Good Deeds: Good Governance for Not-for-Profit

Good Deeds and Good Governance are critical issues for all not-for-profit organizations.  This session will highlight best practices from business and not-for-profit leaders.  Jessie Jollymore, founder of the highly successful social enterprise Hope Blooms, will launch the session with an inspiring keynote address, followed by two panel discussions with subject matter experts. 
Panel OneRisky Business:  A focus on crisis management, shareholder communications and social media.
Panel TwoTough Love:  Addressing the importance of Board and Executive Director performance evaluations, meaningful metrics and other HR challenges.
We encourage all NFP Executives and board members to join us for this afternoon workshop. 
Jessie Jollymore is the Executive Director at Hope Blooms, a youth-run social enterprise that strives to engage at-risk youth.  She is a food hero because of her work with Hope Blooms & the Halifax North End community garden project. Jessie is also a Registered Dietician. Hope Blooms continues to grow in popularity, in part due to a successful appearance on CBC's Dragon's Den. Jessie believes that a community can change for the better and has demonstrated that “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Daly Anne Zogbo is a Senior Business Development Executive and Governance Specialist with the DiliTrust Global group. She specializes in assisting organizations transition to a fully digitized work culture and environment. She brings with her a strong background in relationship building and is a passionate advocate for adult learning. She taught French, English and Spanish as second languages for more than 15 years after completing her M.Ed. 

Grant MacDonald is a well-known leadership advisor and coach to non-profit organizations. He recently retired as a professor of non-profit leadership and organizational behaviour at Dalhousie University. His interests extend to advocating for stronger non-profit organizations and improved non-profit-government relationships and public policy. Grant is active in advising board leadership teams (board chairs and CEOs). He has published dozens of practical governance guides, and writes regularly about non-profit leadership on his blog,
Grant Machum is a Partner at Stewart McKelvey and practices corporate governance, employment law, labour relations and executive/board compensation. He is the current chair of Telefilm Canada, Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee (acting), as well as Chair of the Nominating, Evaluation and Governance Committee. Grant sits on the advisory committee of various private businesses, is a member of the board of Prescott Group and Chair of its Governance and Human Resources Committee. He was recently appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee, Queens University of Law in the Workplace. He is past Chair of NSCAD University and a former board member of Symphony Nova Scotia, Sail Nova Scotia, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and The George Hull Centre in Toronto. 

Karen White is Senior Director, Issues and Reputation with NATIONAL Public Relations. She brings more than 20 years of communications experience, providing senior counsel and strategic advice for a wide range of organizations. Karen specializes in strategic communication planning; emergency and crisis communication; issues and reputation management; stakeholder, government and media relations. Karen is a sought-after speaker and trainer throughout the Atlantic region. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Maritimes Energy Association and the Offshore Energy Research Association.
Special Member Benefit:  For every ICD Member that registers they may register a guest for FREE.  That guest must be a senior management member of a Not-for-Profit organization or a fellow board member neither of whom are ICD members.  Register you and your guest ASAP as our space is limited.
To register your guest please send their name to Michelle LaVigne at
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February 20, 2019

Registrants are offered one complimentary invitation for a member of their executive team or Board to join them for this session.
To register your guest please send their name to 
Michelle LaVigne at

Registration: 12:45 pm 
Presentation and Panel Discussion:
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Networking Reception (cash bar):
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location | Lieu:

Brightwood Golf and Country Club
Dartmouth, NS

CEUs | CFCs:


Price | Prix :

Member: $35 + tax
Non-member: $55 +tax

Organizer | Organisateur:

Maritime Chapter

Contact | Contacter:

Michelle LaVigne
P: 902-440-7329
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