How diversity in Alberta’s nonprofit workforce makes who we are and what we do better

| October 26, 2018

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This mix of talents, perspectives and experiences helps the sector to be effective and dynamic. Aboriginal peoples, mature workers, immigrants, and people with disabilities all experience rewarding careers in our sector but they are often in the minority among our employees. Now more than ever, Alberta’s nonprofit organizations must take intentional steps to attract, develop and retain employees from these currently underrepresented groups.

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Spokes - Resources for Nonprofits

Spokes provides training, resources, and support to nonprofit staff, executive directors, and board of directors. We empower nonprofits to fulfill their missions. Building on 15 years of service and support for nonprofit organizations throughout the Central Coast, Spokes is inspired by a vision where our local nonprofit sector has the skills and organizational capacity it needs to dramatically improve the health and vitality of our shared community.

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Fundraising Experts' Advice During the Coronavirus

Article | March 17, 2020

We are in uncharted waters, friends. Just weeks ago, none of us expected to be fundraising or figuring out how to run our nonprofits from home. Fortunately, many experts have been working with nonprofits for decades and have a lot of wisdom and experience to share. We wanted to highlight some of the best content that nonprofit experts and leaders are writing to help guide us through this time of uncertainty. Here’s some of the best, most relevant content for any nonprofit figuring out how to navigate fundraising and managing their organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll continue to update this resource as things develop, and more experts weigh in.

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Building Fundraising Campaign Themes That Increase Donations

Article | February 29, 2020

Have you ever seen a fundraising campaign that feels like, well, it’s just kind of sitting there? You know it’s an important cause, but there isn’t any "there" there in the messaging. Nothing is compelling you to take action, bringing together a coherent story. It can all feel a bit, well, empty. Launching your fundraising campaign without a theme is almost as tragic as having a cute cuddly puppy without a name, or a house with no foundation. Sure, the puppy is still adorable and cuddly, and the house might have some great features. If there's no way to introduce your puppy to your friends, and no firm foundation to keep the house stable, people have this missed connection that they can’t always point to, but they can feel.

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10 Digital Fundraising Ideas For 2020

Article | February 10, 2020

Digital fundraising is growing massively. In fact, it’s becoming one of the most popular strategies to raise money. In the last two years, digital fundraising grew by 24%, of which 65% of traffic was on mobile. While it’s likely that you have a donation page on your website, there’s more digital fundraising ideas that you can take advantage of to deliver a positive giving experience for your donors and grow your revenue. With a solid digital fundraising strategy in place, there’s no telling what your nonprofit can accomplish.

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Online Giving and Other Fundraising Trends: 2020 Edition

Article | March 11, 2020

Nonprofits have a reputation of being behind the times in terms of the trends that emerge from year to year. However, if your nonprofit is able to keep up with these trends and incorporate them into your daily strategies, you’ll find yourself one step ahead of your fellow organizations and better able to advance your cause.

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Spokes - Resources for Nonprofits

Spokes provides training, resources, and support to nonprofit staff, executive directors, and board of directors. We empower nonprofits to fulfill their missions. Building on 15 years of service and support for nonprofit organizations throughout the Central Coast, Spokes is inspired by a vision where our local nonprofit sector has the skills and organizational capacity it needs to dramatically improve the health and vitality of our shared community.

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