Remember What’s Most Important in Recruitment Season

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Written By: Janet Rock, Design & Development

Well, it’s that time of year again. Spring means recruitment season for many organizations who have AGMs before June. To celebrate the change of season, we’re sharing some of the highlights from recent conversations with you, our members. These tips will help you focus on how to find the very best match in your new recruits! Continue reading

Countdown to our AGM April 30, 2015

We are just a couple days away from our Annual General Meeting where we’ll:

  • Hear compelling stories from other nonprofit organizations in our great community.
  • Engage in conversations with our peers and Propellus professionals where we’ll discuss hot topics in business planning, culture and program design.
  • Be assisted by our members and board of directors by lending their vote to our next year of strengthening organizations.
  • Enjoy light afternoon snacks and celebrate the year.

We are pumped for the big day to be with our members and community. Check back for post event updates to see how it all unfolded.

Social Media Used for Good: Twitter

Propellus sent our storyteller, Kim Wright, to Stanford University for the Social Media on Purpose conference.  The conference made for non-profit organizations, to help them learn ways to better engage their community through social media. She came back brimming with insights to share with our members. Continue reading

7 Tips to Engage Volunteer Board Members

Non-Profit organizations are always looking to recruit board members and once they are recruited, they are always looking to keep their board members engaged. Engaged board members can do wonders for your organization; they help fundraise, engage the public with your cause and are champions of your organization’s mission.

It can be said that the most successful non-profit organizations are backed by a strong, committed and engaged group of board members. Once you have recruited a board member, how do you keep them engaged? It all starts with the on-boarding process. Continue reading

Strategic Planning: More Than Just Your ABCs

After eight years as EducationMatters Executive Director, Barbara Buggraf is retiring. Propellus managed to snag an interview with the exiting ED on her last day on the job. In a conference call with Marilyn Field, EducationMatters interim Executive Director, we discussed EducationMatters past couple of months – which have been turbulent to say the least. Continue reading

Good Governance… By Consensus

Non-Profit boards come in all shapes and sizes, with different committees and models of governance. One of the newest Propellus Members is the Calgary Region Airshed Zone. Their Executive Director, Jill Bloor, couldn’t stop singing the praises of her incredible board, so we decided to sit down with her to see what was behind their success.  Continue reading