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5 Tips to Navigating HR in Your Business

5 Tips to Navigating HR in Your Business

Human Resources can be a tricky subject, so we’ve compiled a short list to help navigate HR in your business.

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RLB Offers HR Consulting!

RLB Offers HR Consulting!
March 10, 2020
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Many people find it surprising that RLB offers Human Resources Consulting, but when you’re working towards creating the best business you can, RLB is there to help every step of the way.

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Share Your Story: PIN & Guelph Community Foundation

Share Your Story: PIN & Guelph Community Foundation
September 6, 2019
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Share Your Story: Taste of Guelph 2019

Share Your Story: Taste of Guelph 2019
August 20, 2019
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Share Your Story: Canadian Cancer Society

Share Your Story: Canadian Cancer Society

Share Your Story: Community Living Guelph Wellington

Share Your Story: Community Living Guelph Wellington
March 12, 2019
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Share Your Story: Pollination Guelph

Share Your Story: Pollination Guelph
February 5, 2019
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Pollination Guelph is a volunteer-run, registered charity located in Guelph. It was formed in 2009 in response to evidence of a decline in North America (and elsewhere in the world) in the number and variety of pollinating insects, especially native bees and butterflies. This decline impacts the sustainability of the natural environment and puts at risk the security of our food supply. Did you know that 25-30% of our diet is dependent on pollination?

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Share Your Story: Wyndham House

Share Your Story: Wyndham House
December 12, 2018
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Wyndham House has been working to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness for almost 45 years in Guelph-Wellington. Our organization provides crucial programming and supports to youth between the ages of 16 and 25.

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Share Your Story: oneROOF Youth Services

Share Your Story: oneROOF Youth Services
November 9, 2018
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Share Your Story: Habitat for Humanity WDG

Share Your Story: Habitat for Humanity WDG
October 9, 2018
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Share Your Story: Guelph Humane Society

Share Your Story: Guelph Humane Society
September 20, 2018
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Share Your Story: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph

Share Your Story: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph
September 18, 2018
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Share Your Story: Ignatius Jesuit Centre

Share Your Story: Ignatius Jesuit Centre
September 18, 2018
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Ignatius Jesuit Centre is renowned as a ‘place of peace’ for spiritual contemplation. The Centre is a welcoming place with diverse relationships (municipalities, Jesuits, agricultural, environmental, arts, indigenous, area businesses & community not-for-profits). Sustainable ecological farming and restoration of lands to native forest is integral to our mission to foster an ecological way of life. Ignatius Farm is a regional hub for organic agriculture.

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Share Your Story: Taste of Guelph 2018

Share Your Story: Taste of Guelph 2018
August 20, 2018
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Share Your Story: Lakeside HOPE House

Share Your Story: Lakeside HOPE House
August 20, 2018
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Community and connection is what drives people to reach their dreams. Monetary and in kind contributions from individuals, families and businesses from in and around Guelph directly impact our ability to provide a safe space for those experiencing poverty. This incredibly important community support enables us to facilitate a vast variety of programs that promote healthy living, independence, and create a welcoming space so that members of our community may find in HOPE House a place to dream.

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Share Your Story: Victim Services Wellington

Share Your Story: Victim Services Wellington
June 15, 2018
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Anyone can be a victim. It is in times of trauma that victims need compassion, support and assistance most. Whether an accident has occurred, a crime committed, or a loss suffered, Victim Services Wellington (VSW) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round to support victims.

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4 Ways to Better Communicate Impact to your Stakeholders

4 Ways to Better Communicate Impact to your Stakeholders

Being transparent is important, regardless if you’re a for-profit or not-for-profit organization (NPO). Communicating your goals to your key stakeholders is essential to the organization’s success. Here are 4 tips summarized from Charity Village that will help you measure and improve communication to your stakeholders.

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What do I do if my charity is audited?

What do I do if my charity is audited?
May 23, 2018
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News of an audit can be stressful to any organization, even to those who are diligent in complying with the Income Tax Act. While some audits are the result of targeted reviews of particular activities, some are simply due to random selection. In any case, if your charity has received a letter for an audit, below are some steps to take to give you the best chance towards a positive outcome:

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9 Reasons Why You Should Leave a Bequest to a Canadian Charity

9 Reasons Why You Should Leave a Bequest to a Canadian Charity
April 5, 2018
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Share Your Story: Canadian Cancer Society

Share Your Story: Canadian Cancer Society
April 2, 2018
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For 80 years, the Canadian Cancer Society has been Canada’s voice and leading authority on the disease.  We’re the only organization that fights all types of cancer, supports and advocates for patients and their families, and champions those who care about a future where no Canadian fears cancer.

