Board of Directors Resources

 

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How to Read and Understand Financial Statements

Webinar recording & presentation slides are now available on the Charity Village website for you to view at your convenience.

Click here to access the webinar recording and presentation slides.

In the webinar, some resources on financial policy templates. There are two commercial products suggested checking out, BoardSource Nonprofit Policy Sampler and First Reference. Free resources include Blue Avocado and Wegner CPAs (for a US nonprofit, but most content is still relevant, link will download a Word document).

Looking for more information on nonprofit finance? You may be interested in reviewing past presentations on Critical Financial Controls for Nonprofits and Four Keys to Financial Success.

Recreation Nova Scotia Board of Directors Video Training Series

Board of Directors Training Videos

Welcome to the Recreation Nova Scotia Board of Directors Video Training Series (Made possible by a grant from the Nova Scotia Voluntary Sector Professional Capacity Trust)

For a comprehensive list of documents and resources for board members:

https://charityvillage.com/jobs/tools-resources.aspx

Recreation Nova Scotia Board of Directors Video Training Series which has been made possible by a grant from the Nova Scotia Voluntary Sector Professional Capacity Trust.

Introduction

For a comprehensive list of documents and resources for board members, please click here.

What Does it Mean to be a Board Member?

10 Ways to connect with your membershipRecreation Nova Scotia

Definition of GovernanceRecreation Nova Scotia

To find out about Canada Revenue Agency and charitable status, click here.

To find out how to become a charitable organization, click here.

For more resources on becoming a charity, click here.

For information on starting a non-profit organization or charity, click here.

Basic Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member

Recreation Nova ScotiaSample Consent to Act as a Director

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy Version 1Recreation Nova Scotia

Sample Conflict of Interest Policy Version 2Recreation Nova Scotia

For a link to A Primer for Directors Of Not-For-Profit Corporations, please click here.

Priorities and Getting Things Done

Business Planning and Budgets

For a link to Business Plan templates, please click here.

Good Minutes

Recreation Nova Scotia Good Minutes

Succession Planning

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Sample Succession Plan

Recruiting New Board Members

For a link to Best Practice Guidelines for Screening Volunteers, please click here.

For more information about screening volunteers, please click here.

Board Orientation & Training

BOD Orientation AgendaRecreation Nova Scotia and Manual

Monitoring Organizational Performance

Performance Indicator and Measurement WorksheetRecreation Nova Scotia

Board Self Evaluation

Sample Board Self EvaluationSample Succession Plan

Reading Financial Statements

Planning Your Meeting

Sample BOD Agenda Planning PolicyRecreation Nova Scotia

Sample BOD Yearly WorkplanRecreation Nova Scotia

Levels of Input Chart

Program Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations

 

Demonstrating Value: Evaluation for Non-Profit Organizations 

Skills Building Modules

Recreation Nova Scotia had partnered with our national organization to offer Skills Building Modules.  They are somewhat outdated, but are available for free online here for you to use.

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