, and local legislatures. This guide to advocacy is of benefit for organizations already engaged in policy work and a resource for those that want to get started.
Source: Independent Sector (by Bob Smucker), 1999, 144 pages. The guide is now out of print, but can be downloaded.
This website provides extensive resources and links to information on volunteering and volunteer management.
Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 10 p. Revised January 2001.
Forming a partnership is a strategic decision: Explores the various aspects of partnership from start to finish.
Lynn Eakin, November 2006, 3 pages
A self-guided workbook provided by the Wild Rose Foundation, a lottery funded agency created by the Government of Alberta in November of 1984. Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture is the Ministry responsible for the Wild Rose Foundation. Learn the steps involved in self-assessment, establishing compatibility, writing a partnership agreement, evaluating and enhancing the partnership, and conflict management.
This on-line 'jargon finder' provided by The Communciations Network is designed to help you keep your writing and speaking free of jargon.
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide website, created in 2002 with the goal of capturing, organizing, disseminating and promoting the use of knowledge in the nonprofit sector, was redesigned in 2007 with additional interactive features.
The site focuses on nine topic areas: advocacy, evaluation, financial management, fundraising, governance, marketing and communications, organizational management, technology and volunteer management.
Source: Prepared for the Cabinet Office (UK) by the Central Office for Information (COI), June 2009, 40 pages.
Although targeted to UK Government employees, this guide features useful advice for press officers; marketers; internal communicators; and policy officials, as well as signposting where to go for expert advice on using social media in your work.
Use the questions in this brief to collect information to develop your public engagement strategy or when procuring experts to assist with your initiative.
Source: Central Office for Information (COI), accessed September 13, 2009, 6 pages.
Ontario Trillium Foundation evaluation tip sheet covering why and when to evaluate, developing an evaluation plan and fundamentals of evaluation. 2 pages.
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide website, created in 2002 with the goal of capturing, organizing, disseminating and promoting the use of knowledge in the nonprofit sector, was redesigned in 2007 with additional interactive features.
The site focuses on nine topic areas: advocacy, evaluation, financial management, fundraising, governance, marketing and communications, organizational management, technology and volunteer management.
This guide, developed by Imagine Canada, outlines the fundamental methods and steps for conducting project evaluation.
Author: Fataneh Zarinpoush –  Imagine Canada, 2006, 98 pages.
Copy available in PSOC Resource Library.
This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. It was written primarily for project directors who have direct responsibility for the ongoing evaluation of W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded projects.
This online resource provided by SportWeb provides detailed information on all the components of planning and implementing sports event of a local, regional, provincial and national level.
Developed by the Pillar Nonprofit Network. 2008 - 25 pages
A primer on community events to raise awareness about preventing child injury by protecting the ones you love, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
30 pages
To help you reach a better understanding of the basics of accounting, this booklet introduces and defines the more common accounting terms.
Source: Certified General Accountants of Ontario, 30 p., December 2007
Effective financial record-keeping and management are common threads in all successful organizations. Developed by BC’s VanCity Credit Union, with Citizen’s Bank and HRSD Canada support. 100 p., 2007
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management, a professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission offers Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Financial Management and Risk Management.
An on-line guide of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).
Carter McNamara's Free Management on-line library provides resources to help you conduct business over the Internet including marketing and selling products.
Pressures and downturns in the local and global economy are requiring all not-for-profits to ever more closely and carefully manage their cash resources in uncertain times. This handbook provides guidance to senior staff and boards on ways to improve cashflow in these uncertain economic times, from working with allied professionals to managing payables and receivables, as well as working with donors. Developed by BC’s VanCity Credit Union, with Citizen’s Bank and HRSD Canada support. 16 p., 2008
The Charity Village Resource Library offers a series of relevant articles on financial and investment management.
This handbook helps organizations make finance an area of strength and promotes financial literacy for board, staff and volunteers. Developed by BC’s VanCity Credit Union, with Citizen’s Bank and HRSD Canada support. 76 p., 2007
A self-guided workbook from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, and developed in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation. 92 p. Revised 2000.
Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 6 p. 2007.
