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Board Leadership Calgary 2017 – Save the Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Board Leadership Calgary is proud to organize the fourth year of its popular Learning Events!

This year’s event will be a combination of the two annual events: Board Governance Basics and Make Dollars, Make Sense: Funding and Financial Management 101. It will be held at Bow Valley College in downtown Calgary.

This combined, one-day learning event will cover a wide range of topics supporting non-profit organizations in the area of board governance leadership and development, and financial literacy and fund development. These events hope to build the overall capacity of the non-profit voluntary sector in Calgary and area.

Here are some of the topics we are working on for our 2017 event:

  • Board Governance Basics
  • Roles of the Board: Executive and Committee
  • Successful Meetings: Preparing for your AGM and good decision making
  • Building the Board: Recruitment, Succession Planning, Culture
  • The Foundations: Your Bylaws and Policies
  • Compliance: Both Financial and in General
  • Fundraising and the Board
  • Non-Profit Budgeting
  • Social Enterprises and Community Economic Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board and Staff Relations
  • Risk Management
  • Executive Director: Hiring, Roles, Supervision
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Media (marketing and what’s it good for?)
  • Telling your Story
  • Financial Statement Literacy
  • Grant Writing and the Language of Funders
  • Organizational Diversity
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Good Evaluation

Topics are subject to change and will be finalized by the end of August.

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Thanks to all that have supported BLC over the past few years!