Convened by Vantage Point October 13, 2017 l Vancouver, BC


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Registration includes the cost of conference, light refreshments, lunch and entry to the social networking event following the conference program.

Early Bird (May 18 - July 15, 2017) $199.00
Regular Price (July 16 - October 10, 2017) $250.00


  • BOSS 2017 tickets are non-refundable
  • Tickets are transferable until October 10th, 2017 at 4:00pm PT
  • Registration opens at 7:30am



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BOSS 2017

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BOSS: Building Organizational & Sector Sustainability

BC's Not-For-Profit Leadership Conference
October 13, 2017
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown

BOSS is back for its 3rd year... bigger, better, BOSS-IER!

Vantage Point's innovative one-day leadership conference will once again convene seasoned and emerging leaders, board members and volunteers in a shared space to develop competencies, skills and tools.

BOSS 2017 is a space for dialogue and game-changing tactics on how not-for-profits approach leadership. Over 250 sector leaders will connect and tackle sector challenges like shared-leadership and communicating impact while levelling up their skills. 

This year's theme is: Level Up! Join not-for-profit leaders to tackle questions on how your organization can reach new heights. Whether you are a novice, ninja, or not-for-profit unicorn - this one-day conference will provide you with key leadership skills and tools to take back to your organization. 



Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5

(604) 684-1128

For hotels visit Tourism Vancouver – for accommodation available in the area.

Hotel Parking Rates:

P3 – P5 is available for conference parking
$15 prior 9am until 6pm
$28 after 9am until 6pm
$6 additional fee if you intend to use the space after 6pm 

Go Park- Self Parking (Monday- Friday)

All Day Max (6am-6pm) $21.00
Evening (6pm-6am) $6.00
Early Bird $14.00 (Enter between 6am-9.30am)


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Barbara Grantham is BOSS

Barbara Grantham was appointed President & CEO of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in 2013. The Foundation partners with donors to advance Vancouver Coastal Health’s vision to transform specialized, adult and family health care in Vancouver for British Columbians. A long-time Vancouver resident, Barbara has over 25 years’ experience as a successful senior executive and consultant in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors in BC and nationally. She has held executive positions with the Vancouver Foundation, Streetohome Foundation, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Barbara also has extensive experience as a senior consultant, excelling in strategic planning, organizational assessment, project management, board governance, financial sustainability, and public policy issues.

Barbara is a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, the largest ‘on the ground’ social service organization in BC, and Awkward Stage Theatre Productions, which helps young adults move through the “awkward” stage to the next stage of a professional theatre career. She also serves as a member of the National Advisory Council of Imagine Canada.

Barbara holds a BA degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University, and a Masters degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Carleton University. She lives in Vancouver with her family.


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Board leadership is critical to not-for-profit organizations. From understanding the line between governance and operations to making timely decisions to strategic discussions - a high-performing board contributes to improved organizational outcomes and mission delivery.

In this track you will find topics such as...

  • Dynamic and strategic discussions at board meetings
  • Governance decision-making for your one page strategic plan


Financial sustainability of an organization is dependent on effective planning and budgeting while diversifying funding sources and revenue. 

In this track you will find topics such as...

  • Integrating your budget and operations plan
  • New thoughts on donor stewardship


A strong not-for-profit leader drives a sense of mission down through the organization, upward to the board and outward into the community. Explore competencies and tactics leaders can implement in their roles – no matter their position title.

In this track you will find topics such as...

  • Developing a volunteer engagement strategy
  • The power of coaching


What systems can we apply that support our important work? From CRM software to data management, how do leaders navigate the decisions to implement and integrate technology into our work?

In this track you will find topics such as...

  • Using data to make strategic decisions
  • Change management when implementing new software



7:30am - 5:00pm

Registration & Info Desk Open
8:30am - 9:30am Welcome + Keynote
  Break (9:30am - 9:45am)
9:45am - 10:45am Breakout Sessions


  Break (10:45am - 11:00am)
11:00am - 12:00pm Breakout Sessions



Lunch (12:00pm - 1:15pm)

Panel  (12:30pm - 1:15pm) 

  Break (1:15pm - 1:30pm)
1:30pm - 2:30pm Breakout Sessions


  Break (2:30pm - 2:45pm)
2:45pm - 3:45pm Breakout Sessions


3:45pm - 4:15pm Closing 
4:15pm - 5:15pm Reception + Networking

Contact Us


Vantage Point

1183 Melville Street, Vancouver BC

604 875 9144

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