Where’s the leadership? Goodwill Board abandons employees.

Where’s the leadership? Goodwill Board abandons employees.

One of my first jobs was working to raise money for Goodwill in San Francisco. Through this work, I was inspired and impressed by the mission of the organization and the remarkable front-line employees. Recently, in the face of enormous financial crisis, the entire Board of the Toronto Goodwill quit. I am outraged. The media […]

The Night Before Charity Christmas

The Night Before Charity Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and despite fundraising yelps, not a gift was stirring – not even one via CanadaHelps. The direct mail was posted with live postage and care, in hope¬†there were still donors writing cheques here and there. The children were snuggled all nestled in beds,¬†while visions of social enterprise chocolate danced in […]

How to be a better charity Board member

How to be a better charity Board member

Interested in some good quality education as a Board member but not sure where to turn? Recently, I attending the Institute for Corporate Directors Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials program. There is a scholarship program for charity employees to attend sponsored by TELUS and Royal Bank. Is f-r-e-e- more in line with your Charity’s budget? Altruvest has […]