Nonprofit status, charitable status, Board members, bylaws… Legal information packages to help you navigate the legal intricacies of nonprofits and community groups in Quebec. Compendium created by the Centre for Community Organizations.
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Governance is a key factor in an organization’s success. An effective board of directors is a valuable ally for any management team.
Adopting best practices in governance lays a solid footing for the organization’s mission and vision and ensures its good financial and organizational health, contributing to its sustainability.
An article published in the Nonprofit Quaterly giving guidance for the kinds of integrated strategies that can make a difference in individual nonprofits.
A tool that can be used in the orientation to help board members appreciate the oversight process. Published by the Canadian Society of Association Executives.
Mitigating Risk: A Primer, Roma Ihnatowycz, December 2011-January 2012, pp.10-20. Risk management expert John Caldwell on why boards need to gain a better understanding of risk, and how to go about doing it.
Accountability to the Board: Some thoughts for chief staff officers, Sandi L. Humphrey, August-September 2011, pp.32-36. This article resulted from a recent dialogue with Michael Anderson, CAE, President & CEO of the Canadian Society of Association Executives.
The Operating Surplus:What’s Right for Your Organization?, Sandi L. Humphrey, December 2011-January 2012, pp.34-37. If your operating surplus becomes too large, might your charitable or non-profit status be at risk?
The Payback for Paying Attention to Organizational Culture, Bob Haig, February– March 2012, pp.27-34. Did you spend time working on the organization itself or just on the hard deliverables ?
Financial Stewardship: A Critical Board Responsibility,Teresa Barrett, December 2011/January 2012, pp.29-33. Financial stewardship is critical to success for the association’s strategic direction. And financial stewardship falls to the Board.
A list of websites for your reference.