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Alberta Board Member Essentials
Welcome to Part 1
1.2 Environmental Scan of the Non-profit Sector
The Impact of Non-profits (2:52)
Alberta's Non-profit Sector (2:13)
Non-profits of Alberta and How They Differ (2:12)
Are There Too Many Non-profit Organizations Duplicating Services in Alberta?
Is Your Non-profit a Charity? (0:44)
Is Your Non-Profit a Charity? - Reading
What Is the Difference Between a Registered Charity and a Non-Profit Organization?
Maintaining Charitable Status (1:04)
Resource Differences Between Non-profits and Charities (4:20)
The Role of Non-profits in Shaping Tomorrow (1:17)
If They Are Not About Profit, What Are They About? (1:44)
The Future and Non-profits (1:30)
Check Your Learning: Non-profit What?
The Answers - Check your Learning: Non-profit What?
1.3 Introduction to the Non-profit Legal Context
Incorporation: the Types and Reasons Why
Do I Really Need to Look at the Bylaws? (1:08)
Should We Have Both Bylaws and Policies? (1:17)
Types of Policies and How to Think About Them
Changing Bylaw (1:13)
What Are Members? (1:16)
Where, Oh Where, Did Our Membership Go?
Ways Boards Should Be Engaging the Membership (0:57)
Check Your Learning: Rules, Structures and Authority
The Answers - Check Your Learning: Rules, Structures and Authority
1.4 Special Thanks
You have completed Part 1!
Feedback and Section 1 Evaluation
Summary: Part 1
Welcome to Part 2
The Biggest Challenge with Board Governance Is Board Governance (2:20)
The Biggest Challenge with Board Governance is Board Governance - Optional Video
Principles of Good Governance (1:35)
Principles of Good Governance - Optional Video
2.2 Types of Boards
A Quick Overview of Governance Models
What Type of Board Structure Should My Board Have?
Check Your Learning: I Have Been on Boards for 30 Years! There Is Nothing New to Learn.
The Answers - Check Your Learning: I Have Been on Boards for 30 Years! There Is Nothing New to Learn.
2.3 The Roles and Responsibilities of the Board
Board Member, Board, and ED Roles Pt. 1 (3:11)
Board Member, Board, and ED Roles Pt. 2 (0:56)
Board Member, Board, and ED Roles Pt. 3 - Helpful Resource
What is the Role of the Board? Three Speakers, Three Perspectives
What is the Role of the Board? - Perspective One (0:25)
What is the Role of the Board? - Perspective Two (1:03)
What is the Role of the Board? - Perspective Three (0:26)
The Three Hats a Board Wears (2:23)
Governance as Leadership
Things to Keep in Mind at the Board Table - What Is Your Organizations Impact? (1:19)
Check Your Learning: What Does a Board Do Anyway?
The Answers - Check Your Learning: What Does a Board Do Anyway?
2.4 The Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member
Your Role as a Board Member (0:47)
Your Role as a Board Member - Reading
Board Individual Authority - Interview with Hermant Kumar (1:02)
Board Individual Authority
One Voice but Differing Perspectives (1:13)
Roles and Responsibilities
Board Member Job Descriptions?
When Is a Board Member Not a Board Member? - Interview with Bob Wyatt (1:11)
When Is a Board Member Not a Board Member?
Written Policies Are Your Best Legacy - Interview with Ann Davidson (0:55)
Written Policies Are Your Best Legacy
Board Member Embrace Your Role (0:44)
Things That Get Boards in Trouble (2:46)
Check Your Learning: I'm Just Here to Tell People What to Do, Right?
The Answers - Check Your Learning: I'm Just Here to Tell People What to Do, Right?
2.5 Understanding the Role of the Executive and the Executive Committees
Understanding the Executive Committees of Today
Duties of the Board Chair / President
Duties of the Secretary
Duties of The Treasurer
Duties of the Vice-Chair
2.6 What Is Fiduciary and How Does It Apply to Me as a Board Member?
What Is the Fiduciary Role of a Board Member? (0:37)
Duty of Loyalty (0:44)
Duties of Directors
Board Member Accountability (0:31)
Check Your Learning: The Buck Stops Here
The Answers - Check Your Answers: The Buck Stops Here
2.7 Role of the Executive Director
What is the Role of the Executive Director? (2:00)
2.8 Legal and Ethical
Legal vs Ethical - Bob Wyatt's Perspective (1:16)
Legal vs Ethical - Pieter de Vos' Perspective (0:43)
Legal vs Ethical - Kristin Ward Diaz' Perspective (1:45)
Legal Responsibilities of Boards
Wisdom Is Knowing When to Get (Legal) Help (1:17)
2.9 Conflict of Interest
What Is a Conflict of Interest? (2:21)
Conflict of Interest - Erick Ambtman (0:24)
Conflict of Interest - Kristin Ward Diaz (0:24)
Conflict of Interest - Pieter de Vos (1:11)
When the Conflict of Interest Is a Conflict of Personal vs Organizational Values (0:43)
What to Do About a Conflict of Interest (2:56)
Check Your Learning: Conflicts with the Law, Your Ethics, and Between Interests
The Answers - Check Your Learning: Conflicts with the Law, Your Ethics, and Between Interests
2.10 Working as a Board
How Do Boards Make Decisions? (1:33)
How do Boards Make Decisions? - Readings
Advantages and Disadvantages of Decision Making Styles (1:41)
Chairing a Board Meeting
A Consent Agenda
10 Tips For Improving Your Board Meetings
Self Reflection and Evaluation (1:37)
2.11 Special Thanks
You Have Completed Part 2!
Feedback and Section 2 Evaluation
Summary: Part 2
Welcome to Part 3
3.2 Each Board Member Accountable for the Organizational Finances
What Are Nonprofit Financial Statements?
How to Read and Understand Financial Statements for your Nonprofit Organization
Books and Records – Language
Books and Records – Format
Books and Records – Location
Should you have a Reserve Fund?
Article: Top Canadian charity law compliance issues
3.3 Special Thanks
You Have Completed Part 3!
Feedback and Section 3 Evaluation
Summary: Part 3
Part A - Live Course
Part A - Attendance Verification
Feedback and Evaluation Live Session A
Part B - Live Course
Part B: Attendance Verification
Feedback and Evaluation Live Session B
The Wrap Up
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Things That Get Boards in Trouble
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