The New Year always brings a lot of resolutions. One great resolution is to spend more time learning in 2012. If you work or volunteer for a charity, we have the perfect event to start the year off right. Charity Central is partnering with the Information and Volunteer Centre of Strathcona County to present:
The W’s of Accountability for your organization
Who are you accountable to federally and provincially?
What are you accountable for?
Where can you get an experts knowledge on accountability?
Why do you need to keep impeccable records?
Saturday, January 28, 2012
9:30 – 3:30
100 Ordze Avenue Sherwood Park
Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
Lunch and refreshments are included!
What is the board of a charity accountable for and to whom? This workshop will discuss the accountability and transparency issues of registered charities. It will emphasize both federal and provincial legal accountability. Areas of legal accountability include reporting, maintaining books and records, issuing donation receipts, fundraising and other requirements.
During the workshop, the participants will have a chance to use resource materials developed by Charity Central to self-assess their accountability and transparency practices and to look at how these tools may enhance their practices. The resource materials include a self-diagnostic pack, a handbook, administrative calendar, tip sheets and Office in a Box.
Comments from workshop participants about the materials:
“Office in a Box…. has been the most beneficial tool…. to making sure that we are up to date, have everything organized in a user-friendly manner. It is perfect for charities to become organized or on the right track.”
“Different sections (of the Road to Accountability Self-Diagnostics Pack) wil be put on the agenda of each board meeting to determine any weaknesses in oru governance and what action is required to improve our governance model.”
This is a great opportunity to learn about accountability and how to use Charity Central’s resources for only $10 including lunch! To register or for more information, visit: http://www.ivcstrathcona.org/accountability-workshop/.
We hope to see you there!