IntegralOrg assists your nonprofit or charity to carry out its mission, through a comprehensive suite of services that build your organization's capacity.

We offer education and support in foundational areas of governance, legal compliance, financial management, strategic planning, and risk management.


 

Workshops

To help your nonprofit thrive, we offer workshops across Alberta in governance, legal compliance, financial management, strategic planning, change management, and risk management.

During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, IntegralOrg is offering workshops virtually. 

Click below to learn about upcoming workshops. For morde details about workshops including our workshop guide, see How We Help: Workshops.

If you would like to partner with us to host a workshop for nonprofits and charities in your area, please call us at 403-910-7279 or connect by email.


Upcoming Workshops

 

Consultations

Every nonprofit comes with its own unique opportunities and challenges. And as a nonprofit leader, you have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders. 

If you have a question or issue, a free consultation can be a good option for finding solutions.

You might have questions about:

  • attaining charitable status
  • governance and board issues
  • strategic planning
  • policies (writing, re-writing, policy review)
  • bylaws (writing, re-writing, bylaw review)
  • risk management
  • social enterprise (especially choosing the best legal structure)

A consultation can either be a virtual/phone conversation about your issue or, if you are looking for a more in-depth discussion, a “clinic,” a 1-hour problem-solving session with IntegralOrg’s experts.

To arrange a clinic, fill out the clinic form by clicking the button below. You will be asked for basic information about your nonprofit - and for some more detailed items like your strategic plan or bylaws so we can be fully informed and ready to problem-solve when we meet. Once you submit the form, our team will review your information and be in touch.

If you would like a consultation, give us a call at 403-910-7279, connect by email, or use the Contact Us form.

 

Clinic Information Form

 

Organizational Development Projects 

IntegralOrg works with your nonprofit or charity on in-depth issues, offering solutions that build capacity and ensure compliance and best practices.  

Some sample topics for recent Organizational Development Projects:

  • bylaw review
  • policy review
  • charitable registration
  • governance review
  • financial review
  • organizational review
  • incorporation process
  • strategic framework development
  • partnership structuring
  • dissolving and organization

If your organization has a need for in-depth solutions, please contact us at 403-910-7279 or connect by email. We would be happy to discuss the issues you are facing and see how we may be of service. Projects are undertaken on a fee-for-service basis.

 

Toolkits 

To help your nonprofit or charity with pressing issues, we have developed toolkits to provide you with the knowledge you need. Toolkits can be found at INTEGRALTools.

 

Risk Management Toolkit

IntegralOrg's Risk Management Toolkit is a new resource that helps your nonprofit organization assess its capacity to manage risk through a series of quizzes and a risk management dashboard customized to your organization.  

The toolkit allows you to assess your organization's capacity to manage risk in such categories as: Staff & Volunteer Risk; Financial & Funding Risk; External & Reputation Risk; Operational & Program Risk; Governance Risk; Legal & Compliance Risk; and Strategic Risk.

Each completed quiz generates an indicator on your organization’s dashboard along with a written description of results in that category. The customized dashboard supports the risk management champions in your organization to track and monitor their progress in the development of best practices and proactive strategies within major categories of risk. Overall gauges in Policy, Compliance, and Skills & Competency are influenced by answers across all risk categories.

In addition to the questions and results, the toolkit contains definitions of key terms and legislation, as well as recommendations and resources that will help your organization continue its risk management journey.

 

Social Enterprise Legal Structures Toolkit

IntegralOrg created the Social Enterprise Legal Structures Toolkit to guide Alberta organizations and entrepreneurs interested in developing a social enterprise through the decision-making process of selecting a legal structure.

Because there are numerous risks involved in social enterprise, it is important that your organization starts the right way, with a full understanding of the legal and regulatory environment.  Through this assessment, you will be guided through a series of questions about what kind of organization you have, how it is structured, and what you want to accomplish through your social enterprise. Your answers will bring you to a result - a suggested legal structure.

In addition to the assessment, the toolkit contains definitions of key terms, case studies, and resources to assist with your understanding of important concepts and deepen your educational experience.  

 

Vaccination Policies Toolkit

Vaccination Policies for Nonprofit Employers 

As more Albertans receive their COVID-19 vaccinations and return to the office, nonprofit employers must be clear on their responsibilities and obligations and put policies in place to protect their organizations, employees, and volunteers.

This toolkit contains a Q and A document that addresses from a legal perspective the most common questions asked by nonprofit employers about vaccinations.

Also part of the toolkit is a recorded webinar from June 2021 that provides legal perspectives on the occupational health and safety obligations of nonprofit employers with regards to COVID-19 and the employment and privacy implications of various vaccination policies. 

 

Critical Conversations Toolkit

Making plans of any sort is challenging in a world of change and uncertainty. Now, perhaps more than ever, it is time for nonprofit leaders and leadership teams to make time for a variety of conversations about areas of critical importance to ongoing sustainability.

The goal of this toolkit is to help staff and board leaders of nonprofit organizations better understand their current and anticipated capacity to operate through critical conversations. 

Critical conversations shift leadership roles from problem-solver to sense-maker. Critical conversations are an inclusive, creative, and thought-provoking style of working together where questions and issues are reframed to allow new, often deeper, insights to emerge.

The toolkit includes information and tips about how to hold critical conversations and why they are important, plus critical questions sets:

  • Health and Safety
  • The Changed Nature of our Workplaces
  • Funding and Finances
  • Governance
  • Program Sustainability

 

Lobbying Toolkit

Lobbying by Nonprofits and Charities: What Nonprofits and Charities Need to Know when Lobbying across Canada

Learn what lobbying is and what your organization must do to be compliant with lobbying laws. This toolkit contains

  • an educational video with basic information about lobbying and lobbying legislation
  • a series of documents that summarize relevant legislation for each jurisdiction in Canada