PWN RESOURCESThe following are resources that may be of interest to you, including resources from past PWN events.
Women as a Catalyst for Economic Growth: A British Columbia Action Plan (May 6, 2015)
- Summary Report: https://www.boardoftrade.com/files/programs/wlc/WCEGSummaryReport.pdf
- Full Report: http://weballiance.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/WCEG-Final-Report_03MAY2015.pdf
The Business of Non-Profits (June 12, 2014)
Below is a list of resource suggestions provided by the PWN and our esteemed panellists (Maninder Dhaliwal, Dr. Alexandra Greenhill, and Catherine Ludgate):
- Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking Is Not the Answer, Jim Collins
- What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful, Marshall Goldsmith
- Institute B movie – Not Business As Usual
- VIFF panel, which included Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation
- How to change the world, by David Bornstein, looks at social entrepreneurs and what drives them.
- The companion volume to Good to Great, by Jim Collins, that Alexandra mentioned; here’s a good summary of that piece.
- The Canadian Guide to Social Enterprise is available as a free download from Social Enterprise Canada.
- Mentorship opportunities
- Women’s Executive Network (WXN)
- The Minerva Foundation
- Association of Fundraising Professionals Vancouver
- The YWCA also has a good mentorship program, and may be looking for more mentors as well.
- Provincial Government Board Resourcing Office
- The United Way of Lower Mainlandhas a program for corporations who want to loan employees.
- Vancouver Foundation– Youth engagement opportunities. Published the Report on Connections and Engagement in metro Vancouver in June 2012.
- boardLink: a free matching program connecting business professionals with volunteer board and committee positions within the arts organizations in their cities.
- To find other “Women in Business” or “Women Entrepreneurs” networks, visit The Web Allianceof women’s business networks.
- Vantage Pointis the local source for finding good volunteer opportunities, as well as training on being a good board member.
- Charity Villageis a national portal of jobs, resources (paid and volunteer) and just smart info about the not-for-profit sector.
- The Demonstrating Value project has some great resources on how to analyze the “impact” of a social enterprise.