Category: Consulting

Volunteer Leadership: A Primer

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Last month, I met some remarkable volunteer leaders. It was a great experience. The occasion was a workshop that I gave at the national conference of the Canadian Society of Association Executives on Volunteer Leadership. I love talking to people about their challenges and hearing their stories. Wonderful conversations were had with each round table […]

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Strategic Planning vs Strategic Thinking

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Non-profit organizations often let strategic planning fall by the wayside. As a result, far too many associations function without a plan. Criticisms often cited include “it is too expensive”, “it takes too much time”, “nothing really changes afterwards”, and finally “things change so fast that we can’t keep the plan current”. However, strategic planning can […]

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Board Development Workshops Now an Ongoing Event!

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After two very successful test pilots this year, we’ve decided to turn Christina Becker’s Board Development Workshop into a regular event! The next one will be held in Toronto on October 19th in Toronto at CSI Annex! You will learn • The concept of fiduciary responsibility • The roles and responsibilities of directors • Various […]

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Best Practices: What makes a Board of Directors great?

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As a non-profit board member, you may have sat through countless meetings over the years wondering why they aren’t more useful or efficient. You are a busy person and wonder if you might just be wasting your time. Too much energy is spent talking about operational details and not enough on policy or future direction. […]

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