Investing in Outcome Evaluation

October 15, 2020

The Canadian Evaluation Society defines evaluation as “the systematic assessment of the design, implementation or results of an initiative for the purposes of learning or decision-making” (https://evaluationcanada.ca). Requests for proposals often request non-profit organizations to include an evaluation plan in their application and to allocate a minimum of 5 to 10 percent of the total…

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Creating an Impact with Kindness in your Community

October 1, 2020

Community is defined as a social unit consisting of a group of people living in the same place or having a particular commonality such as norms, religion, values, customs and/or identity. The true meaning of community is a little more layered though. In a ranking of the important elements of community, shared geographical location and…

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What is Inclusion, Actually?

September 15, 2020

Inclusion is often defined as “the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate”, “a community where ‘we’ is everyone”, or “A community or organization that embraces human differences, sees them as strengths, and offers respect in both words and actions for all…

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The Importance Of Keeping In Touch

August 19, 2020

When I was contracted to work with Volunteer Lethbridge at the height of COVID I was surprised to say the least. I had been looking for work for months and like many, believed that my chance of finding a new contract in these challenging economic times and shutdowns would be small. Volunteer Lethbridge has exceeded…

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Volunteerism Adds Value

August 12, 2020

As I reflect on my 44 years of involvement I the nonprofit sector, I easily recognize the value of volunteerism. I was 16 when I volunteered on a Provincial Youth Board. This experience connected me to people and opportunities that lead me on this journey of life that I love. 2001 was declared the International…

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