ECVO Blog

July 10, 2017

Five Reasons to Sign Up for Partnership Brokers Training this Fall

By Jocelyne Daw

If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you wan... Read more

June 28, 2017

What you need to know about working in the nonprofit sector

In some ways, working in the nonprofit is similar to working for a typical business: they maintain similar departments like administration, human resources and management and employees are expected to have the same skill sets as they would working for-profit. The major difference of course, is the bottom line. A nonprofit's goal is to further their... Read more

May 31, 2017

Why nonprofit workers are susceptible to burnout

For those who attended our Annual General Meeting on May 10, you will recall the lessons Beth Kanter taught us on how to remain calm and collected while working at a nonprofit organization. The nonprofit expert and co-author of Read more

May 16, 2017

Boost your nonprofit’s digital presence

"Networked Nonprofits don’t work harder or longer than other organizations, they work differently. They engage in conversations with people beyond their walls — lots of conversations — to build relationships that spread their work through the network." - Beth Kanter  On Thursday, May 11, Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organization... Read more

March 30, 2017

An Interview: Why Partnership Brokering Matters

Guest post by: Jocelyn Daw With Partnership Brokers Training Course right around the corner, who better to advocate for it than past participants. So JS Daw & Associates took a (virtual) trip across the pond and interviewed two graduates of the Partnership Brokers Training Course who are presently working in London, UK. Scroll down ... Read more

October 4, 2016

Please get a licence, City of Edmonton tells nonprofits

Most nonprofits are unaware that City of Edmonton Bylaw 13138, as amended on February 1, 2016, requires any organization providing goods or services in Edmonton to have a business licence.  And yes, this includes nonprofits and charities! “Nonprofit organizations do require a licence to operate within the city of Edmonton limits,” explain... Read more

May 19, 2016

Policies are policies, are policies (or are they?)

Not all policies are created equal. The rules we live, work, and play under impact our behaviours and our organization’s state of health. When I talk about policy manuals and policy writing, I almost always return to my training in appreciative inquiry (AI). One of the guiding beliefs in appreci... Read more

September 1, 2015

Building Successful Partnerships

There is a growing demand worldwide from all sectors for greater competence in scoping and managing the partnering process, especially as many of the partnerships we are seeing evolve are non-traditional, cross sector collaborations. Many of these partnerships are as a result of complex societal issues that cannot be tackled by one agency or sec... Read more

August 10, 2015

Five reasons why you want to attend Partnership Brokers Level 1 Training

It can be said that partnering creates a whole that is significantly greater than the sum of the individual parts, and in the process builds greater value than any one partner could achieve on their own. In fact, the world’s most game-changing corporations, such as Apple, Warner Bros., Ebay, Yahoo, and Twitter were created out of partnerships. ... Read more

ECVO Blog

July 10, 2017

Five Reasons to Sign Up for Partnership Brokers Training this Fall

By Jocelyne Daw

If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you wan... Read more

June 28, 2017

What you need to know about working in the nonprofit sector

In some ways, working in the nonprofit is similar to working for a typical business: they maintain similar departments like administration, human resources and management and employees are expected to have the same skill sets as they would working for-profit. The major difference of course, is the bottom line. A nonprofit's goal is to further their... Read more

May 31, 2017

Why nonprofit workers are susceptible to burnout

For those who attended our Annual General Meeting on May 10, you will recall the lessons Beth Kanter taught us on how to remain calm and collected while working at a nonprofit organization. The nonprofit expert and co-author of Read more

May 16, 2017

Boost your nonprofit’s digital presence

"Networked Nonprofits don’t work harder or longer than other organizations, they work differently. They engage in conversations with people beyond their walls — lots of conversations — to build relationships that spread their work through the network." - Beth Kanter  On Thursday, May 11, Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organization... Read more

March 30, 2017

An Interview: Why Partnership Brokering Matters

Guest post by: Jocelyn Daw With Partnership Brokers Training Course right around the corner, who better to advocate for it than past participants. So JS Daw & Associates took a (virtual) trip across the pond and interviewed two graduates of the Partnership Brokers Training Course who are presently working in London, UK. Scroll down ... Read more

October 4, 2016

Please get a licence, City of Edmonton tells nonprofits

Most nonprofits are unaware that City of Edmonton Bylaw 13138, as amended on February 1, 2016, requires any organization providing goods or services in Edmonton to have a business licence.  And yes, this includes nonprofits and charities! “Nonprofit organizations do require a licence to operate within the city of Edmonton limits,” explain... Read more

May 19, 2016

Policies are policies, are policies (or are they?)

Not all policies are created equal. The rules we live, work, and play under impact our behaviours and our organization’s state of health. When I talk about policy manuals and policy writing, I almost always return to my training in appreciative inquiry (AI). One of the guiding beliefs in appreci... Read more

September 1, 2015

Building Successful Partnerships

There is a growing demand worldwide from all sectors for greater competence in scoping and managing the partnering process, especially as many of the partnerships we are seeing evolve are non-traditional, cross sector collaborations. Many of these partnerships are as a result of complex societal issues that cannot be tackled by one agency or sec... Read more

August 10, 2015

Five reasons why you want to attend Partnership Brokers Level 1 Training

It can be said that partnering creates a whole that is significantly greater than the sum of the individual parts, and in the process builds greater value than any one partner could achieve on their own. In fact, the world’s most game-changing corporations, such as Apple, Warner Bros., Ebay, Yahoo, and Twitter were created out of partnerships. ... Read more