Not-for-Profit Directors Alert published by Chartered Accountants of Canada.  May 2010
This simple bookkeeping package is intended to answer most questions regarding record keeping, as well as provide assistance in properly managing funds.  
Source: Certified General Accountants of Ontario, 38 p. Revised June 2007
The legal and regulatory environment within which all nonprofits, and particularly charities, operate in Canada is a complex and confusing - albeit necessary - component of effective organization management. Developed by BC’s VanCity Credit Union, with Citizen’s Bank and HRSD Canada support. 84 p., 2007
Not-for-Profit Directors Alert published by Chartered Accountants of Canada.  March 2011
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide website, created in 2002 with the goal of capturing, organizing, disseminating and promoting the use of knowledge in the nonprofit sector, was redesigned in 2007 with additional interactive features.
The site focuses on nine topic areas: advocacy, evaluation, financial management, fundraising, governance, marketing and communications, organizational management, technology and volunteer management.
This document summarizes the new CICA standards related to the accounting for and disclosures related to financial instruments;
Source: Ernst & Young, March 2008, 7 p.
This document summarizes the new CICA standards related to the accounting for and disclosures for financial instruments with respect to the impact on not-for-profit entities
Source: Ernst & Young, 5 p.
This on-line guide and tutorial offered by the Foundation Center provides the basics of developing a project budget, including overhead costs, employee fringe benefits, and links to sample budget templates.
See results of mileage allowance survey conducted by SAO in Fall of 2007. 
Board Development: Understanding Financial Statements - Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & Wild Rose Foundation. 8 p. September 2004.
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management, a professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission offers Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Financial Management and Risk Management.
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide website, created in 2002 with the goal of capturing, organizing, disseminating and promoting the use of knowledge in the nonprofit sector, was redesigned in 2007 with additional interactive features.
The site focuses on nine topic areas: advocacy, evaluation, financial management, fundraising, governance, marketing and communications, organizational management, technology and volunteer management.
This booklet, by Dr. Richard Leblanc, LL M and Hugh Lindsay, FCA, CIP, explores the challenges faced by Not-for-profit Organizations in recruiting the right people to serve on their boards, as well as the importance of director education and development and regular assessment of the board and its members.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 44 p. February 2010
This booklet, by Jane Burke-Robertson, B.SOC. SCI., LL.B., is designed to help directors understand their fiduciary duty.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 32 p. 2009
This booklet briefly discusses the key areas of governance in a not-for-profit organization. It is intended to be useful, not only to prospective, new and experienced directors, but also to nominating committees and the organizers of director orientation and training sessions.
Source: Chartered Accountants of Canada, 36 p. January 2007
Copy available in SPORT4ONTARIO Resource Library
This booklet, by Adrienne Campbell, LL.B., was commissioned to assist not-for-profit boards in discharging their responsibility for the stewardship of the human resources of their organizations.
It is intended to assist directors of not-for-profit organizations with their key responsibilities: hiring, evaluating and planning for the succession of the executive director or chief staff person; setting the compensation of the executive director and approving the compensation philosophy of the organization; and overseeing the human resources policies and practices of the organization as a whole.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 28 p. March 2011
This booklet, by Dr Hugh Lindsay, FCA, CIP, was written to help members of not-for-profit boards of directors understand their responsibility for the oversight of risk. The document explains what “risk” and “risk management” mean, describes how risks can be identified and managed, and provides guidance for boards on how to carry out their oversight responsibilities.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 44 p. March 2009
This booklet, by Richard J. Berrow, B.A., LL.B., is designed to help directors understand the protection available to them under corporate indemnification and directors’ and officers’ insurance. It is intended primarily to help individual directors but boards may also wish to use it for orientation and discussion. Although this publication focuses on for-profit Directors, we believe that you will find it of value.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 32 p. 2008

This comprehensive guide, developed with the Central and Eastern European Working Group on Nonprofit Governance and published by the European Center for Not-For-Profit Law (www.ecnl.org), outlines the basic principles of good governance and offers practical tips for their implementation. Author: Marilyn Wyatt, 2004.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management, a professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission offers Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Financial Management and Risk Management.
