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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Canadian Donations to Charity are Declining

A couple of weeks ago, Canada Helps and Imagine Canada released a report on trends in “charitable giving” (i.e. donations to charities) among Canadians. You can download the full report here, and in the meantime, here are some interesting highlights according to us! Donation Rates and Amounts Are Going Down The main finding in the […]

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December 2, 2018

The Oppression Tree: Facilitation Tool

The Oppression Tree Tool The “oppression tree” is a metaphor COCo uses in our anti-oppression training with community organizations. Over the years, it has spread around the city, and we are excited to see more and more people using it! In this metaphor, The leaves and the branches are the outcomes and impacts of oppression. For […]

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November 6, 2018

Merging Organizations: 6 Insights from the Depot Community Food Centre

The NDG Food Depot Story In 2015, three organizations in Montreal West merged to create one of the leading Canadian organizations in food security. Together, the NDG Food Depot, Boite à Lunch and Action Communiterre became The Depot Community Food Centre. Since then, the Depot was the first organization in Quebec to be recognized Good […]

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November 1, 2018

Updated Legal Information on Annual General Meetings

We Updated Our Legal Information on Annual General Meetings Over the last year, we have been working on updating some of our online legal information. Since we initially launched our legal information sheets for nonprofit organizations, there have been many changes to the best practices and legal structures in place for nonprofit organizations. The first […]

August 27, 2018

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

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