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Share Your Story: Hospice Wellington

Share Your Story: Hospice Wellington
March 13, 2018
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Hospice Wellington is recognized by our communities for its leadership in meeting the Hospice Palliative care needs in Guelph and Wellington County.

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Share Your Story: Lakeside HOPE House

Share Your Story: Lakeside HOPE House
February 9, 2018
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[caption id="attachment_8329" align="alignright" width="300"] HOPE House Food Market[/caption]

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An In-Depth Look at Managing Your Team

An In-Depth Look at Managing Your Team

Share Your Story: KidsAbility

Share Your Story: KidsAbility
January 15, 2018
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For nearly two decades, KidsAbility has provided life-changing therapy and support services to children and youth with special needs in Guelph. With referrals to our programs increasing year after year, we realized that we didn’t have enough space in our existing facilities to meet the demand from local families. As a result, we decided to create a new Guelph Hub to provide all of our services under one roof.

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5 Tips for your End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign

5 Tips for your End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign
November 21, 2017
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As we approach a new year, charities and not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) are looking to make a splash with the surge in giving. On average, 35% to 42% of online donations happen in November and December, and organizations understand the importance of a successful campaign. Here are some tips to help you hit the mark with your fundraising this season.

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Recap: Symposium for Business Owners

Recap: Symposium for Business Owners
November 15, 2017
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On October 18th, RLB co-hosted a half-day seminar for Business Owners at Langdon Hall which addressed key issues relating to an increased change in ownership in the small and medium employers sector and the need for proactive planning. The content was structured for both buyers, sellers, and/or owners simply looking to build transferable value.

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November is Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month
November 15, 2017
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Ariss Bookkeeping has Joined Forces with RLB!

Ariss Bookkeeping has Joined Forces with RLB!
October 16, 2017
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We are proud to announce that Maggie Kurtz and the Ariss Bookkeeping team have joined RLB.

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Share Your Story: United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin

Share Your Story: United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
October 13, 2017
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Have you ever wondered what a donation to United Way looks like?

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Share Your Story: Focus on Nature

Share Your Story: Focus on Nature
September 13, 2017
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Connecting Kids to Nature through Photography Focus on Nature is a Community Benefit Organization whose mission is to inspire young people to explore and find connections to nature through photography. Kids today don’t spend enough time outdoors and it is having a negative effect on them, on our community, and on the future of our world; an effect that has been neatly summed up as “Nature Deficit Disorder.”

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Share Your Story: Taste of Guelph

Share Your Story: Taste of Guelph
August 9, 2017
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Join us on Sunday, September 17, 2017 for the 20th annual Taste of Guelph fundraiser presented by Linamar in support of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

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Share Your Story: Smashing Nines

Share Your Story: Smashing Nines
August 9, 2017
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I have been teaching golf on and off for over 20 years and throughout, there has been one consistent trend:  Women feel like they need to be really great golfers in order to play the game.

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Canadian Small Business Grant Series

Canadian Small Business Grant Series
July 11, 2017
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This is the first installment in a series to highlight Canadian Business Grants that can help move your business forward. Each month, we will highlight 5 grants that are available. Check back monthly to see if funding is available!

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Common Misunderstandings of Charitable Receipting

Common Misunderstandings of Charitable Receipting

Orangeville Here We Come!

Orangeville Here We Come!
May 18, 2017
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Understanding and Protecting Your Volunteers’ Legal Rights

Understanding and Protecting Your Volunteers’ Legal Rights
May 9, 2017
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I’ve submitted my tax return on time… What do I do now?

I’ve submitted my tax return on time… What do I do now?
May 9, 2017
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Spring is here… and RLB is blooming!

Spring is here… and RLB is blooming!
April 25, 2017
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This past year has been full of surprises for our team, as RLB has been recognized as a Platinum Level Best Small & Medium Employer for 2017 by Aon, and also for having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2017 by the team over at Waterstone Human Capital. We are so excited and humbled to be acknowledged for these awards alongside many of the most innovative companies operating in Canada.

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Share Your Story: Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

Share Your Story: Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
April 10, 2017
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This year, we are honouring our 40th Anniversary; an incredible milestone in the amazing story of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis (WIC). These 40 years have been marked with struggle, courage, conviction, determination, and a lot of support from our community.