This guide begins with the question, “What does it mean to govern?” The peer learning circle methodology we recommend for exploring this issue helps board members tap into their collective understanding to come up with answers. Ultimately, this process of reflection, discussion and discovery creates new ways of working together for board members. It leads to innovative thinking and strategic decision making. The board gains a broader perspective on its role and that of the organization in responding to the external environment.
Authors: Keith Seel, Andree Iffrig – Mount Royal College, Institute for Nonprofit Studies, 2006, 44 pages
Copy available in PSOC Resource Library
Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 4 p. October 1995.
Carver Policy Governance Model - PolicyGovernance.Com - The authoritative website for the Carver Policy Governance Model.
Board Development: Developing Job Descriptions for Board Members of Nonprofit Organizations - A self-guided workbook from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, and developed in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation. 57 p. Revised 1997.
An online learning tool developed through the Alberta Voluntary Sector Insurance Council.
A guidebook prepared for the Alberta Voluntary Sector Insurance Council. 19 pages.
A guidebook from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, and developed in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation. 128 p. Revised 2004.
Board Development: Effective Organizations Call for Effective Chairs - Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 8 p. August 1995.
As part of United Way of York Region's continuing efforts to build capacity in the local non-profit sector, they have, in partnership with The Ontario Trillium Foundation, produced Effective Practices for Non-Profits, which outlines effective practices for dealing with some of the more common issues that face many non-profit organizations: Executive Director Performance Appraisal, Recruiting Board Members From Diverse Ethnic Communities, and Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Organizations.
Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 6 p. Revised September 2002.
Board Development: Evaluating Your Executive Director's Performance - Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 8 p. Revised January 2001. 
A self-guided workbook from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, and developed in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation. 92 p. Revised 2000.
Free Complete Toolkit for Boards - On-line library offering extensive materials and links that apply to both nonprofit and for-profit Boards in the Canada and the USA.
This on-line learning course about effective board practices is from Mentoring Canada, a resource center developed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca).
These guidelines are intended to assist members of boards, CEOs and managers of sporting organizations to develop, implement and maintain a robust system of governance that fits the particular circumstances of their sport, provide the mechanisms for an entity to establish and maintain an ethical culture through committed self-regulatory approach, and provide members and stakeholders with benchmarks against which to gauge the entity’s performance.
Source: Australian Sports Commission, 27 pages.
This booklet is intended to: help volunteers better understand their role in governance; guide organizations in their desire to balance transparency and accountability; and provide guidance to grassroots organizations as they grow and mature.
Source: Certified General Accountants of Ontario, 34 p. February 2008
Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 8 p. Revised January 2001
This booklet outlines the methods of parliamentary-style meeting management - methods commonly used by volunteer organizations and governing bodies.
Source: Certified General Accountants of Ontario, 28 p. Revised February 2008
Not-for-Profit Directors Alert published by Chartered Accountants of Canada.  May 2010
This booklet, by Brian Rosenbaum, LL.B., is a supplement to 20 Questions Directors Should Ask about Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Indemnification and Insurance.
Source: Chartered Accountants of Canada, 12 p. 2009
Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 6 p. Revised January 2001.
Not-for-Profit Directors Alert published by Chartered Accountants of Canada.  March 2011
This website, by Charity Channel, offers numerous articles on nonprofit boards and governance.
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide website, created in 2002 with the goal of capturing, organizing, disseminating and promoting the use of knowledge in the nonprofit sector, was redesigned in 2007 with additional interactive features.
The site focuses on nine topic areas: advocacy, evaluation, financial management, fundraising, governance, marketing and communications, organizational management, technology and volunteer management.
A self-guided workbook from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, and developed in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation. 96 p. Revised 1999.
Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations (Rights, Duties and Practices) - ©Industry Canada, 2002 - designed to assist Directors of nonprofit Canadian corporations in doing a good job as well as protect themselves from potential claims arising from their actions or decisions.
