Managing an Organization

We highlight essential topics and resources from professional literature available to charities and nonprofits. These direct you to policy samples and best practices related to charity and nonprofit organizational management. The resources on this site will support your work by ensuring the fundamental aspects of your governance, operations and administration are covered.

The Board Governance section provides  resources dealing specifically with the roles, responsibilities, risk and management of your Board of Directors.

The Finance & Administration section provides information on budgeting, accounting, reporting to the CRA, and dealing with risk & liability.

Fundraising provides insight into grantseeking, prospecting, corporate funders, ethics & regulatory requirements.

Visit Staff Management for policies and resources on hiring, training, benefits, and complying with current HR legislation.

Volunteer Involvement focuses on key issues and ethics related to recruitment, risk management and screening.

Get the key facts about starting a charity or nonprofit in Canada, including alternative ways to support your favorite causes.

Charity Tax Tools was developed by Imagine Canada to help registered charities understand what they must do in order to meet Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements. 

Imagine Canada's Standards Program is also a great way to assess your organization's current practices. Any organization may use the Standards to improve and monitor its practices. Organizations wishing to demonstrate publicly that they meet the standards can participate in a voluntary peer-review-based accreditation process.

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