Take Stock: Assess your organization’s core functions
Take Stock is an online interactive HR management tool designed to help non-profit organizations to assess their performance in seven core areas:
- Financial management and sustainability
- Information and technology management
- Human resource management
- Programs and services
- Community relations and engagement
- Fund development
This tool is available free-of-charge from the HR Council, and the results are confidential. A video of a webinar for Nova Scotian non-profits is available, going into more depth on the Take Stock tool.
Starting a Non-profit or Charity
In this guide from Charity Village, you will learn about some of the basic things to consider before you decide to start a non-profit, as well as resources and tools to help you through the early stages of the process.
‘Governing Good’ blog
Governing Good offers thoughts and resources for the non-profit sector, covering board dynamics, public policy advocacy, organizational culture, board composition, ethics, and managing resources. It’s brought to us by Grant MacDonald, a university professor and adult educator living in Halifax who has a long interest in non-profit governance and leadership.
Staffing Trends in Canadian Charities
This HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector survey explored trends in hiring, recruitment and retention in the charitable sector in Canada. Among the findings: recruitment and retention appear to be particularly challenging for organizations located in Quebec, the Prairies and Atlantic Canada.
HR Management Standards
The HR Council’s HR Management Standards are designed to support board members, managers, and employees in the development and implementation of effective HR policies and practices for non-profit organizations.
Resources for Better Staff Recruitment Interviewing
Charity Village offers this collection of some of their best interviewing resources & tips. Open this PDF document to see the embedded links to many web pages that will help make the interview process easier.
Resources for Recruiting International Students and Recent University Graduates
The International Education Centre of Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) developed guides to encourage international students and graduates to seek out careers in Halifax, and to encourage and assist employers to hire international students and graduates. These guides have been made available to the public with the support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
Resources on the Staff Recruitment Process
Charity Village offers this collection of some of their top resources & tips on the recruitment process. Open this pdf document to see the embedded links to many web pages that will help make the recruitment process easier.
Not-for-Profit Board Members Recruitment Support
If you are recruiting new board members for your non-profit, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette can help. They distribute information about board opportunities on behalf of non-profit organizations to a registry of interested candidates – free of charge.