Entries by Commun-IT

Is your not-for-profit organization looking for office space?

Affordable Office Space for Non-Profits The Catholic Center is a 20,000 square foot multi-tenant center, located in a historic building in downtown Montreal. The Center is situated at the corner of de Maisonneuve West and Saint Marc streets, a few steps from the Guy metro station and directly on the De Maisonneuve bike lane. The […]

4 Things You Can Do To Get New Funders Now

These days, community organizations need more funding, period, and they also need to diversify their funding sources, so that they can survive in a rapidly changing funding landscape. Doing that fundraising can be daunting, and the result is that many organizations feel stuck before they’ve even begun. Here are four tips to make getting started […]

Mind the Gap: Ideas & Resources for Meeting ICT Needs

Last week we posted results from our ICT Needs Assessment survey, with our analysis and insights. In particular, we highlighted three needs that were expressed throughout the survey: integration and maintenance, training, and strategy. Our primary goal for this survey was to reassess the tech needs of Quebec-based community groups and the landscape of available […]

Here’s What We Know About How Community Groups Use Technology in Quebec

Commun-IT, COCo’s own community technology wing, just wrapped up an exciting survey process where we asked organizations  across Quebec to help us better understand the ICT needs of the community sector. ICT — or Information and Communication Technology, refers to the tech tools we use to communicate with one another and our members, and to organize […]

December 2016 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s December 2016 E-bulletin! COCo Note Letting the Light In We know many organizations have been feeling overwhelmed by the seeming endless news rolling in: the now obvious shifts in the US, the abandonment of Indigenous women in Val d’Or, the drastic cuts to welfare at the same time as a budgetary surplus is […]

November 2016 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s November 2016 E-bulletin! COCo Note We’ve Got some News about Anti-Oppression at COCo! Over the last decade, we’ve come back often to the idea of anti-oppression—a word that we understand as a set of tools for thinking about how social justice is lived in organizations and in relationships. For us, we want to […]

October 2016 E-bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s October 2016 E-bulletin! COCo Note Let’s Smash the Overhead Myth When you’re a grant writer, rejection is nothing new. Like actors, it is a routine part of the job. But last year, I received a rejection phone call from a foundation that left me truly astonished. “We loved your project, and think you’re […]

September 2016 E-Bulletin

Welcome to COCo’s September 2016 E-bulletin! COCo Note What do you guys do, anyway? Or, a Cheat Sheet of COCo Services In the past week, we’ve gotten calls from 14 organizations looking to work with us, and another 9 looking for information, advice, and guidance for the problems they’re facing in their organizations. That is amazing, […]

Apply for an Innoweave Cloud Computing Grant!

If you’re interested in web-based technology and cloud computing for your organization, you could get an implementation grant from Innoweave to work with one of their registered coaches. Parker and Spencer (from Commun-IT) are both registered coaches with Innoweave. Innoweave provides small grants to help organizations access the coaching that they require to implement a new […]