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Start your 2019 with some fantastic not-for-profit resources!

 

It’s the New Year and here at the Vantage Point office we are ready take on 2019! I’d like to share some of our top resources that can support you in to have a dazzling and productive year ahead.

1. Annual Goal Setting & Development (downloadable resource)

It’s the time of year that everyone is making shiny new goals. We sure are! In January each Vantage Point team member creates on their goals for the year and comes up with an action plan. Use this resource as a starting point and modify it to suit the needs of your organization! Also consider planning out one or two stretch assignments...

From our Vantage Point: Podcast for not-for-profit leaders, board members, managers and staff
Join Maria Turnbull and Jodi Rai for a fresh and energetic discussion about how to engage your most significant asset – volunteers and staff!
From our Vantage Point: Podcast for not-for-profit leaders, board members, managers and staff

Esther Jang, Senior Consultant with Global Philanthropic, returns as a podcast guest to share her passion for planned giving as a key fund development strategy. Whether you are new to this form of giving, or keen to understand it better – this is the podcast for you! Listen in, to learn what planned giving is all about. Discover how to create a truly donor-centred approach and integrate planned giving strategy with major gift cultivation.

 

In January 2018, the federal government created a Senate Committee with the express purpose to examine the impact of the charitable and not-for-profit sector and the rules that govern it.

The committee is currently accepting written submissions and is also administering an electronic survey until November 2, 2018 at midnight.

We strongly encourage all not-for-profits and charities to provide feedback to the committee. The committee has a broad mandate, and is examining a whole range of topics related to not-for-profits and charitable organizations, including:

  • A recognition that the funding...
From our Vantage Point: Podcast for not-for-profit leaders, board members, managers and staff

Alison Brewin, Vantage Point’s Executive Director, shares her thoughts on the importance of not-for-profit organizations considering their role in advocacy. She defines advocacy and provides examples of how it can achieve mission impact and address societal challenges.

Thanks to the support of Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, Vantage Point will be connecting and orienting a community of trainers and consultants located in the Okanagan to develop the capacity building training for not-for-profit organizations in the region.

Over 26,000 not-for-profit organizations build and shape British Columbia every day and enable thousands of people to positively engage with their communities. The Okanagan benefits from a tremendous range of not-for-profit organizations engaging diverse individuals to enhance community assets in areas such as social services, health, recreation, sport, arts, and culture.

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

Philip Manzano is a seasoned technology professional with a passion for not-for-profit impact, and Head of Marketing & Communications at Keela. In this podcast, he shares his thoughts on how technology provides opportunities to small and medium-sized not-for-profits.

Vantage Point is turning 75. Well, actually, we turned 75 in May and like many people who are septuagenarians the details are a little hazy and we’ve forgotten many dates. Yet, after sifting through 75 annual reports, we’ve discovered some lost tidbits about ourselves that we thought we’d share.

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We’ve all been there… an AMAZING volunteer walks through the front door offering their support. Maybe they’re a professional videographer, or they have a PhD in your issue area, or they’re a marketing expert. So naturally they spend the next day licking envelopes – and then they stop answering your calls, never to return.

Managing volunteers is hard, especially when our organizations only offer a limited number of roles for high-skill volunteers.

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