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 […]

Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards

Do you know an outstanding volunteer that deserves recognition? Nominate that person for a Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award! The awards are given to exemplary volunteers that have made a lasting impact on their communities. There are two awards presented in each category of: youth, adult and senior.  The ceremony takes place on Dec. 2017, […]

What Volunteer Managers Want you to Know

Did you know most organizations have a volunteer manager? This is often the first person you talk with at an organization. Their job among other things is to recruit, train and manage volunteers. Here’s the scoop on what volunteer managers want you to know about volunteering. Screening comes first: Organizations must screen every volunteer to […]

The Benefits of Volunteering and What to Expect

The Benefits of Volunteering:  Volunteering is a way to give back to your community and impact the lives of others. The great thing about volunteering is that it also affects the life of the giver. These three benefits of volunteering may surprise you. Health: Volunteering can have positive effects on your physical health. Volunteer Canada […]

Government of Canada suspends CASL private right of action

UPDATE:  The Government of Canada is suspending the implementation of certain provisions in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) in response to broad-based concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector. The provisions, known as private right of action, would have allowed lawsuits to be filed against individuals and organizations for alleged violations of the legislation. The provisions […]

Volunteering 101 – information for first-time volunteers

So you want to volunteer. That’s great! Have you decided how to launch yourself into the unknown world of volunteerism? Here are some tips to get you started. Step 1: Self-reflect: Take the time to answer these three easy questions. What are you passionate about? What skills do you have? How much time do you […]

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 The Healthy Happy Nonprofit, discussed how to prevent burnout and maintain optimal job performance. So, why are […]

A Year in Review: The 2017 AGM

  It’s difficult to sum up a year’s worth of work in a single brochure. Last year, the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations spearheaded a number of projects and initiatives to strengthen the nonprofit sector in our city. The 2016 annual report showcases our past work such as the Moving to Action initiative, board-to-board networking and […]

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 Organizations had the pleasure of hosting internationally […]

Building and Sustaining Strong Volunteer Leadership

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations would like to thank Volunteer Coordinators and Managers who made Volunteer Week a success and those individuals who promote volunteerism everyday. Join us for a networking breakfast and exciting learning opportunity on May 31! True commitment is difficult to find these days. Job turnover is high as workers are […]