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Appointee Spotlight: Kaush Parameswaran

Kaush Parameswaran Kaush Parameswaran is a lawyer practicing in commercial litigation at Scarfone Hawkins LLP, a firm with deep roots in the City of Hamilton. Over the years, he has been involved in a variety of not for profits and charitable causes. Kaush was recently appointed to the board of Wesley Urban Ministries – his …


Ten Takeaways on Governance Through the Stages

At the recent launch event of DiverseCity onBoard’s latest course, Series 2: Governance Through the Stages, an armchair discussion moderated by Ontario Nonprofit Network board chair Robin Cardozo offered insights and tangible strategies for board members at all stages of their governance journey. Joined by panelists Joyce Barretto (boards of Ontario Brain Institute and the …


Upcoming Webinar | What to Know Before You Join a Board: Effective Strategies for Emerging Board Directors

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MDT 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT Serving on a board provides you with unique opportunities to develop or enhance your leadership skills, get involved in your community, use competencies outside of the workplace, and develop or expand new professional …


Advancing Inclusive Leadership in Healthcare Event: Live Tweets

On May 15th, 2017 DiverseCity onBoard held a panel discussion and board matching mixer, Advancing Inclusive Leadership in Healthcare, which brought together senior leaders, board representatives, and board candidates for an evening of dialogue and networking. Moderator Elaine Lam, Executive Director of Business Development at The Chang School was joined by the lead author of …


Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion

By Laura Sherbin and Ripa Rashid Published February 1, 2017 Harvard Business Review Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Yet a stark gap persists between recognizing the leadership behaviors that unlock this capability …


Nonprofit Board Priorities and Effectiveness

Kathleen Yazbak, founder of Viewcrest Advisors and a former Bridgespan partner, interviewed three for-profit/nonprofit board members to gather their perspectives on the similarities, differences, and priorities of corporate and nonprofit boards. (…) Talent management should be a priority for nonprofit boards, according to three nonprofit/for-profit board members Kathleen Yazbak of Viewcrest Advisors recently interviewed. Their …


Building a strong board to steer your organization through the rough seas of change

By Katarina Vukobratovic This article was originally published on the Maytree website. In a time when disruption, insecurity, uncertainty and lack of funding are felt by many non-profit organizations, it’s important that an organization has a solid, healthy and passionate board at its helm. To be successful, non-profit organizations, both big and small, need to …


Interview Strategies for Boards and Candidates

Selecting quality candidates for your board requires asking the most relevant questions possible during the interview process. Likewise, board candidates are also responsible for asking insightful questions to ensure that the organization is an appropriate fit for their interests and skills. We all want success. So, how do we create the best scenario for both …


Generative Governance: Making Sense of Problems through Critical Inquiry

Published July 11, 2016 By  Makiyah Moody, BoardSource Board meetings tend to remind me of sitcoms: a genre of comedy centered on characters who share a common environment, such as a home, workplace, or a boardroom, with laughable moments. There is usually a board member who lacks self-awareness (i.e. Kramer from Seinfeld), someone who has a …


Spotlight: Resumé writing for board candidates

A board candidate’s resumé is often the key factor in deciding who will be interviewed for an available board opportunity. Sending in your most recent job resumé for a board vacancy is a common error made even by highly qualified candidates—in fact, the most successful board resumés have a significantly different focus from a standard …