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Becoming a Board Member

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Curious about how people become board members? Want to know what's involved in serving on a non-profit board?

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This interactive online information session covers everything you need to know about volunteering as a non-profit's board of directors, including your responsibilities, legal aspects, benefits, and how to determine the right role and organization for you. Becoming a member of a non-profit organization’s board can be a meaningful way to apply your experience in the non-profit sector at the governance level to help advance a non-profit's social impact. It can be an incredibly rewarding way for professionals to give back while learning new skills that can enhance their own careers.

Becoming A Board Member is a 90-minute interactive webinar for professionals who have an interest in volunteering at a leadership level and want to learn more about becoming a Board Director before they commit. This session has been updated to reflect any changes to joining Boards during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By the end of the session, you'll have a clear understanding of the following:

  • What a Board of Directors does and why organizations need them
  • The skills and experience required to sit on a Board
  • What you need know about a Board before deciding to accept a position
  • The benefits of volunteering on a Board
  • How and where to find non-profit board opportunities

Past attendees described the workshop as:

"Well organized, structured well, fantastic content, excellent response to Q&A. Great value for both time and dollars". - November 2019

"Very informative for someone who has not been on a board. Length of session was perfect". - December 2019

"Perfect detail for embarking on this new journey". - December 2019

About the Facilitator

As Volunteer Toronto’s Manager of Programs, Kasandra James has worked with hundreds of non-profit organizations across Ontario since she joined the organization in 2015, helping them improve strategies to strengthen their volunteer programs. She develops meaningful solutions to connect the interests of Toronto’s diverse volunteer-seekers with the needs of volunteer programs and grassroots groups across the city and beyond. Kasandra has led numerous programs and projects in volunteer engagement, including Volunteer Toronto’s Youth Auditor Program and a provincial Volunteer Management Training Series. She currently overseas the Volunteer Advisor and Driver Matching Programs, leads Volunteer Toronto’s Youth Engagement strategy and delivers the Becoming A Board Member webinar session.

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Registrations are accepted at the discretion of Volunteer Toronto. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within 48 hours of an event. Registration can be transferred to another member of your organization. Written notice must be received more than 48 hours prior to the event date in order to receive a refund. Please send your written cancellation to sfeilchenfeld@volunteertoronto.ca. Registered participants who fail to attend an event will not be refunded.

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Volunteer Toronto is Canada’s largest volunteer centre with over 45 years of experience connecting volunteers to the organizations that need them. Our services empower local volunteers to find opportunities that make a positive difference in their community. Through in-person and online training, we also educate and help non-profit organizations and community groups run successful volunteer programs.

If you are looking TO volunteer or looking FOR volunteers in Toronto, we are the place to start! 

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