Celebrating Pride Month

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June 1st kicks off Pride Month, a commemorative month that seeks to recognize the impact of LGBT individuals, advocates and allies. We had the pleasure of helping recognize one such individual just last week. Redstone supports  Egale Canada  and their longstanding pursuit of equality, inclusion, and the overall improvement in the …

Planning an Efficient and Stimulating AGM

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The Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) requires that Annual General Meetings (AGM) be held within six months of a not-for-profit organization’s fiscal year-end. As planners, the #REDSQUAD is intrigued by any opportunity to strategize creative methods to evolve while simultaneously ensuring that the associations we manage are effectively guided according …

Succession Planning for Small Organizations on a Budget

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This article was originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network in July 2016. Whether you’re working for a small association or startup business, you may be facing some difficult choices (read: limitations) when it comes to financially investing in your organization’s future. However, succession planning is a critical component to any organization …

Four Ways to Get Ready for Spring

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This post was originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network.  Planning an event without a budget? Read this first. If you’re like many meeting planners that work in conference and professional development event management, your peak season is the spring. During this time you’ll see many multi-day conferences, award shows, annual general …

Bored Meeting or Board Meeting?

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Board meetings are essential to the operations of not-for-profit organizations (and most other organizations too). From getting to see colleagues and peers in person, moving business proceedings forward, setting policy and problem-solving – and you may even get the added bonus of a travel opportunity! As association management professionals, part …

Mentorship: A Mutually Beneficial Partnership

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For emerging professionals, the modern corporate landscape is a challenging and unknown territory, muddled with obstacles and setbacks. Having a coach to guide you through this maze of challenges can be extremely valuable, especially in the outset of your career. Nevertheless, mentorship must not be interpreted as an experience that …