If you, like us, woke up with a jolt to a bunch of changes to your nonprofit’s Facebook Page this week, well… Welcome! Facebook has been slowly rolling out changes to the “Pages” feature since the Spring, and by now, most of us have transferred to the new system. We’ve been slowly figuring out what all […]
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About Kira Page
Kira is the Communications and Membership Engagement Coordinator at COCo, and trains organizations in conflict, anti-oppression, and communications.
Entries by Kira Page
More and more, social justice organizers are having to plan and act within rapidly changing environments. Characterized by shaky funding, increasingly complex social issues, and a quickening pace of work, this environment asks a lot of those who work in the non-profit sector, leaving many grassroots leaders feeling overwhelmed (and with good reason!). Finding ways to adapt […]
We will be away from July 24 until August 6. See you then!
Join COCo, Inter Pares, and the Réseau Québecois des Groupes Écologistes at the World Social Forum! For some organizations who want to live out their social justice values internally, a non-hierarchical management structure is the only way to go. Come to a panel with speakers from three organizations who are living this way to talk […]
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We are a pretty big fan of “by and for” resources– that is, resources that are made by the people they are about– and this resource on youth work is no exception. Built by youth working in youth-led organizations, it covers models of youth work, principles of youth engagement, and everything from youth charities to […]
Earlier this fall, we wrote a primer on PL56, or the “Lobbying Law”. As we wrote then, The original law was trying to address to a reality where private and corporate interests were able to drastically affect government policy while circumventing any form of democratic process, and it imposed heavy reporting standards for lobbyists. The […]
Welcome to COCo’s June 2016 E-Bulletin! COCo Note This past month, we’ve been writing about working conditions in non profits, and we’ve been floored by the response from our members and communities. We’ve collected some of those contributions here, but make sure to scroll down to hear about an exciting upcoming event! 10 Practical Ideas […]
We have been digging through the Art Bridges resource center and it is full of great resources for small, arts-based community groups– although most of them, including this one, are totally applicable to any grassroots organization. This interview is short and sweet, and we encourage you to check it out. “If you are drawn to […]
We’ve been digging through the Art Bridges resource centre recently, and finding a wealth of great resources for small, grassroots projects. We especially loved this interview about starting up community arts projects in rural and First Nations communities– but the advice is good for whatever kind of project you might be working on in that […]