NPO Board Governance

Unique Challenges In Recruiting The Not-for-Profit CEO_article_thumbnail-01Unique Challenges In Recruiting The Not-for-Profit CEO_article_thumbnail

It is estimated that there are over 300,000 not-for-profit organizations* operating in Canada. This number includes: charitable organizations, such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Community Living organizations; trade associations, such as the Roofing Contractors Association; professional groups such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants; professional regulatory groups such as the College of Teachers; […]

The Importance of Strategic Planning for NPOs_article_thumbnail

One of the most significant differences between for-profit and not-for-profit organizations is in how they gauge organizational achievement. In for-profit organizations, success is often measured by the organization’s stakeholders simply by looking at the “profit” generated by the organization. For publicly-traded companies, success is frequently tied to the share price of the organization’s stock. It […]

Successful Committees Build Successful NPOs

Board Committees Deal with Governance, Staff Committees Deal with Administrative Matters It’s truly amazing how much some not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) accomplish given their limited staff and financial resources. How is it that in some NPOs, so few directors and staff members can accomplish so much? One of the prime reasons for this high level of […]

Helping Committees Do Good Work: 12 Great Tips

Many NPOs have difficulty relying on their board committees to function well. Too often, committees fail to accomplish their goals because the members have little or no training on how to work together cooperatively and effectively. How should committees be structured? How should the committee meetings be managed? How can committees work best with the […]

Planning Strategic Planning_article_thumbnail

Given the steady change in volunteer directors, periodic strategic planning sessions are even more important for volunteer associations than for profit-seeking corporations. And yet, until recently, few associations have taken the time to conduct this serious planning exercise. How should they be arranged, who should be involved, what should be covered? Our experience in this […]