How Youth Want You to Transform Non-Profit Governance

Giving youth real power

Why It Matters

In order to thrive in an aging population, Canadian non-profits need to identify youth leaders and recruit them onto their boards. Below, six young community-builders share precisely what non-profits are getting wrong — and how they can improve, from evolving directorship elections to considering board member compensation.

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