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Training & Development


Join United Way for an interactive and experiential board governance workshop for non-profits.

Our facilitator, Sari Labelle from SL Strategies and Insights will lead participants through in-session assessments as well as individual and group activities to provide participants with an experiential understanding of their specific priorities for governance improvement and an action plan for improving their organization’s governance practices.

Topics will include legal obligations and role of the board, differentiating between governance and operations, rightsizing governance model, use of committees, recruitment, orientation, meeting management, policy development, and relationship with ED and staff.

Participants will leave the workshop with a tool kit of best practices to put into use in their organization.

Cost $25/person (includes lunch).

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Grants for Strategic Planning

2020 created many challenges for charities, but it has also highlighted new needs and opportunities.  For some organizations this has created an ideal time for them to update their strategic plan to ensure that their current priorities are still meeting the needs of their clients.  Therefore, United Way Saint John, Kings & Charlotte is offering grants to help charities update their strategic plan.

A strategic plan or framework serves as a roadmap for non-profits to assess their progress. It helps the organization identify strategies to best advance their mission.

The strategic planning process can energize the staff and the board for the future. United Way will subsidize up to 25% of the cost of strategic planning to a maximum of $5,000 for eligible charities.   Please see the eligibility criteria and application if you are interested.  Applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis.