Unlocking your Board’s Potential – Thursday, February 21

Unlocking your Board's Potential - Thursday, February 21

Many boards are challenged with how to strengthen and unlock the potential of their organizations.

KCR Community Resources, Vantage Point and Valley First invite you and members of your boards to come out, network and learn how you can strengthen and build the capacity of your board.

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna
Cost: Free – Registration required
Register: 250.763.8008 ext 254, ac.rcknull@eehtorod

Three dynamic speakers address relevant topics on Board Recruitment and Governance, Different Approaches to Earned Income and Balancing Mission and Money. Then attendees will participate in networking and relationship building to discuss key opportunities and challenges facing their organizations. Participants include local funders, not-for-profit consultants and trainers, capacity builders, and not-for-profit leaders from the community in order to hear and learn from one another.

Approaches to Earned Income – the Kelowna Women’s Shelter
with Roberta Fidalgo, Chair, Kelowna Women’s Shelter Board
For 39 years, Kelowna Women’s Shelter has offered safe refuge and support to women and children fleeing intimate partner violence and abuse. Since 2003, they have operated a social enterprise Thrift Store that accepts quality donations and resells them at affordable prices. The Store raises funds to support free programs and services offered to the community by Kelowna Women’s Shelter, and supports its own clients and other community members in need by allowing them to shop for free.

Balancing Mission and Money: See if you are strategizing for success
with Kerry Rempel, Professor, Okanagan College
How do Boards and Executive Directors know that they are making long term decisions that are in the best interests of their organizations? What information and data do they use to help? How do they ensure that organizational mission remains at the heart of the decisions being made? The sustainability matrix can help pull all of this information into one tool to support long term decision making. It enhances the flow of communication between board and organization, is easy to use and simple to create.

Recruitment, Governance, and the “Future Ready” Board
with Lesley Dyck, Consultant, Ideas to Impact
There is no one-size-fits-all governance model … but there are promising practices we can consider when recruiting board members and pursuing other transformative approaches to NFP governance. This presentation will highlight current trends impacting governance as described in the recent Mowat Centre report and explore key questions related to getting your board “future ready”. Lesley will draw on examples from her role as Board Chair of OneSky Community Resources.
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