Board Fundamentals: Financial Governance - VIRTUAL

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Embrace your financial responsibility.

The role boards and employees play in not-for-profit financial management is not always fully understood or appreciated.

This virtual workshop will introduce you to a wide variety of financial management strategies and discuss ways to implement financial management tools effectively.

You will walk away with a practical perspective as to what board should do and understand the different roles the board and the executive director (or employees) have with respect to proper financial management.

Program Details

Date & Time: May 14, 2020 l 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom 
Cost: Member- $95.00; Non-member- $115.00

Who Should Attend

Board members, executive directors/CEOs or senior leaders (i.e. Directors, Managers, etc.) of not-for-profit organizations.

Program Benefits

  • Identified strategies to implement current financial management best practices for your organization
  • Increased clarity on the roles of board members vs. the roles of paid staff as they relate to financial management
  • Increased confidence to carry out the fiduciary responsibilities within your role as board member

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session you be able to:

  • Describe the importance of good financial governance in the not-for-profit sector
  • Identify the financial governance responsibilities of the board
  • Read key financial statements
  • Describe the difference between charities and not-for-profit organizations and the most common areas of non-compliance


  • The Benefits of Good Financial Management
    • ​Understanding key information contained in the financial statements
  • Robust Financial Performance Management and Reporting System
  • A Responsible and Accountable Internal Environment
  • Important Canada Revenue Agency Rules and Regulations You Need To Know
  • Q&A to allow conversation around managing finances in this time of uncertainty*

*Updated content amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Date: May 14, 2020 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual / Online
Vancouver, BC
City of Vancouver


Gordon Holley

Gordon Holley

Gordon Holley is President and CEO at Humanity Financial Management, where he brings hard-won experience and insight from more than 20 years in accounting and financial services to his own financial management company serving Not-for-profit Organizations and Charities. While working as a Chartered Accountant in small, mid-sized and “Big 4” CA firms, Gordon got an insider's look at how bookkeeping and accounting impacts Not-for-profit Organizations and Charities

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