ECVO Blog

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

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