Entries by Kira Page

What is Data Literacy?

We’ve been thinking a lot this year about helping community groups become more data literate. What does it mean for a person or an organization to be data literate? What would they need to be able to do or understand? How could we teach those things? How could this skill serve community organizations? Would they […]

Toolkit on Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in the Workplace

We are long time admirers of AORTA, the Anti-oppression Resource and Training Alliance! They were an early inspiration for us when we started doing anti-oppression trainings, and we are always following their new tools. They have recently put out a guide that includes a series of activities that can help your workplace take a closer […]

Removing a Director from a Not-for-profit

Relationships within not-for-profits unfortunately sometimes break down. This post discusses the legal requirements to remove a director before the end of their term on the Board, when the director will not resign. Whether for a new not-for-profit or if your organization is reviewing its governing documents, it can feel awkward to discuss the process the […]

Changing Your Bylaws

You Need to Change Your By-laws? By-laws are legally binding rules that not-for-profits make to govern the way they function, including some key decision-making processes. This post reviews the general principles that apply when changing your bylaws. We’re publishing it in part because the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed some organizations to quickly change their by-laws. […]

Financial Management of NonProfits

Recently, our finance coordinator Philippe gave two webinars to members of the RQGE about financial management. Those trainings are now online! They cover questions like: Different roles in an organization in terms of financial management (staff, Board, bookkeeper, and auditor) Audited financial statements and other kinds of financial verification Difference between nonprofits and charities Reading […]

Resources About Facilitating Online

Like most of you, we have been on a fast learning curve about online facilitation, both for our own team and when working with groups. We thought we would share our favourite resources about online meetings – there are a lot out there, and they are not all made equal! Resources About Online Meetings The […]

Government Funding for NonProfits During COVID-19

CORRECTION: We had previously asserted that Revenue Quebec has pushed back the date for tax filings to July 31st, but the date is in fact June 1st. Read here for the latest information.   A lot of you are stressed right now. In addition to the energy, attention, and care many community groups are putting […]

Tips for Community Workers During COVID-19

We’ve been sifting through resources created for community workers during COVID-19 (there are a LOT!), and this is one of the stronger ones we found. It was created by UNICEF alongside the World Health Organization. The key question in this document is: What happens when people have too much information about a problem that makes […]

Basics of Contingency Planning for NonProfits

One of the small steps we have taken during the past few weeks is to think about contingency planning. We are by no means experienced or experts in this, but we thought we could share a bit in the hopes of inspiring your own community group to do some contingency planning of your own during […]