Category: Becker Blog

Free Governance Assessment

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Did you know that your operating processes could be limiting you from doing your best work? Does your organization know which best practices will ensure its effectiveness?   Do you know the areas of your governance processes that need improvement? Every successful strategic enterprise needs to understand its strengths and weaknesses to ensure that it meets […]

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Christina Becker Launches Canadian Nonprofit Academy

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Did you know that the Canadian Nonprofit sector accounts for 6.8 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) and, when the value of volunteer work is incorporated, contributes 8.5 percent of the GDP? This sector contributes to the country’s output in excess of $61.8 billion (Canadian)? Did you know that Canada has one of […]

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2018 Year in Review

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We had an inspiring and impactful year at Becker Associates thanks to our employees, clients, and partners. Here’s a look at some of the highlights… 7,000+ Registrations Thousands of online membership applications, exam bookings, event registrations, subscriptions, and conference proposals went through The Association Panel (TAP©).   35 Client Events 3 AGMs, 3 international meetings, […]

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Is your non-profit board in trouble?

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Recognize the signs of dysfunction and act now! You are part of a non-profit to make a difference in the community, but it can be hard to get things done if your board of directors doesn’t work well together. Did you know that we are more likely to communicate our unhappiness through our behaviour? Successful […]

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Free Non-Profit Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Guide

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In 2014, we provided all of our clients with a guide on how to approach the impending Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation. Now, after our clients have been compliant for the past three years, we’re making available to all. Want more content like this? Sign up for our e-mail list below and immediately get a free white […]

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STAO Website development

Becker Associates Develops Website and Conference System for STAO

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The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario, a subject area association, found itself confronting an increasingly unmanageable legacy website, being hand-coded by one or two volunteers. Any and all content updates passed through these two hands, site was built piece by piece and some content was removed as the organization moved into a new conference year, losing the SEO […]

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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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OESSTA Website development

Becker Associates Develops Another Teacher Website

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Becker Associates helped the Ontario Elementary Social Science Teachers Association with their very first website moving from a Blogspot site to a full, open source, content management system. This year-long project involved going through their current content and all the new curriculum material they were producing and create the information architecture from scratch for all […]

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The Difference between Governance and Management

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Many non-profit Boards of Directors are working boards. They must attend to the functions of governance and management. Sometimes the distinction between the two gets lost. One way to think about the difference is to look at the roots of each word. The earliest reference to the notion of governance comes from the ancient Greek […]

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New CASL Management System For Becker Clients

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With the strict new Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) coming into effect on July 1st, the staff at Becker thought we would take the stress of yet another administrative task off of your shoulders. Adam Becker has developed a new service for our clients that will automatically manage your contacts lists to ensure your compliance with […]

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New Book Published

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Becker Associates has just published a new title: Romain Gary: L’impossible dérobade (ISBN : 978-0-919387-61-4) by Benoit Desmarais. The book Lecture de l’oeuvre de Romain Gary autour des thèmes de la clandestinité, du “coming out” de Roman Kacew (alias Gary) via Gros-Câlin signé Ajar. From the back cover – Ce que je voudrais être ? – Romain […]

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