Finding our Voice through an Affiliate Model

The Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations is looking at enhancing services to the non-profit sector and funding those enhancements through a voluntary, paid affiliate model. MFNPO is currently funded as a sector council by the provincial government. As a sector council, MFNPO is funded to focus exclusively on training and skills development for the non-profit […]

A Fundamental Impact

Clayton Robins knew the change was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier. “The Department of Agriculture transferred some responsibilities to us a couple of years ago,” says Robins, Executive Director of the Manitoba 4-H Council in Brandon. “We knew it was coming and we had time to plan, but when your staff grows from two […]

A Badge of Knowledge

A Winnipeg non-profit is dipping its toe into the waters of open badges, an increasingly popular system for recognizing professional development. “We’re overfilling our workshops,” says Diana Rozos, Manager of Family and Child Care Resources at Family Dynamics. “I didn’t have to do much marketing to our students. There is a novelty factor here, too. Our […]

The Canada Summer Games: Short-term Staff; Long-term Impact

Your non-profit organization might operate on a five-year strategic planning cycle. The Board might have a long-term planning committee and you probably hire employees you can train, nurture, and shape for the future. And, hopefully, you have succession planning on your mind. So how would you manage an organization that’s only supposed to be around […]

Bringing Workforce Development Up to Code

Pablo Listingart first learned about Winnipeg while watching the 1999 Pan-Am Games on television in his Buenos Aries living room. He didn’t dream of living in Winnipeg at the time. Today, he wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else. And he wouldn’t dream of doing anything else. The 36-year-old information technology expert runs his own web […]

English at Work…Works!

The English at Work program is positioning new Canadians to solve an old problem for St.Amant. “High staff turnover is a challenge that we face here and throughout the sector,” said Jennifer Rodrigue, ‎Senior Manager, Corporate Communications at St.Amant. “Working with children and adults with developmental disabilities is rewarding work, but it doesn’t pay very […]

Regina DaSilva-Gibbons: Making a Difference Today

Regina DaSilva-Gibbons, the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Thompson, thinks she might have gravitated toward “people-intensive” work because at one point in her life she felt helpless. She recalls a childhood punctuated by frequent trips to the psych ward to visit her struggling father, who battled schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He […]

Building the Next Generation of Non-Profit Leaders

Who will lead your organization in the future? Who will provide frontline services? Who will run your office? Who will be your volunteers? Who will fill the positions that don’t exist today, but certainly will tomorrow? The Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations is eager to answer those questions by inspiring youth and young adults to […]

MFNPO: The Voice of the Sector

People who don’t work or volunteer in our sector are often amazed to hear the numbers. Even people who DOwork or volunteer in the sector are often taken aback. There are roughly 8,000 non-profit organizations in Manitoba collectively employing about 100,000 people. It’s a significant proportion of the province’s workforce. “As a sector council for Manitoba’s […]

Kelly Holmes: Right people, right places, right time, right options

For Kelly Holmes, Executive Director of Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY), success is about bringing together “the right people, in the right places, at the right time, with the right options.” Thanks to the right people in her life, she says, she chose a positive path. She credits the strong role models she had – […]