Board Governance Series

Building strong organizations and community leaders through professional development opportunities tailored to meet the unique needs of the non-profit sector.

These sessions are officially SOLD OUT. You may request to be added to the waitlist by contacting mdarling@nuw.unitedway.ca.

As a non-profit organization, Northumberland United Way understands the challenges of non-profit leadership in an environment of rapid change and increasing demands for accountability. Our Board Governance training programs aim to build strong organizations and community leaders through professional development opportunities tailored to meet the unique needs of the non-profit sector.

Who should attend these sessions? Board Members and Executive Directors
Sessions are $30/each or register for all 3 sessions for $80.

Session 1: Board Roles & Responsibilities – February 15, 2018
This introductory workshop provides a general overview of what is required for strong board governance. A very useful workshop for those who are new to boards or those looking for a refresher. Course content provided by United Way Canada.

By the end of the session you will be able to: 

  • Define the role of the board
  • Identify the five primary board responsibilities 
  • Understand the role of the board and senior staff

Session 2: Creating & Maintaining an Effective Board Team – February 22, 2018
A non-profit board should lead the organization as a team, establishing a balanced working relationship in which they understand and respect each other. Learn how your board can become a cohesive team enhancing strategic direction and effectively solving problems. Course content provided by United Way Canada.

By the end of the session you will be able to: 

  • Identify components of the board building cycle 
  • Identify and implement elements of board recruitment 
  • Develop strategies to assess the effectiveness of the board

Session 3: Financial Oversight for Non-Profit Boards – March 1, 2018
There is increasing pressure for non-profit organizations to ensure financial accountability. Determining and tracking accurate program costs, keeping track of costs once a program is underway, and reporting to managers, Boards, and funders in a meaningful way, is an increasingly important challenge for non-profit organizations.

By the end of the session you will be able to: 

  • Define the oversight role of the Board 
  • Identify strategies to establish budgets and monitor expenses 
  • Read a financial statement and identify questions to ask 
  • Identify required policies, and reporting systems

Your Facilitator is: Pam Went

Pam is a retired corporate executive who has lived in Northumberland County since 2004. Her experience with not for profit organizations began in 1994 when she joined the Board of Junior Achievement of Toronto. Since then she has been a member of the Boards of:  Ability on Line, Kids Help Phone, Dawson College (Montreal), Bell Pensioners’ Group, Northumberland United Way (NUW) and Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH).

Pam is keenly interested in the subject of Board Governance. She was a volunteer coach in the Altruvest BoardMatch Leaders Program, led NUW to Accreditation with Imagine Canada, and is currently the Chair of the Governance Committee of the NHH Board.

Resources

The Muttart Foundation

The Philanthropist

CPA Canada 

Canada Revenue Agency, Charities Directorate

Imagine Canada

Boardsource 

Ontario Nonprofit Network 

Carters

CPA Not-for-Profit Governance: Resource Guide

Books

Mel D. Gill Governing for Results: A Director’s Guide to Good Governance
Chait, Ryan, Taylor Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards

 

 

 

Dates:

February 15, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 1, 2018

Time:

6pm – 9pm

Where:

Northumberland County Boardroom
600 William Street
Cobourg, ON

Price:

SOLD OUT
You can request to be added to the waitlist by contacting mdarling@nuw.unitedway.ca

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