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

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

Mark Friesen, Executive Director of Columbia College Society, talks public policy, what it is, and what it means to get into advocacy work.

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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.

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

Margaret Mason of Norton Rose Fulbright talks about why starting that charity may not be the best decision, and what actions could make a bigger impact.

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...

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