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

This month we are joined by Bob Wang, senior advisor at Deloitte, to find out how using a corporate lens can help further the impact of your organization.

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

Ruby Ng, Executive Director for Disability Foundation and Vantage Point board member, joins us this month to discuss the impact a branding strategy can have on an organization.

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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...

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Vantage Point is often engaged to facilitate board and staff team efforts to develop organizational or team values. We deeply believe in the impact that clear and aligned values have on driving high performing teams, ultimately generating more mission impact. Though the creation of shared team values is essential, an equally important next step is to determine how to effectively "implement" or "embed" the values across the team or organization.

When the Vantage Point staff faced this very challenge, I did some research on our staff Pro-D Day and came across lots of interesting ways to...

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Vantage Point began its career as a volunteer centre. In recent years we have relied heavily on our online posting service, Go Volunteer, to play the role of connecting individuals to organizations hoping to engage people to deliver their mission. As we clean out our storage room in anticipation of some possible renos to the office we have uncovered some fabulous tidbits of our history. This history reminds us that personal connection is still deeply important, even in the days of ‘surely there is an app for that?’

Take young Linda Johnson. In 1967, she was a sixteen-year-old student at the...

BC Budget Consultation Report


Each year, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services conducts a consultation with the public and develops a report of recommendations for the BC budget. The consultation process went from June 3, 2019 to June 28, 2019 and the Budget 2020 Consultation report was published on August 7, 2019.

All submissions for the consultation can be found here – which includes many not-for-profit organizations (Access BC, Canadian Mental Health Association, the BC Alliance for Arts and Culture, David Suzuki Foundation, Board Voice, Pacific Legal Education Outreach Society, and many more...

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

Our team member Lisa Torreggiani joined us this week to talk about what client relations looks like in our office! Listen in to get an inside perspective of the Vantage Point office.

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At Vantage Point one of our values is being a living laboratory. We test things out and share the results with YOU: our wonderful not-for-profit clients, supporters, and community.

This year, we tried and tested…. Team Professional Development (Pro-D) days!

Our Pro-D Days are focused on self-directed learning. There are now so many free and affordable avenues to learn new skills and we wanted to make the best use of these resources. It can be tough to find time to read a book or go through a video course, but ultimately this time can make us more effective!

The Pro-D Day Format

To date, we...

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Over the past few months we have been taking some time to unpack the most common challenges and objections not-for-profits face when considering investing in a Customer Relationship Management System ("CRM"). First, we took some times to look at the basics of a CRM. We then explored what a CRM looks like to different members of a not-for-profit team. We looked at all the missed opportunities your organization piles up without a CRM and finally, tackled the fear of losing data by exploring institutional knowledge.

The ultimate question remains: how does all of this convince my organization to...

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