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09-08-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

09-08-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: What is national’s official position on having co-presidents within a Conference? A: The National Council’s official stand is that co-presidents in a Conference are not recommended. Too many problems occur with co-presidencies and it is difficult for Vincentian members and the National Council to know who to go to for issues and/or concerns that…

Governance: Owners and Stakeholders — Part Two 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

Governance: 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…

Governance: Owners and Stakeholders — Part One 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

Governance: Owners and Stakeholders — Part One

The source of this article is Governance:  Council and Board, the original version of which was authored by former National Vice President Terry Wilson. Have you ever considered the audiences you have as a Vincentian and especially as a Vincentian leader? Whether you are a Conference or Council President, a member of a Board of…

08-25-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

08-25-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: We have a situation with a Conference working with an individual who is “cheating the system” to get more help. Would it be wise for them to report this to the police or just let it go?  A: One of the categories in our non-discrimination statement is “criminal justice status.” We also are concerned…

Governance: Annual Review — Part Two 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

Governance: Annual Review — Part Two

*(Excerpted from Vincentian Life: Conference) IRS Form 990 The IRS requires all nonprofits to submit a Form 990 describing their financials and works at the end of their fiscal year. The IRS gives our Councils and Conferences until February 15 of the following year to submit this report. However, not all Conferences are required to submit…

08-18-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

08-18-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: I understand that an Executive Director (ED) is an ex-officio member of all standing committees. Is he also an automatic member of the Board of directors and entitled to attend any meeting (including Executive board meetings)? A: In the Bylaws, The CEO/ED is normally included as a non-voting Board Member and officer.  As such,…

Governance: Annual Review — Part One 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

Governance: Annual Review — Part One

Today’s article is excerpted from Vincentian Life: Conference. There are a number of things that must occur at the beginning of the fiscal year. The standard fiscal year for SVdP is October 1 through September 30. The things identified here should occur within the first two months of each year. This is a time of…

08-11-2022 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

08-11-2022 Questions and Answers

Q: It is my understanding that only presidents of aggregated Conferences can be voting members of a District Council. Is this correct? A: The Rule, Part III, Statute 10 specifies that District Councils represent a minimum of three, and ideally a maximum twelve Conferences in an (Arch)diocese. Although there is no specification that the Conferences…

Governance: What is Meant by “Hoarding” in a St. Vincent de Paul Context — Part Two 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

Governance: What is Meant by “Hoarding” in a St. Vincent de Paul Context — Part Two

Within the documents of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, there are found a number of instances where hoarding is prohibited. Please look at the Appendix to this document to see those specific references. Unfortunately, there is no specific place in the SVdP documents where the word hoarding is actually defined. There have been…

08-04-22 Questions and Answers 1200 628 Michelle Boyer

08-04-22 Questions and Answers

Q:  Can a member in need receive assistance from their home Conference or must they seek assistance from a neighboring Conference where they are not a member? A:  Every Conference should be willing to assist people in need even if that person is one of their own members. However, there are special considerations: No Conference…

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