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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 11, 2018

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