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Governance

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.

Questions Boards (should) ask

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.

Association Magazine

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. 

Association Magazine

Accountability to the Board: Some thoughts for chief staff officersSandi 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.

Association Magazine

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? 

Association Magazine

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 ?

Association Magazine

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. 

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