Not-for-profit resource centre

Not-for-profit board members need to have the right knowledge and skill sets to help the organization achieve its goals. This resource centre is designed to help board members understand their roles and implement best practices.

  • Crisis management for not-for-profit board members | BDO Canada4:32

    Crisis management for not-for-profit board members | BDO Canada

    Calm. Informed. Decisive. That’s what a board has to be in the face of crisis. This video explores all three.

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  • Employment Insurance and COVID-19: Q&A for Employers

    Employment Insurance and COVID-19: Q&A for Employers

    COVID-19 has raised many questions regarding EI benefits. Our Q&A provides guidance for employers.

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  • Shifting to work safe and work smart during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Shifting to work safe and work smart during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Your business can follow these steps to protect your workers, clients, and productivity during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Steps to manage loss and business interruption during COVID-19

    Steps to manage loss and business interruption during COVID-19

    Steps to manage loss and business interruption during COVID-19 by evaluating insurance policies and risk factors.

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  • Leading through COVID-19: communicating with your employees

    Leading through COVID-19: communicating with your employees

    Steps to help you communicate effectively with your employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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  • Board Guide to Fraud

    Board Guide to Fraud

    Understand and identify the fraud risks in your not-for-profit. These organizations are extra susceptible to fraud for a number of reasons. Read more in our guide.

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  • Fraud prevention for not-for-profit board members | BDO Canada2:52

    Fraud prevention for not-for-profit board members | BDO Canada

    It rarely occurs to NPOs that they’d be targeted by fraudsters-which is why fraudsters target them.

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  • Board Guide to Financial Literacy

    Board Guide to Financial Literacy

    Are you asking the right questions about your not-for-profit's finances? How board members can become more financially literate.

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  • Financial literacy for not-for-profit board members | BDO Canada2:40

    Financial literacy for not-for-profit board members | BDO Canada

    Financial literacy can be a board’s legal responsibility. This video explains why.

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  • Board Guide to         Governance

    Board Guide to Governance

    Learn the keys to good governance to help you manage your not-for-profit.

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  • Governance for not-for-profit board members | BDO Canada4:57

    Governance for not-for-profit board members | BDO Canada

    High employee and volunteer turnover at NPOs necessitate air-tight governance. This video offers ways to achieve that.

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  • Board Guide to Strategic Planning

    Board Guide to Strategic Planning

    A well-developed strategic plan will help board members lead the organization through obstacles and effectively respond to market shifts.

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  • Strategic planning for not-for-profit board members | BDO Canada4:48

    Strategic planning for not-for-profit board members | BDO Canada

    This video explores the best way for NPOs to approach change, get universal buy-in, and move forward cohesively.

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  • Member vs. Manager: Understanding the role of not-for-profit board members

    Member vs. Manager: Understanding the role of not-for-profit board members

    What's the difference between a board member and a manager? This article clarifies the differences.

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  • How To Do Good, Better: Tips For Not-For-Profit Board Members

    How To Do Good, Better: Tips For Not-For-Profit Board Members

    Strategies and success tips to help improve an NPO's performance.

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  • What Does A Not-For-Profit Board Member Do?

    What Does A Not-For-Profit Board Member Do?

    This article outlines nine key responsibilities of a not-for-profit board.

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  • Managing surplus in your not-for-profit organization

    Managing surplus in your not-for-profit organization

    What your NPO should be keeping in surplus and how you should be documenting it.

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  • Top 5 GST/HST Issues for Not-For-Profits and Charities

    Top 5 GST/HST Issues for Not-For-Profits and Charities

    Tips for not-for-profits on GST and HST requirements.

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  • The annual audit scramble: The hidden costs for not-for-profit organizations

    The annual audit scramble: The hidden costs for not-for-profit organizations

    How to get help with your not-for-profit's audit requirements.

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  • The top 5 financial-management risks for not-for-profits

    The top 5 financial-management risks for not-for-profits

    Board members need to understand and plan for these five risks.

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