Why the Canadian Digital Service is a major milestone for Canada.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Over the course of the past two decades there have been numerous initiatives / movements relating to the Government of Canada and the digital space. The post Why the Canadian Digital Service is a major milestone for Canada.

New Government of Canada policies related to social media

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Key Objective: To ensure acceptable and efficient use of Government of Canada electronic networks and devices to support enhanced communication and collaboration thereby improving productivity, and program and service delivery to individuals and businesses.

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INTERVIEW: Brock Warner, please tell me about the Canada

Wild Woman Fundraising

Even if you’re not a Canadian fundraiser, but are curious about how fundraising is done in Canada, you should check out this interview! And as you mentioned, Canada doesn’t have a nonprofit postage rate. Are you working for a Canadian nonprofit?

Unnecessary Fundraising Fire in Canada

The Agitator

Just as Canadians were responding in heroic ways to the Alberta fires — including digging deep in their pockets — a most unhelpful and self-appointed nonprofit watchdog named Charity Intelligence took to the public airways in a manner certain to confuse donors.

Welcome Shared Services Canada

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

“The Honourable Rona Ambrose ( @MP_RonaAmbrose ) , Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, along with the Honourable Tony Clement ( @TonyClementCPC ), President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced measures to streamline and identify savings in Information Technology (IT) through Shared Services Canada&# , a new government agency ( see full press release ).

My thoughts on the Clerk’s 19th Annual Report to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Insight Review 19th annual report clerk goc government of canada prime minister privy council Social Media wayne wouters Web 2.0Even as an external consultant, every year I very much anticipate the Clerk’s Annual Report. It’s usually full of solid guidance quotes and it gives a good sense of some of the challenges faced in the prior year (albeit carefully written).

How Does Your Donor Behavior Compare To Canada?

The Agitator

An excellent review of the donor landscape in Canada has just been released by fundraising agency hjc and Blackbaud.

Blocking Access to Social Media is now “Against Policy”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Effective management and monitoring practices for the acceptable use of Government of Canada electronic networks and devices are implemented. Authorized individuals have open access to the Internet including Government of Canada and external Web 2.0

What the Web Renewal (canada.ca) Initiative is missing

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

For those of you not familiar with what I am referring to, the Government of Canada (Goc) Web Renewal Initiative aims to streamline the GoC’s web presence through a single central website, Canada.ca . Yes, you can do so by going to the full A-Z list of Government of Canada websites.

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Notes from the Digital Governance Forum (#DGF15)

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Latin America is still behind – 55% access to the internet vs. 88% in Canada and US. Whether ISP’s are in Canada or US is not the issue. BC prohibits storing of personal data outside of Canada.

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Sh*t Bureaucrats Say

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Government Videos acronyms Canada goc ottawa shot bureaucrats say terminologyI rarely just re-post a video on my blog these days, however this is a must-see for my government/public sector readers. I think I heard about 50% of those phrases and acronyms from my clients this week alone (lol).

INTERVIEW: Lisa Taylor of Challenge Factory Talks Your Career Transition

Wild Woman Fundraising

People are more conservative in Canada, and they like to know things are organized before they make a big career move. Lisa: In Canada, there are differences in the ways that careers shape themselves, as well as the ways people go about looking for work.

Interview with a planned giver, Paul Nazareth: What’s your fundraising journey?

Wild Woman Fundraising

The University of Toronto is Canada’s largest University, the Harvard of the North. My current job has me helping Canadians give to every charity in Canada! Paul Nazareth, Storm Trooper Helmets not actual size. First off, Paul, I’m sorry.

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Canadian Government & the Mobile Space in 2012

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

So what have government organizations in Canada done to date? the “Learn to Camp” app from Parks Canada ). Advice Government Insight Mobile Presentation apps Canada federal goc government of canada mobile Mike Kujawski mobile apps municipal native apps provincial websites

Gamification can change behaviour. I have proof.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This post has been on my mind for a while now, and a recent article on the topic from Policy Horizons Canada finally brought this to the top of my “blog topics” list (which seems to have a leaking hole in it these days…sorry about that). If you like cliche buzzwords and phrases, gamification is about to hit the “tipping point” The Policy Horizons Canada article I mentioned above has lots of great links for you in terms of gamification examples.

Statistics Canada has launched a Census Forum

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

A fellow business contact of mine, William Dore, recently pointed me towards a new Census Dissemination Discussion Forum that has been created by Statistics Canada.

A few useful widgets from CMHC

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

In the case of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) , among numerous other things, I managed to find some useful consumer home buying widgets: Household Budget Calculator : Compare your income with your current or planned expenses and debt payments and see what you can afford. Whenever I work with a new client, I always enjoy the “internal document/material review&# phase quite a bit as I get to learn a great deal about the organization in a short period of time.

[INTERVIEW] 8 Questions Answered about Online Fundraising!

Wild Woman Fundraising

They came all the way from The SickKids Foundation in Toronto, Canada for the conference. One of the things I learned right off the bat is that it’s actually illegal to sell mailing addresses in Canada. Get Schooled! In online Fundraising!

Segmenting Audiences for Social Media Engagement

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

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Public Safety Canada making strides in social media

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I’m excited about this because Public Safety Canada has been one of my long-standing clients (social media training, social media strategy development and social marketing) for well over 3 years. Ok I’ll admit it.

Canada Revenue Agency announces YouTube contest

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The other day I stumbled upon this press release (via the CRA RSS feed ) announcing the launch of The Canada Revenue Agency’s new “Underground Economy - Not your Problem?&# Tags: canada revenue agency government contest underground economy youtube News Rant piracy General Web 2.0 Whenever I see a new addition on the Government 2.0 Best Practices Wiki , I immediately proceed to do a little investigative research to find out if it’s legit.

