About the Speaker
GMM: Board Governance: Best practices for directors of not-for-profit and charitable organizations
Krista L. Isberg, Solicitor
Krista’s practice focuses on advising charities and not-for-profit organizations, and trust and estate planning.
Krista has experience advising federal not-for-profit corporations, British Columbia societies, community foundations, private foundations and charitable organizations. Krista provides a broad range of services to not-for-profit and charity clients, including: incorporating and obtaining registered charitable status, extra-provincial registration, various regulatory compliance matters, advising in respect of corporate governance issues, director and officer liability, risk management and insurance, gifting agreements and endowments.
About the Presentation
This presentation will provide an overview of best practices for directors of not-for-profit and charitable organizations, including:
- Governance responsibilities;
- Streamlining board policies; and
- Consequences of poor governance, including a discussion of directors’ liability.
I will discuss anecdotes and suggestions for good governance that arise from my practice as a lawyer serving clients in the not-for-profit and charities sector. I will also summarize case law concerning directors’ liability in the context of not-for-profit and charitable organizations. This presentation is appropriate for individuals who currently sit on a volunteer board, or who aspire to sit on a volunteer board. The presentation may be of special interest to directors who are unsure of their potential liability, or who sit on a board that is not running as efficiently as it should.
About the Speaker