Winkler - Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

October 09, 2019
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Non-profit organizations continue to be held to high standards by clients, the community, government, and other stakeholders. This workshop will share best practices to strengthen your board's governance. You will learn about the responsibilities and legal duties of non-profit boards, legal liability and risk management best practices.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the key responsibilities of boards and board members

Explain the roles of the board member and each member of the Executive

Identify the common board governance structures and which structure best fits your organization

Identify the role of committees to conduct the work of the board

Understand how bylaws, policies and procedures are used in board governance

Identify the risks undertaken by boards and best practices and tools to mitigate risk


Tracy Douglass has been involved in the non-profit sector as a volunteer, senior staff, and consultant. She has sat on boards, participated on committees and volunteered her time to help deliver programs and services within the sector.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba and is certified in adult education and distance learning development. She also has over 20 years in the educational field, coordinating, developing and delivering training to both small and large audiences.

Recently, Tracy held the role of Provincial Coordinator for the volunteer-based Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP). She previously worked at Volunteer Manitoba from 2003 through to 2009, but she missed it so much she came back and is now running the training department and helping boards around the province govern better.


For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations (ex. dietary, scent) please contact Tracy Douglass at 204-477-5180 ext. 222 or Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 1 week prior to the scheduled event.


Winkler Arts and Culture
547 Park Street
Winkler MB  R6W 1B2




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