This is not a pity party. You understand?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Canada. Wow, hello hate mail! Because of my posts about being a nonprofit wage slave , and being unable to make rent on a nonprofit “salary” , someone took issue with this. Actually, more than one person did, and I’m glad about it.

Doing things differently in government

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Government Insight 10 5 Canada cut-backs effectively efficiently fiscal restraint harper ottawa public serviceTwo weeks ago I managed to seriously fracture my humerus bone. I had to have surgery to put a titanium plate with 8 screws into my arm so that the bone could heal properly over the course of the next 6 months. While the benefit of having surgery after a fracture is not having to wear a cast, the discomfort and limited mobility is quite similar.

Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Twitter Policy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Earlier this summer, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada posted up their Twitter Policy. While a few other departments were already on it (such as the Get Prepared – PSC – Twitter Policy ), this is the first one that is publicly posted in full detail rather than just in summary form.

What do you do when you have too much to do?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Book Canada hard work how to be a fundraising professional Hustle inspiration Leonard Cohen mazarine treyz Paul Zollo Singers unemployment wildwomanfundraisingHow do you keep track of everything you have to do? And how to deal with your inherent also wanting to be lazy and NOT get things done? How to motivate yourself to be more and do more? How do you get out from under your funk when everything is just piling up around you?

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Canadians speak out on the future of government eServices

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Let’s take a fictitious scenario: Imagine Passport Canada created an eservice that allowed existing passport holders to renew their passport entirely online (including authentication and photo submission) for a minor fee. Government Insight Mobile Canada canadians citzien compass crowdsourcing eservices location based open data pwc research service delivery smartphone Social Media studyI just came across an excellent new research report from PWC.

YNPN presentation: Moving up in your nonprofit career: February 28th

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is exciting! Are you looking for a job at your desk right now? I will be giving a presentation on moving up in your nonprofit career for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Monday, at Opal Devines in Austin TX, doors at 6pm, presentation starts at 7pm BE THERE!

New Citizen-App Challenge for Canadians

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Whenever I come across a new open data /app contest initiative specific to Canada, I feel it’s part of my duty to spread the word. Open Data apps Canada data gov20 Government 2.0 I’ve mentioned this before in my post “ How using a marketing approach can help open data ” , and I encourage any of you interested in advancing this field to do the same. The latest news comes from The Stratford Institute for Digital Media .

The importance of timing during a brand experience

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Over the last year of getting on Air Canada flights, I have noticed the first thing mentioned to passengers upon boarding the plane is “Welcome aboard Air Canada , the #1 airline in North America according to… blah blah blah magazine&#. Insight Marketing Rant air canada brand experience marketing rant timing video

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Need help in creating a central list of mobile government websites in Canada

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

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Why you need to focus on mobile right now

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I hate to single out Canadian government departments, but Service Canada , I sure hope that “mobile&# is on your immediate agenda, especially given your name and the potential that this channel has for a federal organization with “people serving people&# as their slogan. research in motion RIM Rogers service canada smartphone storm storm 2 storm II telus twitter

Bullying bosses can cause employee suicide

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Tags: Board Conflict Fundraising Rank at Work corruption women boss bully bullying bullying statistics Canada destroy Europe firing illegal Marlene's Law No Job Is Worth This Organizing 101 ostracize PTSD turnover UFCW union unionbusting unionizing USA

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Really Vancouver youth? Really?

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SRDC Open Data Consultation Debrief

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Community Accounts (Eastern Canada) – brilliant open data concept. Debrief Open Data asthmapolis Canada community accounts consultation eatsure vancouver fitbit Government 2.0 Over the next few blog posts I will debrief a few of the many events I attended this Spring. I have included only key takeaways and interesting insights (ok, well I find them interesting anyway…).

Goodbye Telephone

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Rant Statistics Canada cell phone land-line landline mobile phone telephoneIt has been exactly one month since my wife and I decided to join the 1 in 7 Canadians (or two million homes) without a landline. The funny thing is, I completely forgot I ditched it until I was reminded by stumbling across a recent article on the topic. Apparently by the end of 2014, according to a survey by the Convergence Consulting Group, 26 per cent of Canadian homes will have only mobile phone service.

YOUR New Nonprofit Marketing Job?—Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Marketing/Communications Coordinator , The Hearing Foundations of Canada. Toronto, Canada). Please post your open nonprofit marketing positions here. Communications Associate , The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc (New York, NY). Communications Intern , DesigNYC (New York, NY).

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One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

1- Public Sector Social Media (#cbocsocial) – “ Where Canada’s social media leaders gather to discuss the most effective strategies for the most powerful media.” There is also a Canada Election Integrity initiative under way.

SWEET Viral fundraising platform hits Canada

Blue Sky Collaborative

Viral fundraising campaigns are becoming vital components of nonprofit fundraising portfolios. And it's not just in the form of walkathons and events. The Darling Home for Kids, [link] in Milton, Ontario started a viral fundraising campaign using SWEET software to.

How to Ask for a Bequest…And Get It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Why do organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? Fundraising expert Tom Ahern believes that the answer may be as simple as not having a marketing plan to ask for those bequests.

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The RIGHT Way to Ask for a Bequest

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Did you know organizations in the UK, Canada, and Australia raise more money with bequests than we do in the US? Fundraising expert Tom Ahern believes that the answer may be as simple as not having a marketing plan to ask for those bequests.

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