Entries by Chris Hornberger

Why Democracy Matters

Having just concluded an election cycle in Nova Scotia on Tuesday, I was struck by the notice I received this morning from Global Affairs Canada, sent to Canadian travellers in Cambodia – “Dear Canadians, local elections will be held across the country on June 4, 2017. Political tensions are likely to rise ahead, during or […]

CHANGING THE WORLD IN 2013

In the spirit of the holiday season and as 2012 draws to a close, I began to reflect on some of the things for which I am thankful, particularly in light of so much sadness and violence around the world. I am thankful for living in a stable democratic country. I am thankful for being […]

EFFECTIVE NOT-FOR-PROFIT BOARD ENGAGEMENT – THE CEO CHALLENGE

Our management consulting practice includes a significant number of not-for-profit and charitable organizations that vary in size, mandate, composition, and geography; and that have a range of funding sources including government, membership fees, foundations, fee for service offerings and donors. What they all have in common is that they are governed by a voluntary board […]

INSIDE THE CANADA GAMES – A VOLUNTEER’S PERSPECTIVE

The Canada Games, the largest sporting event in the history of Halifax is upon us.  We’re very proud to be part of this historic moment in our community.  We’re especially proud of the contribution that Ruth Blades, a member of our team, has made over the past 18  months. Ruth recognized that this is “one of […]