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Board Governance Virtual Workshop Series

United Way has invited Carol Gabanna from HR Atlantic to host 3 virtual board governance workshops. Each workshop is 2 hours and covers a different topic. Open for all non-profit board members and non-profit leaders. Sign up for one, two or all three! Only $10 each. Remaining cost subsidized by United Way.

October 5: Board Governance 101 – The session is for new board members or board members wanting to explore board governance in a new way or for staff who support a board. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/session-1-board-governance-101-tickets-166184575539

October 26: The Work of the Board – This session dives into the actual work of the board: direction-setting, delegation and accountability. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/session-2-the-work-of-the-board-tickets-166189875391

November 9: Staying on Track – This session focuses on the practices and discipline needed for boards to function optimally. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/board-governance-session-3-staying-on-track-tickets-166194232423


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.