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Vantage Point's 75th Anniversary Party - A Celebration of BC's Not-For-Profit Sector Thursday Saturday 27, 2018 in Vancouver

Vantage Point is turning 75.

To commemorate this milestone, we are hosting a reception celebrating over seven decades of volunteerism and community impact by our province's not-for-profit sector. This evening reception will feature live entertainment, a storytelling gallery, raffles, and, of course, canapes and cocktails.

We would love to hear your story.

Is your organization celebrating an anniversary or milestone this year? Do you have lessons to share as an emerging or seasoned not-for-profit leader? Are you a supporter of not-for-profits and want to share your lens on the sector?

Stories can be focused or broad, short or long. The key is that they are uniquely YOUR story and we want to share them with the Vantage Point community.

2018 marks Vantage Point's 75th anniversary. While we celebrate our own organization, we also see our anniversary as a great opportunity to celebrate and share stories from the not...

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The year 1943 marks the beginning of the Central Volunteer Bureau of Vancouver, which became Volunteer Vancouver, and now Vantage Point. Fast forward to 2018 and we are incredibly excited, and humbled, to celebrate our 75th anniversary. For more than 60 years, we were a volunteer centre, focused on promoting and celebrating volunteerism and connecting volunteers to Vancouver’s ever-growing not-for-profit sector. Around the year 2002, we noticed people were becoming less and less interested in filling traditional volunteer roles. They wanted to contribute their knowledge for a finite period in exchange for a meaningful experience. Not-for-profit organizations could not find enough volunteers with the more traditional skills sets they were accustomed to, while more people were seeking meaningful opportunities that engaged their knowledge and expertise.

Thank you for applying to the BOSS 2018 Bursary. We are able to offer 20 bursaries because of the generous support of our sponsors. Successful applicants will be provided with one BOSS ticket at $130 instead of the full cost of $260.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Your organization has a operating budget under $500,000
  • You are currently employed by or volunteering regularly with a not-for-profit organization

What we’re looking for: examples of how your experience at BOSS 2018 builds your leadership skills and generates greater mission impact for your organization.

BC Employer Health Tax to include exemptions for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations with payroll under $1.5 million

BC Employer Health Tax to include exemptions for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations with payroll under $1.5 million. In a notice posted the first week of July 2018, the BC government announced their intention to allow a complete exemption from the Employer Health Tax (EHT) for both not-for-profit organizations and charities with a payroll below $1.5 million.

Legislation for the new tax will be put forward in the fall of 2018, and the tax will come into effect January 1, 2019. While the exemption does not apply to all organizations, it includes a majority of the 26,000 not-for-profits and charities in the province from paying the introduced EHT.

Join Philip from Keela as he shares three critical steps to move through when determining the best technology for your not-for-profit organization.

Through a four part blog series with Vantage Point, Keela will be providing insights on how and when to find technology that will have lasting positive impact on your organization. Stay tuned for a new blog on this topic every few months as Philip from Keela provides key insights to make strong decisions on technology for your organization.

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

Nav Nagra, a dedicated arts sector volunteer, received an exciting opportunity her inbox – a board role with the Vancouver Art/Book Fair. She took the leap into this board position in early 2018, leveraging her passion for the sector together with her writing skills. Now 6 months into her role, Nav shares tips to find a great board role, prepare for your first board meeting, and how to contribute as a new board member.

Vantage Point's 75th Anniversary Party in celebration of BC's Not-For-Profit Sector

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel | 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cocktails, Canapés, Raffles & Live Entertainment - 2 drink tickets included - cash bar available

Funds raised at the event will be directed towards Vantage Point’s Access & Impact Fund

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t: 604 875 9144**
f: 604 875 0710
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5

**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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