Here is some additional information that non-profit organizations may find useful:
Charitable organizations and other non-profits of necessity must continuously search for funding partners to support their activities and services. In addition to the granting opportunities provided by the Comox Valley Community Foundation, here are other possible funders identified by the Victoria Foundation that may be a fit for your organization.
Imagine Canada maintains the Accreditation program for leading charities, focusing on five areas: Board Governance, Financial Accountability and Transparency, Fundraising, Staff Management and Volunteer Involvement. They also maintain Grant Connect, (formerly known as The Canadian Directory to Foundations & Corporations), Canada’s largest and most accurate bilingual fundraising database. Contains more than 3,100 foundation listings, more than 150 corporations and over 90,000 indexed grants.
Resources for Grant Writers
- Grant Writing Handbook
- VCFN Grant Writing Presentation
- CVCF Toolkit – Working with the Media and Social Media, January 2017
Volunteer and Staff Development Resources
StepUp BC provides go-to resources, services, and a network of support for BC’s vital non-profit sector. They offer a comprehensive ‘one-stop shop’ for issues related to human resources and the sector’s unique labour-market challenges.
The HRcouncil.ca, now maintained by Community Foundations of Canada, is another excellent website for non-profits dealing with human resources issues.
Volunteer Comox Valley: In addition to their invaluable service of matching volunteers to non-profit organizations, they also provide a variety of training and development workshops throughout the year. Their national affiliate is also a good resource for governance information on topics such as the legal responsibilities of Board members and liability/risk management.
ReStore: The social enterprise of Habitat for Humanity carries office items at rock bottom prices at their warehouse at 1755 13th Street, Courtenay. Call 250-334-3784 to inquire.