Reflections, stories & ideas on non-profit leadership.


A view of Halifax Harbour looking east out to the Atlantic ocean

Welcome to Governing Good

hope the posts and resources here are useful to non-profit sector boards, executive directors and those who work with them. I am interested in write on a variety of governance related topics including board dynamics, organizational culture, conflict communications, board structure and composition, ethics, and group or team leadership.

I have been a long time advocate for, and resource person to, non-profit and charitable organizations. My work has been mostly Nova Scotia based. Much of this work was enabled by the fact that I was, for more than 30 years, a university faculty member working in a continuing education context with individual adults and groups. I have had, and hopefully will continue to have, the privilege to learn from and assist others active in the sector.

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