In 2012, Kofi Hope was hired to re-start a failed initiative intended to support economic development for Black youth. Over the next six years, he and his team reconstituted the project as the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals. At the heart of the initiative was a focus on reaching youth who could be labelled […]
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Upcoming Five Good Ideas sessions
- April 30, 2018: Five Good Ideas: Listening and learning - Indigenous peoples and human rights. Commissioners Karen Drake (a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario) and Maurice Switzer (a citizen of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation) of the Ontario Human Rights Commission will join Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane to discuss ways to move forward with human rights in the era of reconciliation and nation-to-nation relationship building.
- May 23, 2018: Five Good Ideas about speaking to a large audience. Why are people so afraid of public speaking? What is it about standing in front of a group of people that terrifies some and excites others? This Five Good Ideas performance lecture by Ravi Jain, director, actor and the artistic director of Why Not Theatre will help us to think about a few ways we can create the circumstances for us to feel comfortable when speaking to large groups.
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Previous Five Good Ideas sessions
Published on 28/03/2018
In 2012, Kofi Hope was hired to re-start a failed initiative intended to support economic development for Black youth.
Published on 28/02/2018
In this session, Robin shared her ideas for how non-profits can achieve greater clarity and alignment to feel better positioned to answer challenging questions. She also provoked ideas for how leaders can fight the “starvation cycle” in which many Canadian non-profits find themselves.
Non-profit leaders constantly face these types of complex strategic questions: There’s an exciting new funding opportunity, should we pursue it? Our programs are all important, but are they in the right combination or frequency? Some of my board members are passionate about a new idea for growth, should we explore it? In this session, Robin […]
Published on 29/01/2018
In this Five Good Ideas session, Jaime Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., presented his five good ideas on how to get your message heard – and acted on.
When approaching politicians with your issues, you will be competing for attention with many other stakeholder groups. To help politicians understand your issues, your message will need to be clear, crisp and concise. In this Five Good Ideas session, Jaime Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., presented his five good ideas on how to get […]
Published on 05/12/2017
Join Alf Spencer, Director of the Accessibility Outreach, Education and Referral Branch at the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Through his five good ideas, find out how dialogue, community, youth and other elements can all work together to create a more inclusive environment for everyone.
Join Alf Spencer, Director of the Accessibility Outreach, Education and Referral Branch at the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Through his five good ideas, find out how dialogue, community, youth and other elements can all work together to create a more inclusive environment […]
Published on 31/10/2017
How non-profit organizations can plan for sustainability and stability, knowing that leadership will evolve over time, and that traditional succession planning models may not apply.
Traditional succession planning has always been a challenge in the sector, particularly with smaller organizations. All organizations, regardless of size, strive for continuity of thought and leadership – as it relates to Board, senior management, and program leadership. How can non-profit organizations plan for sustainability and stability, knowing that leadership will evolve over time, and […]
Published on 25/09/2017
In this session, CanadaHelps Chief Marketing & Product Officer, Shannon Craig, draws on her experience working with Canada’s largest online fundraising platform to offer five practical ideas for effective fundraising in the digital age.
The world as a whole is changing rapidly, and all aspects of life are moving online. Fundraising is no exception. Online giving is growing each year, and it won’t be long before it is the dominant form of giving. Is your charity ready? Increasingly, charities have access to online tools that help level the playing […]
Published on 16/05/2017
In this presentation, CivicAction CEO Sevaun Palvetzian presented her five good ideas on how non-profit leaders can communicate effectively with stakeholders and not break the bank.
How can you make a more memorable impact on your partners, funders, and broad stakeholder network? Time and time again, organizations doing important work forget about one key puzzle piece of driving change: effective communication tactics. For non-profit leaders, communicating is essential to building strong partnerships, which is often done on a shoestring budget. Under […]
Published on 21/04/2017
Having a smart, creative, hard-working board is a major driver of an organization’s during periods of change or disruption.
Having a smart, creative, hard-working board is a major driver of an organization’s success at the best of times — but during periods of change or disruption it becomes crucial. That’s when any weakness in governance and oversight can crack the foundation of your organization. JoAnne Doyle of United Way Toronto & York Region shared […]
Published on 24/03/2017
Exploring the challenges our democracy is facing today and how people who care about democracy should respond.
From all sides, we are hearing that our democracy is facing challenges. How should we respond? Karim Bardeesy talked about how a renewal of democratic activity across sectors can help institutions work better and be more responsive to the people they serve. Five Good Ideas Let’s listen to forgotten stakeholders (including our own), and let’s […]