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Tyler Fainstat Executive Director, John Howard Society of Ottawa
Past Executive Director, John Howard Society of Kingston & District

Websites of Interest

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Provides essential leadership to Canada’s robust charitable sector. –

BoardSource – A national organization working to strengthen nonprofit board leadership. –

Canada Council for the Arts – Canada’a national public arts funder. –

Canada Revenue Agency – Federal guidelines and resources for operating a charity in Canada. –

Canada’s Richest People – Link to annual list of Canada’s 100 richest people. –

Carters – Canadian legal firm specializing in charity and not for profit law. –

Centre for Social Innovation – A social enterprise with a mission to catalyze social innovation in Toronto and around the world. –

Charity Central – A Canada-wide charity law education initiative that supports Canadian charities in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Income Tax Act. –

Charity Village – One of Canada’s leading resources for charities. –

The Chronicle of Philanthropy – An independent news organization that serves leaders, fundraisers, grant makers and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise. –

Community Foundations of Canada – The national network for Canada’s community foundations. –

Department of Canadian Heritage – Plays a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. –

Foundation Center (USA) – Strengthens the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world. –

GIFT (Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training) – A resource centre and support network by and for social justice fundraisers. –

HR Council – A catalyst, convenor and research instigator on nonprofit labour force issues. –

Imagine Canada – Works alongside other charitable sector organizations to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our nation. –

The Institute on Governance – Independent, public purpose organization for knowledge, research and advice on good governance. –

John Carver – Website on policy governance. –

Leadership Learning Community – A national nonprofit organization transforming the way leadership development work is conceived, conducted and evaluated, primarily in the nonprofit sector. –

Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) – Focused on addressing issues in the Ontario nonprofit sector, including people, partnerships, financing and sector structures. –

Profit 500 – Link to annual list of Canada’s 500 fastest-growing companies –

SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval) – The system used to electronically file most securities related information in Canada. –

Social Enterprise Canada – Build capacity by collectively designing and delivering training, resources and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations for the development and growth of social enterprise. –

Social Innovation Generation – A group who believes that serious social problems can be solved. –

Statistics Canada – Serving Canada with high-quality statistical information that matters. –

Tamarack Institute – A team of people from across Canada and the U.S. who work towards community change. –

UK Fundraising (United Kingdom) – Information for professional, nonprofit and charity fundraisers in the UK and beyond. –

Voluntary Gateway – Volunteer opportunities overseas. –

Voluntary Sector Initiative – An initiative that started to strengthen the relationship between the Government of Canada and the voluntary sector. –

Volunteer Canada – The national voice for volunteerism in Canada. –

Online Resources and Tools

A-Z Directory for Board Governance – The provincial leader in promoting the value and impact of volunteerism and enhancing the abilities of volunteer-involving organizations. –

BIG ONLINE – A fully searchable online database of corporate and foundation funding opportunities and resources for nonprofits and charities. –

Blackbaud – A cloud software company powering social good. -

Canada Revenue Agency – Tools and resources for managing your charity. –

CanadaHelps – Canada’s platform for donating and fundraising online. –

Charity Village – List of corporate, foundation and government funders –

ChairtyVillage eLearning – A series of self-paced, web-based courses. –

The Daily – The latest information from Statistics Canada on the subjects of your choice. –

DonorPerfect Fundraising Software – Donor management software. –

EthicScan – A full service consulting, corporate responsibility research house and educational resource centre. - – The go-to engagement platform that connects volunteers with not-for-profits and charities across BC and Alberta. – – An online resource for nonprofit organizations to find grant funding. –

The Grantsmanship Centre – Training and publications to help organizations plan solid programs, write logical, compelling grant proposals and create earned income opportunities. –

Hilborn Charity E-News – Updating nonprofit leaders on news, trends, tips and analysis of developments in the fields of fundraising and nonprofit management. –

Income Manager – Fundraising software for small-staff Canadian charities. –

iwave Information Systems (formerly Prospect Research Online) – A software solution for wealth and charitable information. – – Free management library –

Primer for Directors – Duties, liabilities and powers of non-profit directors (Archived) -

Raiser’s Edge – Nonprofit fundraising software –

reboot Canada – Safely recycles and refurbishes donated computer equipment. –

Sage Software – Accounting and payroll software. –

Sumac – Cost effective, nonprofit software –

techsoup Canada – Helping nonprofits overcome technology barriers by providing software programs at a reduced rate. –

The Sponsorship Report – Reporting on the development and growth of the Canadian sponsorship industry. –