Board Governance



At Pillar Nonprofit Network, we believe nonprofits and charities are only as strong as their board leadership. It is important, now more than ever, that an organization has a solid, healthy and passionate board at its helm. To be successful, nonprofit organizations both big and small need to have good governance: it helps their management teams make good decisions, it protects them from risks, and takes on an operational role during times of change and transformation.


What Does Pillar Offer?


All About Boards Series
 

Energize your board and take your organization to the next level. This 4-part workshop series runs every fall, and will give you the fundamentals for a high-performing board focused on strategy, innovation, diversity and accountability.

“I now have a better understanding of the questions to ask and the art of asking questions (listening, learning, and probing). I gained knowledge listening to and working with others across a diverse spectrum of nonprofit organizations. No matter how good you think your leadership/governance is, there's always room for improvement.”


onBoard Canada 
How diverse is your Board? 

Inclusive leadership helps create inclusive organizations. Pillar is pleased to be a partner of this National program onBoard Canada that helps nonprofit and public sector boards recruit for diversity at their leadership tables.  This program offers board matching as well as governance training to ensure that qualified candidates from visible minority and under-represented groups are not excluded from positions of decision-making, and influence.

Pillar will work with you to identify the skills that your board is looking for and match you with qualified candidates from indigenous, immigrant, visible minority, and LGBT2Q+ communities.

To learn more about how you can be involved, email diversity@pillarnonprofit.ca or call 519-433-7876 x 216.


Board Retreats
Engage Pillar Nonprofit Network to support the planning and facilitation of your next board retreat. Through a half or full day session, your directors will have the opportunity to reflect and re-energize as they commit to their ongoing work on your board. Delivered by an expert facilitator, our programs combine in-depth learning with high-energy team building activities.

View more information here.


Customized Board Training & Development with Impact Consulting
Tailored to meet the unique needs of your board, our customized training is designed to address the governance opportunities and challenges confronting your organization.

Building on our experience and expertise in board governance, planning, recruitment, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, Impact Consulting will design a solution specific to your organization’s requirements:

  • Board facilitation
  • Governance best practices
  • Bylaw reviews
  • Governance review and structural analysis
  • Diversity and inclusion workshops
  • Board recruitment and orientation
  • Board strategy, planning and implementation

Using a variety of approaches, tools and resources, our solutions are cost-effective and impactful. Every project is modified to accommodate your budget, time constraints and the preferred learning style of your board, staff and volunteers:

  • Half day, full day and multi-day sessions
  • Board and staff retreats
  • Expert facilitators
  • Individualized coaching
  • Online learning opportunities

Learn more about Impact Consulting here.

"I am much more comfortable in expressing my ideas to the board because of this training. Can't wait for the next round of new board recruitment as I have more knowledge of the expertise we need."


For more information contact:

Dharshi Lacey
Director, Diversity & Governance 
519-433-7876 x216 
diversity@pillarnonprofit.ca

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