The non-profit sector is defined by the community involvement and ownership that comes from governance through a board of directors. With changing relationships with government, the end of operating agreements, and an increasing need for non-profit housing providers to be self-sustaining, adaptable, and strategic, boards are truly the backbone of the non-profit housing sector and will lead the way in affordable housing provision in Manitoba.
This Board Toolkit has been designed for non-profit housing boards in Manitoba. It summarizes ten functions of the board, along with tools developed and shared by MNPHA Members for the benefit of their colleagues in the sector.
In the first half (1-5) you will find tools for Board Operations, such as policy templates and planning checklists, to get the board well-organized. Topics include: knowing the board’s role; developing policies to govern its behaviour; evaluating its progress and effectiveness; and recruiting, training, evaluating individual board members.
The second half (6-10) you will find tools for Board Governance, which are intended for the board to provide better governance to the organization. Topics include: establishing the organization’s strategic goals; guiding the ED or manager; ensuring financial health; and advocating for the mission.
This is an ever-growing toolkit on Board Governance for non-profit housing providers. If you have a good resource such as a board or operational policy template, or you’d like to suggest one, please contact us.
Some resources are password protected. Due to costs involved in creating them, they are available for MNPHA members only. If you are a member and need a password, contact us.