B3 CANADA BLOG

News, events and inspiration.

B3 Canada CEO & Co-Founder Featured in Edmonton Journal

By B3 Canada Media Team

We're thrilled that our CEO & Co-Founder Josephine Yam was featured in the Edmonton Journal's Business Section / Capital Ideas! She was asked: What is the best way to test a business idea? Here's what Josephine shared:

“Experiment by creating quick and dirty prototypes of your product and rapidly getting them into the hands of your target customers. You can test ‘prototype A’ with specific features to one set of customers. Simultaneously test ‘prototype B’ with different features to another set. By experimenting, you will learn which features your customers love and which they don’t care about. Getting more accurate data of your customer needs is better than merely asking hypothetical ‘what if’ questions."

See the feature here.

Sources: Jane Marshall, Edmonton Journal

B3 Canada Featured in Capital Ideas

By B3 Canada Media Team

We're so happy and honoured to have our COO and Co-Founder Angelo Narciso featured by Capital Ideas and the Edmonton Journal in their Financial Post Section. Capital Ideas members were asked about their favourite low budget marketing tool. Here’s what Angelo shared:

“Establish an employer-supported volunteer program. It encourages both employees and their employer to get involved with nonprofits in the community where they live, work and thrive. It increases employee attraction, retention and engagement. It makes the business genuinely socially responsible. And it builds the brand and reputation of the business. The investment is minimal given the wide range of benefits to all involved and has a lasting, positive impact for society.”

See the full broadsheet feature here.

Sources: Jane Marshall, Edmonton Journal

3 Features of High-Performing Nonprofit Boards

By Josephine Victoria Yam

According to Imagine Canada, there are about 170,000 charities and nonprofits in the country, which makes Canada’s nonprofit sector the second largest in the world. This number translates to some 170,000 nonprofit boards providing governance over this $106 billion sector. As in any sector, while many nonprofit boards are high-performing, many are unfortunately lackluster.

David Simms, in his Harvard Business Review article, articulates the following 3 distinct features of high-performing nonprofit boards:

First is Leadership.

The maxim “Everything rises and falls on leadership” rings ever so true in nonprofit boards...

Read more ...

Show more posts


Categories & Tags

Meet Our Partners

  • As we celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada with the 150Alliance, we are proud to contribute to a national narrative that weaves inspiring stories of how businesses and nonprofits are working side by side through our B3 Board Matching & Training Programs.

  • Alberta's Promise operates within the Government of Alberta’s Department of Human Services. With over 1,800 business, nonprofit and community partners, they help businesses connect with non-profits across Alberta to make meaningful contributions that benefit children and youth ages 0 to 24.

  • The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is a member-based nonprofit organization founded in 2002 in Edmonton, AB. They serve the nonprofit and charitable organizations in the Alberta Capital Region.

  • The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) is the provincial network for the approximately 55,000 nonprofit organizations across Ontario. As a 7,000-strong provincial network, with a volunteer base of 300 sector leaders, ONN brings the diverse voices of the sector to government, funders and business to create and influence systemic change.

  • For over 62 years, Propellus has been supporting volunteers and volunteerism within the communities of Calgary. It strongly believes that volunteering is essential to creating and sustaining healthy, supportive and connected communities.

  • The Sustainability Network is a national organization that works with environmental nonprofits to make them more effective and efficient. Their mission is to enrich environmental leaders and nonprofit organizations so that they can help us all achieve sustainability.

  • Founded in 1943, Vantage Point delivers learning opportunities focused on governance, leadership, planning and people engagement for new and seasoned sector leaders, board directors and managers, aimed at advancing not-for-profit leadership.

  • Women Get On Board is a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. They do this through an engaged community of women and men in Canada committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom.

Subscribe to the B3 Canada Newsletter

Please type your email address
Thank you! We received your subscription!×
Something went wrong. Please try subscribing again.×

Calgary     Edmonton     Toronto     Vancouver

+1 866 503 3320

#200, The Dineen Building, 140 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M5C 1X6 Canada

Stay In Touch