This guide outlines principles of ethical conduct, accountability, and transparency for the U.S. nonprofit community.  The Guide outlines 33 practices designed to support board members and staff leaders of every charitable organization as they work to improve their own operations.  Released in October 2007, the Guide was developed over a three-year period by The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, an independent effort by charities and foundations comprised of 24 nonprofit and philanthropic leaders in the U.S., and spearheaded by the organization Independent Sector.  Nonprofits throughout the U.S. shared their feedback and ideas for the guidelines through national teleconferences, open public comment periods, the Panel website, and field hearings held in 15 cities across the U.S. 
Source: Panel on the Nonprofit Sector: Convened by the Independent Sector, October 2007.
A self-guided workbook from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, and developed in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation. 133 p. Revised 1997.
Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 12 p. 2007.
Board Development: So You Want to be a Board Member - Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development and Grant MacEwan College. 6 p. September 2002.
Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 6 p. Revised January 2001.
This website provides extensive resources and links to information on volunteering and volunteer management.
Although this is a BC resource, this document, funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia, coordinated and funded by Volunteer Vancouver and printed by the people's Law School is a good reference tool.
2000, 76 pages; hardcopy in Resource Library
Abstract: “In this article, 11 executives who have played leadership roles in both for-profits and nonprofits reveal the critical differences between the two, and suggest ways that business and nonprofit leaders can use this information to create a more effective social sector"
Authors: Les Silverman and Lynn Taliento.
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2006, 9 pages.
2007 - Produced by CAAWS in partnership with 2010 Legacies Now, this resource provides both organizations and women who are interested in serving boards, with practical resources to ensure strong representation and leadership from women at the board level.
This booklet, by Dr. Richard Leblanc, LL M and Hugh Lindsay, FCA, CIP, explores the challenges faced by Not-for-profit Organizations in recruiting the right people to serve on their boards, as well as the importance of director education and development and regular assessment of the board and its members.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 44 p. February 2010
2003 - The 7 Steps to Board and Director Evaluation prepared for the Canadian Co-operative Association and its members by Debra L. Brown and David A.H. Brown, LMS Life Management Strategies Inc.
This on-line guide by S. Joseph Levine, Ph.D  of Michigan State University provides excellent writing tips and examples of all aspects of a grant proposal.
Non-profit guides are free Web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. The guides are designed to assist established US-based non-profits through the grant-writing process.
This on-line guide and tutorial offered by the Foundation Center provides the basics of developing a project budget, including overhead costs, employee fringe benefits, and links to sample budget templates.
This short on-line guide and tutorial provided by the Foundation Center describes how to prepare of the various components of a funding proposal, and includes planning, research, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors.
The Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC) and The Health Communication Unit (THCU) have collaborated on the development of a proposal writing manual which has been designed as a stand-alone, self-directed program, accessible to all. The manual is designed to assist not for profit organizations plan and prepare winning proposals. It has six modules, one for each step in the proposal development process.
The Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC) and The Health Communication Unit (THCU) have collaborated on the development of an on-line proposal writing course which has been designed as a stand-alone, self-directed program, accessible to all. The purpose of this online course is to help not for profit organizations plan and prepare winning proposals. It has six modules, one for each step in the proposal development process.
This booklet, by Adrienne Campbell, LL.B., was commissioned to assist not-for-profit boards in discharging their responsibility for the stewardship of the human resources of their organizations.
It is intended to assist directors of not-for-profit organizations with their key responsibilities: hiring, evaluating and planning for the succession of the executive director or chief staff person; setting the compensation of the executive director and approving the compensation philosophy of the organization; and overseeing the human resources policies and practices of the organization as a whole.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 28 p. March 2011
As part of United Way of York Region's continuing efforts to build capacity in the local non-profit sector, they have, in partnership with The Ontario Trillium Foundation, produced Effective Practices for Non-Profits, which outlines effective practices for dealing with some of the more common issues that face many non-profit organizations: Executive Director Performance Appraisal, Recruiting Board Members From Diverse Ethnic Communities, and Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Organizations.
Board Development: Evaluating Your Executive Director's Performance - Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 8 p. Revised January 2001. 
Sample form to use to evaluate the executive director’s performance from Blue avocado.

Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) by Dan Stapleton, CAE. 2006, 35 p.

Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 8 p. Revised January 2001
A self-guided workbook from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, and developed in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation. 96 p. Revised 1999.
