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Vantage Point Fast Facts
August 2013
A monthly e-newsletter featuring voluntary sector news and updates.
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Upcoming Vantage Point Advanced Learning

Leaders Lab Vancouver: Mastering Not-for-Profit Essentials
Launching September 11

This unique shared learning opportunity will touch on six essential functions to building a strong organizational foundation: governance, legal requirements, people resources, strategic planning, fund development and financial management. Join us to learn from and network with other not-for-profit leaders.

For more information, and to register, click here.

Governance Lab Vancouver: Building Outstanding Boards
Launching September 13

Do you dream of a highly engaged and mission-driven board? This five month program is an opportunity to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of your board by specifically working with the board chair, executive director and vice (incoming) chair. Topics include: modes of governance, board assessment, board involvement in fund development, managing the performance of the executive director, and creating a strategic board.

For more information, and to register, click here.


Upcoming Vantage Point Workshops and Webinars

Fall 2013 Workshops Announced
Our fall workshops cover a wide variety of topics; including board development, executive education, strategic planning and human resources.

View the complete list here.

Succession Planning
August 21 9am – 12:00pm – Learn practical steps and gain concrete resources to support your organization to develop the right culture, plan proactively for leadership transition and identify (and secure!) your current and future leadership requirements to move your mission forward.

For more information or to register, click here.

For a full list of our upcoming workshops, visit our Programs and Events page.

Not-for-Profit Sector News

Young Community Leaders Network Upcoming Events
Young Community Leaders Network (Metro Vancouver) is a space for young not-for-profit and community leaders to gain skills, knowledge and connections required to create positive change. Check out their upcoming events:

Summer Social | August 8, 5pm at Shebeen Whiskey House
Join other young community leaders on a summer evening to meet, reconnect and network.

Book Club – Switch | August 13, 7pm at Kafka’s Coffee & Tea
Chat about the popular book on initiating change by Chip and Dan Heath. The Heath Brothers address motivating employees, family members, and ourselves in their analysis of why we too often fear change.

For more information, click here.



IdeaEncore Resources: Find and Share with Colleagues
IdeaEncore provides an easy way for your organization to share what it knows, learn from others, and earn revenue. Be sure to designate Vantage Point as your Primary Professional Affiliation (PPA) in your individual profile to qualify for discounts and special access to selected documents.

Tools You Can Use:

Why Many Marketing Efforts for Planned Giving Fail
Shared by NFP Consulting Resources, Inc (Free)
How to Resolve Conflict Through Conversation
Shared by My Right Fit Job ($5)
The Opportunity Risk Calculator for Nonprofits
Shared by Bristol Strategy Group (Free)
7 Clairification Keys to Unlock your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Potential
Shared by Clairification ($15)
Mastering Self Motivation: Help your Nonprofit Reach its Wildest Goal
Shared by Karen Eber Davis Consulting (Free)

Best Practice Recommendations for Canadian Harm Reduction Programs