September 2016 E-Bulletin

COCo Note

What do you guys do, anyway? Or, a Cheat Sheet of COCo Services

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, and we want you all to keep calling, so it seems as good a time as ever to remind you what your options are.

As the communications coordinator, I am acutely aware that some of our services are a little… hard to grasp! So, as we all collectively dive back into our work, here’s a little “cheat sheet” for what, exactly, COCo does. Read more.

Thinking about Doing Some Evaluation? Here's How to Get Started

Thinking about Doing Some Evaluation? Here’s How to Get Started

While having coffee with a friend the other day, she bemoaned her upcoming annual performance review. I suggested that she think of it as “me” time. Time set aside to talk exclusively about you and ideally, a space to invite feedback, discuss managing the challenges of the work and future direction. Many people dread evaluation, whether it’s Board evaluation, organizational evaluation or program evaluation, because we associate it with judgment and accountability. But like a staff performance review, it should be an organization’s “me” time — an opportunity to pause, consider how we’re doing, take stock of our achievements and celebrate.

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Understanding the Changes to Your NonProfit's Facebook Page

Understanding the Changes to Your NonProfit’s Facebook Page

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 the new changes mean, and here is what we have got so far.  Read more.

COCo Picks 

Get Inspired by These Communications Strategies By Local Groups

Get Inspired by These Communications Strategies By Local Groups

It’s hard to do great communications on a low budget. Many organizations struggle with investing in good photography, graphic design, and websites. Today, we wanted to point people towards a few, low-cost campaigns we have seen in the last few months that have felt really exciting, and inspirational. Let us know what you think!

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Training Available for Collective and Community Kitchens

Training Available for Collective and Community Kitchens

The coalition of collective kitchens in Quebec is offering trainings to equip participants, facilitators and organizations in starting and running of collective kitchens, with an empowerment focussed popular education approach. All workshops are available in French and English.  Read more.

Job Offers

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