This bulletin discusses the rights and duties of employers with respect to probationary employees, and provides some guidance concerning how to properly implement the probationary period in order to assist in protecting the employer from potential liability.
Carters.ca Charity Law Bulletin No.168, June 24, 2009 by Barry W. Kwasniewski, B.B.A., LL.B., January 24, 2009, 5 pages.
A self-guided workbook from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, and developed in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation. 133 p. Revised 1997.
The Calgary HR Initiative released a new report on nonprofit human resources entitled The Myths and Realities of the Workforce Crunch in Non-Profits. The report addresses recent research suggesting a 50% pay gap between equivalent positions in for-profit and nonprofit, as well as a 20% vacancy rate and 40% turnover rate in nonprofit employment. While the paper focuses on what this means for Alberta nonprofits, the information is broad in spectrum and identifies popular myths regarding nonprofit employment. 7 p. November 24, 2008
This bulletin addresses important issues concerning the extent of an employee’s duty to mitigate, or reduce, damages for wrongful dismissal raised in two recent decisions, reviews these principles and provides some guidance to the employers and employees for charities and non-profit organizations faced with this situation.
Carters.ca Charity Law Bulletin No.165, Apr. 29, 2009 by Barry W. Kwasniewski, B.B.A., LL.B; April 29, 2009, 6 pages.
This Bulletin set out the legal requirements for dismissing an employee, the risks and costs associated with a wrongful dismissal claim and some guidance on how to decrease the risk of facing a wrongful dismissal claim by a former employee.
Charity.ca Charity Law Bulletin No.153 by Barry W. Kwasniewski, B.B.A., LL.B.; January 20, 2009, 7 pages
The purpose of this Handbook is to provide both the layman and the professional with some general information on the nature of a not-for-profit corporation and guidelines on how to incorporate such a corporation in the province of Ontario.
This handbook has been prepared jointly by the Companies and Personal Property Security Branch of the Ministry of Government Services and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee for Ontario, Charitable Property Program of the Ministry of the Attorney General.
This booklet, by Richard J. Berrow, B.A., LL.B., is designed to help directors understand the protection available to them under corporate indemnification and directors’ and officers’ insurance. It is intended primarily to help individual directors but boards may also wish to use it for orientation and discussion. Although this publication focuses on for-profit Directors, we believe that you will find it of value.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 32 p. 2008
An online learning tool developed through the Alberta Voluntary Sector Insurance Council.
A guidebook prepared for the Alberta Voluntary Sector Insurance Council. 19 pages.
An online learning tool developed through the Alberta Voluntary Sector Insurance Council.
Prepared for the Alberta Voluntary Sector Insurance Council by the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. 34 p. 2006.
This booklet, by Brian Rosenbaum, LL.B., is a supplement to 20 Questions Directors Should Ask about Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Indemnification and Insurance.
Source: Chartered Accountants of Canada, 12 p. 2009
This booklet, by Jane Burke-Robertson, B.SOC. SCI., LL.B., is designed to help directors understand their fiduciary duty.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 32 p. 2009
This bulletin discusses the rights and duties of employers with respect to probationary employees, and provides some guidance concerning how to properly implement the probationary period in order to assist in protecting the employer from potential liability.
Carters.ca Charity Law Bulletin No.168, June 24, 2009 by Barry W. Kwasniewski, B.B.A., LL.B., January 24, 2009, 5 pages.
Although this is a BC resource, this document, funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia, coordinated and funded by Volunteer Vancouver and printed by the people's Law School is a good reference tool.
2000, 76 pages; hardcopy in Resource Library
This bulletin addresses important issues concerning the extent of an employee’s duty to mitigate, or reduce, damages for wrongful dismissal raised in two recent decisions, reviews these principles and provides some guidance to the employers and employees for charities and non-profit organizations faced with this situation.
Carters.ca Charity Law Bulletin No.165, Apr. 29, 2009 by Barry W. Kwasniewski, B.B.A., LL.B; April 29, 2009, 6 pages.
This Bulletin set out the legal requirements for dismissing an employee, the risks and costs associated with a wrongful dismissal claim and some guidance on how to decrease the risk of facing a wrongful dismissal claim by a former employee.
