April 2016

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the journey towards an abundant not-for-profit

Three years ago we published our second book, The Abundant Not-for-Profit, and issued a call to action to the not-for-profit sector: Focus on abundance, not scarcity. How did we frame abundance at that time? Through the lens of people. The world is full of experienced and talented people who care about community and are willing to donate their time and talent. Engage those people in meaningful ways throughout all levels of your organization and you will increase your capacity to achieve your mission. We are proud of the book and its role in sharing the message of abundance and knowledge philanthropy with thousands of people.

The New BC Societies Act for not-for-profit organizations society charities

*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. 

new Societies Act for British Columbia not-for-profit societies transitioning timeline

With the knowledge that most aspects of the new Societies Act will come into force as of Nov 28, 2016, Vantage Point decided to move quickly to look at our current bylaws and constitution, in order to put forward revised bylaws and constitution for member approval at our AGM in April, 2016. We are excited to share our journey with you as we understand the anxiety that preparing for the new Act brings to all of us! As a starting point, I share the key phases and associated processes that Vantage Point identified for how to tackle a review of current bylaws and constitution, to ultimately ensure compliance with the new Act.

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