Board Members

Professional development and training for not-for-profit board members on governance, leadership, planning, operational management, human resources and capacity building

Board Members

Supporting your growth as a board member.

Serving as a board member is one of the most challenging and rewarding volunteer experiences and an effective board can strengthen a not-for-profit organization in many different ways. Vantage Point offers you important information and opportunities to develop your particular skills, talents and resources.

This sample stakeholder survey was developed for a fictional community organization that serves families with young children.

Surveys like this can be used to gather information about stakeholders and clients in order to develop and evaluate programs, or as part your strategic planning activities.

Upon submitting the form, an email will be sent out to your inbox with a link to complete the download.


Creating your Circles of Support is a valuable way of identifying stakeholders.

With this tool, you can pinpoint which community groups, clients, volunteers and other stakeholders are most important to your organization’s current and future success.

Upon submitting the form, an email will be sent out to your inbox with a link to complete the download.


The strategic planning quadrant can be used during strategic planning to identify and prioritize stakeholders based on:

  1. Their level of power or influence they have over your organization. 
  2. Their level of interest in your organization, products and/or services. 

Upon submitting the form, an email will be sent out to your inbox with a link to complete the download.


Human Resources: Giving and Receiving Feedback for not-for-profit leaders, executives and mamaners

Providing and receiving feedback is a critical leadership skill. This workshop provides practical tools for sharing feedback with your peers, managers, and direct reports.


Learning Opportunities

April 3, 2018 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Learn key strategies to engage your board in achieving its organizational mission.
October 4, 2016 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join is for this free workshop and explore practices that support the successful engagement of knowledge philanthropists, or skilled volunteers. Leave this session with a strategy for how to proactively plan for, attract and engage knowledge philanthropists in your work.
September 29, 2016 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
*SOLD OUT* Join Michael Blatchford, Charities and Not-for-Profit lawyer with Bull Housser, and dive into the critical changes being introduced through the new Societies Act. Michael will explain what the new Act will mean to your Society’s current corporate and governance practices, highlight significant changes from the current legislation, and provide tips on how to prepare your board and your organization for the transition to the new Act. 



This resource addresses some frequently asked questions on how the new Societies Act will affect the ongoing work of your board and organization.
When starting a new project, focusing first on human resources by using a Project-Based People Plan can empower a more abundant approach to scoping.
A consent agenda is a collection of items that are voted on as a package at the board meeting, without discussion.
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