Charity.ca Charity Law Bulletin No.153 by Barry W. Kwasniewski, B.B.A., LL.B.; January 20, 2009, 7 pages
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide website, created in 2002 with the goal of capturing, organizing, disseminating and promoting the use of knowledge in the nonprofit sector, was redesigned in 2007 with additional interactive features.
The site focuses on nine topic areas: advocacy, evaluation, financial management, fundraising, governance, marketing and communications, organizational management, technology and volunteer management.
Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development, Grant MacEwan College & The Muttart Foundation. 8 p. Revised August 2001.
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide website, created in 2002 with the goal of capturing, organizing, disseminating and promoting the use of knowledge in the nonprofit sector, was redesigned in 2007 with additional interactive features.
The site focuses on nine topic areas: advocacy, evaluation, financial management, fundraising, governance, marketing and communications, organizational management, technology and volunteer management.
This guide discusses planning tools - strategic, business and financial planning and feasibility studies - for nonprofits.
Score® Counsellors to America's Small Business. 2006, 36 p.
 
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management, a professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission offers Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Financial Management and Risk Management.
The Bridgespan Group offers Business Planning for Nonprofits: What it is and why it matters by Kelly Campbell & Betsy Haley. 27 p. February 2006.
Charity Village is Canada's supersite for the nonprofit sector --- 3,000 pages of news, training, jobs, information and resources for executives, staffers, donors, and volunteers. This particular sections has dozens of articles on Strategic Planning.
As part of United Way of York Region's continuing efforts to build capacity in the local non-profit sector, they have, in partnership with The Ontario Trillium Foundation, produced Effective Practices for Non-Profits, which outlines effective practices for dealing with some of the more common issues that face many non-profit organizations: Executive Director Performance Appraisal, Recruiting Board Members From Diverse Ethnic Communities, and Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Organizations.
Originally written for governmental agencies, this clear and easy to understand workbook is a useful tool for organizations working through the strategic planning process.
Source: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador: Transparency and Accountability Office – 2006, 32 p.
The National Endowment for the Arts offers a Lessons Learned Toolsite -- a comprehensive compendium of planning advice from a variety of professional arts consultants.
The Northeast Centre for Healthy Communities, recognizing that planning skills are essential for groups that aim to improve the health of individuals, organizations and communities, created a planning facilitation guide, The Road to Action: A Facilitator's Guide for Group Planning in 2004. Designed for use by the Board Chair/President, project leader or facilitator to guide a group through a series of activities that results in an action plan and, ultimately, in the group's ability to get work done and achieve its goals.
Board Development: Strategic Planning and Governance - Information Bulletin from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture and sponsored by Alberta Community Development and Grant MacEwan College. 6 p. September 2002.
This Strategic Planning Manual was developed by Frank Martinelli of the Center for Public Skills Training.
 Innonet is a nonprofit organization working to share planning and evaluation tools and know-how. They provide consulting, training, and free online tools for nonprofits and funders.
This guide, developed by Imagine Canada, outlines the fundamental methods and steps for conducting project evaluation.
Author: Fataneh Zarinpoush –  Imagine Canada, 2006, 98 pages.
Copy available in PSOC Resource Library.
This booklet, by Jane Burke-Robertson, B.SOC. SCI., LL.B., is designed to help directors understand their fiduciary duty.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 32 p. 2009
This booklet, by Dr Hugh Lindsay, FCA, CIP, was written to help members of not-for-profit boards of directors understand their responsibility for the oversight of risk. The document explains what “risk” and “risk management” mean, describes how risks can be identified and managed, and provides guidance for boards on how to carry out their oversight responsibilities.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 44 p. March 2009
This booklet, by Richard J. Berrow, B.A., LL.B., is designed to help directors understand the protection available to them under corporate indemnification and directors’ and officers’ insurance. It is intended primarily to help individual directors but boards may also wish to use it for orientation and discussion. Although this publication focuses on for-profit Directors, we believe that you will find it of value.
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 32 p. 2008
The Alliance for Nonprofit Management, a professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission offers Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Board Development, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Financial Management and Risk Management.