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NEW: Resources Tab

NEW: Resources Tab

Website Updates A lot can come with being a small business owner, but RLB is here every step of the way. We believe our #PeopleCount and we want to help in any way possible. That is why we added a resources tab to our website!

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FCC AgriSpirit Fund is Now Open!

FCC AgriSpirit Fund is Now Open!
March 14, 2017
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FCC AgriSpirit Fund The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project (hospitals, medical centres, childcare facilities) and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000.

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New Courses Added

New Courses Added

QuickBooks (Online) – March

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Share Your Local Story: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph

Share Your Local Story: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph, we thrive on Starting Something BIG. Whether it’s matching a local, at-risk youth with a Big Brother or Big Sister, mentoring a group of children in our Big Bunch program, conducting a training session for new volunteers and families, or organizing one of many fundraising events – there are so many ways that we immerse ourselves in this community to make a difference.

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Share Your Local Story: Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers

Share Your Local Story: Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers

Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers Celebrates its 30th Anniversary with Crime Stoppers Conference Did you know that March is Fraud Prevention Month and January was Crime Stoppers Month? Most of you will shake your head ‘no.’

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Lack of Women in Leadership Positions Hurting Non-profits

Lack of Women in Leadership Positions Hurting Non-profits

Why is it important to have women in higher roles? A poll was conducted on around 650 women working for not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. It was found that NPOs that lack women in leadership positions were missing out on donations and the opportunity to increase fundraising. Below are some important notes to consider:

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Community Counts: February Edition

Community Counts: February Edition

RLB Upcoming Course Offerings

RLB Upcoming Course Offerings

Losing the Not-for-Profit Charity Mindset

Losing the Not-for-Profit Charity Mindset
November 30, 2016
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RLB November Seminar Offerings

RLB November Seminar Offerings

Dispelling myths about women and charitable giving

Dispelling myths about women and charitable giving
August 24, 2016
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Believe it or not, there is a myth about women being less charitable than men.  In the past, this has been suggested by statistics for charitable giving.  Why would this be? And is it true?  The following article delves into this myth and explores the truth about women and their charitable giving, and the changes that have been occurring. Click here to read the full article.

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June Course Offerings

June Course Offerings

Our Bookkeeping Team presents: Quickbooks (Desktop) Training Course: June 18, 2016  9am - 4pm (RLB Guelph Office)

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RLB has joined the Instagram world!

RLB has joined the Instagram world!

Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career

Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career

Are you a multi-tasker?  Do you work with multi-taskers?  We often think that multitasking is a new generation method of working, and that there are benefits as well as drawbacks to using it in the workplace.  The following article explores the drawbacks of multi-tasking through studies, as well as strategies to avoid it.

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Measuring Volunteer Impact

Measuring Volunteer Impact

Software Advice and VolunteerMatch partnered together to survey 2,735 not-for-profit professionals around the globe. Their objective was to determine how many not-for-profit organizations measure their volunteer’s impact. This “measure of impact” refers to any attempt to quantify how much the work performed by volunteers creates economic or social change. Results found that only about 55% of not-for-profits collect data to measure the impact volunteers have on outcomes. Furthermore, findings also concluded that of the 45% of the organizations that do not collect data, 34% lack the resources and tools to do so. Another finding was increased funding, through either donations or grants, is the key benefit of impact measurement for 17%.

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What’s new for reporting your 2016 personal taxes?

What’s new for reporting your 2016 personal taxes?
May 16, 2016
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With the newly elected Liberal government Canada’s personal taxation system will be experiencing significant changes.   Provided below is a brief summary of the key changes that all individuals should be aware of and a discussion of how these changes may affect you.

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Considerations for avoiding expense fraud

Considerations for avoiding expense fraud

A typical organization experiences five percent loss from revenue each year due to fraud.

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Charity vs. Not-for-profit organization

Charity vs. Not-for-profit organization
February 18, 2016
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Leaving a bequest to a Canadian charity

Leaving a bequest to a Canadian charity
February 18, 2016
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Deciding to leave a bequest/legacy can be a great way to support a cause you care about.

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Returning to Work From a Parental Leave

Returning to Work From a Parental Leave

When returning from maternity or paternity leave, employees often find it difficult to adapt to the changes, both of the organization while they were away and their new lifestyle as a parent. Here are some useful tips to help make the transition back to work as smooth as possible.

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Increasing Donor Loyalty Through Delight

Increasing Donor Loyalty Through Delight
December 21, 2015
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This is a synopsis of an article written by Charity Village.

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