Presenter/Facilitator: Steve Boone
Steve Boone’s 40 year career with the YMCA has spanned a wide range of roles, Associations and accomplishments – both in Canada and internationally.
He has brought knowledge and passion to accomplishments that include, leading a number of YMCA associations through significant organizational change, providing leadership to a major Asset Development Strategy and providing strategic guidance and support to Senior Leadership and Boards of Directors of partner YMCAs in Ghana, Liberia and Senegal.
Nationally and internationally, Steve’s in depth knowledge of YMCA operations and governance combined with his passion for the YMCA Mission have led to his advice and support being regularly sought after by Associations throughout the YMCA Network – work he has always spoken of with a respect and enthusiasm that conveys his belief in what people can accomplish when they join together towards a common good.
Prior to retiring, Steve was the Chief Operating Officer of the YMCA of Greater Toronto; skillfully balancing its commitment to providing Mission based programs and services, while being fiscally sustainable and relevant to the communities it serves.
Steve currently operates his own management consulting firm specializing in assisting the Charitable Not-for-Profit sector with the same level of strategic guidance that served him well throughout his career in the YMCA federation. He is also a very proud volunteer serving on the Board of Governors at Sheridan College. Over the last 6 years is involvement has included chairing the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, Governance Committee, Finance, Audit and Property Committee as well as serving as Board Chair and most recently Past Chair. Steve is also an independent Teaching Consultant with Link to Life Seminars Inc, presenting Emergency First Aid, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) courses to clients in the Greater Toronto area.
Session Description: Nonprofit/Charitable organizations play a critical role in building and maintaining safe, healthy and vibrant communities. However, the challenge for many of these organizations, irrespective of size and budget, is skillfully balancing its commitment to providing Mission based programs and services, while being fiscally sustainable and relevant to the communities it serves.
Key Learning Objectives:
⮚ Understanding the importance of Mission, Vision and Values in articulating your organization's 'Unique Value Proposition'
⮚ Understand and examine sustainability through a program/service design and delivery, financial, and market lens
⮚ Learn the early warning signs that lead to Organizational vulnerability - How to use proactive planning to drive decision-making and long term sustainability?