Latest Blog Posts

  • A non-profit resolution for 2015: Raise your online profile As the only full-time employee with the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, Tana Nash — you would think — has no room in her day to fuss with the organization’s online presence. Not so. In fact, she will tell you it is time well spent. “If you’re trying to get your organization known, it’s one of the best ... Read More
  • We request your help         Dear Friends, In just about any town, on just about any night of the week, you’ll find people meeting about sports associations, hospitals, social causes, matters of faith….The list is wonderfully long and varied. A simple show of hands can build a shelter for the homeless or launch a Christmas toy drive. Capacity Canada — formally Capacity Waterloo ... Read More
  • Governance boot camp starts with words of wisdom from seasoned director It might be easier to list the boards Robert (Bob) Astley hasn’t joined. Now retired, the former CEO of Clarica Life Insurance Co. (now Sun Life Financial Canada) remains an active member of boards, ranging from the directors overseeing BMO Financial Group to the ones — members of his family — looking after the Astley Family Foundation.  So ... Read More