From the Editor

In any field, it is important to stay on top of technical requirements. In some cases this means a periodic refresher course in the basics, in others keeping abreast of new developments. This issue will assist readers in meeting both objectives. We are pleased to be able to offer readers the first of five articles…

The Director’s Creed: Give, Get or Get Off

Members of the board of directors are the front line partisans of a charitable organization. They are the converted, preaching. But what the charities themselves really want to hear from their directors, besides exhortations to financial responsibility, is the sound of cash coming into the till. The skills sought from directors have been described as…

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Developing Effective Arts Boards By Sarah Iley Published by The Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, Toronto, 1984,pp. 32,$3 REVIEWED BY JOHN D. GREGORY Member, The Ontario Bar and Former Chairman, Theatre Ballet of Canada Even given some real artistic talent and a measure of public acceptability, an artistic organization must often depend for…

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The Volunteer Leader In Physical Activity and Sport: Summary of a National Survey, Published by the National Sport and Recreation Centre, Ottawa, 1983 (English/French) REVIEWED BY JOYCE FORSTER This report is a summary of the findings of a national survey of policy-making volunteers in fitness, physical activity, recreation and sports organizations which was conceived and supported…

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Both Sides of the Street: One Man’s Life in Business and the Arts in Canada by Floyd Chalmers, Published by Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1983, 296 pp., $24.95 REVIEWED BY JOYCE FORSTER No question about it, the rise of Chicago-born Floyd Chalmers, son of a Canadian father and an American mother, from nine-year-old door-to-door salesman of…