Board of Directors

Governance Q&A: Dealing with founder's syndrome

Written By: Jane Garthson
November 24, 2003

The Role of the Executive Director & Board in the Strategic Planning Process

Written By: Ron Robinson
December 2, 2002

The realities of a nonprofit board, its limitations, roles and responsibilities

Examining the board's role in fundraising

Written By: Nicole Zummach
March 18, 2002

This article looks at examples of various avenues board members take to secure more donors and funds.

Delegation of investment decision-making still an uncertain business

Written By: Terry Carter
May 10, 2000

Most Ontario charities are aware - or should be - that they should address the potential for liability arising when their board of directors continues to delegate investment decision making to a discretionary investment fund manager.

A ten-step checklist for board recruitment

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
March 15, 2000

A checklist of tips to use for recruiting board members.

Rebuilding after the storm

Written By: Jim Campbell
September 27, 1999

It is a rare organization that has never gone through a period of turmoil, which may have even threatened its continued existence. Crisis can have a disheartening impact on all concerned. It can be the death knell for an organization or a time for renewal and revitalization.

Potential for director's liability substantial

Written By: Don Bourgeois
August 25, 1999

Charitable and nonprofit organizations in Canada are facing a wide variety of legal issues, including those made through inadvertence, negligence or misunderstanding, and may be involved in legal proceedings they could have avoided.

Financial responsibilities of not-for-profit boards

Written By: Reprinted with permission from the Board Development Program of the Government of Alberta
March 1, 1998

Article on roles and responsibilities, budget, bookkeeping, financial statements, auditing and financial management for nonprofits.

Board structures should reflect the organization, not textbook models

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 16, 1997

Flexible board structuring for maximum success.

Directors and officers liability insurance: An overview

Written By: Maureen Fitzgerald
July 16, 1997

An article descibing how to find the most appropriate form of liability insurance.

Time to take boards seriously

Written By: Jim Campbell
July 16, 1997

Examination of issues that make it difficult for organizations to build an effective board of directors and solutions.

Build your board from the bottom up

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 2, 1997

How to build a board from committee volunteers.

How to create a sure-fire committee

Written By: Bruce Raymond
March 26, 1997

Tips for creating successful committees.

Communication the key to building an effective board

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 17, 1996

Communication strategies for creating and maintaining an effective board

Volunteer board members have legal liabilities

Written By: Brian Lechem
July 17, 1996

This article details volunteer board members' legal responsibilities.

Stop micro-managing

Written By: Brian Lechem
July 3, 1996

Why boards should stop micro-managing staff.

Making committees work

Written By: Kristin Duare McKinnon
December 12, 1995

The way committees are run is often the problem. This article addresses the "dos and don'ts" of successfully running a committee.

Excessive caution can cost you money

Written By: Winsor Pepall
November 27, 1995

This article explains how and why risk avoidance with nonprofit organization's funds can be costly.

Resolving the fundraising board/staff conflict

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
August 15, 1995

Insights and suggestions for resolving fundraising conflicts between board and staff.

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