Planning: Strategy & Workforce

BC Budget Consultation Report

 

 

Keeping our workplaces and communities safe...

On the heels of our recent bulletin regarding COVID-19, we want to provide a more in-depth resource guide for BC not-for-profits. For context, we were fortunate to have an online discussion in one of our working groups, “Decent Work in the Sector”, where we talked about the many ways in which this virus affects us in the workplace, specifically in not-for-profits – especially with anxieties looming around reliable funding.

We really appreciated being able to convene and connect over video chat, and just share concerns and strategize together on...

BC Budget Consultation Report

*This bulletin, originally published March 13, 2020, was last edited on March 18, 2020.


Dear Reader,

As Vantage Point is a space primarily used for convening and group learning, we want to reach out to you amidst the most recent updates on COVID-19. We understand there are a lot of mixed feelings about this outbreak. The bottom line is we want to make sure everyone is - and feels - safe, so we have begun important conversations with our Staff and Board to determine our plans for the coming months.

As of March 16, 2020, a few workshops and labs have been cancelled while others will be offered...

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When not-for-profits in BC work together to uplift each other, we make the sector better as a whole.

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As Mark Friesen wraps up his 6-year Vantage Point career to move on to his next exciting adventure, Omar Dominguez steps into his new role of Government Relations and Sector Development. Together, they summarize the broad scope of - and vision for - Vantage Point's efforts in BCs not-for-profit sector.

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As a not-for-profit organization with a history spanning over seven decades, Vantage Point has experienced many transitions over the years. Our most significant change was from a volunteer centre to a capacity-building focus for not-for-profit organizations. Throughout each adaptation, we have maintained an ongoing focus of supporting the not-for-profit sector.

We love working one-on-one with our clients - the people behind not-for-profit organizations throughout the province. In the process we have learned about many common challenges the sector faces.

We have realized a key dimension to...

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.

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.

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.

As a leader within the not-for-profit sector for over 15 years now, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many incredible women. In celebration of International Women’s Day, I share here some of the key approaches that I have learned from these strong and smart individuals. I have found these practices to be essential in my own development as a leader – and as a woman.

A not-for-profit organization’s effectiveness and capacity to navigate change depends largely on its people. Ask anyone about the characteristics of strong and effective not-for-profit organizations and the conversation will inevitably turn to leadership. Vantage Point’s work is in building the skills and knowledge of not-for-profit leaders to strengthen their leadership performance and impact. In 2017, we did an in-depth evaluation of our program Executive Lab, an advanced program for senior leaders. The impact on individuals and organizations is remarkable.

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