Board Development Program – Information bulletins
Find publications that can help non-profit board members improve skills and gain knowledge in board governance.
The Board Development Program publishes information bulletins on a variety of board-related issues. Each bulletin covers special areas that are relevant to non-profit board members and senior staff looking for information about improving skills and gaining knowledge in governance.
- Information on promoting a cause and managing public perception and understanding.
- Help for setting priorities, controlling finances and managing sources and timing of revenues.
- Recruiting appropriate volunteers to serve on your board and keeping board members motivated and satisfied.
- Steps and techniques that can help boards represent the communities they serve and should reflect the diversity found in the community.
- Material on committee reporting, terms of reference and levels of authority.
- Information on the key areas of policy development and how to develop effective policy.
- Explores the role of the Board Chair and how to encourage people to participate in board meetings.
- Guidelines on how to regularly evaluate the performance of the Executive Director.
- Information about the responsibilities of managing an organization's finances.
- Information on how to hire an Executive Director that is a good match for all.
- Ways your organization can pool time and talent to maximize effectiveness in meeting community needs
- How to have effective and efficient meetings.
- Information about what the board does and the responsibilities of being a board member.
- Material to help you make an informed decision about joining a board.
- Information on how to get started on the strategic planning process.
- What makes a healthy board, how it can stay strong and dynamic and how to deal with difficult challenges.
- How to successfully fundraise as a team.
- Simple explanations to make the task of reading and understanding financial statements easier
- Seven steps to help you recruit and retain members.
- A step-by-step outline to preparing a grant application.
You can reprint any of the articles in the information bulletins as long as you:
- credit and/or cite the source of the articles
- email us a copy of the publication that the articles are reprinted in
The Board Development Program reserves the right to deny reprinting privileges.
To contact the Board Development Program:
#905 Standard Life Centre
10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta T5J 4R7