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4 Basics Every Non-Profit Organization Needs To Generate and Sustain Senior Leadership

“We love Finding Home™. Anyone who wants to do a piece of creative community development, around any issue, talk to Jessie about that. The relationships built in this way are sustainable relationships.” ~ Karen Larcombe, South Vancouver Neighbourhood House Leaders from the non-profit sector, corporate community investment sector, financial institutions and community foundations sat down […]

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Seniors Recommend 3 Ways to Support Their Leadership

“Finding Home™ dialogues help us find and grow a sense of home within ourselves and in our own lives. We then bring that sense of home out into the community.” ~ Bette Rumble, Finding Home™ Dialogue Participant A lively series of focus groups, made up of past Finding Home™ program participants, suggests 3 key ways […]

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Collaborative Decision Making : Launching “Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives”

A Non-Profit Organization Collaboration Success Story Case Study Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives was created in order to combine the efforts and resources of two non-profit organizations. The Parties Involved Volunteer Richmond Information Services and Richmond Community Foundation were looking for ways to increase their efficiency and effectiveness through sharing resources and deepening their collaboration. The […]

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How Do Four Agencies Share A Pot of Gold?

Two or more people pool their efforts to get something. They get it. Then they realize that they don’t agree on how to share it. Does this situation sound familiar? The more people involved, the more complicated the sharing becomes. So complicated, in fact, that many agencies miss out on funding opportunities because they just […]

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5 Steps to Helping Syrian Refugees Find Home in Canada

Author’s Note: I believe in human dignity, human capacity and human potential. The erosion or eradication of any of these three values creates the conditions for violence- against oneself, against others. This article was written prior to the recent events in Lebanon, Paris, Syria and Iraq. In a future blog post, I will write a […]

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The Paradox of Our Times

We certainly live in times of transition, change and paradox. On the one hand, we face incredible local and global challenges (war, climate change, affordable housing, hunger, disease, etc.) On the other hand, innovation and creativity are enabling us to accomplish things our ancestors would never have dreamed possible. How can we harness our capacity […]

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