Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success

Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success

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Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success by Alan Broadbent

Non-profits are big business. As the sector expands to embrace new issues, there is increased pressure for accountability, relevancy, and efficiency. Practitioners are expected to be experts in a variety of fields. In Five Good Ideas , forty professionals from successful non-profits large and small offer information, strategies for action, and management solutions that are easy to implement and will improve how organizations function.

Alan Broadbent is the chair of Avana Capital, Tides Canada Foundation, and Maytree, and is the author of Urban Nation.

Ratna Omidvar is the president of Maytree and is The Globe and Mail 's 2010 Nation Builder of the Decade for Citizenship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781552452462
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alan Broadbent: Alan Broadbent is the chair and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation and the chair of Maytree. He also serves as the chair of the Tides Canada Foundation and Happy Planet Foods and is a member of the Governors’ Council of the Toronto Public Library, a senior fellow at Massey College, a member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Alan is the author of the book Urban Nation.
Ratna Omidvar: Ratna Omidvar is the president of Maytree. She also serves as a director of the Toronto City Summit Alliance and is the chair of the board of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. Ratna was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2006, and in 2010 was named the Globe and Mail 's Nation Builder of the Decade for Citizenship.

Table of Contents

Foreword Craig Kielburger vii

Introduction Alan Broadbent xi

1 Leadership and Vision

Reimagining Your Organization Nick Saul 3

Leadership Rocco Rossi 10

Institutional Change Alok Mukhertee 16

Influencing Change John Oesch 23

Strategic Planning James Appleyard 27

Turning Your Organization Around Paul Davidson 33

Innovation Suzanne Gibson 38

2 Organizational Effectiveness

Leading an Inclusive Organization Kay Blair 45

Shared Services Sharon B. Cohen 49

Managing Risk Derek Ballantyne 53

Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Sheila Crummey 59

Dealing with a Large-Scale Emergency Thomas Appleyard 66

3 Human Resources

Effective HR Management Lynne Toupin 77

Improving Employment Relations Dave Mckechnie 84

Managing Union Relations Frances Lankin 91

Working with Volunteers Gail Nyberg 97

Managing Consultant Relationships David Pecaut 102

4 Resource Development

Financial Management Lois Fine 111

Translating Vision into Funding Paul Born 118

Approaching Grantmakers Successfully Robin Cardozo 122

Corporate Fundraising Susan Mcisaac 127

Fundraising for Small and Medium-sized Organizations Ross McGregor 132

Developing Resources Through Partnerships Helen Walsh 138

5 Communications

Branding Ian Chamandy Ken Aber 147

Strategic Communications Jennifer Lynn 153

Maximized Marketing for Non-Profits Donnie Claudino 157

Social Marketing Mark Sarner 162

Talking to the Media Carol Goar 167

Web 2.0 Jason Mogus 175

Building Conversations on the Web Marco Campana Christopher Wulff 183

Successful Networking Lisa Mattam 190

6 Advocacy and Policy

Government Relations Judy Pfeifer 197

Advocacy Sean Moore 204

Working with Government Budgets Dan Burns 212

Impacting Public Policy Benjamin Perrin 218

7 Governance

Managing Board-Executive Director Relationships Rick Powers 227

Board Governance Tom Williams 232

Diversifying your Board Maytree 237

Acknowledgements 247

The Editors 248

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