An online learning tool developed through the Alberta Voluntary Sector Insurance Council.
A guidebook prepared for the Alberta Voluntary Sector Insurance Council. 19 pages.
This booklet, by Brian Rosenbaum, LL.B., is a supplement to 20 Questions Directors Should Ask about Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Indemnification and Insurance.
Source: Chartered Accountants of Canada, 12 p. 2009

The creation of this Guide was inspired by lessons learned from a national Risk Management Project (RMP) which involved conducting in-depth risk assessments with eight national sport organizations, one multi-sport organization, and one medium-sized, Ottawa-based sport club. Funded by Sport Canada, this project was coordinated by the Centre for Sport and Law on behalf of the True Sport Secretariat, and generated important insight into how sport organizations can anticipate, plan for and manage the risks they face on a daily basis. Of note, this comprehensive approach to risk management took into account the sport organization’s values and in so doing, empowered the participants to consider ways to not only minimize risks, but also to seek out new opportunities. This Guide allows the knowledge from this national project to be transferred to the local level of community sport.

2010 Legacies Now – 116 p.

The 2008 booklet outlines the essential steps for screening persons applying to work as volunteers.
Public Safety Canada - 27 pages.
An online learning tool developed through the Alberta Voluntary Sector Insurance Council.
Find out what right employers, volunteer recruiters, regulators, landlords and educational institutions have to demand a police report about your past activities.
Source: Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario, 2007, 6 pages
This website provides extensive resources and links to information on volunteering and volunteer management.
Screening information and resources provided by Volunteer Alberta.
Great resource from the Ottawa and District Hockey Association.
Want to learn where your website visitors come from, how they navigate your site and how they become customers?  This free tool from Google helps businesses improve their online results.
An Internet Dictionary with thousands of terms from the online world of business, technology & communication. Several categories including acronyms, online jargon, text messaging shorthand, and emoticons. :-)
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide website, created in 2002 with the goal of capturing, organizing, disseminating and promoting the use of knowledge in the nonprofit sector, was redesigned in 2007 with additional interactive features.
The site focuses on nine topic areas: advocacy, evaluation, financial management, fundraising, governance, marketing and communications, organizational management, technology and volunteer management.
NTEN collaborates with partners worldwide to bring you research, articles, surveys, and other original documents about important issues in nonprofit technology.
A self-guided workbook from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, and developed in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation. 133 p. Revised 1997.
TechSoup Stock is a philanthropy service that provides technological products for nonprofit organizations.  This service is a unique collaboration with corporate and nonprofit technology providers. Thanks to their partners' generous product donations and discounts, TechSoup Stock is able to facilitate and distribute multiple product philanthropy programs in a centralized, Web-based platform.
TechSoup Canada provides access to software donations from over 25 major technology providers, on-line resources and community support.
An online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions.
A one-page tip sheet provided by Volunteer Alberta.
The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide website, created in 2002 with the goal of capturing, organizing, disseminating and promoting the use of knowledge in the nonprofit sector, was redesigned in 2007 with additional interactive features.
The site focuses on nine topic areas: advocacy, evaluation, financial management, fundraising, governance, marketing and communications, organizational management, technology and volunteer management.
A self-guided workbook from the Board Development Program located within Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, and developed in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation. 133 p. Revised 1997.
The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement is a road map for voluntary organizations, large or small, that proposes strategies to effectively involve volunteers. 2006, 21 p.
This website, a project of Volunteer Hamilton, offer introductory, practitioner and advanced on-line tools, organizational training, assistance and listening.
This website provides extensive resources and links to information on volunteering and volunteer management.
Screening information and resources provided by Volunteer Alberta.
Although this is a BC resource, this document, funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia, coordinated and funded by Volunteer Vancouver and printed by the people's Law School is a good reference tool.
2000, 76 pages; hardcopy in Resource Library
2002 - This toolkit, produced by the Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres (OAYEC), addresses the planning phase of a volunteer program, the implementation phase, the placement of volunteer youth and evaluation and concludes with a look at youth volunteerism in the future. 22 pages.
October 2002 - Appendices (templates) for this toolkit. 16 pages.

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