Program Planning

Tools, tips, and guides for planning your program. This section includes links to find information on evaluation, logic models, research reports and all sorts of templates to get started.

The Foundation Centre

Online fundraising directory, templates and event listings. Also has a member's only area for more detailed access to information.

Canadian Evaluation Society

Specialized and detailed evaluation information for all scopes within a non-profit agency.

McKinsey Capacity Grid

This self-assessment tool is comprehensive and evaluates the organization aspirations (mission and vision), strategy, organizational skills (including planning and fundraising), human resources (board, staff, and volunteers), systems and infrastructures, culture, etc. The full report is available at

Non-profit Organizational Assessment Tool - Marcia K. Festen Associates & Marianne Philbin Consulting

This short survey can help non-profit evaluate their overall performance with regard to the following areas: mission, vision, program, team, structure, governance, finance, planning, fundraising and other resources development.

Suite101 - Non Profit Fundraising

Information about writing grants and proposals, how to properly seek funds, information about non-profit grants.

The Health Communication Unit

PDF Guide offers information on seeking funding, managing proposal development, budgeting, essential writing skills, proposal presentation and information gathering are just some of the topics covered.

Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition

2nd Edition of the annual 'Strategies to Effective Proposal Writing'.

Ontario Non-Profit Network

Offers members of this network an area to post information, news, events, resources, funding initiatives and search for general information.

Guide to Bookkeeping for Ontario Non-profit Agencies

Specific information about; journals, financial statements and procedures, audits, budgeting, income tax & employees, incorporation and charitable registration.

Ontario Association of Non-profit Homes and Services For Seniors

Information and links to reports, directories, login area for members, updated news and community events, information about long-term care, seniors housing, community and health services.