June 2013

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A few weeks ago, one of Vantage Point’s fabulous board members asked us to weigh in on a Nonprofit Quarterly article titled “What’s an Hour of Volunteer Work Worth?” The article cites Independent Sector’s latest annual calculation that deems an hour of an average volunteer’s time to be worth $22.14.

While it may appear to be a clean and simple way to communicate the ‘worth’ of volunteers, here are five reasons I’d like to scrap this method of valuing our volunteers.

1.    It emphasizes quantity over quality. The article states the median time contribution of volunteers is “only 50” hours. In my...

In April 2013, Vantage Point launched the search for our next executive director. Follow this blog series to learn about our recruitment process and discover tips for leading a process of your own. This post is the first of two on a salaried employee’s perspective.

It’s been approximately 12 weeks since our captain of 14 years, Colleen Kelly, left the helm of the ship at Vantage Point. I’m often asked by colleagues outside the organization: how are things going without Colleen?

Good question. 



The truth is, it doesn’t feel all that different. Without having the chance to reflect, I might have...

Early last year, Vantage Point began an exciting new partnership with the City of Vancouver. Together, over the past 15 months, we have provided 232 local not-for-profit leaders with access to learning opportunities focused on leadership and governance.

This unique partnership was born from a shared belief in the critical role not-for-profit leaders play in creating a connected, vibrant and healthy city. “Cultivating excellence in not-for-profit leadership is key to strengthening and creating positive change in our communities,” says Cherryl Masters, Cultural Planner at the City.

Here's a...

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