Archive for April, 2009

What’s being said about your organization in the wired world?

The wired world is also a viral world where blog posts, video clips, information and opinions can spread like wildfire. Many progressive organizations in the charitable sector are starting to engage social networking and electronic communication to connect donors and friends with their message and mission. But what happens when an event or opinion casts […]

Nominations Open for National Volunteer Award

Speaking of volunteers, I’d like to take a moment to thank the 2009 AFP NS conference organizing committee. Last week’s conference was excellent – a result of many hours of volunteer planning and hard work. Job well done! The government of Canada has announced a call for nominations for the 2009 Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award. […]


An esteemed colleague of mine once made the observation that the cosmetics industry is peppered with made-up words and phrases (what exactly IS Vitalastin?). It occurs to me that the same observation can be about about the technology industry and its many offshoots. Bletiquette, n: Blog etiquette. I thought I had brilliantly coined a new […]

Children and Families – Social Development Partnerships Program 2009 Call for Proposals

The Government of Canada, through the Children and Families component of the Social Development Partnerships Program (SDPP), invites not-for-profit organizations to apply for funding through Calls for Proposals. The SDPP is currently inviting proposals for contribution funding that support Canadian families, children/youth and other vulnerable populations. Funding is available for (up to a maximum of […]

Virtual Volunteering

Ten years ago, articles about the untapped potential of virtual volunteer opportunities were being published on Charity Village’s website, in Canadian FundRaiser magazine, and throughout other websites and publications frequented by those of us involved in the charitable sector. The realm of vitual volunteer opportunities being touted included: conducting on-line research providing professional consulting designing […]

To Blog, or not to Blog…that is the Question

Ten days. One-third of a month, almost one-thirtieth of a year. That’s how long it has been since my last blog posting. Which begs the question – to blog or not? Our blogging dilemma is not unique. As a subscriber to many blogs, I have realized that what often begins with the best of intentions, […]