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COCo Toolbox

The COCo Resource Toolbox is a collection of practical tools for community groups and nonprofits in Quebec. Our resources run the gamut from how to run effective meetings, how to train your Board of directors, to fundraising ideas for your nonprofit. Other resources can be found on our social media, on our blog, or on the French side of this toolbox.

SEARCH THE COCO TOOLBOX by entering key words in the search field below. D’autres outils sont disponibles en français ici.

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What is your conflict really about? The “Conflict Iceberg” Tool


Why do people have conflict? Being a third party to a conflict can be a confusing position. When people are angry and upset, they will describe their conflicts in ways that don’t make a lot of sense to those of us outside of it. In our work doing conflict mediation in nonprofit and activist groups […]

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June 28, 2018


5 Things We’ve Learnt About Social Media at COCo


For the past three years, COCo has been investing more thought and energy into our social media presence, and this week, COCo hit 2,500 likes on Facebook. For an organization of our size and resources, this is a big milestone! In celebration, we thought we would share 5 quick tips that have helped us increase […]

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May 31, 2018


An Anti-Racist Organizational Change Tool for Nonprofits


CommunityWise Resource Centre’s new tool addresses racism, inclusion, and diversity! Recently, CommunityWise Resource Centre created a very useful tool that addresses the importance of inclusion, diversity, difference, and equity and how these concepts can be used in the community sector and its importance. For those who do not know CommunityWise, it is a nonprofit centre […]

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May 9, 2018


Myth-Busting About Non-Profit Work


Tituba’s Revenge is New-York based organizing collective, who describe themselves as “group of anti-capitalist nonprofit workers who are majority queer women of color”. Their work is in conversation with the important interventions over the last decade (plus) about “getting real” about the realities of the nonprofit sector (notably, the work of the Incite Collective, here). […]

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May 1, 2018


Young Workers in Nonprofit Organizations: What we Know


Every year, we COCo tries to make a point of celebrating May 1st – International Workers’ Day- by talking about working conditions in the nonprofit sector. You can see some of those previous blog posts here and here.  Last year, Imagine Canada released a document that provided interesting observations about young people working in the nonprofit sector, […]

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The “Problem” Woman of Colour in NonProfit Organizations


The “Problem” Woman of Colour in the Workplace A couple of years ago, COCo discovered an earlier version of this tool, which depicts a common experience for women of colour (and especially Black women) working in the nonprofit sector. The diagram, which was originally developed in the United States, really struck us. It spoke to […]

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March 8, 2018


Grant Opportunity for Community Technology Projects


A grant recently caught our eye that we thought to share with our network, offered by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), a federal nonprofit. The Community Investment Program funds projects that innovative projects that support the development and/or enhancement of the internet for the benefit of all Canadians, including: Community access to the internet, […]

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February 5, 2018


Thinking about Land Acknowledgements? Here Are Some Resources


Recently, the COCo team put aside a few hours to dig into some questions that have been on our minds for a while. One of those questions was how COCo wants to integrate land acknowledgements– that is, recognizing the indigenous territories where we do our work- into our meetings, facilitation, and events. Our conversation about […]

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Donated Computers for NonProfits & Charities


A new resource is now available in Montreal for nonprofits in charities looking to get refurbished and donated computers and laptops. The equipment is either free, or costs up to $100, and applications can be made on their website, here. The organization bottomlining this initiative is the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), a non-profit organization founded […]

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January 11, 2018


Video: Panel on Cultural Appropriation and Systemic Racism


In mid November, Montreal Arts Interculturels (MAI) organized, with COCo’s support, a bilingual panel on cultural appropriation and other kinds of systemic racism in arts and culture (following a racist performance in our own building, elaborated here). The panel was sold out weeks in advance, and so we hosted a livestream of the event. That […]

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November 30, 2017


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