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Creating and Maintaining a Truly Engaged and Impactful Nonprofit/Charity Board

United Way Winnipeg

Saturday, 29 April 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Creating and Maintaining a Truly Engaged and Impactful Nonprofit/Charity Board

Primarily for Board Members and Executive Directors 


Saturday, April 29, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (registration between 8:30 and 9:00)

United Way Learning Centre

580 Main Street

Includes snacks and a light lunch.

If cost is a barrier to participation, call Linda Brazier at 204-924-4225 or email


Workshop Overview

This workshop will cover the 2 core responsibilities of a Board; How to Be Strategic; Core Fiduciary duties; David’s Top 10 Principles for “Doing It Right”. 

Included will be practical tips on:

  • David's top 10 Governance Principles regardless of the size of your nonprofit or board;
  • Quick tips for re-energizing your board;
  • How to create a truly living & valuable Strategic Plan;
  • Changing meetings by changing reports;
  • Creating great agendas;
  • Engaging board behaviors and challenging personalities;
  • Necessary standing committees vs. task forces;
  • Dashboards;
  • Role of the chair;
  • Starting/ending meetings to create meaning;
  • Board minutes;
  • Legal obligations/responsibilities,
  • What a board must do to ensure impact.

“Thank you again for your invigorating Board best practices session yesterday. I’ll now say that I got my undergraduate degree in Board Governance through the Institute of Corporate Directors, and my graduate degree in attending your session on Best Practice Board Governance.”  David Wexler – Board of Directors of CancerCare Ontario,

“David’s board governance training is an excellent way to leverage a nonprofit’s limited training resources to train an entire board. The workshop content in one day mirrored content I spent 3 days plus travel time at a [costly] Rotman School of Business course. ” Wes Moore, Board Chair, Algoma Children’s Aid Society, Ontario

“Really engaging and interesting for a topic [board governance] that can be quite dry.   Today was really informative, I am going away with a lot of “to-do’s” I actually can do!  Thank you so much for making a tough topic manageable.”  Karen Chezick, Clinic Manager, Agassiz Medical Centre, Manitoba

“I have attended numerous sessions over the years.  Normally governance training is stagnant at best.   Yours was more than the opposite, it was actually entertaining.  Thank you.”  Ronald Boerchers, National Director, Holstein Canada 

“Exhilarating, motivating and a very good team-building experience for the entire board and the staff. ” [Strategic Plan including Board Training] Chair-person, New Starts Women’s Shelter, Red Lake, Ontario




David Hartley

David Hartley has trained over 19,000 nonprofit and charity leaders in over 130 Canadian cities and towns over the past 9 years. He has assisted hundreds of organizations of every type and size.

David spent his professional life until the age of 40 in the world of risk and insurance, including over 7 years training insurance brokers, primarily for Co-operators and Aviva, two of Canada’s largest insurers.  David then directed the Insurance & Liability Resource Centre for Nonprofits for 5 years, a project of the national charity Imagine Canada. He then continued full-time as a consultant assisting nonprofits and charities of all sizes across Canada and continues to do this today.  

David carries the Canadian Risk Management (C.R.M.) designation from the University of Toronto. He also is certified to train John Maxwell’s leadership material (founding member of John’s training team).

He is a very proud husband and daddy to 4 wonderful children.

Have questions about Creating and Maintaining a Truly Engaged and Impactful Nonprofit/Charity Board? Contact United Way Winnipeg

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United Way of Winnipeg
Main Floor - 580 Main St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1C7

Saturday, 29 April 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)

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United Way Winnipeg

United Way ensures an essential network of programs and services by providing support to nearly 100 agency partners. Each plays a vital role in our overall strategy to ensure lasting, positive change by addressing the underlying causes of our city's most challenging social issues.

Every year, thousands of volunteers and committed Winnipeggers raise millions of dollars that are invested back into the community. Donations support programs and partnerships that inspire lasting change, better lives, and a safer, stronger Winnipeg for all of us.

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