Engagement: A resource for Canadian volunteer boards
- Provide insight into how best to engage nonprofit board volunteers.
- Help fundraisers understand effective means of deploying volunteer leadership
- Advise on practical issues ranging from conducting effective board meetings to roles and financial management.
What people are saying about Engagement:
“Governance in the NFP sector is the new challenge for volunteer directors. Rob Peacock has provided the ‘how to’ – a must read for management and boards alike – and a very useful resource that we will make good use of at the Rotman School of Management.”
— Richard C. Powers, Associate Dean & Academic Director, Governance Programs, Rotman School of Management
“Effective governance will be a key differentiating factor for charities as they look to attract future volunteer and philanthropic support. Charities that do it well will be much better positioned for success.”
— Ted Garrad, President & CEO, Sick Kids Foundation
“Volunteers that serve on Boards are the lifeblood of an organization. It is their passion for the cause that gives life to the strategic vision of an organization.It is their focus on direction that inspires staff and other volunteers to improve our neighbourhood or change the world.”
— Doug Earle, CFRE, Executive Director, The Campaign for a Bold New Brock
“The work of a volunteer board can mean the success or failure of a not-for-profit corporation. With the right governance structures and approach, an organization’s work can be amplified many times over by its board. Without a responsible approach to board governance and engagement, an organization’s vision and mission can quickly be obscured by mismanagement and organizational chaos. Rob Peacock’s guide to volunteer board engagement provides an exceptional roadmap to the design and implementation of effective boards and board policies.”
— Jeff Melanson, Executive Director & Co-CEO, Canada’s National Ballet School
ISBN 978-1-895589-60-3 Civil Sector Press 2009