The Networked Nonprofit Workshop

Beth Kanter, internationally recognized nonprofit expert, will be conducting a workshop in Edmonton on May 10, 2017  based on her book, The Networked Nonprofit. This workshop will help nonprofits to achieve greater impact for their cause. Kanter will illustrate vividly how engaging in networks requires organizations to focus more on their mission within the community, than on the singular success of their own organization. In a highly interactive setting Kanter will show how digital tools help nonprofits to network more effectively and at the same time increase transparency about the work they do. This is not a how to use Facebook and Tw... Read more

ECVO Kicks-off National Volunteer Week

April 23 - 29 is a week set aside to recognize the contributions of volunteers across Canada. With over 12.7 million Canadians volunteering 13.3 million hours yearly, there are lots of reasons to celebrate. A recent press release from Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism reminds us that "there is not a single Albertan whose life has not been touched by the contributions of a volunteer." On Saturday, April 22, Edmonton kicked off National Volunteer Week at West Edmonton Mall with ECVO's annual Volunteer Fair. Representatives from 55 organizations gathered to meet with potential volunteers. The excitement was infectious as Mayor ... Read more

Thinking of applying as a Canadian charity?

If you are considering applying for status as a registered charity in Canada you will want to read a series of blog posts from Mark Blumberg, a partner in the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto. He works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law. In "What is the chance of your Canadian charity application succeeding?" Blumberg highlights that of the 3810 charity applications received by the Charities Directorate of CRA in 2015-2016, only 1670 (43%) were approved. Why? It is ... Read more

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, commonly known as ECVO, consists of a small group of dedicated professionals who support and advocate for the nonprofit and charitable sector in the Alberta Capital Region. You can look to us for advisory services; training and professional development opportunities; news and resources from local, national and international nonprofit organizations; networking events and consultation on public policy matters relevant to the sector.

The Networked Nonprofit Workshop

Beth Kanter, internationally recognized nonprofit expert, will be conducting a workshop in Edmonton on May 10, 2017  based on her book, The Networked Nonprofit. This workshop will help nonprofits to achieve greater impact for their cause. Kanter will illustrate vividly how engaging in networks requires organizations to focus more on their mission within the community, than on the singular success of their own organization. In a highly interactive setting Kanter will show how digital tools help nonprofits to network more effectively and at the same time increase transparency about the work they do. This is not a how to use Facebook and Tw... Read more

ECVO Kicks-off National Volunteer Week

April 23 - 29 is a week set aside to recognize the contributions of volunteers across Canada. With over 12.7 million Canadians volunteering 13.3 million hours yearly, there are lots of reasons to celebrate. A recent press release from Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism reminds us that "there is not a single Albertan whose life has not been touched by the contributions of a volunteer." On Saturday, April 22, Edmonton kicked off National Volunteer Week at West Edmonton Mall with ECVO's annual Volunteer Fair. Representatives from 55 organizations gathered to meet with potential volunteers. The excitement was infectious as Mayor ... Read more

Thinking of applying as a Canadian charity?

If you are considering applying for status as a registered charity in Canada you will want to read a series of blog posts from Mark Blumberg, a partner in the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto. He works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law. In "What is the chance of your Canadian charity application succeeding?" Blumberg highlights that of the 3810 charity applications received by the Charities Directorate of CRA in 2015-2016, only 1670 (43%) were approved. Why? It is ... Read more

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, commonly known as ECVO, consists of a small group of dedicated professionals who support and advocate for the nonprofit and charitable sector in the Alberta Capital Region. You can look to us for advisory services; training and professional development opportunities; news and resources from local, national and international nonprofit organizations; networking events and consultation on public policy matters relevant to the sector.

ECVO Blog

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... Read more