April 2018

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Not-for-profit organizations do incredibly important work – providing critical services that support and enrich our communities. Robust internal capacity and organizational competence is what supports their ability to achieve impact. At Vantage Point we are on a mission to improve not-for-profit capacity. By building the capacity of your not-for-profit organization, you can strengthen the impact your programs have in your community and ensure long-term program sustainability. The importance of capacity building is a critical conversation for not-for-profits, funders, government, and the broader community.

For those of us who work with not-for-profit sector organizations and their governing bodies, the same issues in not-for-profit governance seem to keep coming up year after year. That insight has caused a thoughtful sector leader to ask: “why are we doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?”

Please complete the application form to be considered for a spot in Essentials for New Managers.

This program is ideally suited for people who have been in their management role for less than 2 years, or who expect to move into a management role in the next 6-12 months.

Not-for-profits who have received a grant from the City of Vancouver are eligible to apply for a limited number of bursary spots. 

  • Please note: The application process for City of Vancouver Funded advanced labs is competitive, and candidates should put their best foot forward when filling out the application form. Determine...
This experience may be from volunteer or paid positions. Please indicate how many employees/volunteers you supervised and for how long.
This program is ideally suited for people who have been in their management role for less than 2 years, or who expect to move into a management role in the next 6-12 months.
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Let's make governance fun and engaging. Discover three practices that your organization can implement to make your governance work more impactful.

Serving on a board should be fun and engaging. At Vantage Point we’re passionate advocates for governance that goes beyond oversight. With a focus on impact, there are some great practices organizations can use to support meaningful governance. In our work we often come across organizations that have developed or adopted unique governance practices that are aligned with their values.

From our Vantage Point: Podcast for not-for-profit leaders, board members, managers and staff

Matt Corker, Co-Founder of the Corker Co shares onboarding strategies for both new and returning team members. He shares some great tips that include both straightforward and out of the box approaches! Listen to the full podcast for ideas to integrate at your organization – as well as best practices for the first week of onboarding!

Denise Baker retires this week and says her good-byes to the Vantage Point community.

When I made my decision to retire I knew it was the right time for me and for Vantage Point. The organization is in a great place with wonderful staff and knowledge philanthropists, a refreshed strategic plan, and relevant programs and services. I will be so excited to see new successes under Alison Brewin’s leadership.

Free Membership Available
To support not-for-profits through the economic impacts of COVID-19, we are offering our membership for free for a limited time.


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**Please note: During COVID-19 the Vantage Point team is working from home. Contact information for workshops can be found on event pages, or find a list of our staff contact info here.


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