Fundraising or expense management?

Running a non-profit (NP) these days requires strong expense management competencies. Operating budget parameters are largely dictated by Funder agreements and, for now, very few NPs have social enterprises that would require a revenue generation focus.
  • Fixed and Not-So-Fixed Costs
  • Engaging Stakeholders
  • Expense Management: An Opportunity to Broaden Donor Relations
Read on to find out more > 
Is it time to review your beneficiary designation?

When group benefit plans include a life insurance component, the insured employee must choose someone to receive the benefit after their death.

Naming a beneficiary is a serious decision:
  • How do you choose a beneficiary for your group benefit plan?
  • Should the beneficiaries for your group benefits plan be the same as your will?
  • What if your beneficiaries are minors?
  • When should you review your beneficiary?
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 How Can Eating Lead to Winning?

All you have to do is go out for dinner!
In celebration of World Food Day, Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth and Mealshare are giving away two tickets for Eva's Taste Matters. Mealshare turns dining out into helping out. 

Eva's Taste Matters is a feast of delectable delights that brings together Toronto's finest food and beverages. Proceeds go to safe shelter, nutritious food and 24-7 support for homeless youth at Eva's.
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00pm
Location: Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
25 British Columbia Road, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3
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pharmacyAsk the Pharmacist: Blood Thinners  
What are they?

Millions of people across the world have blood clots as a result of heart or blood vessel diseases. Blood clots can form in veins, arteries, and the heart. When a clot or a piece of blood clot breaks away, the clot known as an embolus can move throughout the body and cause a heart attack or stroke. Blood thinners are medications that help prevent or reduce the clotting of blood in arteries, veins or the heart.

eventsUpcoming Events
ASSOCIUM has a Calendar of Events, and we offer exclusive use to our ASSOCIUM GAIN members!

We welcome and encourage you to send us your event information so that we can post it for you complimentary for ASSOCIUM GAIN members. Let us help you get the word out to the public about the initiatives you'd like them to know about! We can add a link to your website for more information about your event and your organization. This is ideal for upcoming galas, festivals, performances - any event you want to invite the public to.
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Since 1984, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services, organizational development and provides HR expertise across a broad range of services.
We're unique in the marketplace providing innovative and customized Advisor services: Managing General Agent , Third Party Administrator, Claims Adjudication, Specialty Drug Management / Preferred Pharmacy Network and Human Resources Consulting.

ASSOCIUM Benefits 

Our employee group benefits division, being in business since 1997, gives us the experience to provide customized alternative plans and reduce administrative costs for our clients, while quoting sustainable rates at start up - and at renewal.  

Our procurement services division launched in 1996 as an added source of assistance to the not-for-profit sector ( GAIN). Recently this service has been expanded to include private small business under the Advantage banner. Our goal is to help your organization access preferred pricing for products and services as well as resolve any purchasing issues you may encounter.
Supporting the success of Canadian organizations since 1984.