Free 1-hour webinars on topics of interest to nonprofits. Perfect overviews for your organization's management, board members, and staff.

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INTRO to Governance: Principles of good governance for nonprofits
Wednesday, May 18, 1-2pm, with Mike Grogan

Understanding the principles of governance is integral to the smooth and effective running of any nonprofit or charitable organization. No matter the size or scope of your organization, taking the time to make sure the board is engaged and aligned is critical.

This workshop incorporates three interconnected areas of responsibility – fiduciary, strategic, and generative – and the board’s role in focusing on the entire organization and working together as a whole.

This session will include:

  • Principles of good governance and the foundations of working together as a board.
  • Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of individual board members and the board as a whole including understanding three interconnected areas of responsibility for boards – fiduciary, strategic, and generative responsibility.
  • Understanding the role of the senior executive, and the differences between board and staff and how they work with each other.

IntegralOrg CEO, Mike Grogan, has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years and is recognized for his ability to inspire nonprofit organizations to tackle complex issues and create sustainable solutions to organizational and community issues. Mike’s passion is helping organizations understand the ever-evolving ecosystem and working with organizational teams to build capacities to respond and adapt to a changing environment. From program lifecycle analysis, to change management, and sector network development, Mike has worked with diverse stakeholders to design programs and systems to meet the changing needs of nonprofit organizations and of the nonprofit sector. 


INTRO to Social Enterprise: Which legal structure should we choose?
Thursday, June 9, 1-2pm, with Yvonne Chenier

This INTEGRALIntro provides a brief introduction to social enterprise and then will focus on possible legal structures.

Is your nonprofit or charitable organization interested in starting (or has it already started) a social enterprise?

This session provides an overview of social enterprise and the legal regulations on social enterprises imposed by the Income Tax Act, CRA-related business rules for charities, and the most common nonprofit statutes (Societies Act, Companies Act, CNCA), for nonprofits and charities operating in Alberta.

Examples of real-life social enterprise models will be discussed and there will be a demonstration of IntegralOrg's Social Enterprise Legal Structures Toolkit.

Yvonne Chenier is a lawyer and philanthropy consultant – and co-founder of IntegralOrg. Yvonne brings more than 35 years of experience helping those in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and social enterprise sectors as general legal counsel and as an advisor on planning, organizational, regulatory and governance matters. Yvonne speaks frequently on behalf of IntegralOrg to various groups on topics ranging from legal and financial matters to Occupational Health and Safety. Yvonne is an active member of the executive of the Charities and Nonprofit Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is past Chair of the both the Alberta and National Sections. She is named in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory* for excellence in Charity Law and has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada for her work in Charities/Nonprofit Law.


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INTRO to Financials: The controls and policies every nonprofit needs
Thursday, April 28, 1-2pm, with Stella Penner

This workshop provides an overview of the basics of financial responsibilities, controls, and policies that every nonprofit should know about.

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Some of the topics included are:

  • What are the respective roles of the board, the treasurer and the bookkeeper or accountant?
  • What financial information does a board typically need to make informed financial decisions?
  • What is the purpose of “internal control” and what are some key controls we can put in place?
  • How does budgeting relate to internal controls?

Stella Penner, FCPA, FCGA, CA has decades of experience providing financial reporting and governance support to charities and nonprofits. Previously, Stella held various roles in professional development and as a full-time instructor in financial and management accounting, audit, finance, and organizational design and analysis at universities and colleges in Edmonton and Calgary. Stella also has executive experience as a prior CEO of CGA Alberta.