Online Non-Profit Toolbox

The COCo Toolbox is a collection of practical tools for community groups and nonprofits. Other resources can be found on our social media and on our blog.  If your organization has a resource you would like to add to the toolbox, just let us know!

Search the toolbox by browsing the categories or by entering keywords in the search field below. Use quotes ” ” around more than one word to find an exact phrase. Scroll down to see the search results, as they appear below the categories shown,

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Introducing LabOA’s Social Innovation Hub

LabOA We launched Learning Organizations Laboratory (LabOA) in 2017 with our partner, Centraide du Grand Montréal. Our guiding question has been: how do we help community organizations to develop and strengthen capacities that foster learning at every level: Individuals Teams Organizations The wider community sector ecosystem The LabOA Social Innovation Hub In response to this […]

January 27, 2021

Welcome to Our New Communications Coordinator!

We are very excited to announce we have hired a new communications coordinator, nènè! They will be taking over producing our newsletter, social media content, and online resources, as Kira transitions out of that role. Here’s a little note from them for you to know more!

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December 10, 2020

Thinking Through Your Hiring Process

As you might have noticed, we just went through a hiring process or two here at COCo! We had to think hard both about how to do them well, and especially about how to adapt them to happen virtually. We know we’re not alone in thinking through the difficulties of a hiring process; in fact […]

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We’re Closing for the Holidays!

COCo will be closing our virtual doors from December 18th to January 10th. We will be back on email and phones as of January 11th.  In the meantime, we hope that you all also get some well deserved rest!

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December 3, 2020

Help us launch the LabOA Social Innovation Hub

If you are a part of a community organization in the Greater Montreal area, we invite you to help the LabOA Social Innovation Hub bring the learning organization to life with your responses to this survey.   Facing the complexity and uncertainty of the current health and social crises, now more than ever, community organizations […]

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November 12, 2020

An Update On Our Services

During the past six months, COCo has received an unprecedented number of requests from community groups. We are grateful for this interest, and also reaching the limits of our capacity to offer all of services groups are asking for!  As a result, we are trying to refocus our efforts on the two prongs of our […]

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November 4, 2020

Video: Women and Femmes of Colour in Community Organizations

Meet Iman,  a Black woman working in a Montreal nonprofit organization. Her journey represents the journey of many women and femmes of colour who shared their stories with us.  Our infographic describing the experiences of women of colour in the workplace resonated with thousands of people across the globe. We wanted to imagine an alternate […]

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September 9, 2020

Including Indigenous Perspectives in Your Organization

We were really excited to stumble on the Towards Braiding project.  The project looks at the troubled terrain of non-Indigenous people or organizations trying to develop relationships with Indigenous people. It is led by Elwood Jimmy and Vanessa Andreotti with Sharon Stein. Table of Contents Towards BraidingQuestions for Non-Indigenous OrganizationsRelationship To Colonial GovernmentsMore Resources Towards […]

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September 4, 2020

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