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The Meaning of Good Governance 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

The Meaning of Good Governance

Good governance. What does it mean anyway? Governance means: Responsible use of assets and funds. Ensuring the group/organization is fulfilling its mission. Openly communicating with others and listening to others at all levels of the organization. Accurate recordkeeping for the benefit of the organization and those we serve. Maintaining good legal standing through compliance with…

10-21-2021 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

10-21-2021 Questions and Answers

Q: Could you please share with me what national has for their “Global Ends” policy?  A:   National Council’s Ends Policy is stated  in Resolution 74, to view click here: https://members.ssvpusa.org/governance/resolutions/. In this case National Office also means National Council. The Ends for the National Council are the Society’s Essential Elements of Spirituality, Fellowship, and Service.…

Do People Trust You? Advice for Building Trust and Inspiring Confidence 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

Do People Trust You? Advice for Building Trust and Inspiring Confidence

One afternoon as I was passing through the airport on my way home, I ran into a colleague of mine, Stephen M. R. Covey, the author of the book “The Speed of Trust.” We stopped and exchanged a few pleasantries. I could tell that he needed to get through security, so I bid him safe…

10-14-2021 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

10-14-2021 Questions and Answers

Q: Where does the Council get its support? A:  According to the Rule, Part III, Statute 24, “The authority to manage the Society’s assets remains exclusively with the Councils …” This statute goes on to say, “Councils may determine annually the percentage of the funds of each Council or Conference within their area that may…

How To Avoid Confusion With Clear Communication 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

How To Avoid Confusion With Clear Communication

Under-communication is a consistent problem in nearly every business. You can solve that by taking ownership of the communication happening around you. I’ve worked with more than my share of poor communicators over the years. One was a boss who rarely shared information and never in a timely way. My office happened to be in…

10-07-2021 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

10-07-2021 Questions and Answers

Q:  What are the consequences if a Conference refuses to make Home Visits? A:  No consequences are imposed. However, as Council leaders we must continue to encourage and advocate the fact that Home Visits are what makes us unique and unlike other charitable organizations. The Rule, Part III, Statute 8 clearly states: “Visits to those…

Council Responsibilities to The Society 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Council Responsibilities to The Society

Two documents on the National Council website — What Is Expected of an Archdiocesan/Diocesan Council and What Is Expected of a District Council — clearly explain what a Council should be doing. A few key reminders are listed below. As part of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Council will: Accept and strive…

9-30-21 Questions & Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

9-30-21 Questions & Answers

Q: We have two Conference members that for the past 8 years have not done any personal contact with the poor, but they do have a say on how we help those in need. Is there anything in the Rule that states they have to be involved person to person with our friends in need?…

Owners and Stakeholders – Part Two 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Owners and Stakeholders – Part Two

Last week we discussed five groups of people who should be considered stakeholders in what we do as Vincentians. Here are five additional groups: Collaborative Nonprofit Organizations Governmental Entities The Community At Large The Local Bishop (in the case of all Catholic organizations) Pastors and Clergy (in the case of any Catholic organization supported by…

Encounter the Presence of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Encounter the Presence of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Save the Date! Encounter the Presence of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton March 31 – April 3, 2022 Online registration opens January 2022

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