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icon pds site Why evaluating impact is so fraught and what we can do about it
The question of how best to do evaluation is a frequent and not easily answered one for many Canadian funders. In a recent presentation, Kate Frykberg, a voice from the funder community in New Zealand, addresses it with a story.

icon pds site NonProfit MarCommunity
A site specialized at delivering nonprofit marketing communications. 
Three ways to use infographics in your nonprofit’s annual report, useful advice to improve your annual report infographics. 

icon pds site Branding your cause, 7 keys to recognition and results
When it comes to brand identity, the term “business as usual” may seem like a strategy for charity success - and it actually can be. But there can also be missed opportunities in an atmosphere that discourages “rocking the boat” or trying something different. Guest blogger Shelley Mayer discusses on ways nonprofits can build an identity with impact.  

icon pds pdf Social Reporting Standard (SRS)
A guide to results-based reporting. Developped in Germany, it is commonly used by social organisations to show their results to donors, investors and other interested parties. 

icon pds site Radical
Radicle is a new quarterly digest of R&D from across the social impact world. It is curated by the SIG team and funded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. Subscription is free.

icon pds site Charities and their impact on our quality of life
Imagine Canada's article relates that according to the 2016 UN World Happiness Report, Canada is the 6th happiest country in the world.

icon pds site ABSI Connect Kit
ABSI Connect seeks to amplify the initiatives of the social, economic and ecological that challenge successfully the status quo in Alberta. Kate Letizia, Aleeya Velji Cornelisse and Lesley have put together several tools and resources in response to what they have learned and heard about social innovation Alberta.

icon pds bibliographies Long Story Short. The Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need, Sasquatch Books, 2015, 292p. With a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, this guide breaks a story into concrete components with ways to improve content, structure, emotional impact, and delivery through personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises.

icon pds bibliographies Storytelling. A Storytelling System To Deliver Inspiring ans Unforgettable Speeches, Brad Jones, HRD Publishing, 2015, 44p. This book is going to help you harness this amazing power and use it to touch the lives of others.

icon pds bibliographies Business Storytelling for Dummies, Karen Dietz and Lori Silverman, Wiley, 2014, 374p. Storytelling is as much an art form as it is a science. It's not linear. The authors wanted to give you the latest, greatest information and tips on the subject. This means there are topics in this book that you may not find anywhere else.

Organizations are often more comfortable pursuing their mission and carrying out their program than spreading the word on their actions.

A multitude of communications and evaluation tools are available. By browsing  through various options, organizations can chose the tools that best suit their reality, that best reflect the scope of their actions and that best translate the importance of their work to stakeholders.